Past Lives, Air, and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Receive Top Honors at 2023 HCA Midseason Awards

The Hollywood Critics Association has revealed the winners of the 2023 HCA Midseason Movie Awards. Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the critically acclaimed sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, received a total of three nominations and scored two wins. The film took home the top prize of Best Picture while Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson won Best Director. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the first time that the members of the Hollywood Critics Association have awarded an animated film Best Picture and Best Director. 

A24’s Past Lives took home three awards, including Best Actress for Greta Lee, Best Screenplay for Celine Song, and Best Indie Film. Amazon Studios Air won Best Actor for Matt Damon and Best Supporting Actress for Viola Davis. BlackBerry star Glenn Howerton won Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Jim Balsillie in the film. Other winners of the HCA Midseason Movie Awards include John Wick: Chapter 4 for Best Stunts, M3GAN for Best Horror, and Barbie for Most Anticipated. 

A complete list of winners can be found below: 

Best Picture – Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)

Best Actor – Matt Damon, Air (Amazon Studios)

Best Actress – Greta Lee, Past Lives (A24)

Best Supporting Actor – Glenn Howerton, BlackBerry (IFC Films)

Best Supporting Actress – Viola Davis, Air (Amazon Studios)

Best Director – Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson, Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures)

Best Stunts – John Wick: Chapter 4

Best Screenplay – Celine Song, Past Lives (A24)

Best Horror Film – M3GAN (Universal Pictures)

Best Indie Film Past Lives (A24)

Most Anticipated Film Barbie (Warner Bros.)



The Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) was established in 2016 with one goal in mind: to highlight and elevate diverse and underrepresented voices within the world of entertainment criticism and journalism. Since its inception, the HCA has made history as the most diverse group of critics in the country celebrating groundbreaking entertainment, visionary storytellers, and incomparable artists that reflect today’s multifaceted global audiences. The current HCA membership is comprised of 176 critics and entertainment journalists who represent a new era in Hollywood. #HCAMidseasonAwards

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