2023 HCA Midseason Movie Awards Nominees Include ‘Air,’ ‘Past Lives,’ ‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,’ and More

Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards 2023

The Hollywood Critics Association announced the nominees for the 2023 HCA Midseason Movie Awards today, with Air, Past Lives, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, John Wick: Chapter 4, Asteroid City, and Blackberry among the films nominated.

Air received seven nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor for Matt Damon, dual Best Supporting Actor nominations for Chirs Messina and Ben Affleck, Best Supporting Actress for Viola Davis, Best Screenplay, and Best Director.

Past Lives also received seven nominations. The film is nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress for Greta Lee, Best Actor for Teo Yoo, Best Supporting Actor for John Magaro, Best Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Indie Film.

The HCA Midseason Movie Awards honor the best in cinema from the first half of each calendar year. For a film to be eligible, a film must have been released between January 1, 2023 and June 30, 2023.

The winners of the Midseason Awards will be announced on the official Hollywood Critics Association Twitter page on Friday, June 30, 2023 beginning at 10am PT/1pm ET.

Here’s the full list of nominations:

Best Picture

  • Air (Amazon Studios)
  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (Lionsgate)
  • Asteroid City (Focus Features)
  • Blackberry (IFC Films)
  • Creed III (MGM)
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (Paramount Pictures)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (Walt Disney Pictures)
  • John Wick: Chapter 4 (Lionsgate)
  • Past Lives (A24)
  • Spider-Man: Across The Spiderverse (Sony Pictures)

Best Actor

  • Joaquin Phoenix – Beau Is Afraid (A24)
  • Matt Damon – Air (Amazon Studios)
  • Michael B. Jordan – Creed III (MGM)
  • Taron Egerton – Tetris (Apple TV+)
  • Teo Yoo – Past Lives (A24)

Best Actress

  • Abby Ryder Fortson – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (Lionsgate)
  • Greta Lee – Past Lives (A24)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus – You Hurt My Feelings (A24)
  • Mia Goth – Infinity Pool (Neon)
  • Teyana Taylor – A Thousand and One (Focus Features)

Best Supporting Actor

  • Ben Affleck – Air (Amazon Studios)
  • Chris Messina – Air (Amazon Studios)
  • Glenn Howerton – Blackberry (IFC Films)
  • Jason Momoa – Fast X (Universal Pictures)
  • John Magaro – Past Lives (A24)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Kathy Bates – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (Lionsgate)
  • Patti LuPone – Beau Is Afraid (A24)
  • Rachel McAdams – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (Lionsgate)
  • Scarlett Johansson – Asteroid City (Focus Features)
  • Viola Davis – Air (Amazon Studios)

Best Director

  • Ben Affleck – Air (Amazon Studios)
  • Celine Song – Past Lives (A24)
  • Chad Stahelski – John Wick: Chapter 4 (Lionsgate)
  • Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson – Spider-Man Across the Spider-
  • Verse (Sony Pictures)
  • Kelly Fremon Craig – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (Lionsgate)

Best Stunts

  • Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (Paramount Pictures)
  • Extraction 2 (Netflix)
  • Fast X (Universal Pictures)
  • John Wick: Chapter 4 (Lionsgate)
  • Polite Society (Focus Features)

Best Screenplay

  • Alex Convery – Air (Amazon Studios)
  • Celine Song – Past Lives (A24)
  • Kelly Fremon Craig – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (Lionsgate)
  • Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Dave Callaham – Spider-Man Across the Spiderverse (Sony Pictures)
  • Wes Anderson – Asteroid City (Focus Features)

Best Horror

  • Evil Dead Rise (Warner Bros)
  • Infinity Pool (Neon)
  • Knock at the Cabin (Universal Pictures)
  • M3GAN (Universal Pictures)
  • Scream IV (Paramount Pictures)

Best Indie

  • A Thousand and One (Focus Features)
  • Blackberry (IFC Films)
  • Past Lives (A24)
  • Rye Lane (Searchlight)
  • You Hurt My Feelings (A24)

Most Anticipated Film for The Second Half of 2023

  • Barbie (Warner Brothers)
  • Dune: Part Two (Warner Brothers)
  • Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple TV+)
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (Paramount Pictures)
  • Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures)

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.

Find out more about The Hollywood Critics Association here.

Ashley is the Editor-in-Chief of Eulalie Magazine. Favorite Movies: Sunset Boulevard, Garden State, Modern Times. Favorite TV Shows: Gilmore Girls, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Grey's Anatomy. Favorite Books: Interview with the Vampire, Dracula, City of Glass.

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