2023 HCA Midseason Movie Awards Winners Include ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Past Lives,’ and ‘Air’

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The Hollywood Critics Association announced today the winners of the 2023 HCA Midseason Movie Awards.

Top winners include Past Lives with three total wins, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse with two wins, and Air, also with two total wins.

Past Lives film

Winners for Past Lives include Best Screenplay – Celine Song, Best Indie, and Best Actress – Greta Lee.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is the winner for Best Picture and Best Director – Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson.


Air has two wins for its performers: Matt Damon for Best Actor and Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actress.

The HCA Midseason Movie Awards honors the best in film from the first half of the year. Nominations for the 2023 HCA Midseason Movie Awards were announced on Tuesday, June 27th.

Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards 2023

Here’s a look at the full list of winners for The HCA Midseason Movie Awards:

Best Picture

  • Spider-Man: Across The Spiderverse (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 (Lionsgate)

Best Screenplay

  • Celine Song – Past Lives (A24)

Best Horror

  • M3GAN (Universal Pictures)

Best Indie

  • Past Lives (A24)

Most Anticipated Film for The Second Half of 2023

  • Barbie (Warner Brothers)

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.


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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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