The Hollywood Critics Association announced the nominees for their 5th annual midseason awards, with Everything Everywhere All At Once scoring eight nominations! X, The Black Phone, and other horror titles are also recognized, and you can view the full list of nominees below:

(Los Angeles, CA – June 28, 2022) The Hollywood Critics Association has revealed its full list of nominees for the 5th Annual Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Awards. 

Each June, the members of the Hollywood Critics Association come together to take a look back at the films released during the first half of the calendar year. During the second to last week of June, the members of the HCA vote on the films that they believe stood out as some of the best that the year had to offer so far. 

“2022 was the first year since 2019 where theaters saw a true return to normal,” notes HCA Founder, Scott Menzel. “While the Sundance Film Festival remained virtual in 2022, other festivals, including SXSW and Cannes, returned to their in-person celebrations, which as a result, attracted movie lovers from all over the world to return to film festivals.” 

The box office has shown tremendous growth with films like Top Gun: Maverick breaking box office records across the world while the indie sensation Everything Everywhere All At Once became the highest-grossing A24 movie of all time. “In a year where audiences are returning to theaters, we couldn’t be happier to be celebrating our never-ending love of film and this year’s Midseason Awards nominees showcase a wide variety of films that include blockbusters and indie gems,” adds HCA co-founder, Ashley Menzel.

Leading the way with a total of eight nominations is Daniels’ Everything Everywhere All At Once. The film, which had its World Premiere at SXSW, has become a critic and audience favorite ever since its release in April. The film’s nominations include Best Picture, Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh, and Best Director for Daniels. 

Matt Reeves’ The Batman came in second place with five nominations for the film, including Best Picture and Best Director. Tom Cruise and the team behind the box office juggernaut known to the world as Top Gun: Maverick were also nominated. The film received a total of four nominations, including a Best Actor nomination for Tom Cruise and a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Miles Teller. 

Even though exclusivity on the big screen returned in full force this year, several streaming titles received some love from the HCA as well. Films like Cha Cha Real Smooth, Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, Turning Red, and Fresh were all nominated. 

A full list of all nominees for the 5th Annual HCA Midseason Awards can be found below:


Best Picture: 

Cha Cha Real Smooth 


Everything Everywhere All At Once 

Marcel The Shell With Shoes On 


The Batman 

The Northman 

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent 

Top Gun: Maverick 

Turning Red 


Best Actor: 

Alexander Skarsgård – The Northman 

Austin Butler – Elvis 

Nicolas Cage – The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent 

Sebastian Stan – Fresh 

Tom Cruise – Top Gun: Maverick 


Best Actress: 

Daisy Edgar-Jones – Fresh 

Emma Thompson – Good Luck to You, Leo Grande 

Jenna Ortega – The Fallout 

Mia Goth – X

Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All At Once 


Best Supporting Actor: 

Colin Farrell – The Batman 

Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All At Once 

Miles Teller – Top Gun: Maverick 

Paul Dano – The Batman 

Pedro Pascal – The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent


Best Supporting Actress: 

Anya Taylor-Joy – The Northman 

Dakota Johnson – Cha Cha Real Smooth 

Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All At Once 

Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All At Once 

Zoë Kravitz – The Batman 


Best Director: 

Baz Luhrmann – Elvis 

Joseph Kosinski – Top Gun: Maverick 

Matt Reeves – The Batman 

Robert Eggers – The Northman 

The Daniels – Everything Everywhere All At Once 


Best Screenplay: 

Cooper Raiff – Cha Cha Real Smooth 

Matt Reeves & Peter Craig – The Batman 

Graham Moore – The Outfit 

The Daniels – Everything Everywhere All At Once 

Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten – The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent


Best Horror: 




The Black Phone 


Best Indie Film:

After Yang 


Everything Everywhere All At Once 

Marcel The Shell with Shoes On 


Most Anticipated Film: 

Avatar: The Way of Water 


Don’t Worry, Darling 

Killers of the Flower Moon 



The winners of the HCA Midseason Awards will be revealed on Friday, July 1, 2022, at 8am PT, on the official Hollywood Critics Association Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. 

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