Following the reveal of its first wave of honorees, the Hollywood Critics Association (which includes Daily Dead Managing Editor Heather Wixson) has announced that Lin-Manuel Miranda (HCA Inspire Award), Promising Young Woman writer/director Emerald Fennell (HCA Filmmaker on the Rise Award), and Emile Mosseri (Artisan on the Rise Award) will also be honored for their contributions to cinema at the 4th Annual Hollywood Critics Association Awards.

Below, we have the official press release with additional details on this latest wave of honorees who will be recognized at the 4th Annual HCA Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles on March 5th, 2021.

To learn more about the Hollywood Critics Association, be sure to visit their official website.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA (January 15, 2021) -- The Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) has revealed three additional recipients who will receive honorary awards at the 4th Annual HCA Awards Ceremony. The event will stream virtually on Friday, March 5, 2021.

In the Heights and Hamilton creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda will be receiving this year’s HCA Inspire Award. Each year, the Inspire Award is given to an individual within the entertainment industry whose work serves as an inspiration to others. Lin-Manuel Miranda has broken down barriers while pursuing his dreams and inspiring millions along the way. “Miranda’s work on the Broadway stage has spoken to an entire generation, and his recent work in film and television has only continued to expand upon his talent in additional mediums. Miranda is a pioneer and his passion shines through in everything that he touches. We are absolutely delighted to honor him during the upcoming ceremony,” adds HCA Vice Chair Ashley Menzel.

Writer and director Emerald Fennell will receive the HCA Filmmaker on the Rise Award for her directorial debut, Promising Young Woman. Since the film’s premiere at Sundance in January 2020, Promising Young Woman has become one of the most talked about and lauded films over the past year. “Films as bold as Promising Young Woman don’t come along every day, and Fennell as a filmmaker has proven that she isn’t afraid to take risks and push boundaries. As a result, this one-of-a-kind film will be talked about for many years to come,” notes HCA Chair Scott Menzel.

Minari composer Emile Mosseri will receive the Artisan on the Rise Award. Mosseri has made great strides as an artisan in just four years and has composed scores for various television shows and films, including The Last Black Man In San Francisco, Kajillionaire, and Minari.

“Mosseri’s career is just getting started, and we are proud to be able to celebrate his achievements as an artisan thus far,” adds HCA President Nestor Bentancor.

In the coming weeks, the HCA will be announcing who will be honored with the Trailblazer Award and Filmmaker Achievement Award. On February 2, 2021, the organization will release the full list of nominees for the 4th Annual HCA Awards on HCA’s official Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts beginning at 9 am PT/12 pm ET. The winners will be announced during the virtual ceremony on Friday, March 5, 2021.

About the Hollywood Critics Association:
Founded in late 2016, the Hollywood Critics Association’s primary goal is to bring together a passionate group of critics to represent the voices of a new era in Hollywood. Its purpose is to be a critics group that is diverse and supports underrepresented voices.

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