The Hollywood Creative Alliance kicked off awards season in style with the Astra Awards on Saturday, January 6th, 2024. The HCA and their members, alongside stars, press, and crew for some of the biggest movies of 2023 descended upon the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. As for the awards, Barbie led the field with eight wins, including Best Picture. That movie wasn’t alone in taking home awards, though; Oppenheimer took home four, with John Wick: Chapter 4 and Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse taking home three.

In addition to all the awards handed out, there were eight Honorary Awards bestowed on the night, with plenty of people seeing praise for roles in movies like Blackberry, The Color Purple, and Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret.

  • Abby Ryder Fortson – Star on the Rise Award
  • Daniel Pemberton – Artisan Achievement Award
  • Danielle Brooks – Breakthrough Performer Award
  • Glenn Howerton – Game Changer Award
  • J.A. Bayona – Filmmaking Achievement Award
  • Jeffrey Wright – Acting Achievement Award
  • John Wick: Chapter 4 – Spotlight Award
  • Willem Dafoe – Excellence in Artistry Award

In addition to those awards, they also recognized greatness in other areas of film and TV. They spotlighted with their inaugural Publicist of the Year Award to Marshall Weinbaum of Walt Disney Pictures Publicity Team. He worked on campaigns for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Little Mermaid, Wish, and plenty of others.

They also spotlighted Deon Taylor and Roxanne Avent Taylor of Hidden Empire Film Group, and awarded Savannah Leaf, director of A24’s Earth Mama with the inaugural Hidden Empire Independent Filmmaker Award.

Finally, they spotlighted the efforts of strike captains for the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes with the Impact Award. They honored Ellen Stutzman, Fran Drescher, Adam Conover, Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, Jack E. Herman, J.W. Hendricks, and Jerry Jerome for their tireless work shaping the future of the entertainment industry through their actions in the negotiation room, the picket line, and through social media.

The ceremony was hosted by Rick Glassman and you can catch a replay on the HCA YouTube Channel.

The Full List Of Winners

  • Best Picture “Barbie” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Best Actor Paul Giamatti – “The Holdovers” (Focus Features)
  • Best Actress – TIE Lily Gladstone – “Killers of the Flower Moon” (Apple Original Films) Margot Robbie – “Barbie” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Best Supporting Actor Ryan Gosling – “Barbie” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Best Supporting Actress Da’Vine Joy Randolph – “The Holdovers” (Focus Features)
  • Best Director Christopher Nolan – “Oppenheimer” (Universal Pictures)
  • Best Original Screenplay “Barbie,” Written by Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay “American Fiction,” Screenplay by Cord Jefferson (Orion Pictures / Amazon MGM Studios)
  • Best International Feature “Anatomy of a Fall” (France) (NEON)
  • Best International Actor Gael García Bernal – “Cassandro” (Amazon MGM Studios)
  • Best International Actress  Sandra Hüller – “Anatomy of a Fall” (NEON)
  • Best International Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki – “The Boy and The Heron” (GKids)
  • Best Animated Feature “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” (Sony Pictures)
  • Best Short Film “The After” (Netflix)
  • Best Action Feature “John Wick: Chapter 4” (Lionsgate)
  • Best Comedy Feature “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” (Lionsgate)
  • Best Horror Feature “M3GAN” (Universal Pictures)
  • Best First Feature Celine Song, “Past Lives” (A24)
  • Best Documentary Feature “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie” (Apple Original Films)
  • Best Voice-Over Performance Hailee Steinfeld – “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” (Sony Pictures)
  • Best Cast Ensemble “The Color Purple” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Best Original Song “I’m Just Ken” from “Barbie,” Written by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt – Performed by Ryan Gosling (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Best Stunts “John Wick: Chapter 4” (Lionsgate)
  • Best Casting Allison Jones & Lucy Bevan, “Barbie” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Best Cinematography Hoyte van Hoytema, “Oppenheimer” (Universal Pictures)
  • Best Costume Design Holly Waddington, “Poor Things” (Searchlight Pictures)
  • Best Editing Nathan Orloff, “John Wick: Chapter 4” (Lionsgate)
  • Best Hair and Make-Up Kazu Hiro, Sian Grigg, Kay Georgiou, and Lori McCoy-Bell, “Maestro” (Netflix)
  • Best Production Design  Sarah Greenwood & Katie Spencer, “Barbie” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Best Publicity Campaign “Barbie” (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Best Score “Oppenheimer,” Ludwig Göransson (Universal Pictures)
  • Best Sound “Oppenheimer” (Universal Pictures)
  • Best Visual Effects “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” (Sony Pictures)

The Winners By Numbers

  • The After – 1
  • American Fiction – 1
  • Anatomy of a Fall – 2
  • Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret – 1
  • Barbie – 8
  • The Boy and The Heron – 1
  • Cassandro – 1
  • The Color Purple – 1
  • The Holdovers – 2
  • John Wick: Chapter 4 – 3
  • Killers of the Flower Moon – 1
  • M3GAN – 1
  • Maestro – 1
  • Oppenheimer – 4
  • Past Lives – 1
  • Poor Things – 1
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse – 3
  • Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie – 1

So far it’s looking like a pink winter for awards ceremonies and Barbie dominated the Astra Awards!

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