Star-studded ASTRA Film Awards in Downtown Los Angeles with Willem Dafoe, Jeffrey Wright, Greta Gerwig & More!

Star studded ASTRA Film Awards in Downtown Los Angeles with Willem Dafoe, Jeffrey Wright, Greta Gerwig & More!
The stars came out in force with a twist of a corkscrew last night at the historic Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles with the 2024 edition of the HOLLYWOOD CREATIVE ALLIANCE ASTRA FILM AWARDS, sponsored by Sommsation Wines, who provided sommelier-curated wine tastings and wine pairings with dinner, and gifted winners and honorees with selected wines and accessories in a luxe bamboo gift box: 
Hosted by comedian Rick Glassman, the HCA bestowed eight Honorary Awards to attending celebrities including: Abby Ryder Fortson (Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret?, HCA Star on the Rise Award)Daniel Pemberton (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, HCA Artisan Achievement Award)Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple, HCA Breakthrough Performance Award)Glenn Howerton (Blackberry, HCA Game Changer Award)J.A. Bayona (Netflix, HCA Filmmaking Achievement AwardJeffrey Wright  (American Fiction, HCA Acting Achievement Award)Chad Stahelski & Stunt Team (John Wick: Chapter Four, HCA Spotlight Award); and Willem Dafoe (Poor Things, HCA Excellence in Artistry Award) : 
Presenters included Aba Arthur (The Color Purple), Aml Ameen in the movie Rustin – played MLK Jr: Alex Wolff (Oppenheimer, A Quiet Place: Day One):    Calah Lane (Wonka), Dewayne Perkins (The Blackening), Hiroyuki Sanada (John Wick: Chapter 4), Jenna Davis (M3GAN):   Josh Peck (Oppenheimer), Kelly Fremon Craig (Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret), Layla Mohammadi (The Persian Version)- Photo below: Layla Mohammadi (L) + Niousha Noor (R):     Madeleine McGraw (The Black Phone), Nicole Sakura (Suzume), Niousha Noor(The Persian Version), Peter Facinelli (Twilight/Nurse Jackie), Shamier Anderson (John Wick), Tia Carrere (Lilo & Stitch): Tom Payne (Imaginary), Troy Kotsur (CODA), and Violet McGraw (M3GAN)
Other celebrity guests included Adele Lim (Joy Ride), Colman Domingo (Rustin, The Color Purple), Cord Jefferson(American Fiction), Deon Taylor (Fatale, Black and Blue), Fantasia Barrino (The Color Purple):    Greta Gerwig  (Barbie), and Hailee Steinfeld (Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse).
Many other stars were there, so to mention just a few:  Annetta Marion – Producer Still – A Michael J Fox movie : 
Genki Kawamura (L) + Norita Kawaguchi (R) producers of Suzume:
and Bruce Vilanch:    Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Barbie” took home the most awards of the evening with eight wins including Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Song, Best Production Design, Best Publicity Campaign, and Best Casting.  Universal Pictures’ “Oppenheimer” scored four wins, Best Director, Best Score, Best Sound, and Best Cinematography. Lionsgate’s “John Wick: Chapter 4” and Sony Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” each received three wins with “John Wick: Chapter 4” receiving Best Action Feature, Best Editing, and Best Stunts while “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” won Best Animated Feature, Best Voice-Over Performance, and Best Visual Effects.
The 2024 ASTRA FILM AWARDS were live-streamed worldwide on KNEKTtv and the HCA YouTube Channel and internationally broadcast in 247 countries and territories via ABS-CBN.

On the second day, at the same location was the HOLLYWOOD CREATIVE ALLIANCE’S ASTRA TV AWARDS with Kristen Chenoweth, Garcelle Beauvais, Kelly Hu, Weird Al Yankovic, cast of The Boys, and many more!

Hosted by comedian Aida Rodriguez, the HCA conferred numerous awards for TV shows, with SuccessionAbbott Elementary and The Boys leading the wins.

HBO’S “Succession” took home the most awards of the evening for broadcast & network TV with five wins including Best Cable Drama Series, Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Drama Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Broadcast Network or Cable Drama Series. Best Writing in a Broadcast Network or Cable Drama Series, and Best Directing in a Broadcast Network or Cable Drama Series while ABC’S “Abbott Elementary” scored four wins, Best Broadcast Network Comedy Series Best Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Comedy Series, Best Supporting Actor in Broadcast Network or Cable Comedy Series and Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

In the streaming programs, Prime Video’s “The Boys” walked away with the most awards, six consisting of Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Drama Series, Best Streaming Drama Series. Best Directing in a Streaming Drama Series. Best Actor in a Streaming Drama Series. Best Casting in a Drama Series, and Best Stunts.

Celebrity presenters, guests and honorees included, among many others, Abigail Spencer (“Extended Family”); Al Yankovic; Antony Starr (“The Boys”); Anjali Bhimani (“Ms. Marvel”); Chace Crawford (“The Boys”); Garcelle Beauvais (“Black Girl Missing”); Jack Quaid (“The Boys”); Jeremy Sisto (“FBI”); Jeri Ryan; Kelly Hu (“BMF”); Regina Taylor; Rob Morrow (“Shining Vale”); Sophie Thatcher (“Yellowjackets”); Terrence Terrell (“Obliterated”); Tahj Mowry (“Muppets Mayhem”); Tara Westwood (“Triggered”); and more.

The Hollywood Creative Alliance (HCA) is a 501 c6 membership-based, not-for-profit organization. Its diverse and inclusive membership includes critics, entertainment journalists, content creators, industry insiders, and creatives with a shared passion for celebrating excellence in film and television. The vision and mission of the HCA is to amplify diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and culture in film and television. HCA believes in creating a culture where representation is a critical component of the evolution of the entertainment industry. Throughout the year, our members will have the opportunity to be highlighted through various committees, events, award shows, and new projects.



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