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Keanu Reeves’ John Wick: Chapter 4 honored

By Jana Monji

Saturday evening, the Hollywood Creative Alliance announced the winners of its 2024 Astra Film Awards. Although Warner Bros. Pictures Barbie led with eight wins, followed by Universal Pictures’ Oppenheimer with four, the Keanu Reeves vehicle John Wick: Chapter 4 took home three wins and Celine Song won Best First Feature. The ceremony took place at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles and were hosted by comedian Rick Glassman.

John Wick: Chapter 4 won Best Action Feature, Best Editing, and Best Stunts. Hayao Miyazaki won Best International Filmmaker for his The Boy and the Heron.

Other people of Asian descent who won included Hailee Steinfeld (part Filipino) for Best Voice-Over Performance in Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Kazu Hiro (with Sian Grigg, Kay Georgiou, and Lori McCoy-Bell) for Best Hair and Makeup in Netflix’ Maestro. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse also won Best Animated Feature and Best Visual Effects

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. 

Below is the full list of the award winners presented by the Hollywood Creative Alliance:

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)

Number of wins by film:

Number of wins by distributor:

  • A24 – 1
  • Amazon MGM Studios – 1
  • Apple Original Films – 2
  • Focus Features – 2
  • GKids – 1
  • Lionsgate – 4
  • NEON – 2
  • Netflix – 2
  • Orion Pictures / Amazon MGM Studios – 1
  • Searchlight Pictures – 1
  • Sony Pictures – 3
  • Universal Pictures – 5
  • Warner Bros. Pictures – 9

About the Hollywood Creative Alliance:

The Hollywood Creative Alliance, commonly called 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, members will have the opportunity to be highlighted through various committees, events, award shows, and new projects.

For more information, please visit HollywoodCreative.org. 

The HCA is on social media: `

X: @TheHCAAwards

Facebook: @hollywoodcreativealliance

Instagram: @hollywoodcreativealliance

YouTube: www.youtube.com/@HollywoodCreativeAlliance

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