Wins for “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts” Actors at HCA Film Awards and WhatsOnStage Awards

Awards season is upon us, and once again, several Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts actors and the films they star in have been nominated. Let’s take a look at the latest wins at the 2022 Hollywood Critics Association Awards and WhatsOnStage Awards.



Kenneth Branagh’s (Gilderoy Lockhart) semi-autobiographical film Belfast received a whopping nine nominations in the HCA Film Awards, including Branagh being nominated for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, and fellow Potter actor Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore) received a nomination for Best Supporting Actor.


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It has now been announced that Belfast won the Best Cast Ensemble award, and Branagh received the honorary award of Excellence in Artistry.




Last Night in Soho

The psychological horror film directed by Edgar Wright features Harry Potter actors James Phelps (Fred Weasley) and Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) as well as other notable actors such as Anya-Taylor Joy (Split, The Queen’s Gambit) and Matt Smith (Doctor Who, The Crown).

It bagged the award for Best Horror at the HCA Film Awards, and the editor, Paul Machliss, also received the award for Best Film Editing.



Spencer, which stars Harry Potter actor Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew), was nominated for eight awards altogether at the HCA Film Awards: Best Picture, Best Actress (Kristen Stewart), Best Director (Pablo Larraín), Best Indie Film, Best Score (Jonny Greenwood), Best Cinematography (Claire Mathon), Best Production Design (Guy Hendrix Dyas), and Best Costume Design (Jacqueline Durran).

The film only won one award, the Best Actress award, which was presented to Kristen Stewart for her portrayal of the infamous Diana Spencer.



Best Costume Design at the HCA Film Awards went to Jenny Beavan, for Cruella, which stars Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney) as the wicked Baroness, for the immensely spectacular costumes worn by the cast.



The winners of the 22nd annual WhatsOnStage Awards have been announced, and Fantastic Beasts actor Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) has been crowned winner of the category Best Performer in a Male[-]Identifying Role in a Musical for his performance as the Emcee in Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre, London.




What do you think about the winners? Are they what you expected? Let us know in the comments.


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Grace Hurley

I'm an animal-loving Ravenclaw with a Masters Degree in Writing and a passion for the Harry Potter universe since the age of five.