Dwayne Johnson Announced As This Year’s Hollywood Critics Association ‘Trailblazer Award’ Recipient
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The Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) announced today that Dwayne Johnson will receive an honorary award at the 4th Annual HCA Film Awards Ceremony.
Johnson has been named as this year’s “HCA Trailblazer Award” recipient. The Trailblazer Award was created to highlight and celebrate actors and filmmakers who not only speak out about important topics, but are advocates for change. The HCA issued the following comments via press release to WrestleZone in regards to Johnson’s selection for the award:
Dwayne Johnson started his illustrious career with just $7 to his name and ambition to be among the best in the world of sports and entertainment. Young Rock, a situation comedy based on extraordinary events throughout his life, is currently airing on NBC. His long and hard fought journey has led to him becoming one of the most recognizable names in Hollywood, a successful entrepreneur and filmmaker and social media’s most followed American man in the world, using his platform to promote important conversations. During the pandemic, Dwayne made countless donations to frontline workers and first responders, and used his voice and recognition to lead the dialogue in the Black Lives Matter movement. Johnson is a long-time supporter of Make-A-Wish foundation and has been granting wishes for over two decades.
“Dwayne Johnson epitomizes everything our Trailblazer Award stands for,” said HCA Chairman Scott Menzel. “He goes above and beyond on many things in the world that actually matter and uses his voice to do good in a time most needed. We at the HCA can definitely ‘Smell what The Rock is Cookin’ and are incredibly honored to present him with this year’s award!”
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.”
The event will stream virtually on Friday, March 5, 2021 beginning at 5 pm PT/8 pm ET on the official HCA Facebook page and YouTube Channel. For more information on this year’s awards ceremony, please visit https://hollywoodcriticsassociation.com/.