The Hollywood Critics Association sent out the following:


Johnson to receive the “HCA Trailblazer Award”

Los Angeles, CA – February 24, 2021 – The Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) announced today that Dwayne Johnson will receive an honorary award at the 4th Annual HCA Film Awards Ceremony. The event will stream virtually on Friday, March 5, 2021 beginning at 5pm PT/8pm ET on the official HCA Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

The HCA is pleased to reveal this year’s “HCA Trailblazer Award” recipient as Dwayne Johnson. 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. 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!”

On February 2, 2021, the organization released the full list of nominees for the 4th Annual HCA Film Awards. The winners will be announced during the virtual ceremony on Friday, March 5, 2021.

For more information on this year’s awards ceremony, please visit

About the Hollywood Critics Association
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.

About Dwayne Johnson
As CEO of Seven Bucks Companies, Dwayne Johnson is a global entertainment and entrepreneurial force who continues to grow his groundbreaking success while managing his ever-expanding and diverse entertainment portfolio. In 1995, Johnson had just been cut from the Canadian Football League and famously had just $7 in his pocket. Today, Johnson produces and stars in Seven Bucks’ tent-pole films and television events with box office revenues exceeding $10 billion worldwide. A cultural leader with audiences across the globe, Johnson’s expertise is invaluable not just in entertainment, but for first-class brands as well, including his strategic partnership and investment in VOSS Water, his trailblazing Project Rock collection with Under Armour and new investment in Acorns. In 2020, Johnson launched, TEREMANA, a tequila brand rooted from his passion for spirits, TEREMANA has since made history as the biggest spirits launch to date. In 2019, Johnson, in partnership with Dany Garcia announced one of their most ambitious endeavors to date – Athleticon, a first-of-its-kind community-driven experience celebrating the very best in athletics, wellness and entertainment. Most recently, Johnson announced his acquisition of the XFL alongside Garcia and RedBird Capital. Johnson’s mission is to continue using his platform to inspire kindness, humility, and hard work, while entertaining global audiences with unique storytelling and authenticity.