The Rock is soon to be honored by The Hollywood Critics Association, receiving the HCA Trailblazer Award next month.
The Rock is one of the most recognisable Hollywood actors working today. From Disney’s Moana to the Fast and Furious franchise, Dwayne Johnson has worked on projects of almost every genre.
The Hollywood Critics Association announced that The Rock will be receiving the HCA Trailblazer Award. He’s set to be honored on March 5 during the fourth Annual HCA Film Awards Ceremony.
The HCA released the following press release notes:
“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.”
Quoting The Great One himself, HCA Chairman Scott Mendzel expressed his gratitude for The Rock:
“Dwayne Johnson epitomizes everything our Trailblazer Award stands for. 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 honoured to present him with this year’s award!”
The Rock reacted to this news on Twitter, saying:
“This one is very special to me and I’m deeply honored and even more so – deeply grateful to receive this from the @HCAcritics. In a career, you hope to make a little impact and do some good for people with what you’re lucky enough to have.”
An impressive individual, The Rock has already tasted success in 2021. His Young Rock sitcom premiered earlier this month on NBC to over 5 million viewers.
The ceremony will stream on the official HCA Facebook and YouTube pages on March 5 at 8 ET.