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2022 Hollywood Critics Association Creative Arts Awards nominees announced

Angela Bassett, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Hollywood Critics Association, Ryan Coogler
Angela Bassett in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The Hollywood Critics Association, still a relatively young critics' group to participate in awards season, has split its awards into two groups this year. One group, representing above-the-line categories, will have its nominations announced on the 15th of December, a week today, and its awards winners on the 24th of February. A week before that, it'll announce the winners of its Creative Arts Awards, and their nominations were announced today. Leading the pack with seven mentions each are Everything Everywhere All at Once and Top Gun: Maverick with an impressive haul of seven, closely followed by The Batman with six, and a healthy bunch of films with five: Avatar: The Way of Water, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Elvis. Some fine choices here, but I can't get past EEAAO in Cinematography (one of the ugliest movies of the year imo) and including a category for marketing campaigns alongside actual cinematic craft categories. The HCA stays desperate! Check out all the details below.

Best Cinematography

Avatar: The Way of Water (Russell Carpenter)

The Batman (Greig Fraser)

Everything Everywhere All at Once (Larkin Seiple)

The Fabelmans (Janusz Kaminski)

Top Gun: Maverick (Claudio Miranda)

Best Editing

Decision to Leave (Kim Sang Bum)

Everything Everywhere All at Once (Paul Rogers)

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Bob Ducsay)

RRR (A. Sreekar Prasad)

Top Gun: Maverick (Eddie Hamilton)

Best Production Design

Avatar: The Way of Water (Dylan Cole, Vanessa Cole and Ben Procter)

Babylon (Anthony Carlino and Florencia Martin)

The Batman (James Chinlund and Lee Sandales)

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Hannah Beachler)

Elvis (Beverley Dunn, Catherine Martin and Karen Murphy)

Best Costume Design

Babylon (Mary Zophres)

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Ruth E. Carter)

Elvis (Catherine Martin)

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris (Jenny Beavan)

The Woman King (Gersha Phillips)

Best Sound

Avatar: The Way of Water (Dick Bernstein, Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Julian Howarth, Gary Summers and Gwendolyn Yates Whittle)

The Batman (Will Files, Douglas Murray, Andy Nelson and Stuart Wilson)

Elvis (Michael Keller, David Lee, Andy Nelson and Wayne Pashley)

Nope (Johnnie Burn and Jose Antonio Garcia)

Top Gun: Maverick (Chris Burdon, James H. Mather, Al Nelson, Mark Taylor and Mark Weingarten)

Best Visual Effects

Avatar: The Way of Water (Richard Baneham, Daniel Barrett, Joe Letteri and Eric Saindon)

Everything Everywhere All at Once (Benjamin Brewer, Jeff Desom, Ethan Feldbau and Zak Stoltz)

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (Brian Leif Hansen, Georgina Hayns, Ian Mackinnon and Aaron Weintraub)

RRR (V. Srinivas Mohan)

Top Gun: Maverick (Scott R. Fisher, Seth Hill, Bryan Litson and Ryan Tudhope)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

The Batman (Naomi Donne, Michael Marino and Zoe Tahir)

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Camille Friend and Joel Harlow)

Elvis (Jason Baird, Mark Coulier, Louise Coulston and Shane Thomas)

Everything Everywhere all at Once (Michelle Chung and Anissa Salazar)

The Whale (Anne Marie Bradley, Judy Chin and Adrien Morot)

Best Score

Babylon (Justin Hurwitz)

The Banshees of Inisherin (Carter Burwell)

The Batman (Michael Giacchino)

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (Alexandre Desplat)

Women Talking (Hildur Gudnadottir)

Best Original Song

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever - "Lift Me Up" (Rihanna)

Elvis - "Vegas" (Doja Cat)

RRR - "Naatu Naatu" (Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj)

Top Gun: Maverick - "Hold My Hand" (Lady Gaga)

Turning Red - "Nobody Like U" (4Town)

Best Casting Director

Everything Everywhere All at Once (Sarah Finn)

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (Bret Howe and Mary Vernieu)

The Menu (Bret Howe and Mary Vernieu)

The Woman King (Aisha Coley)

Women Talking (John Buchan and Jason Knight)

Best Stunts

The Batman

Everything Everywhere All at Once


Top Gun: Maverick

The Woman King

Best Marketing Campaign

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Everything Everywhere All at Once



Top Gun: Maverick


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