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2022 National Society of Film Critics awards: Tar wins Best Picture


Cate Blanchett, Tar, National Society of Film Critics, Todd Field
Cate Blanchett in Tar

The last of the traditional major critics' groups has announces its award winners for film in 2022! The National Society of Film Critics has chosen Todd Field's Tar as their Best Picture of the year, also bestowing upon the film prizes for Best Actress and Best Screenplay. The Banshees of Inisherin is a double winner in acting categories, while EO also picks up a couple prizes, most deservedly. In recent years, the NSFC has stuck pretty close to the consensus choices established by critics' groups in December, so it's refreshing to see them reassert their individuality with some fine choices here. All the details below.


Best Picture

1: Tar

2: Aftersun

3: No Bears


Best Director

1: Charlotte Wells (Aftersun)

2: Park Chan Wook (Decision to Leave)

3: Jafar Panahi (No Bears)


Best Actress

1: Cate Blanchett (Tar)

2: Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

3: Tilda Swinton (The Eternal Daughter)

= Michelle Williams (The Fabelmans)


Best Actor

1: Colin Farrell (After Yang / The Banshees of Inisherin)

2. Paul Mescal (Aftersun)

3: Bill Nighy (Living)


Best Supporting Actress

1: Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin)

2: Nina Hoss (Tar)

3: Dolly de Leon (Triangle of Sadness)


Best Supporting Actor

1: Quan Ke Huy (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

2: Brian Tyree Henry (Causeway)

3: Barry Keoghan (The Banshees of Inisherin)


Best Screenplay

1: Todd Field (Tar)

2. Martin McDonagh (The Banshees of Inisherin)

3. James Gray (Armageddon Time)


Best Cinematography

1: Michal Dymek (EO)

2: Hoyte van Hoytema (Nope)

3: Kim Ji Yong (Decision to Leave)


Best Nonfiction Film

1: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

2: Descendant

3: All That Breathes


Best Film Not in the English Language

1: EO

2: No Bears

3: Decision to Leave


Film Heritage Awards

Jeanine Basinger

Screen Slate

Turner Classic Movies

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