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Black Film Critics Circle names The Woman King as Best Film of 2022

Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, The Woman King, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Black Film Critics Circle
Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch and Sheila Atim in The Woman King

The Black Film Critics Circle has announced its award winners for the films of 2022. Gina Prince-Bythewood's The Woman King is the top winner overall, with three competitive prizes including Best Film and Best Director; its co-lead, Viola Davis, also receives a special award. Everything Everywhere All at Once, Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio and The Whale also receive multiple prizes. Significantl, eight of the BFCC's Top 10 of 2022, including the entire top seven, are genre movies. All the details below.

Best Film

1: The Woman King

2: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

3: Top Gun: Maverick

4: Everything Everywhere All at Once

5: RRR

6: Nope

7: Avatar: The Way of Water

8: Women Talking

9: Till

10: The Batman

Best Director

Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Woman King)

Best Actress

Danielle Deadwyler (Till)

Best Actor

Brendan Fraser (The Whale)

Best Supporting Actress

Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

Best Supporting Actor

Quan Ke Huy (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Best Original Screenplay

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Best Adapted Screenplay

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

The Whale

Best Cinematography

Top Gun: Maverick

Best Ensemble

The Woman King

Best Animated

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

Best Documentary

Fire of Love

Best Foreign Film


Pioneer Award

Viola Davis

Rising Star Award

Adamma Ebo

Special Mention

Nikyatu Jusu


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