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She Said and Women Talking share top Women Film Critics Circle awards

Carey Mulligan, Zoe Kazan, She Said, Maria Schrader, Women Film Critics Circle
Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan in She Said

Winners have been announced for the Women Film Critics Circle's 2022 awards! The group's two top prizes are shared between two movies: Maria Schrader's She Said wins Best Movie About Women, while Sarah Polley's Women Talking win Best Movie by a Woman - not sure what the difference is between these categories when they're both directed by women and about women, tbh. I'm not including their Hall of Sham citations since they're only individual entries from WFCC members, anad since they're sex-shaming and transphobic. You can check out the 2022 WFCC awards nominations here, and the winners below.

Best Movie About Women

She Said

Runner-up: Women Talking

Best Movie by a Woman

Women Talking (Sarah Polley)

Runner-up: Till (Chinonye Chukwu)

Runner-up: The Woman King (Gina Prince-Bythewood)

Best Actress

Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Runner-up: Danielle Deadwyler (Till)

Best Actor

Brendan Fraser (The Whale)

Runner-up: Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Best Woman Storyteller (Screenwriting Award)

Sarah Polley (Women Talking)

Runner-up: Rebecca Lenkiewicz (She Said)

Best Documentary by or About Women

The Janes

Runner-up: Lucy and Desi

Best Foreign Film by or About Women


Runner-up: Corsage

Best Directress: Courage in Filmmaking

Olivia Wilde (Don't Worry Darling)

Courage in Acting (taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women on screen)

Danielle Deadwyler (Till)

Anamaria Vartolomei (Happening)

Women's Work - Best Ensemble Cast

The Woman King

Best Animated Female

'Mei Lin' (Turning Red)

Runner-up: 'Izzy Hawthorne' (Lightyear)

Best Female Action Hero

Keke Palmer (Alice)

The Invisible Woman Award (a supporting performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically has been ignored)

Charmaine Bingwa (Emancipation)

Best Kept Secret (overlooked, challenging film gems)

Amitabh Reza Chowdhury (Rickshaw Girl)

Nina Mensah (Queen of Glory)

Best Screen Couple

Quan Ke Huy and Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Runner-up: Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver (The Good House)

Best Equaity of the Sexes

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

Runner-up: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Acting and Activism Award

Geena Davis

Women Saving Themselves Award

The Janes

Adrienne Shelly Award (for a film that most passionately opposes violence against women)

Women Talking

Runner-up: She Said

Josephine Baker Award (for best expressing the Woman of Colour experience in America)


Runner-up: Nanny

Karen Morley Award (for best exemplifying a woman's place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity)

Women Talking

Runner-up: The Woman King

Lifetime Achievement Award

Rita Moreno

Mommie Dearest Worst Screen Mom of the Year

Julianne Nicholson - 'Gladys' (Blonde)


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