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Sunset Critics announce 2022 awards nominees

Ben Whishaw, Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Women Talking, Sarah Polley
Ben Whishaw, Rooney Mara and Claire Foy in Women Talking

An unusually interesting line-up of nominees for the third annual Sunset Circle awards, with a great deal more variety than I'd expected from this crowd. Decision to Leave and Women Talking land the most nominations with six each, including Best Film and Best Director, while Oscar hopefuls like She Said and Tar knock heads with big budget hits like Elvis and Top Gun: Maverick. Winners will be announced on the 29th of November, cos these critics do prefer the spotlight all to themselves, so announcing in the middle of awards season alongside everyone else just is not going to happen, even if it means actually getting to watch all the year's movies...

Best Film


Decision to Leave


Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Menu


She Said


Top Gun: Maverick

Women Talking

Best Director

Todd Field (Tar)

Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick)

Park Chan Wook (Decision to Leave)

Sarah Polley (Women Talking)

S. S. Rajamouli (RRR)

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett (Tar)

Danielle Deadwyler (Till)

Mia Goth (Pearl / X)

Tang Wei (Decision to Leave)

Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Best Actor

Austin Butler (Elvis)

Tom Cruise (Top Gun: Maverick)

Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Brendan Fraser (The Whale)

Paul Mescal (Aftersun)

Best Supporting Actress

Angela Bassett (Black Panther: Wakanda Forever)

Chau Hong (The Menu / The Whale)

Claire Foy (Women Talking)

Thuso Mbedu (The Woman King)

Carey Mulligan (She Said)

Best Supporting Actor

Paul Dano (The Fabelmans)

Brendan Gleeson (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Brian Tyree Henry (Causeway)

Quan Ke Huy (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Micheal Ward (Empire of Light)

Best Screenplay

Decision to Leave

The Menu

She Said


Women Talking

Best Cinematography

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

The Batman


Empire of Light


Best Editing

Decision to Leave


Moonage Daydream


Top Gun: Maverick

Best Score

The Batman (Michael Giacchino)

Bones and All (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)

Empire of Light (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)

Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio (Alexandre Desplat)

Women Talking (Hildur Gudnadottir)

Best Ensemble

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Menu

She Said

Top Gun: Maverick

Women Talking

Best International Feature

All Quiet on the Western Front


Decision to Leave

Holy Spider


Best Horror Film


The Black Phone




Five Fire Directors

Parker Finn (Smile)

Dean Fleischer-Camp (Marcel the Shell with Shoes On)

Chloe Okuno (Watcher)

Charlotte Wells (Aftersun)

Ti West (Pearl / X)

Scene Stealer Award

Jennifer Ehle (She Said)

Judd Hirsch (The Fabelmans)

David Lynch (The Fabelmans)

Brad Pitt (The Lost City)

Taylor Swift (Amsterdam)


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