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Women Film Critics Circle announces 2022 awards nominations

Updated: Dec 18, 2022

Danielle Deadwyler, Till, Chinonye Chukwu, Women Film Critics Circle
Danielle Deadwyler in Till

In case today's Critics Choice Awards nominations were a little light on female-focused cinema (A: they were), the Women Film Critics Circle is here to shed light on the year in film from a different angle, and centre women's film and women's stories in the process. Their 2022 awards nominations are led by Gina Prince-Bythewood's The Woman King, with six mentions, Sarah Polley's Women Talking with five, and Chinonye Chukwu's Till with four, all of which are up for their two top prizes: Best Movie About Women and Best Movie by a Woman. Winners are due to be revealed on 21 December. Check it all out below.

Best Movie About Women

She Said


The Woman King

Women Talking

Best Movie by a Woman

Don't Worry Darling (Olivia Wilde)

Till (Chinonye Chukwu)

The Woman King (Gina Prince-Bythewood)

Women Talking (Sarah Polley)

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett (Tar)

Danielle Deadwyler (Till)

Vicky Krieps (Corsage)

Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Best Actor

Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin)

Brendan Fraser (The Whale)

Bill Nighy (Living)

Quan Ke Huy (Everything Everywhere All at Once)

Best Woman Storyteller (Screenwriting Award)

Maria Bello and Dana Stevens (The Woman King)

Emma Donoghue (The Wonder)

Rebecca Lenkiewicz (She Said)

Sarah Polley (Women Talking)

Best Documentary by or About Women


Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down

The Janes

Lucy and Desi

Best Foreign Film by or About Women




Rickshaw Girl

Best Animated Female

"Belle Bottom" (Minions: The Rise of Gru)

"Izzy Hawthorne" (Lightyear)

"Mei Lin" (Turning Red)

Best Screen Couple

Olivia Colman and Micheal Ward (Empire of Light)

Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver (The Good House)

Daryl McCormack and Emma Thompon (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande)

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

Best Equality of the Sexes

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Fire of Love

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande

The Woman King

Acting and Activism Award

Geena Davis

Frances McDormand

Nichelle Nichols

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

Don't Worry Darling

Holy Spider

She Said

Women Talking

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





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


The Drover's Wife: The Legend of Molly Johnson

The Woman King

Women Talking

Lifetime Achievement Award

Angela Lansbury

Rita Moreno


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