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‘Tár’ voted best picture of 2022

The National Society of Film Critics on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, chose “Tár” as Best Picture of the Year 2022. See the following pages for all votes in Best Picture and other categories for outstanding film achievement.

The Society, which is made up of 62 of the country’s most prominent movie critics, held its 57th annual awards voting meeting online using a weighted ballot system. Fifty-four members participated in the vote.

BEST PICTURE
1. “Tár” (61 points)
2. “Aftersun” (49 points)
3. “No Bears” (32 points)

BEST DIRECTOR
1. Charlotte Wells, “Aftersun” (60 points)
2. Park Chan-wook, “Decision to Leave” (47 points)
3. Jafar Panahi, “No Bears” (36 points)

BEST ACTRESS
1. Cate Blanchett, “Tár” (59 points)
2. Michelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (38 points)
3. Tilda Swinton, “The Eternal Daughter,” and Michelle Williams, “The Fabelmans” (27 points)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1. Kerry Condon, “The Banshees of Inisherin” (57 points)
2. Nina Hoss, “Tár” (43 points)
3. Dolly de Leon, “Triangle of Sadness” (35 points)

BEST ACTOR
1. Colin Farrell, “After Yang” and “The Banshees of Inisherin” (71 points)
2. Paul Mescal, “Aftersun” (55 points)
3. Bill Nighy, “Living” (33 points)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
1. Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (45 points)
2. Brian Tyree Henry, “Causeway” (35 points)
3. Barry Keoghan, “The Banshees of Inisherin” (27 points)

BEST SCREENPLAY
1. Todd Field, “Tár” (61 points)
2. Martin McDonagh, “The Banshees of Inisherin” (42 points)
3. James Gray, “Armageddon Time” (18 points)

BEST FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
1. “EO” (43 points)

2. “No Bears” (37 points)
3. “Decision to Leave” (34 points)

BEST NONFICTION FILM
1.  “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” (46 points) 
2. “Descendant” (40 points)
3. “All That Breathes” (27 points)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
1. Michał Dymek, “EO” (62 points)
2. Hoyte van Hoytema, “Nope” (37 points)
3. Kim Ji-yong, “Decision to Leave” (34 points)

FILM HERITAGE AWARDS

1. Jeanine Basinger, one of our most esteemed and important film scholars, whose work at Wesleyan University and beyond has continually bridged the divide between Hollywood and academia, film studies and movie love.

2. Screen Slate, published and edited by Jon Dieringer, an essential daily online publication that has done much to build and sustain the filmmaking, theatrical exhibition and film critical communities of New York City and by extension the world at large.

3. Turner Classic Movies, for a rich array of programming that ranges deep and wide in the history of cinema, a service too easily taken for granted by audiences and worthy of the utmost care and attention from its corporate owners.

The Society dedicated this meeting to Sheila Benson, an esteemed Society member and the warmest, most gracious of colleagues. As film critic for the Los Angeles Times and other publications, she wrote about movies with infectious joy and enviable skill. We miss her dearly.

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