2022 OAFFC Nomination Ballot

I’ve been a member of the Online Association of Female Film Critics since its inception in 2017 and so have voted in the group’s annual awards every year since then, but for some reason I’ve never posted the ballot of nominees I come up with for each category every year. I’m not sure why; I spend hours agonizing over it and thinking it through every time. So this year I thought it would be fun to share the nomination list I sent in, along with a few extra picks I was mulling over, especially as I feel like quite a few things I nominated didn’t turn up on the final ballot (although our group’s winners and nominees are as solid as ever, and you can check them out here). I certainly haven’t seen all of this year’s new releases (still waiting with feverish impatience on “Babylon”), but I feel like I’ve seen enough variety this year to feel pretty confident and satisfied with my picks. You can also see this as an early preview of my best of 2022 list, which will be out next week. Click the links to read more about each film and my full review where applicable.

Director Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” is one of my favorite films of 2022

FILM

Decision to Leave

The Fabelmans

Everything Everywhere All At Once

The Banshees of Inisherin

Skies of Lebanon

ANIMATED FEATURE

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

The House

Apollo 10 1/2 : A Space Age Childhood

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Turning Red

DOCUMENTARY

All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

The Territory

Riotsville, USA

Fire of Love

Moonage Daydream

Steven Yeun in director Jordan Peele’s “Nope”

DIRECTOR

Jordan Peele, Nope

Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

Park Chan-wook, Decision to Leave

Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Woman King

S.S. Rajamouli, RRR

ACTOR

Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin

Jeremy Pope, The Inspection

Austin Butler, Elvis

Brendan Fraser, The Whale

Adam Sandler, Hustle

Almost made the cut:

Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Jonathan Majors, Devotion

Paul Mescal, Aftersun

Michelle Yeoh in “Everything Everywhere All At Once”

ACTRESS

Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All At Once

Mia Goth, Pearl

Rebecca Hall, Resurrection

Tilda Swinton, The Eternal Daughter

Tang Wei, Decision to Leave

Almost made the cut:

Cate Blanchett, Tár

Vicky Krieps, Corsage

Viola Davis, The Woman King

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All At Once

Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin

Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin

Paul Dano, The Fabelmans

Judd Hirsch, The Fabelmans

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin

Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All At Once

Lashana Lynch, The Woman King

Keke Palmer, Nope

Dolly de Leon, Triangle of Sadness

Almost made the cut:

Hong Chau, The Whale

The wildly stacked cast of Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking”

ACTING ENSEMBLE

Women Talking

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

The Woman King

The Fabelmans

Almost made the cut:

The Banshees of Inisherin

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE

Thuso Mbedu, The Woman King

Amber Midthunder, Prey

Gabriel LaBelle, The Fabelmans

Anna Diop, Nanny

Gracija Filipović, Murina

Almost made the cut:

Kayije Kagame, Saint Omer

BREAKTHROUGH FILMMAKER

Chloé Mazlo, Skies of Lebanon

Nikyatu Jusu, Nanny

Charlotte Wells, Aftersun

Martika Ramirez Escobar, Leonor Will Never Die

Panah Panahi, Hit the Road

Almost made the cut:

Jane Schoenbrun, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair

Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz in “The Batman”

CINEMATOGPAPHY

The Batman

Nope

Pearl

Strawberry Mansion

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Almost made the cut:

Decision to Leave

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Banshees of Inisherin

The Fabelmans

Tár

After Yang

Barbarian

Almost made the cut:

Strawberry Mansion

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Women Talking

All Quiet on the Western Front

Bones & All

Living

Alba Rohrwacher stars in the criminally underseen “Skies of Lebanon”

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Decision to Leave

Skies of Lebanon

RRR

All Quiet on the Western Front

Hit the Road

Almost made the cut:

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Corsage

EDITING

Aftersun

Nope

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Elvis

The Fabelmans

Almost made the cut:

Barbarian

Decision to Leave

COSTUME DESIGN

The Woman King

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

The Fabelmans

The Northman

Elvis

VISUAL EFFECTS

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Nope

RRR

Avatar: The Way of Water

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Viola Davis and John Boyega in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s thrilling “The Woman King”

STUNTS

The Woman King

Prey

RRR

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Top Gun: Maverick

ROSIE AWARD (celebrates the film that best promotes women, their voices, and the female experience through cinema)

The Woman King

Women Talking

Nanny

Saint Omer

She Said

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