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DiscussingFilm Critic Awards 2022: The Nominations

by Diego Andaluz
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Celebrating the most noteworthy films of the year as voted by a diverse range of highly established film critics, awards pundits, and influential voices from around the globe, the nominations for the 2022 DiscussingFilm Critic Awards are set to be announced. Including journalists from notable outlets such as The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Empire, The Wrap, Little White Lies, The Independent, and more, follow along in the nomination announcements of our third annual edition of the ceremony. Honoring both eventual Best Picture winners like Nomadland and Parasite alongside unconventional critic-driven picks like I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Ad Astra, and Portrait of a Lady on Fire, our awards serve as a way to look ahead into the future of the overall season while being a platform to honor the best films of the year. Want to learn more about the DFCA? You can do so here.

Today, Awards Editor Diego Andaluz will keep you updated on the nominees of each category as soon as they are announced. Continue checking back to see which of your favorite performers and filmmakers get honored by the DFCA this year! You can also find the final winners for the 2021 Oscars, Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, SAG Awards, BAFTAs, MTV Awards, Gotham Awards, and HCA TV Awards right here on DiscussingFilm.

BEST MOTION PICTURE

C’mon C’mon
Dune
The Green Knight
Mass
Petite Maman
The Power of the Dog
Spencer
Tick, Tick… Boom!
Titane
West Side Story

BEST DIRECTOR

Denis Villeneuve, Dune
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Pablo Larraín, Spencer
Julia Ducournau, Titane
Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

BEST ACTOR

Joaquin Phoenix, C’mon, C’mon
Will Smith, King Richard
Nicolas Cage, Pig
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick…BOOM!

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
Kristen Stewart, Spencer
Agathe Rousselle, Titane
Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Troy Kotsur, CODA
Jason Isaacs, Mass
Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog
Robin de Jesus, Tick, Tick… BOOM!
Vincent Lindon, Titane

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard 
Ann Dowd, Mass
Ruth Negga, Passing
Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog
Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

BEST FILM ENSEMBLE

The French Dispatch
The Harder They Fall
Mass
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Mike Mills, C’mon C’mon
Zach Baylin, King Richard
Fran Kranz, Mass
Steven Knight, Spencer
Julia Ducournau, Titane

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Sian Heder, CODA
Jon Spaihts & Denis Villeneuve & Eric Roth, Dune
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
Rebecca Hall, Passing
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Belle
Encanto
Flee
Luca
The Mitchells vs the Machines

BEST INDEPENDENT FEATURE

CODA
C’mon C’mon
The Green Knight
Mass
Shiva Baby

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Drive My Car
Flee
Petite Maman
Titane
The Worst Person in the World

BEST DEBUT FEATURE

The Lost Daughter
Mass
Passing
Shiva Baby
Tick, Tick… Boom!

BEST DEBUT PERFORMANCE

Jude Hill, Belfast
Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza
Rachel Sennott, Shiva Baby
Agathe Rousselle, Titane
Rachel Zegler, West Side Story

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Hans Zimmer, Dune
Alexandre Desplat, The French Dispatch
Daniel Hart, The Green Knight
Jonny Greenwood, The Power of the Dog
Jonny Greenwood, Spencer

BEST USE OF MUSIC

“Everlasting Love”, Belfast
“Downtown”, Last Night in Soho
“Happy House”, Last Night in Soho
“You’re My World”, Last Night in Soho
“All I Need Is A Miracle”, Spencer

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“So May We Start,” Annette
“Just Look Up”, Don’t Look Up
“Guns Go Bang”, The Harder They Fall
“Be Alive”, King Richard
“No Time to Die”, No Time to Die

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Greig Fraser, Dune
Andrew Doz Palermo, The Green Knight
Ari Wegner, The Power of the Dog
Claire Mathon, Spencer
Bruno Delbonnel, The Tragedy of Macbeth

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Patrice Vermette, Dune
Adam Stockhausen, The French Dispatch
Tamara Deverell, Nightmare Alley
Guy Hendrix Dyas, Spencer
Adam Stockhausen, West Side Story

BEST FILM EDITING

Joe Walker, Dune
Hank Corwin, Don’t Look Up
Peter Sciberras, The Power of the Dog
Sebastian Sepulveda, Spencer
Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum, Tick, Tick… Boom!

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Jenny Beavan, Cruella

Jacqueline West, Bob Morgan, Dune

Milena Canonero, The French Dispatch

Odile Dicks-Mireaux, Last Night in Soho

Jacqueline Durran, Spencer

BEST SOUND

A Quiet Place Part II

Dune

The Harder They Fall

No Time to Die

The Power of the Dog

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Dune

Eternals

Godzilla vs. Kong

Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings

The Suicide Squad

The Final Award Winners of 2021:

Follow Awards Editor Diego Andaluz on Twitter: @thediegoandaluz

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