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DiscussingFilm Critic Awards 2022: The Winners

by Ben Rolph
The official logo for the 3rd Annual DiscussingFilm Critic Awards featuring winners Kristen Stewart from SPENCER and Agathe Rousselle from TITANE.
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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 winners of the 2022 DiscussingFilm Critic Awards are finally here. 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 winner announcements of our third annual edition of the ceremony.

This year, The Power of the Dog leads the pack with 11 nominations, followed by Dune and Spencer which received 10 nominations each. Mass and Titane also showed up big with 7 nominations apiece. Some surprises included Petite Maman edging into Best Motion Picture, while Belfast was a no-show almost entirely across the board. As always, 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.

Will popular critic favorites like The Power of The Dog and Dune emerge victorious? Will buzzy independent picks such as Titane, Spencer, and Mass make their mark? The winners for the 3rd Annual DiscussingFilm Critic Awards can be found below along with the runner-ups in every category. You can also look back at the winners from our 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 edition of the DFCA.

The WINNERS OF THE 3RD ANNUAL DISCUSSINGFILM CRITIC AWARDS

BEST MOTION PICTURE

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

BEST DIRECTOR

Denis Villeneuve, Dune
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog – RUNNER UP
Pablo Larraín, Spencer
Julia Ducournau, Titane – WINNER
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 – RUNNER UP
Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick…BOOM! – WINNER

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
Kristen Stewart, Spencer – WINNER
Agathe Rousselle, Titane – RUNNER UP
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 – RUNNER UP
Robin de Jesus, Tick, Tick… BOOM!
Vincent Lindon, Titane – WINNER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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

BEST FILM ENSEMBLE

The French Dispatch
The Harder They Fall – RUNNER UP
Mass – WINNER
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

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

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

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

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Belle
Encanto
Flee – RUNNER UP
Luca
The Mitchells vs the Machines – WINNER

BEST INDEPENDENT FEATURE

CODA
C’mon C’mon
The Green Knight
Mass – WINNER
Shiva Baby – RUNNER UP

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Drive My Car – RUNNER UP
Flee
Petite Maman
Titane – WINNER
The Worst Person in the World

BEST DEBUT FEATURE

The Lost Daughter
Mass – WINNER
Passing – RUNNER UP
Shiva Baby
Tick, Tick… Boom!

BEST DEBUT PERFORMANCE

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

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

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

BEST USE OF MUSIC

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

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“So May We Start,” Annette – WINNER
“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 – RUNNER UP

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

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

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

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

BEST FILM EDITING

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

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Jenny Beavan, Cruella – WINNER
Jacqueline West, Bob Morgan, Dune
Milena Canonero, The French Dispatch
Odile Dicks-Mireaux, Last Night in Soho
Jacqueline Durran, Spencer – RUNNER UP

BEST SOUND

A Quiet Place Part II
Dune – WINNER
The Harder They Fall – RUNNER UP
No Time to Die
The Power of the Dog

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Dune – WINNER
Eternals
Godzilla vs. Kong
Shang-Chi and the Legend of The Ten Rings – RUNNER UP
The Suicide Squad

Past DF Critic Awards

1st Annual Award Winners (2019 -2020 season)

2nd Annual Award Winners (2020 -2021 season)

Follow Awards Editor Diego Andaluz on Twitter: @thediegoandaluz

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