Sunday 18 December 2022

For your consideration: my Critics' Circle votes 2022


Actor of the Year
1. Simon Rex, Red Rocket
2. Tom Cruise, Top Gun: Maverick
3. Hrithik Roshan, Vikram Vedha
4. Park Hae-il, Decision to Leave
5. Vincent Lindon, Both Sides of the Blade

(Honourable mentions: Viggo Mortensen, Crimes of the Future; Hassan Madjooni, Hit the Road.)

Actress of the Year
1. Alia Bhatt, Gangubai Kathiawadi
2. Juliette Binoche, Both Sides of the Blade
4. Anamaria Vartolomei, Happening
5. Wei Tang, Decision to Leave

(Honourable mentions: Viola Davis, The Woman King; Maya Vanderbeque, Playground; Pantea Panahiha, Hit the Road; Virginie Efira, Benedetta; Suzanna Son, Red Rocket.)

Supporting Actor of the Year
1. Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
2. Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
4. Anthony Hopkins, Armageddon Time

(Honourable mentions: Glen Powell, Top Gun: Maverick; Ethan Hawke, The Black Phone; Chris Heyward, Brian and Charles; Richard Bremmer, Flux Gourmet; Rayan Sarlak, Hit the Road.)

Supporting Actress of the Year
1. Samantha Morton, She Said
2. Gwendoline Christie, Flux Gourmet
3. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ponniyin Selvan - Part One
4. Anne Hathaway, Armageddon Time
5. Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin

(Honourable mentions: Lashana Lynch, The Woman King; Seema Pahwa, Gangubai Kathiawadi; Keke Palmer, Nope; Radhika Apte, Vikram Vedha and Monica O My Darling; Carrie Crowley, The Quiet Girl/An Cailín Ciúin; Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once; Rachel Sennott, Bodies Bodies Bodies.)

Director of the Year
1. Park Chan-wook, Decision to Leave
2. Laura Wandel, Playground
4. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi
5. Joseph Kosinski, Top Gun: Maverick

(Honourable mentions: SS Rajamouli, RRR; Audrey Diwan, Happening; Eskil Vogt, The Innocents; Daniels, Everything Everywhere All at Once; Colm Bairéad, The Quiet Girl/An Cailín Ciúin; Panah Panahi, Hit the Road; Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Woman King.)


Screenwriter of the Year
1. Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
2. Park Chan-wook and Jeong Seo-kyeong, Decision to Leave
3. James Gray, Armageddon Time
4. Kazuo Ishiguro, Living
5. Sanjay Leela Bhansali et al., Gangubai Kathiawadi

(Honourable mentions: Colm Bairéad, The Quiet Girl/An Cailín Ciúin; Terence Davies, Benediction; Peter Strickland, Flux Gourmet; Mani Ratnam, Jayamohan and Kumaravel, Ponniyin Selvan - Part One.)

British/Irish Breakthrough of the Year
1. Colm Bairéad, writer-director, The Quiet Girl/An Cailín Ciúin
2. Katy Brand, writer, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
3. Haider Rashid, writer-director-producer, Europa
4. Jay Bedwani, director, Donna
5. David Earl and Chris Heyward, writers, Brian and Charles

(Honourable mentions: Charlotte Wells, writer-director, Aftersun; Andrew Gaynord, director, All My Friends Hate Me; Tom Palmer and Tom Stourton, writer-producers, All My Friends Hate Me.)

Young British/Irish Performer of the Year
1. Catherine Clinch, The Quiet Girl/An Cailín Ciúin
2. Frankie Corio, Aftersun

British/Irish Actor of the Year
1. Jack Lowden, Benediction
2. Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin
3. Jim Broadbent, The Duke
4. Bill Nighy, Living
5. Daniel Kaluuya, Nope

(Honourable mentions: Mark Rylance, The Outfit; Adeel Akhtar, Ali & Ava; David Earl, Brian and Charles; Andrew Bennett, The Quiet Girl/An Cailín Ciúin; Adam Ali, Europa.)

British/Irish Actress of the Year
2. Lesley Manville, Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
3. Catherine Clinch, The Quiet Girl/An Cailín Ciúin
4. Claire Rushbrook, Ali & Ava
5. Saoirse Ronan, See How They Run

(Honourable mention: Helen Mirren, The Duke.)

My Top 20 films of the year list will run here at the end of the month.

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