The recently concluded awards ceremony celebrated the best in film, honoring outstanding performances and achievements. From captivating storytelling to breathtaking visuals, the night was filled with moments that captured the essence of filmmaking. Let's dive into the highlights of the event and explore the winners in various categories, from "Top Film" to "Original Score.

Top Film

  • "CODA" — Victorious
  • "Belfast"
  • "Don't Look Up"
  • "Drive My Car"
  • "Dune"
  • "King Richard"
  • "Licorice Pizza"
  • "Nightmare Alley"
  • "The Power of the Dog"
  • "West Side Story"

Leading Male Actor

  • Will Smith, "King Richard" — Victorious
  • Javier Bardem, "Being the Ricardos"
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Power of the Dog"
  • Andrew Garfield, "tick, tick...BOOM!"
  • Denzel Washington, "The Tragedy of Macbeth"

Leading Female Actress

  • Jessica Chastain, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" — Victorious
  • Olivia Colman, "The Lost Daughter"
  • Penélope Cruz, "Parallel Mothers"
  • Nicole Kidman, "Being the Ricardos"
  • Kristen Stewart, "Spencer"

Animated Feature Film

  • "Encanto" — Victorious
  • "Flee"
  • "Luca"
  • "The Mitchells vs. the Machines"
  • "Raya and the Last Dragon"


  • "Dune," Greig Fraser — Victorious
  • "Nightmare Alley," Dan Laustsen
  • "The Power of the Dog," Ari Wegner
  • "The Tragedy of Macbeth," Bruno Delbonnel
  • "West Side Story," Janusz Kaminski


  • Jane Campion,  "The Power of the Dog" — Victorious
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, "Licorice Pizza"
  • Kenneth Branagh, "Belfast"
  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, "Drive My Car"
  • Steven Spielberg, "West Side Story"

Documentary Feature

  • "Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)" — Victorious
  • "Ascension"
  • "Attica"
  • "Flee"
  • "Writing with Fire"

Documentary Short Film

  • "The Queen of Basketball" — Victorious
  • "Audible"
  • "Lead Me Home"
  • "Three Songs for Benazir"
  • "When We Were Bullies"

International Feature Film

  • "Drive My Car" (Japan) — Victorious
  • "Flee" (Denmark)
  • "The Hand of God" (Italy)
  • "Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom" (Bhutan)
  • "The Worst Person in the World" (Norway)

Original Song

  • "No Time To Die" from "No Time to Die," composed and written by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell — Victorious
  • "Be Alive" from "King Richard," composed and written by DIXSON and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
  • "Dos Oruguitas" from "Encanto," composed and written by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • "Down To Joy" from "Belfast," composed and written by Van Morrison
  • "Somehow You Do" from "Four Good Days," composed and written by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell

Production Design

  • "Dune," Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos — Victorious
  • "Nightmare Alley," Production Design: Tamara Deverell; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau
  • "The Power of the Dog," Production Design: Grant Major; Set Decoration: Amber Richards
  • "The Tragedy of Macbeth," Production Design: Stefan Dechant; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
  • "West Side Story," Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo

Visual Effects

  • "Dune," Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, and Gerd Nefzer — Victorious
  • "Free Guy," Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis, and Dan Sudick
  • "No Time to Die," Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner, and Chris Corbould
  • "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner, and Chris Corbould
  • "Spider-Man: No Way Home," Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein, and Dan Sudick

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, and Justin Raleigh — Victorious
  • "Coming 2 America," Mike Marino, Stacey Morris, and Carla Farmer
  • "Cruella," Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne, and Julia Vernon
  • "Dune," Donald Mowat, Love Larson, and Eva von Bahr
  • "House of Gucci," Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock, and Frederic Aspiras

Film Editing

  • "Dune," Joe Walker — Victorious
  • "Don't Look Up," Hank Corwin
  • "King Richard," Pamela Martin
  • "The Power of the Dog," Peter Sciberras
  • "tick, tick...BOOM!" Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum

Supporting Male Actor

  • Troy Kotsur, "CODA" — Victorious
  • Ciarán Hinds, "Belfast"
  • Jesse Plemons, "The Power of the Dog"
  • J.K. Simmons, "Being the Ricardos"
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee, "The Power of the Dog"

Supporting Female Actress

  • Ariana DeBose, "West Side Story" — Victorious
  • Jessie Buckley, "The Lost Daughter"
  • Judi Dench, "Belfast"
  • Kirsten Dunst, "The Power of the Dog"
  • Aunjanue Ellis, "King Richard"

Short Film

  • "The Long Goodbye" — Victorious
  • "Ala Kachuu - Take and Run"
  • "The Dress"
  • "On My Mind"
  • "Please Hold"

Animated Short Film

  • "The Windshield Wiper" — Victorious
  • "Affairs of the Art"
  • "Bestia"
  • "Boxballet"
  • "Robin Robin"

Original Screenplay

  • "Belfast" (Kenneth Branagh) — Victorious
  • "Don't Look Up" (Screenplay by Adam McKay and story by Adam McKay and David Sirota)
  • "King Richard" (Zach Baylin)
  • "Licorice Pizza" (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  • "The Worst Person in the World" (Eskil Vogt and Joachim Trier)

Adapted Screenplay

  • Siân Heder, "CODA" — Victorious
  • Jane Campion, "The Power of the Dog"
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Lost Daughter"
  • Ryûsuke Hamaguchi and Takamasa Oe, "Drive My Car"
  • Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts, and Denis Villeneuve, "Dune"

Original Score

  • "Dune," Hans Zimmer — Victorious
  • "Don't Look Up," Nicholas Britell
  • "Encanto," Germaine Franco
  • "Parallel Mothers," Alberto Iglesias
  • "The Power of the Dog," Jonny Greenwood


  • "Dune," Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill, and Ron Bartlett — Victorious
  • "Belfast," Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather, and Niv Adiri
  • "No Time to Die," Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey, and Mark Taylor
  • "The Power of the Dog," Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie, and Tara Webb
  • "West Side Story," Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson, and Shawn Murphy

In a thrilling night celebrating the best in film, the 2022 Critics' Choice Awards recognized outstanding achievements in various categories. From "CODA" and "Belfast" to "Dune" and "West Side Story," the list of winners showcased the incredible talent that continues to captivate audiences worldwide. As we reflect on these honored films and individuals, it's clear that the power of storytelling and the magic of cinema continue to inspire and transport us to new and extraordinary worlds. The Critics' Choice Awards not only celebrate excellence in filmmaking but also remind us of the profound impact that movies have on our lives. With the bar set high, we eagerly anticipate what the future holds for the next wave of cinematic triumphs.