Film News: Chicago Film Critics Association 2022 Best Film is ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’

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CHICAGO – The story of an unusual turn in a 1920s Irish friendship captured the hearts of the Chicago Film Critics Association, as they named “The Banshees of Inisherin” – written and directed by Martin McDonagh – as Best Picture at their annual awards announcement banquet on December 14th, 2022. The film also took Best Actor (Colin Farrell), Best Supporting Actress (Kerry Condon) and Best Original Screenplay. Earning the most awards was “Everything Everywhere All at Once” – helmed by Daniel Scheinert and Dan Kwan, who were awarded Best Directors – with six designated honors.

Other major recipients included Best Actress Cate Blanchett as the title character in “Tár” and Best Supporting Actor Ke Huy Quan for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Other awards highlights included “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” for Best Animated Feature, “Fire of Love” for Best Documentary, “Decision to Leave” as Best Foreign Language Film and Charlotte Wells, writer/director of “Aftersun,” as recipient of the Milos Stehlik Breakthrough Filmmaker Award.

CFCA 2022 Best Picture ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’
Photo credit: Searchlight Pictures

The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) is an organization that oversees many events in the Chicagoland area, including the Chicago Film Critics Awards, the Chicago Critics Film Festival and various film discussions and events around the city and surrounding suburbs. The CFCA Awardees for the best of 2022 films are…

StarBest Picture
The Banshees of Inisherin

StarBest Director
Dan Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

StarBest Actress
Cate Blanchett, “TÁR”

StarBest Actor
Colin Farrell, “The Banshees of Inisherin”

StarBest Supporting Actress
Kerry Condon, “The Banshees of Inisherin”

StarBest Supporting Actor
Ke Huy Quan, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

StarBest Original Screenplay
”The Banshees of Inisherin” by Martin McDonagh

StarBest Adapted Screenplay
“Women Talking” by Sarah Polley

StarBest Foreign Language Film
Decision to Leave

StarBest Documentary
Fire of Love

StarBest Animated Feature
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

StarBest Art Direction/Production Design
“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Jason Kisvarday & Amelia Brooke

StarBest Cinematography
“Decision to Leave,” Kim Ji-Yong

StarBest Use of Visual Effects
Everything Everywhere All at Once

StarBest Editing
“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Paul Rogers

StarBest Original Score
“Babylon,” Justin Hurwitz

StarMost Promising Performer
Austin Butler, “Elvis”

StarMost Promising Filmmaker
Charlotte Wells, “Aftersun”

For more information about the 2022 Awardees, the upcoming 2023 Chicago Critics Film Festival and the CFCA, click CFCA. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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