The Oklahoma Film Critics Circle, of which I am a voting member, named its best of 2022 movie award winners yesterday. The voting was done by the full membership and the winners included a strong mix of big-budget movies, critical indie darlings, and even a Netflix original or two.

Here is a look at who the OFCC named the best of the best of 2022.

Best Film of 2022

The best film of 2022 went to the movie Everything Everywhere All at Once. The movie starred Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan as a married couple who are growing apart, but when they find they live in just one world in a world of multiverses, they realize that they have to bond together to survive and ensure their family remains safe.

“Everything Everywhere All At Once lived up to its title. Not only was it named OFCC’s Best Film by a landslide, but the film held multi-category appeal to members, triumphing by both slim and wide margins in a highly competitive film season,” said Jeff Huston, OFCC president.

OFCC Top 10 Movies of 2022

The full rundown of the Top 10 movies of 2022 based on OFCC voting is the following. We also give out awards for the Most Disappointing and Don’t Worry Darling took that award. Ironically, the runner-up was Babylon, which also ended up as the #6 movie in the Top 10, proving that movies, as is everything in entertainment, remain subjective. Babylon was in my personal Top 5 when voting this year.

“Our pick for the Best Film of 2022, Everything Everywhere All at Once, along with other
theatrical-only best film contenders like Top Gun: Maverick and RRR, represent the
continued commitment to larger-scale stories that can only be fully experienced on the
big screen to meet the audience demand,” said Caleb Masters, OFCC vice president.
“We also saw many personal passion projects from top-tier directors like Steven
Spielberg’s The Fabelmans, Guillermo del Tor’s Pinocchio, Damien Chazelle’s Babylon,
and Ti West’s Pearl, resonate with Oklahoma film critics.”

Here are the rest of our awards for the best of 2022:

OFCC: Best of 2022

Best Actor
Winner: Brendan Fraser, The Whale
Runner-Up: Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin

Best Actress
Winner: Cate Blanchett, TÁR
Runner-Up: Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Supporting Actor
Winner: Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All At Once
Runner-Up: Paul Dano, The Fabelmans

Best Supporting Actress
Winner: Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All At Once
Runner-Up: Hong Chau, The Whale

Best Original Screenplay
Winner: Everything Everywhere All At Once
Runner-Up: TÁR

Best Adapted Screenplay
Winner: Glass Onion
Runner-Up: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Best Director
Winner: Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All At Once
Runner-Up: Steven Spielberg, The Fabelmans

Best Documentary
Winner: All The Beauty and the Bloodshed
Runner-Up: Fire of Love

Best Animated Film
Winner: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Runner-Up: Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Best Foreign Language Language
Winner: Decision to Leave (South Korea)
Runner-Up: RRR (India)

Best Cinematography
Winner: Top Gun: Maverick
Runner-Up: Babylon

Best Score
Winner: Babylon
Runner-Up: The Batman

Best Ensemble
Winner: Glass Onion
Runner-Up: Babylon

Best First Feature
Winner: Aftersun (dir. Charlotte Wells)
Runner-Up: Emily the Criminal (dir. John Patron Ford)

Best Body of Work
Winner: Colin Farrell
Runner-Up: Paul Dano