The Austin Film Critics Association Announce their 2022 Award Winners

Including Jon’s Top 10 of 2022!

With Cinapse being primarily based out of Austin, we like to remain entwined with local film related entities and events. We’re also very proud to have several of our contributors count themselves as members of the Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA), myself included. Their annual film awards typically offer both solid and surprising picks, if I do say so myself. The nominees, announced earlier this month showed some love for some less appreciated, but very worthy performances and films, and their list of winners also holds some surprises, as well as a remarkable sweep for Everything Everywhere All at Once in a host of categories.

In a change from usual, the AFCA also withheld their Best Film nominations from the initial announcement, instead saving the winner, and their annual ‘top 10’ for this final ballot. The worthy winners are presented below, along with my own personal top 10. Basically, movies are good, and 2022 was a very good year for movies.

Jon’s Top 10 for 2021

  1. Everything Everywhere All at Once
  2. Bones and All
  3. Tár
  4. The Banshees of Inisherin
  5. Babylon
  6. Nope
  7. Decision to Leave
  8. Top Gun: Maverick
  9. Aftersun
  10. Prey

Honorable Mentions: After Yang, Barbarian, Jackass Forever, Kimi, The Northman, Resurrection, RRR, Watcher

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