2022 Critics Choice Awards: ‘Power Of The Dog,’ Will Smith, Ariana DeBose Win Again


The Critics Choice Awards, which aired Sunday, was one of the last major film (and television) award shows before the Oscars, and repeat winners Will Smith, Jane Campion, The Power Of The Dog and Ariana DeBose continued their success streak.

Nominees for Best Picture: Belfast, CODA, Don’t Look Up, Dune, King Richard, Licorice Pizza, Nightmare Alley, WINNER: The Power of the Dog, Tick, Tick…Boom!, West Side Story

Best Actor: Nicolas Cage, Pig, Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog, Peter Dinklage, Cyrano, Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick…Boom!, WINNER: Will Smith, King Richard, Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Actress: WINNER: Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter, Lady Gaga, House of Gucci, Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza, Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos, Kristen Stewart, Spencer

Best Supporting Actor: Jamie Dornan, Belfast, Ciarán Hinds, Belfast, WINNER: Troy Kotsur, CODA, Jared Leto, House of Gucci, J.K. Simmons, Being the Ricardos, Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Best Supporting Actress: Caitríona Balfe, Belfast, WINNER: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story, Ann Dowd, Mass, Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog, Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard, Rita Moreno, West Side Story

Best Young Actor/Actress: WINNER: Jude Hill, Belfast, Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza, Emilia Jones, CODA, Woody Norman, C’mon C’mon, Saniyya Sidney, King Richard, Rachel Zegler, West Side Story

Best Acting Ensemble: WINNER: Belfast, Don’t Look Up, The Harder They Fall, Licorice Pizza, The Power of the Dog, West Side Story

Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza, Kenneth Branagh, Belfast, WINNER: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog, Guillermo del Toro, Nightmare Alley, Steven Spielberg, West Side Story, Denis Villeneuve, Dune

Best Comedy: Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar, Don’t Look Up, Free Guy, The French Dispatch, WINNER: Licorice Pizza

Best Animated Feature: Encanto, Flee, Luca, WINNER: The Mitchells vs the Machines, Raya and the Last Dragon

Best Foreign Language Film: A Hero, WINNER: Drive My Car, Flee, The Hand of God, The Worst Person in the World

Best Original Screenplay: Licorice Pizza, King Richard, WINNER: Belfast, Don’t Look Up, Being the Ricardos

Best Adapted Screenplay: WINNER: The Power of the Dog, The Lost Daughter, CODA, West Side Story, Dune

Best Cinematography: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Dune, West Side Story, Nightmare Alley, WINNER: The Power of the Dog, Belfast

Best Production Design: Belfast, Nightmare Alley, The French Dispatch, West Side Story, WINNER: Dune

Best Editing: WINNER: West Side Story, Belfast, Licorice Pizza, The Power of the Dog, Dune

Best Costume Design: WINNER: Cruella, Nightmare Alley, West Side Story, Dune, House of Gucci

Best Hair And Makeup: Cruella, Dune, WINNER: The Eyes of Tammy Faye, House of Gucci, Nightmare Alley

Best Visual Effects: WINNER: Dune, The Matrix Resurrections, Nightmare Alley, No Time to Die, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Best Song: “Be Alive,” King Richard, “Dos Oruguitas,” Encanto, “Guns Go Bang,” The Harder They Fall, “Just Look Up,” Don’t Look Up, WINNER: “No Time to Die,” No Time to Die

Best Score: Don’t Look Up, The Power Of The Dog, Spencer, Nightmare Alley, WINNER: Dune

Four. That’s how many trophies The Power Of The Dog won. Dune took home three.

The Power Of The Dog, Jane Campion, Troy Kostur, Will Smith and Ariana DeBose also won awards earlier Sunday at the BAFTAs.

Ted Lasso, Succession and The White Lotus dominated the TV awards.

Belfast and West Side Story led the CCA’s film categories with 11 nominations each, followed by The Power Of The Dog, which received 10. HBO’s Succession led the television categories with eight nods. The Critics Choice Awards were pushed to March from January because of the omicron wave. The Critics Choice Association, which votes on the nominees and winners, is a group of 500 entertainment journalists and critics. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which selects the winners of the Oscars, is made up of film industry professionals.

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