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The 2022 GWNYFCA Film Awards Winners Announced – ‘Banshees’ and ‘Everything’ Win Big

Buffalo, NY (December 30, 2022) – The Greater Western New York Film Critics Association (GWNYFCA), a collective of WNY film critics from in and around the Buffalo and Rochester metropolitan areas, has just announced its fifth annual film awards winners for 2022. Nine different titles have received notice above their peers.

Our members consist of critics in traditional print media (newspapers and magazines) and online media (websites and podcasts). In an era of aggregate sites, we aspire to give our region a voice within the ever-changing international cinematic landscape.

Leading the way are The Banshees of Inisherin (5 wins, including Best Picture), Everything Everywhere All at Once (4 wins).

The 2022 GWNYFCA Film Awards Winners:

Best Picture:
• Babylon
• The Banshees of Inisherin – WINNER
• The Batman
• Decision to Leave
• Everything Everywhere All at Once
• The Fabelmans
• Nope
• Tár
• Top Gun: Maverick
• Women Talking

Best Foreign Language Film:
• Athena (France)
• Decision to Leave (South Korea) – WINNER
• EO (Poland)
• Happening (France)
• RRR (India)

Best Animated Film:
• Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood
• Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – WINNER
• Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
• Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
• Turning Red

Best Documentary:
• All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – WINNER
• Fire of Love
• Good Night Oppy
• Moonage Daydream
• Sr.

Best Director:
• Todd Field, Tár
• Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
• Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin – WINNER
• Park Chan-wook, Decision to Leave
• Charlotte Wells, Aftersun

Lead Actor:
• Austin Butler, Elvis
• Diego Calva, Babylon
• Colin Farrell, The Banshees of Inisherin – WINNER
• Brendan Fraser, The Whale
• Paul Mescal, Aftersun

Lead Actress:
• Cate Blanchett, Tár
• Danielle Deadwyler, Till
• Mia Goth, Pearl
• Margot Robbie, Babylon
• Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once – WINNER

Supporting Actor:
• Brendan Gleeson, The Banshees of Inisherin
• Brian Tyree Henry, Causeway
• Barry Keoghan, The Banshees of Inisherin
• Eddie Redmayne, The Good Nurse
• Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All at Once – WINNER

Supporting Actress:
• Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin – WINNER
• Dolly De Leon, Triangle of Sadness
• Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once
• Janelle Monáe, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
• Keke Palmer, Nope

Original Screenplay:
• Todd Field, Tár
• Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once
• Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin – WINNER
• Park Chan-wook & Jeong Seo-kyeong, Decision to Leave
• Charlotte Wells, Aftersun

Adapted Screenplay:
• Guillermo del Toro & Patrick McHale / Guillermo del Toro & Matthew Robbins (story), Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
• Samuel D. Hunter, The Whale
• Rian Johnson, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – WINNER
• David Kajganich, Bones and All
• Sarah Polley and Miriam Toews, Women Talking

Best Cinematography:
• Ben Davis, The Banshees of Inisherin
• Florian Hoffmeister, Tár
• Claudio Miranda, Top Gun: Maverick – WINNER
• Linus Sandgren, Babylon
• Hoyte Van Hoytema, Nope

Best Editing:
• Tom Cross, Babylon
• Eddie Hamilton, Top Gun: Maverick
• Paul Rogers, Everything Everywhere All at Once – WINNER
• Matt Villa & Jonathan Redmond, Elvis
• Monika Willi, Tár

Best Score:
• Carter Burwell, The Banshees of Inisherin
• Alexandre Desplat, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
• Michael Giacchino, The Batman – WINNER
• Hildur Guðnadóttir, Women Talking
• Justin Hurwitz, Babylon

Breakthrough Performance:
• Vanessa Burghardt, Cha Cha Real Smooth
• Austin Butler, Elvis
• Frankie Corio, Aftersun
• Danielle Deadwyler, Till
• Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once – WINNER

Breakthrough Director:
• Audrey Diwan, Happening
• Damien Leone, Terrifier 2
• Lila Neugebauer, Causeway
• Chloe Okuno, Watcher
• Charlotte Wells,  Aftersun – WINNER

Please see their website for a full account of this year’s winners. 


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Robert Hamer
11 months ago

I totally “get” and support the widespread critical adulation Everything Everywhere All At Once has enjoyed so far… but for The Banshees of Inisherin getting so many plaudits is baffling to me.

Joey Magidson
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert Hamer

I’m somewhat with you, though I liked it a fair amount more than you did. It’s somewhat surprising, and even was to McDonagh when I spoke to him, that this smaller one is getting the amount of awards and buzz that it has so far.



Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Awards Circuit and Screen Radar. He has conducted interviews with some of the best in the business - learning more about them, their projects and their crafts. He is a graduate of the RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.

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