The 6th Annual Sheist Film Awards (2022)

It’s that time of year once again! Well, technically, it’s well beyond that time but I had to spend the last month since football season trying to catch up with as many of the 2022 outliers as I reasonably could. That brings us to the eve of the Academy Awards and there’s nothing quite like a deadline to get the blood pumping.

Anyway, I still managed to cover somewhere between 150-200 films when it comes to the ’22 cinematic year so let’s start off by easing our way into things. Giddy up!

You can check out an abridged version of this list on the Podcast

BEST OF STREAMING


HULU

Prey

Director: Dan Trachtenberg | Writers: Patrick Aison, Dan Trachtenberg, Jim Thomas

AMAZON

Argentina, 1985

Director: Santiago Mitre | Writers: Mariano Llinás, Martín Mauregui, Santiago Mitre

HBO MAX

The Fallout

Written & Directed by: Megan Park

DISNEY+

Turning Red

Director: Domee Shi | Writers: Domee Shi, Julia Cho, Sarah Streicher

APPLE TV+

Sidney

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Writer: Jesse James Miller

PARAMOUNT+

Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe

Directors: Albert Calleros, John Rice

Writers: Mike Judge, Lew Morton, Guy Maxtone-Graham

NETFLIX

All Quiet on the Western Front

Director: Edward Berger

Writers: Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell, Erich Maria Remarque (novel)


WEIRDEST MOVIE

Glorious

Director: Rebekah McKendry | Writers: Todd Rigney, Joshua Hill, David Ian McKendry

*Honorable Mention – Mad God – Written & Directed: by Phil Tippet

MOST ORIGINAL MOVIE

Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon

Written & Directed by: Ana Lily Amirpour

BEST SEQUEL or PREQUEL

Top Gun: Maverick

Director: Joseph Kosinski

Screenplay: Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie

Story: Peter Craig and Justin Marks | Characters: Jim Cash & Jack Epps Jr.

BEST REBOOT or REMAKE

The Batman

Director: Matt Reeves | Writers: Matt Reeves, Peter Craig, Bob Kane

BEST SOUNDTRACK

Metal Lords

Director: Peter Sollet | Writer: D.B. Weiss

Tracks by: Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Avenged Sevenfold, Mastodon, Ozzy Osbourne, Motorhead, Metallica, Pantera, Guns N’ Roses, Black Sabbath, & More

MUST-SEE DOCUMENTARY

All The Beauty And The Bloodshed

Director: Laura Poitras


BREAKOUT PERFORMERS

Stephanie Hsu & Jeremy Pope

Stephanie Hsu in EEAAO – Jeremy Pope in The Inspection

*Honorable mentions to Edem Dambrine (Close) & Siiri Solalinna (Hatching)

BREAKOUT DIRECTORS

Charlotte WellsAftersun & Dean Fleischer CampMarcel the Shell With Shoes On

Charlotte Wells – Dean Fleischer Camp

*Honorable mentions to Chloe Okuno (Watcher) & John Patton Ford (Emily the Criminal)


COMEBACKS OF THE YEAR

Brendan FraserThe Whale & Ke Huy QuanEverything Everywhere All At Once

Brenda Fraser – Ke Huy Quan

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE

Women Talking

Written & Directed by: Sarah Polley, Miriam Towes (novel)

PERFORMERS OF THE YEAR

Jenna Ortega & Pedro Pascal

Jenna Ortega (Scream) & Pedro Pascal (Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent)

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR

Luca Guadagnino


BEST USE OF SOUND

The Whale

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Writer: Samuel D. Hunter

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Lady Gaga – “Hold My Hand” (Top Gun: Maverick)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

John WilliamsThe Fabelmans

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Catherine MartinElvis

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Christian M. GoldbeckAll Quiet on the Western Front

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Avatar: The Way of Water

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Darius KhondjiBardo: False Chronicles of a Handful of Truths


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Director: Dean Fleischer Camp | Writers: Dean Fleischer Camp, Jenny Slate, Nick Paley

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

All Quiet on the Western Front

Director: Edward Berger

Writers: Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell, Erich Maria Remarque (novel)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Sarah PolleyWomen Talking – Based on Miriam Toews’ novel

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Todd FieldTÁR

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Stephanie HsuEverything Everywhere All At Once

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Ke Huy QuanEverything Everywhere All At Once

BEST ACTRESS

Michelle Yeoh Everything Everywhere All At Once

BEST ACTOR

Brendan FraserThe Whale

BEST DIRECTOR

Todd FieldTÁR

BEST PICTURE

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Written & Directed by: Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert (aka Daniels)


The Sheist List

Now that the “business” is taken care of, I can take off my analytical hat and get back into the fun stuff. It’s time to celebrate my favorite movies of the year that didn’t get the attention I think they deserved.

Dinner in America

Written & Directed by: Adam Rehmeier

Vortex

Written & Directed: Gaspar Noé

Petite Maman

Written & Directed by: Céline Sciamma

The Northman

Director: Robert Eggers | Writers: Sjón, Robert Eggers

Decision to Leave

Director: Park Chan-wook | Writers: Chung Seo-kyung, Park Chan-wook

Bones and All

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Writers: David Kajganich, Camille DeAngelis (novel)

Holy Spider

Director: Ali Abbasi

Writers: Afshin Kamran Bahrami, Ali Abbasi, Jonas Wagner (story supervisor)

Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

Director: Tom Gormican | Writers: Tom Gormican, Kevin Etten

Bardo: False Chronicles of a Handful of Truths

Director: Alejandro Iñárritu | Writers: Alejandro Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone

Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon

Written & Directed by: Ana Lily Amirpour

Dual

Written & Directed by: Riley Stearns

Weird: The Weird Al Yankovic Story

Director: Eril Appel | Writers: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Eric Appel

Nope

Written & Directed by: Jordan Peele

Emily the Criminal

Written & Directed by: John Patton Ford

Watcher

Director: Chloe Okuno | Writers: Zack Ford (based on), Chloe Okuno

Something in the Dirt

Directors: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead | Writer: Justin Benson


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