10 Missed and Undersung Contenders

Finest Image

13 Lives

Ron Howard’s masterful portrait of the 2018 Thai cave rescue could have been hindered by a summer season launch and/or following the 2021 doc The Rescue. It deserves one other look.

Finest Director

Joseph Kosinski, High Gun: Maverick

Maverick is one among 2022’s most critically and commercially profitable movies. It didn’t direct itself. Kosinski could not have a excessive profile, however he deserves respect.

Finest Actor

Paul Mescal, Aftersun

For his delicate efficiency as a struggling younger father in Charlotte Wells’ acclaimed indie, the Regular Individuals star is already up for Critics Alternative and Spirit awards. (His younger co-star, Frankie Corio, is equally worthy.)

Finest Actress

Ana de Armas, Blonde

Certain, the movie’s too lengthy and, within the eyes of some, exploitative — however that’s not the fault of this Cuban expertise, who took an enormous swing and hit a house run along with her efficiency.

Finest Supporting Actor

Mark Sturdy, Tár

It’s arduous to not be acted off the display screen by Cate Blanchett, however this veteran character actor, donning a hilarious toupée to play a money-man who needs he had Lydia Tár’s expertise, holds his personal.

Finest Supporting Actress

Gabrielle Union, The Inspection

Mo’Nique received this award for taking part in a bigoted nightmare of a mom in Treasured; Union, for a equally terrifying flip reverse Jeremy Pope, is equally worthy.

Finest Tailored Screenplay

Girl Chatterley’s Lover

D.H. Lawrence’s 1928 novel has been tailored many instances, however by no means higher than by two-time Oscar nominee David Magee, who additionally tailored this season’s A Man Known as Otto.

Finest Unique Screenplay


Extra polarizing than Jordan Peele’s earlier movies Get Out (for which he received this Oscar) and Us, Nope is nonetheless comparably sensible and humorous, and arguably much more formidable.

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Finest Documentary Characteristic

Unhealthy Axe

David Siev’s Oscar-shortlisted debut is a portrait of COVID-era America, seen via the lens of his Cambodian Mexican American household in small-town Michigan.

Finest Unique Music

“Naatu Naatu,” RRR

Chandrabose and M. M. Keeravani’s shortlisted tune is the centerpiece of a large blockbuster from India, and has had individuals dancing within the aisles of cinemas world wide.

A model of this story first appeared in a Jan. stand-alone subject of The truestarz journal. To obtain the journal, click on right here to subscribe.



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