Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2022

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16th Houston Film Critics Society Awards
DateFebruary 18, 2023 (2023-02-18)
LocationMidtown Arts & Theater Center Houston, Texas
Presented byHouston Film Critics Society
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The 16th Houston Film Critics Society Awards were announced on February 18, 2023, at the Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston (MATCH) in Texas.[1][2][3] The nominations were announced on January 10, 2023, with The Banshees of Inisherin and Everything Everywhere All at Once leading the nominations with nine each.[4][5][6] Both films won the most awards with three each, with Everything Everywhere All at Once winning Best Picture.[7][8][9] The nominees for the Texas Independent Film Award were announced on December 7, 2022.[10]

Hosted by local film critics and film industry notables, the event featured live, abridged performances of the five Best Original Song nominees, which went to "Naatu Naatu" from RRR, and the awarding of the Texas Independent Film Award.[1] "As the industry continues to debate how we should experience the magic of film, moviemakers continue to imagine creative stories about compelling people," said Douglas Harris, HFCS President. "This year, the films we honor showcase a community daring to rethink, refresh and reinvent," she concluded.[4]

The performances of the five nominated songs were performed by local performers Sheleah Monea, Cameron Starnes, and Sankar Narayanan, under the direction of music director Scott Benton, and the presence of the Consuls General of Argentina, Belgium, Germany and Korea for the presentation of Best Foreign Language Feature. Following the two-hour production, guests adjourned to the Gallery at MATCH for a reception featuring an Everything Everywhere All at Once-themed bagel buffet courtesy of Ziggy Gruber of "Kenny and Ziggy's New York Delicatessen" and Barry Shapiro of "Bagel Express".[8]

"As we celebrate a year when we rediscovered the joy of the movies, our critics applaud a film that dares to push the art in every possible way," Harris said. "Just as we have in so many previous award years, the Houston Critics look for opportunities to honor filmmakers who dare to bring something new to the screen. Each year, the Society presents our awards after thoroughly reviewing the year's films," she continued. "We select our nominees in December before casting final votes early in the new year. As professional journalists, who believe in the power of film, we are thrilled with the range and substance of this year's winners," Harris concluded.[8]

Winners and nominees[edit]

Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan, Best Director winners
Colin Farrell, Best Actor winner
Cate Blanchett, Best Actress winner
Ke Huy Quan, Best Supporting Actor winner
Kerry Condon, Best Supporting Actress winner
Martin McDonagh, Best Screenplay winner

Winners are listed first and highlighted with boldface.

Best Picture Best Director
Best Actor Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Best Screenplay Best Animated Feature
Best Documentary Feature Best Foreign Language Feature
Best Original Score Best Original Song
Best Cinematography Best Visual Effects
Best Ensemble Cast Best Stunt Coordination Team
Texas Independent Film Award


  1. ^ a b "16th Annual Houston Film Critics Society Movie Awards!". Houston Film Critics Society. January 24, 2023. Retrieved January 25, 2023.
  2. ^ Vonder Haar, Peter (February 1, 2023). "Come One, Come All to the 16th Annual Houston Film Critics Society Awards". Houston Press. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  3. ^ Dansby, Andrew; Darling, Cary (February 16, 2023). "Houston Film Critics' Movie Awards, Os Mutantes among critics' picks". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  4. ^ a b "'Banshees' and 'Everything' Lead Houston Film Critics Nominations". Houston Film Critics Society. January 10, 2023. Retrieved January 11, 2023.
  5. ^ Darling, Cary (January 10, 2023). "'Everything Everywhere', 'Banshees of Inisherin' top list of Houston Critics' nominations". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on January 12, 2023. Retrieved January 11, 2023.
  6. ^ Vonder Haar, Peter (January 11, 2023). "Everything is Coming Up Banshees as the Houston Film Critics Society Announces Its 2022 Nominees". Houston Press. Retrieved January 11, 2023.
  7. ^ Anderson, Erik (February 18, 2023). "2022 Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS) Winners". AwardsWatch. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  8. ^ a b c "'Everything Everywhere All at Once' Tops Houston Film Critics' Awards". Houston Film Critics Society. February 20, 2023. Retrieved February 25, 2023.
  9. ^ Darling, Cary (February 18, 2023). "'Everything', 'RRR', 'Banshees' top Houston Film Critics' Awards". Houston Chronicle. Archived from the original on February 19, 2023. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  10. ^ "HFCS Announces the 2022 Texas Independent Film Award (TIFA) Nominees". Houston Film Critics Society. December 7, 2022. Retrieved January 11, 2023.

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