Awards Season 2021—2022

Welcome to the 2021–2022 motion picture awards season, where we keep track of the major feature film and feature documentary winners throughout the year.

See also our 2020–2021, 2019–2020 and 2018–2019 awards season lists and our collection of Best Film prize winners only. Subscribe to comment notifications for updates.

We include several big festival prizes from Sundance, the Berlinale, Cannes, Venice, Toronto and London. Then we roll on into the business end of the year, from November through until the 94th Academy Awards. We include major guilds, significant critics associations, select international awards, and several popular awards–e.g. E! People’s Choice–because people are people, too.

The list is ranked by each film’s weighted average rating (highest first). Read the notes for…

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  • The Father
  • Revolution of Our Times
  • Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
  • The Worst Person in the World
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • Drive My Car
  • Flee
  • C'mon C'mon
  • Yuni
  • Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
  • Quo vadis, Aida?
  • Little Girl
  • Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror
  • Soul
  • Mr. Bachmann and His Class
  • Mass
  • The Rescue
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Dune
  • Another Round
  • The Velvet Queen
  • Petite Maman
  • Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy
  • Boiling Point
  • The Souvenir: Part II
  • Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America
  • The Mitchells vs. The Machines
  • Summer Nights
  • Legend of Destruction
  • Prayers for the Stolen
  • Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy
  • Who’s Stopping Us
  • Luca
  • Red Rocket
  • Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes
  • tick, tick...BOOM!
  • The Summit of the Gods
  • Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time
  • The Last Forest
  • Scarborough
  • Shiva Baby
  • The Neutral Ground
  • The Velvet Underground
  • CODA
  • Marona's Fantastic Tale
  • American Girl
  • The Sparks Brothers
  • The Quiet Girl
  • Mad God
  • Great Freedom
  • We Made a Beautiful Bouquet
  • A Night of Knowing Nothing
  • The Alpinist
  • Happening
  • Full Time
  • The Crime of the Century
  • Riders of Justice
  • Young Plato
  • Hit the Road
  • Pig
  • A Cop Movie
  • Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash
  • A Hero
  • Ninjababy
  • The Hand of God
  • Procession
  • Spencer
  • President
  • On the Other Side
  • Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It
  • The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • West Side Story
  • The French Dispatch
  • Fly So Far
  • Not Going Quietly
  • Vortex
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Onoda: 10,000 Nights in the Jungle
  • Lost Illusions
  • Attica
  • Kuessipan
  • On the Job: The Missing 8
  • The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic
  • After Love
  • Introducing, Selma Blair
  • The Green Knight
  • The Book of Fish
  • Encanto
  • The First Wave
  • In the Same Breath
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Jacinta
  • The Power of the Dog
  • All These Sons
  • The Crossing
  • Memoria
  • Val
  • On the Count of Three
  • Operation Hyacinth
  • All Light, Everywhere