Return to Seoul directed by Davy Chou was named Best Film of 2022 by the Boston Society of Film Critics. In the film, a 25-year-old French woman returns to South Korea, where she was born, for the very first time and decides to look for her biological parents, but her journey takes a surprising turn.
Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin was awarded the honor of Best English Language Film, along with Best Actor for Colin Farrell (who was also lauded for his work in After Yang), Best Supporting Actress for Kerry Condon, and Best Original Screenplay for Martin McDonagh.
Everything Everywhere All At Once received multiple performance awards, with Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh and Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan.
Other top honors included Best Director for Todd Field, TÁR; Best Documentary for All the Beauty and the Bloodshed; and Best New Filmmaker for Charlotte Wells for Aftersun.
Complete list of winners of Boston Society of Film Critics 2022 Awards
Best Film – Return to Seoul
Best Actor – Colin Farrell, recognized for his work in both The Banshees of Inisherin & After Yang
Best Actress – Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All At Once
Best Supporting Actor – Ke Huy Quan, Everything Everywhere All At Once
Best Supporting Actress – Kerry Condon, The Banshees of Inisherin
Best Director – Todd Field, TÁR
Best Original Screenplay – Martin McDonagh, The Banshees of Inisherin
Best Adapted Screenplay – Kogonada, After Yang
Best Cinematography – Eliot Rockett, recognized for his work on both Pearl & X
Best Documentary (awarded in memory of Lucia Small) – All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Best English Language Film – The Banshees of Inisherin*
Best Animated Film – Turning Red
Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) – TIE: Kim Sang-bum, Decision to Leave & Blair McClendon, Aftersun
Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) – Charlotte Wells, Aftersun
Best Ensemble Cast – TIE: Jackass Forever & Women Talking
Best Original Score – M.M. Keeravani, RRR