2022–2023 Film Awards and Nominees

The following women and nonbinary film professionals have received awards or nominations for their work in cinema throughout the 2022–2023 awards season. List updated regularly.

38th Independent Spirit Awards NOMINATIONS – March 4, 2023

  • Best Feature
    • Bones and All – Theresa Park
    • Our Father, the Devil – Ellie Foumbi
    • Tár – Alexandra Milchan
    • Women Talking – Sarah Polley, Dede Gardner, Frances McDormand
  • Best Director
    • Sarah Polley, Women Talking
    • Halina Reijn, Bodies Bodies Bodies
  • Best Lead Performance
    • Cate Blanchett, Tár
    • Dale Dickey, A Love Song
    • Mia Goth, Pearl
    • Regina Hall, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.
    • Aubrey Plaza, Emily the Criminal
    • Taylor Russell, Bones and All
    • Andrea Riseborough, To Leslie
    • Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Best Supporting Performance
    • Jamie Lee Curtis, Everything Everywhere All at Once
    • Nina Hoss, Tár
    • Gabrielle Union, The Inspection
  • Best Breakthrough Performance
    • Frankie Corio, Aftersun
    • Garcija Filipovic, Murina
    • Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All at Once
    • Lily McInerny, Palm Trees and Power Lines
  • Best Screenplay
    • Catherine Called Birdy – Lena Dunham
    • Women Talking – Sarah Polley
  • Best First Screenplay
    • Bodies Bodies Bodies – Sarah DeLappe, Kristen Roupenian
    • Emergency – K.D. Dávila
    • Palm Trees and Power Lines – Jamie Dack, Audrey Findlay
  • Best First Feature
    • Aftersun – Charlotte Wells, Amy Jackson, Adele Romanski
    • Emily the Criminal – Aubrey Plaza
    • The Inspection – Effie T. Brown
    • Murina – Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
    • Palm Trees and Power Lines – Jamie Dack, Leah Chen Baker
  • John Cassavetes Award
    • The African Desperate – Martine Syms, Vic Brooks
    • Holy Emy – Araceli Lemos, Giulia Caruso
  • Best Cinematography
    • Murina – Hélène Louvart
    • Neptune Frost – Anisia Uzeyman
  • Best Documentary
    • A House Made of Splinters – Monica Hellström
    • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – Laura Poitras, Nan Goldin
    • Midwives – Snow Hnin El Hlaing, Mila Aung-Thwin, Ulla Lehmann
    • Riotsville, U.S.A. – Sierra Pettengill, Sara Archambault, Jamila Wignot
  • Best Editing
    • Tár – Monika Willi
  • Best International Film
    • Corsage – Marie Kreutzer
    • Leonor Will Never Die – Martika Ramirez Esbovar
    • Saint Omer – Alice Diop
  • Producers Award
    • Liz Cardenas
    • Tory Lenosky
  • Someone to Watch Award
    • Adamma Ebo, Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.
    • Nikyatu Jusu, Nanny
    • Araceli Lemos, Holy Emy
  • The Truer Than Fiction Award
    • Isabel Castro, Mija
    • Rebeca Huntt, Beba
  • Robert Altman Award: Women Talking – Sarah Polley, Shayla Brown, Jessie Buckley, Claire Foy, Kira Guloien, Kate Hallett, Judith Ivey, Rooney Mara, Sheila McCarthy, Frances McDormand, Michelle McLeod, Liv McNeil, August Winter

34th Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards – January 5, 2023

  • Director of the Year: Sarah Polley, Women Talking

38th IDA Documentary Awards NOMINATIONS – December 10, 2022

  • Best Feature Documentary
    • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – Laura Poitras, Nan Goldin
    • Fire of Love – Sara Dosa, Ina Fichman
    • A House Made of Splinters – Monica Hellström
    • Katrina Babies – Audrey Rosenberg, Rebecca Teitel
    • Mija – Isabel Castro, Tabitha Breese, Yesenia Tlahuel
    • Navalny – Odessa Rae, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller
    • No Simple Way Home – Akuol de Mabior, Tiny Mungwe
    • The Pawnshop – Anna Mazerant
    • Young Plato – Neasa Ní Chianáin, Hanne Phlypo, Céline Nusse, Jackie Doyle
  • Best Director
    • Laura Poitras, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
    • Sara Dosa, Fire of Love
  • Best Cinematography
    • Fire of Love – Katia Krafft
    • Geographies of Solitude – Jacquelyn Mills
  • Best Editing
    • All That Breathes – Charlotte Munch
    • Fire of Love – Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput
    • The Princess – Jinx Godfrey
    • Wildcat – Melissa Lesh
  • Best Music Score
    • The Fire That Took Her – Katy Jarzebowski
  • Best Writing
    • 8 Stories About My Hearing Loss – Charo Mato
    • Fire of Love – Sara Dosa, Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput
    • Last Flight Home – Ondi Timoner
    • No Simple Way Home – Akuol de Mabior
  • Best Short Documentary
    • ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught) – Brit Hensel, Taylor Hensel, Kavita Pillay, Tracy Rector
    • The Benevolents – Sarah Baril Gaudet
    • The Dreamlife of Georgie Stone – Maya Newell, Sophie Hyde, Lisa Sherrard
    • Haulout – Evgenia Arbugaeva
    • I Am Trying to Remember – Pegah Ahangarani
    • In Flow of Words – Eliane Esther Bots, Manon Bovenkerk
    • Love, Barbara – Brydie O’Connor, Myriam Schroeter
    • Nuisance Bear – Gabriela Osio Vanden
    • The Silent Shore – Nathalie Giraud, Anne Bruneau
    • Two-Spirit – Mónica Taboada-Tapia
  • Best Music Documentary
    • Cesâria Évora – Ana Sofia Fonseca, Irina Calado
    • Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues – Sara Bernstein, Julie Anderson
    • Nothing Compares – Kathryn Ferguson, Eleanor Emptage
  • David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award
    • 3 Promises – Carolina Cordero
    • Compton’s 22 – Drew de Pinto, Azza Cohen, Susan Stryker
    • La Casa del Migrante – Olivia Yarvis
  • ABC News VideoSource Award Winner: Riotsville, U.S.A. – Sierra Pettengill, Sara Archambault, Jamila Wingot
  • Pare Lorentz Award, Honorable Mention: Nuisance Bear – Gabriela Osio Vanden

[Full list of nominees, including for television and audio series, available here.]

32nd Gotham Awards NOMINATIONS – November 28, 2022

  • Best Feature
    • Aftersun – Charlotte Wells, Adele Romanski, Amy Jackson
    • Dos Estaciones – Ilana Coleman, Bruna Haddad
    • Tár – Alexandra Milchan
  • Breakthrough Director:
    • Charlotte Wells, Aftersun
    • Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic, Murina
    • Beth De Araújo, Soft & Quiet
    • Jane Schoenbrun, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair
  • Best Screenplay
    • Lena Dunham, Catherine Called Birdy
    • Sarah Polley, Women Talking
  • Breakthrough Performer
    • Frankie Corio, Aftersun
    • Kali Reis, Catch the Fair One
    • Gracija Flipovic, Murina
    • Anna Diop, Nanny
    • Anna Cobb, We’re All Going to the World’s Fair
  • Outstanding Supporting Performance
    • Gabrielle Union, The Inspection
    • Nina Hoss, Tár
    • Noémie Merlant, Tár
    • Hong Chau, The Whale
  • Outstanding Lead Performance
    • Cate Blanchett, Tár
    • Danielle Deadwyler, Till
    • Dale Dickey, A Long Song
    • Thandiwe Newton, God’s Country
    • Aubrey Plaza, Emily the Criminal
    • Taylor Russell, Bones and All
    • Michelle Yeoh, Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Best International Feature
    • Corsage – Marie Kruetzer, Johanna Scherz, Maren Ade, Janine Jackowski
    • Happening – Audrey Diwan, Alice Girard
    • Saint Omer – Alice Diop
  • Best Documentary Feature
    • All the Beauty and the Bloodshed – Laura Poitras, Nan Goldin
    • The Territory – Sigrid Dyekjaer, Lizzie Gillett
    • What We Leave Behind – Iliana Sosa, Emma D. Miller
  • Ensemble Tribute: Fire Island – Margaret Cho, Tomás Matos
  • Filmmaker Tribute: Gina Prince-Bythewood
  • Performer Tribute: Michelle Williams

[Full list of nominees, including for television series, available here.]

13th AMPAS Governors Awards – November 19, 2022

  • Academy Honorary Award Recipients
    • Euzhan Palcy
    • Diane Warren

7th Critics Choice Documentary Awards – November 13, 2022

  • Best Documentary Feature
    • Gold: Good Night Oppy – Jessica Hargrave
    • Silver: Fire of Love – Sara Dosa, Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput
    • Bronze: Navalny – Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Odessa Rae
  • Best Narration: Good Night Oppy – Helen Kearns, Angela Bassett
  • Best Archival Documentary: Fire of Love – Sara Dosa, Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput
  • Best Historical Documentary: Descendant – Margaret Brown, Essie Chambers
  • Best Biographical Documentary: Sidney – Oprah Winfrey
  • Best Political Documentary: Navalny – Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Odessa Rae
  • Best Science/Nature Documentary: Good Night Oppy – Jessica Hargrave
  • Best Sports Documentary (tie): Citizen Ashe – Anna Godas, Beth Hubbard
  • Best Short Documentary: Nuisance Bear – Gabriela Osio Vanden
  • Pennebaker Award: Barbara Kopple
  • Critics Choice Impact Award: Dawn Porter

[Full list of winners, including for television series, available here.]

47th Toronto International Film Festival Awards – September 18, 2022

  • TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Award First Runner-Up: Women Talking, dir. Sarah Polley
  • TIFF 2022 People’s Choice Documentary Award First Runner-Up: Maya and the Wave, dir. Stephanie Johnes
  • Shawn Mendes Foundation Changemaker Award: Something You Said Last Night, dir. Luis De Filippis
  • Amplify Voices Award: Leonor Will Never Die, dir. Martika Ramirez Escobar
  • Amplify Voices Award for Best Canadian Feature Film: To Kill a Tiger, dir. Nisha Pahuja
  • Special Mention for Best Feature from an Emerging BIPOC Filmmaker: Bufy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On, dir. Madison Thomas
  • NETPAC Award: Sweet As, dir. Jub Clerc
  • IMDbPro Short Cuts Award for Best Film: Snow in September, dir. Lkhagvadulam (Dulmaa) Purev-Ochir
  • IMDbPro Short Cuts Share Her Journey Award: Nanitic, dir. Carol Nguyen

79th Venice International Film Festival Awards – September 10, 2022

  • Golden Lion: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, dir. Laura Poitras
  • Saint Omer, dir. Alice Diop
  • Best Young Actor: Taylor Russell, Bones and All
  • Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Tár