New from The HoloFiles from Josh and George Bate: 2022 Chicago Indie Critics Windie Award Winners

By George Bate & Josh Reilly B.

Chicago Indie Critics, in their seventh year, held their annual award ceremony last night, honoring the past year’s accomplishments in cinema and film criticism. The newly named Windies were held at the Music Box Theatre Lounge in Chicago on a wholesome and intimate night full of surprise winners.

Here is the list of the very worthy 2022 Windie winners, voted by members of Chicago Indie Critics.

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM (budgets under $25 million)

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, Producers: Jonathan Wang, Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, Joe Russo, Anthony Russo, and Mike Larocca

BEST STUDIO FILM (budgets over $25 million)

RRR, Producers: D.V.V. Danayya

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

DECISION TO LEAVE, Producers: Jisun Back, Park Chan-wook, KO Dae-sok

BEST DOCUMENTARY

FIRE OF LOVE, Producers: Shane Boris, Sara Dosa, and Ina Fichman

BEST ANIMATED FILM

GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO, Producers: Guillermo del Toro, Lisa Henson, Gary Ungar, Alex Bulkley, and Corey Campodonico

BEST DIRECTOR

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

WOMEN TALKING, Sarah Polley

BEST ACTOR

Colin Farrell, THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

BEST ACTRESS

Michelle Yeoh, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Ke Huy Quan, EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Janelle Monáe, GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY, Casting directors: Brett Howe and Mary Vernieu

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

TOP GUN: MAVERICK, Claudio Miranda

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER, Dylan Cole, Ben Procter, and Vanessa Cole

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

THE WOMAN KING, Gersha Phillips

BEST MAKEUP

THE BATMAN, Naomi Donne, Mike Marino, and Mike Fontaine

BEST EDITING

EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, Paul Rodger

BEST MUSICAL SCORE

GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO, Alexandre Desplat

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Naatu Naatu” – RRR, Music by M.M. Keeravaani and lyrics by Chandrabose

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER, Joe Letteri, Richard Baneham, Eric Saindon, and Daniel Barrett

BEST STUNTS

RRR, Nick Powell

BREAKOUT ARTIST

Austin Butler

SIGHT UNSEEN PERFORMANCE

Jenny Slate, MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON 

IMPACT AWARD

Given to a person whose work has had a positive impact on the Chicagoland film community

The late Sergio Mims (film critic)

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