July 30, 2021

The 2022 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards

We look forward to honoring the best films, actors, and filmmakers of 2022. Our nominees will be announced on Monday, January 9, 2023, and awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, starting at 9am Pacific Time.

For award consideration, please take note of our full timeline:

  • December 31, 2022 – Eligibility deadline.
  • January 5, 2023 – Nomination voting deadline.
  • January 9, 2023 – Nominations will be announced.
  • January 12, 2023 – Award voting deadline.
  • January 17, 2023 – Winners will be announced.

Eligibility information

Movies made available to Seattle-area film critics or released locally or nationally during the calendar year are eligible.

Eligible films are defined as:

  1. Theatrical releases, which were exhibited in a Seattle area theater, or made available in the Seattle market;
  2. new films receiving concurrent theatrical, digital, and/or VOD platform releasing nationally; and/or
  3. films screened for Members either in a theater or via digital streaming link or DVD/Blu-Ray screener discs, between January 1 and the final day of the nomination period.

Please refer to Section C of our Membership By-Laws for full eligibility details.

Award categories

  • Best Picture of the Year
  • Best Director
  • Best Actor in a Leading Role
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role
  • Best Ensemble Cast
  • Best Action Choreography
  • Best Screenplay
  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Documentary Feature
  • Best Film Not in the English Language
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Film Editing
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Youth Performance (18 years of age or younger upon start of filming)
  • Villain of the Year
  • Achievement in Pacific Northwest Filmmaking