'Top Gun' Tops National Board Of Review Named Best Picture of 2022: Avatar The Way of Water, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Named Among Top Films

written by Evan L. Jackson 

One of only three films to reach the $1 billion dollar mark, Top Gun:Maverick has topped the list for best films by the National Board of Review.  Source via Variety. The Tome Cruise led, which he stars in and executive produces, film set the box office ablaze over the summer and is heralded as film masterpiece. 

See the full list of winners below.

Best Film: “Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount Pictures)

Best DirectorSteven Spielberg, “The Fabelmans” (Universal Pictures)

Best ActorColin Farrell, “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight Pictures)

Best ActressMichelle Yeoh, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24)

Best Supporting ActorBrendan Gleeson, “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight Pictures)

Best Supporting ActressJanelle Monáe, “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (Netflix)

Best Original ScreenplayMartin McDonagh, “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight Pictures)

Best Adapted ScreenplayEdward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell, “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Netflix)

Breakthrough Performance Danielle Deadwyler, “Till” (Orion/United Artists Releasing)

Breakthrough Performance: Gabriel LaBelle, “The Fabelmans” (Universal Pictures)

Best Directorial Debut: Charlotte Wells, “Aftersun” (A24)

Best Animated Feature:  “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On” (A24)

Best International Film“Close” from Belgium (A24)

Best Documentary“Sr.” (Netflix)

Best Ensemble“Women Talking” (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

Outstanding Achievement in CinematographyClaudio Miranda, “Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount Pictures)

NBR Freedom of Expression Awards: “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” (Neon) and “Argentina, 1985” (Amazon Studios)

Top Films :

  • “Aftersun” (A24)
  • “Avatar: The Way of Water” (20th Century Studios)
  • “The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight Pictures)
  • “Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24)
  • “The Fabelmans” (Universal Pictures)
  • “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” (Netflix)
  • “RRR” (Variance Films)
  • “Till” (Orion/United Artists Releasing)
  • “The Woman King” (Sony Pictures)
  • “Women Talking”

Top 5 International Films:

  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” (Germany)
  • “Argentina, 1985” (Argentina)
  • “Decision to Leave” (South Korea)
  • “EO” (Poland)
  • “Saint Omer” (France)

Top 5 Documentaries :

  • “All the Beauty and the Bloodshed” (Neon)
  • “All That Breathes” (HBO)
  • “Descendant” (Netflix)
  • “Turn Every Page – The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb” (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • “Wildcat” (Amazon Studios)

Top 10 Independent Films :

  • “Armageddon Time” (Focus Features)
  • “Emily the Criminal” (Roadside Attractions/Vertical Entertainment)
  • “The Eternal Daughter” (A24)
  • “Funny Pages” (A24)
  • “The Inspection” (A24)
  • “Living” (Sony Pictures Classics)
  • “A Love Song” (Bleecker Street)
  • “Nanny” (Amazon Studios)
  • “The Wonder” (Netflix)
  • “To Leslie” (Momentum Pictures)
photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures  



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