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Nerdtropolis 2022 Movie Awards Winners: See The Full List

Announcing the winners of the 2022 Nerdtropolis Movie Awards!

The Second Annual Nerdtropolis Movie Awards is finally here! 2022 has been another busy year for Hollywood and a triumph for cinema. Tons of great movies made their debut in theaters and via streaming, offering many amazing performances. Below are this year’s categories and winners. You can see last year’s winners of the 2021 Movie Awards here.

Nerdtropolis 2022 Movie Awards Giveaway

Action Movie of the Year: Top Gun: Maverick

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell is where he belongs. He is pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw, call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” READ OUR MOVIE REVIEW

Animated Film of the Year: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

A father’s wish magically brings a wooden boy to life in Italy, giving him a chance to care for the child. READ OUR MOVIE REVIEW

Arthouse Movie of the Year: Quantum Cowboys

Two hapless drifters, Frank and Bruno, team up with Linde to recover her land and trek across 1870’s Southern Arizona to find an elusive frontier musician. The complex quantum time theory is blended with philosophical musings about art as the way we understand our history and memories, with gunfights, horses, dance halls, cacti, and saloons. READ OUR MOVIE REVIEW

Comedy of the Year: The Menu

A couple travels to a coastal island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef has prepared a lavish menu with shocking surprises. READ OUR MOVIE REVIEW

Comic Book Movie of the Year: The Batman

Drama of the Year: Elvis

Elvis delves into the complex dynamic between Presley and Parker. It spans over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the most significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley. READ OUR MOVIE REVIEW

Family Movie of the Year: Sonic The Hedgehog 2

After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search of an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. Sonic teams up with his own sidekick, Tails, and together they embark on a globe-trotting journey to find the emerald before it falls into the wrong hands. READ OUR MOVIE REVIEW

Horror Movie of the Year: Barbarian

Traveling to Detroit for a job interview, a young woman books a rental home. But when she arrives late at night, she discovers that the house is double booked and a strange man is already staying there. Against her better judgment, she decides to spend the evening but soon discovers that there’s much more to fear than an unexpected house guest. READ OUR MOVIE REVIEW

Independent Movie of the Year: Bandit

Gilbert Galvan Jr is a charming career criminal who escapes from a US prison in Michigan and crosses the border into Canada. He assumes the identity of Robert Whiteman, and after falling in love, he turns to bank robbing and discovers that he’s exceptionally good at it. So, under the guise of a security analyst, Robert begins flying around the country, robbing multiple cities in a day. He beings to catch the attention of national news outlets that dub him The Flying Bandit. Addicted to the rush and money that provides his double life, Robert eventually turns to a loan shark and gangster Tommy Kay, for more significant opportunities. But with Robert’s notoriety growing in record time, he is put into the direct sights of a ruthless detective who will stop at nothing to bring him down. READ OUR MOVIE REVIEW

Sci-Fi of the Year: Everything Everywhere All At Once

A big-hearted sci-fi action adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can’t seem to finish her taxes. READ OUR MOVIE REVIEW

Male Performance of the Year: Brendan Fraser – The Whale

A reclusive English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter. READ OUR MOVIE REVIEW

Female Performance of the Year: Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Michelle Yeoh and the directors, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, break down the fight scene between Michelle and Jamie Lee Curtis’ characters. READ OUR MOVIE REVIEW

Visionary Director of the Year: James Cameron – Avatar: The Way of Water

This follow-up sequel tells the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. READ OUR MOVIE REVIEW

Make sure to follow Nerdtropolis on all Social Media platforms, and feel free to share your congratulations to all our winners with our downloadable Winner Posters at the top! We look forward to hosting a LIVE, in-person Nerdtropolis Movie Awards event in the near future. Read all our Movie Reviews HERE. Visit the Mayor’s Rotten Tomatoes Profile.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis. He is a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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