Over the last week, we gave you, our loyal readers, the opportunity to vote in the inaugural One Take News Awards and the results couldn’t have gone better. Over 400 people voted and the response was overwhelmingly positive. After one week of deliberation, you guys have decided what was the best of 2022. There’s some no-brainers here, but also a few surprise ties that Check out the final results!

Best Picture

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Batman

Everything Everywhere All At Once

The Fabelmans

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Top Gun: Maverick

Best TV Show


Better Call Saul

The Boys

Ms. Marvel



Stranger Things


Best Director

Gina Prince-Bythewood – The Woman King

James Cameron – Avatar: The Way of Water

Zach Cregger – Barbarian

Daniels – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Jordan Peele – Nope

Matt Reeves –The Batman

Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans

Best Actor – Film

Austin Butler – Elvis

Diego Calva – Babylon

Tom Cruise – Top Gun: Maverick

Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan Fraser – The Whale

Hugh Jackman – The Son

Best Actress – Film

Cate Blanchett – Tár

Viola Davis – The Woman King

Elizabeth Olsen – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Margot Robbie – Babylon

Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Supporting Actor – Film

Judd Hirsch – The Fabelmans

Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin

Aaron Pierre – Brother

Brad Pitt- Babylon

Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Best Supporting Actress – Film

Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All At Once

Janelle Monáe –Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans

Best Actor – TV

Oscar Isaac – Moon Knight

Diego Luna – Andor

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Adam Scott – Severance

Sebastian Stan – Pam & Tommy

Jeremy Allen White – The Bear

Best Actress – TV

Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary

Selena Gomez – Only Murders in the Building

Lilly James – Pam & Tommy

Jenna Ortega – Wednesday

Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul

Iman Vellani – Ms. Marvel

Zendaya – Euphoria

Best Supporting Actor – TV

Hayden Christensen – Obi-Wan Kenobi

Tony Dalton – Better Call Saul

Patrick Fabian – Better Call Saul

Paul Walter Hauser – Black Bird

Seth Rogen – Pam & Tommy

Henry Winkler – Barry

Joesph Quinn – Stranger Things

Best Supporting Actress – TV

Adria Arjona – Andor

Carol Burnett – Better Call Saul

Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus

Janelle James – Abbott Elementary

Sheryl Lee Ralph – Abbott Elementary

Best Animated Film

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio


Marcel The Shell With Shoes On

Minions: The Rise of Gru

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Turning Red

Best Original Score

Terence Blanchard – The Woman King

Alexandre Desplat – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Michael Giacchino – The Batman

Justin Hurwitz – Babylon

John Williams – The Fabelmans

Best Original Song

Ciao Papa – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Hold My Hand – Top Gun: Maverick

Lift Me Up – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Nothing is Lost (You Give Me Strength) –Avatar: The Way of Water

Nobody Like U – Turning Red

Breakout Actor

Jamie Campbell Bower –Stranger Things

Gabriel LaBelle – The Fabelmans

Joseph Quinn – Stranger Things

Jeremy Allen White – The Bear

Breakout Actress

Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary

Xochitl Gomez – Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Amber Midthunder – Prey

Iman Vellani – Ms. Marvel

Best VFX

Avatar: The Way of Water

The Batman

Everything Everywhere All At Once


Top Gun: Maverick

Best Trailer

Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania


Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny


Shazam! Fury of the Gods

The Super Mario Bros. Movie