‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Named Best Film of 2022 by National Board of Review – The National Board of Review, a non-profit organization consisting of New York City cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals, academics, and students, has announced their 2022 award honorees. Among them was the Best Film of the Year winner, Top Gun: Maverick. National Board of Review members from New York City viewed 269 films and voted on categories such as Best Picture, Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, Best Original and Adapted Screenplay, Breakthrough Performance, and Best Directorial Debut.
On January 8, 2023, the National Board of Review Awards Gala will commemorate Top Gun: Maverick alongside award winners Colin Farrell for Best Actor in The Banshees of Inisherin, Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All at Once, and Steven Spielberg for Best Director in The Fabelmans. Annie Schulhof, president of the National Board of Review, explained why Top Gun: Maverick won the award for Best Film: “Top Gun: Maverick is a thrilling crowd-pleaser that is expertly crafted on every level.”
“Tom Cruise, Joseph Kosinski, and the entire filmmaking team have succeeded in making an incredibly popular film that brought audiences back to theaters, while at the same time being a full-on cinematic achievement.” “Top Gun: Maverick truly epitomizes the magic of the moviegoing experience, and we wanted to provide fans the opportunity to once again enjoy this cinematic spectacle as it was meant to be seen,” Chris Aronson, Paramount Pictures’ president of domestic distribution, said in a statement last Tuesday regarding the film’s return to theaters, according to Variety.
Since the National Board of Review winners usually predict who is nominated for an Academy Award, is it possible we’ll see Top Gun: Maverick nominated for an Oscar? Top Gun: Maverick, the sequel to the 1986 hit movie Top Gun, follows Pete “Maverick” Mitchell, played by Tom Cruise. He has served in the Navy for more than 30 years as a top aviator for the Navy, and is a test pilot that is trying to avoid advancement and rank that will keep both of his feet on the ground when he’d rather be in the sky.
Maverick is preparing a select group of graduates for a particular mission while confronting the shadows of his past and his worst fears. Top Gun: Maverick is directed by Joseph Kosinski and stars Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Jon Hamm, and Monica Barbaro. If you have the need for speed, Top Gun is available to stream on Paramount+, and Top Gun: Maverick will be available to stream on Paramount+ on December 22, just in time for the Christmas season.