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The 22 Most Talked-About Red Carpet Looks of 2022

This was the year that live events — and by extension red carpet pageantry — came back in full force, bringing established showbiz fashionistas out of hibernation, and instantly minting new icons. The result was an explosion of creativity where the goal for entertainers was to be talked about at all costs, no matter how […]

Barack Obama Reveals Favorite Movies, Music and Books of 2022: ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ Beyoncé and Michelle Obama’s Memoir Make the Cut

Barack Obama has again shared his picks for the year’s best, including his favorite movies, music and books. “I always look forward to sharing my lists of favorite books, movies, and music with all of you,” he wrote on Twitter, sharing his picks in each medium in three separate posts and asking his followers to […]

Hollywood Reporter Music Editor Picks the 10 Best Songs of 2022

Tunes that hit the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, album cuts that were better than the promoted singles and a piano ballad that'll have you in your feelings were among the year's highlights.

Hollywood Reporter TV Critics Pick Best Episode of a Bad Show, Sweetest Subplot and More 2022 Small-Screen Superlatives

THR's TV critics wrap up a year of television with honors celebrating specifics from most valuable voiceover to best argument for superhero sex and beyond.

Hollywood Reporter Music Editor Picks the 10 Best Albums of 2022

Beyoncé’s dazzling celebration of house music, SZA’s long-awaited and just-released sophomore record and Kendrick Lamar’s confessional concept album were among the year’s standouts.

Lovia Gyarkye: 10 Arts and Culture Favorites From 2022

In a year marked by lethargy, THR’s arts and culture critic was drawn to energizing work, including a poignant voting rights documentary, an introspective comedy special and a legendary Broadway revival.

Hollywood Reporter TV Critics Pick the Best Episodes of 2022

Daniel Fienberg and Angie Han break down their favorite episodes of the year, including installments from 'The White Lotus,' 'The Bear,' 'The Crown,' 'A League of Their Own' and more.

Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the Best Films of 2022

A tragicomic Irish fable about male solitude, a twisty South Korean neo-noir, a tempestuous study in abuse of power and a quietly searing remembrance of father-daughter time top the year’s standouts.

Angie Han: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2022

The THR TV critic’s picks include a searing British medical drama, a poignant Canadian coming-of-ager, an unclassifiable HBO experiment and the latest creation from Issa Rae.

Daniel Fienberg: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2022

A risk-taking Disney series, two urgently relevant docs, an epic literary adaptation and a trio of first-rate final seasons were among picks from The Hollywood Reporter's chief TV critic.

Critics’ Conversation: The Great Film Performances of 2022

The year in acting was particularly rich for women, from the brilliant Blanchett and the sublime Seydoux to breakouts like Danielle Deadwyler and astonishing non-English-language turns flying — frustratingly — under the radar.