2022 has been a good year. Things at the theater started to move back to normal and there were a ton of streaming films. However, it is always a challenge to choose the EYG Star of the Year because I’m looking for someone who dominated the year. The list was short for 2022, but I did finally make the decision.
EYG Star of the Year
Previous Winners: Gal Gadot, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Lawrence, Marvel Studios, J.J. Abrams, Josh Brolin, Damon Lindelof & Regina King, Netflix, Andrew Garfield
The runners-up were:
Florence Pugh was in several films this year and she is consistently good, no matter how good the film she is in was.
Margot Robbie was another solid performer who does well in everything that she does.
Dwayne Johnson is always a bundle of energy and the limited success of Black Adam is right on his back.
2022 EYG Star of the Year….
Top Gun: Maverick was the biggest film of 2022 and Tom Cruise’s star power drove the success of the unlikely sequel. I was not a fan of the original Top Gun but Cruise was very charming and carried this film. The truth was that Tom Cruise was a big reason why this movie was as great as it was.
Could he end up the year with an Oscar nomination for his role in Top Gun: Maverick? It is a possibility which is astounding.
One of the few remaining “Movie Stars” in the world, Tom Cruise has his first EYG Star of the Year Award.