Best Of 2022

Best Cinematic Accolade

Cincinnati continues to up its reputation as a moviemaking city, and those strides haven’t gone unnoticed. The Queen City has once again snagged itself a top spot on MovieMaker magazine’s list of the “Best Places to Live and Work as a Moviemaker.” The magazine ranks us at No. 11, moving up two spots from last year’s showing. The magazine highlights Cincinnati’s downtown skyline and low cost of living — along with Ohio’s 30% motion-picture tax credit — as chief among the reasons for the city’s emergence as a stalwart that has lured films such as 2015’s Carol, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara; 2017’s Killing of a Sacred Deer, starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell; and 2019’s Dark Waters, starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway. And we saw plenty of celebrity action in 2021, including Academy Award-nominated dream team Luca Guadagnino and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name) filming Bones & All and Oscar winner Regina King filming Shirley, the story of America’s first Black congresswoman.