Sundance Film Fest 2022: Winners in All Categories

Winners: From ‘Nanny’ and ‘Navalny’ to Crowd-Pleaser ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth,’ Sundance Spreads the Wealth

The virtual 2022 Sundance Fest concluded with a virtual awards show — no host this year, just a series of statements and videos parceled out across two hours via Twitter.
It was an anti-climactic way of wrapping a low-key festival, even as it gave winners a chance to prep acceptance speeches.

The top prize in the U.S. Dramatic category went to grand jury winner “Nanny,” from first-time director Nikyatu Jusu, a supernatural-tinged thriller about an undocumented immigrant stuck caring for another mother’s child in order to raise the funds needed to bring her son over from Senegal.

The audience award winner in the same category was Cha Cha Smooth, in which writer-director Cooper Raiff plays an inexperienced party promoter who falls for a single mom (Dakota Johnson) attending many of his events.

The crowd-pleaser marked the biggest sale of the festival so far, scooped up by Apple for $15 million.