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Newport Beach Film Festival Fetes 2022 Edition Honorees and Variety’s “10 Actors to Watch”

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA (OCTOBER 16, 2022): (L-R) Kerry Condon, Stephanie Hsu, Christina Jackson, Ximena Lamadrid, Thuso Mbedu, Zen McGrath, Amber Midthunder, Sam Nivola, Jeremy Pope, and Joseph Quinn attend the 2022 Newport Beach Film Festival Honors at The Balboa Bay Club and Resort on October 16, 2022 in Newport Beach, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Newport Beach Film Festival)

Yesterday saw the 2022 edition of the Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) play host to its Honors event as well as Variety’s announcement of the 10 Actors to Watch for 2022.

Celebrated as one of the leading lifestyle film festivals in the United States, the annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) attracts 58,000 film and food fans to over 100 feature films, 30 short film programs, and a dozen public parties featuring more than 60 culinary partners with their finest tastings.

Taking place at the Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach, this year’s NBFF honorees included Ron Howard (Variety Legend and Groundbreaker Award); Jonathan MajorsPatton OswaltKeke Palmer and Aubrey Plaza (Artist of Distinction Awards); Colson Baker (Spotlight Award); Anna Diop (Spotlight Award); Cooper Raiff (Maverick Award); and Aimee Carrero (Breakout Performance Award).

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA  (OCTOBER 16, 2022): (L-R) Newport Beach Film Festival Co-founder & CEO Gregg Schwenk, Visit Newport Beach President & CEO Gary C. Sherwin, Aubrey Plaza, Aimee Carrero, Ron Howard, Patton Oswalt, Colson Baker, Jonathan Majors, Cooper Raiff, Newport Beach Film Festival Co-founder & Director of Marketing Todd Quartararo, and Variety Deputy Awards and Features Editor Jenelle Riley attend the 2022 Newport Beach Film Festival Honors at The Balboa Bay Club and Resort on October 16, 2022 in Newport Beach, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Newport Beach Film Festival)

In addition, Variety feted its “10 Actors to Watch” for 2022, all of whom were also featured in the Oct. 12 issue of Variety and in attendance yesterday:

Kerry Condon (The Banshees of Inisherin), Stephanie Hsu (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Ximena Lamadrid (Bardo), Christina Jackson (Devotion), Thuso Mbedu (The Woman King), Zen McGrath (The Son), Amber Midthunder (Prey), Sam Nivola (White Noise), Jeremy Pope (The Inspection), and Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things).

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA  (OCTOBER 16, 2022): (L-R) Kerry Condon, Stephanie Hsu, Christina Jackson, Ximena Lamadrid, Thuso Mbedu, Zen McGrath, Amber Midthunder, Sam Nivola, Jeremy Pope, and Joseph Quinn attend the 2022 Newport Beach Film Festival Honors at The Balboa Bay Club and Resort on October 16, 2022 in Newport Beach, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/Getty Images for Newport Beach Film Festival)

You can follow the Newport Beach Film Festival on social media: @newportbeachfilmfestival on Instagram and @nbff on Twitter.

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