Friday, 9 December 2016

2016 SAN FRANCISCO FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD NOMINATIONS


Don't ask me how this happened. Eight nominations apiece from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for big Oscar favourites and current critical hits Arrival, Moonlight and La La Land... absent Emma Stone in Best Actress. Complacency? Backlash? Or just a matter of taste? Not a matter that I can comprehend, considering that Stone was far and away my favourite thing about La La Land, but hey. Winners will be announced on the 11th of December - two days away, on the same day as the BFCA awards ceremony. Guess which one's gonna yield better results. Guess.

Best Picture
Arrival
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best Director
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Jeff Nichols (Loving)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Best Actress
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Joel Edgerton (Loving)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Tom Hanks (Sully)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis (Fences)
Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women)
Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Ralph Fiennes (A Bigger Splash)
Ben Foster (Hell or High Water)
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Screenplay, Original
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)

Best Screenplay, Adapted
David Birke (Elle)
Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)
Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
Jeong Seo Kyeong and Park Chan Wook (The Handmaiden)
August Wilson (Fences)

Best Cinematography
Stephane Fontaine (Jackie)
James Laxton (Moonlight)
Rodrigo Prieto (Silence)
Linus Sandgren (La La Land)
Bradford Young (Arrival)

Best Film Editing
Tom Cross (La La Land)
Jennifer Lame (Manchester by the Sea)
Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders (Moonlight)
Jake Roberts (Hell or High Water)
Joe Walker (Arrival)

Best Production Design
Craig Lathrop (The Witch)
Jean Rabasse (Jackie)
Ryu Seong Hee (The Handmaiden)
Patrice Vermette (Arrival)
David Wasco (La La Land)

Best Original Score
Nicholas Britell (Moonlight)
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (Hell or High Water)
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Johann Johannsson (Jackie)
Mica Levi (Jackie)

Best Animated Feature
Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Best Documentary
13th
Cameraperson
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America

Best Foreign Language Picture
ELle
The Handmaiden
Neruda
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Special Citation
The Fits
Krisha
Pushing Dead