Sunday, 11 December 2016


Few saw this coming, and that wasn't even prior to announcement - that was during announcement! La La Land looked like it might rank a clear second to Manchester by the Sea for the BSFC's top prizes, but it was Kenneth Lonergan's drama that came in second three times, and Damien Chazelle's musical that won biggest of all. These awards are all over the shop, and that's precisely what I like to see from awards bodies. First and second placings in full below.t

Best Film
1. La La Land
2. Manchester by the Sea

Best Director
1. Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
2. Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Actress
1. Isabelle Huppert (Elle / Things to Come)
2. Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best Actor
1. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
2. Joel Edgerton (Loving)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
2. Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Supporting Actor
1. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
2. Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Screenplay
1. Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
2. Jim Jarmusch (Paterson)

Best Cinematography
1. Chung Chung Hoon (The Handmaiden)
2. James Laxton (Moonlight)

Karen Schmeer Award for Best Editing
1. Tom Cross (La La Land)
2. Nels Bangerter (Cameraperson)
=  John Gilbert (Hacksaw Ridge)

Best Score
1. Mica Levi (Jackie)
2. Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)

Best Ensemble
1. Moonlight
2. Certain Women

Best Animated Film
1. Tower
2. Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Documentary
1. O.J.: Made in America
2. Cameraperson

Best Foreign Film
1. The Handmaiden
2. Things to Come

David Brudnoy Award for Best New Filmmaker
1. Robert Eggers (The Witch)
2. Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson)