Friday, 16 December 2016


Forgive me, it's been a busy week. I neglected to notice that the Chicago Film Critics Association had posted its 2016 award nominations, and now they've only gone and posted their winners too. So here's an article with the whole lot, all in one. More succinctness, less traffic. It's the price I pay. Moonlight wins Best Picture, btw. The CFCA knows what they're doing, let me tell you! Or, see for yourself:

Best Picture
The Handmaiden
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea

Best Director
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Pablo Larrain (Jackie)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Park Chan Wook (The Handmaiden)

Best Actress
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Rebecca Hall (Christine)
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Adam Driver (Paterson)
Joel Edgerton (Loving)
Colin Farrell (The Lobster)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Supporting Actress
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
Viola Davis (Fences)
Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures)

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!)
Ben Foster (Hell or High Water)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight)
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Original Screenplay
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Noah Oppenheim (Jackie)
Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Chung Seo Kyung and Park Chan Wook (The Handmaiden)
David Birke (Elle)
Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese (Silence)
Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
Whit Stillman (Love & Friendship)

Best Cinematography
Linus Sandgren (La La Land)
Chung Chung Hoon (The Handmaiden)
Stephane Fontaine (Jackie)
James Laxton (Moonlight)
Rodrigo Prieto (Silence)

Best Editing
Tom Cross (La La Land)
Nels Bangerter (Cameraperson)
Jennifer Lame (Manchester by the Sea)
Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders (Moonlight)
Sebastian Sepulveda (Jackie)

Best Art Direction / Production Design
The Handmaiden
La La Land
The Neon Demon
The Witch

Best Original Score
Mica Levi (Jackie)
Nicholas Britell (Moonlight)
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Johann Johannsson (Arrival)
Cliff Martinez (The Neon Demon)

Best Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Red Turtle

Best Documentary
O.J.: Made in America
Life, Animated

Best Foreign Language Film
The Handmaiden
Toni Erdmann

Most Promising Filmmaker
Robert Eggers (The Witch)
Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen)
Anna Rose Holmer (The Fits)
Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings)
Trey Edward Shultz (Krisha)

Most Promising Performer
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
Royalty Hightower (The Fits)
Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures / Moonlight)
Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight)