Thursday, 15 December 2016


Barry Jenkins' Moonlight continues to stake its clear case as the North American critics' favourite film of 2016, with four wins from the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association. The coming-of-age drama has had virtually no trouble in winning over those same Southern critics who, last year, balked a little at doing the same for Todd Haynes' Carol. Their ranked choices below:

Best Picture
1. Moonlight
2. Manchester by the Sea
3. La La Land
4. Hell or High Water
5. Arrival
6. Jackie
7. Loving
8. 20th Century Women
9. Hacksaw Ridge
10. Silence

Best Director
1. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
2. Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
3. Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
4. David MacKenzie (Hell or High Water)
5. Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Best Actress
1. Natalie Portman (Jackie)
2. Emma Stone (La La Land)
3. Ruth Negga (Loving)
4. Amy Adams (Arrival)
5. Annette Bening (20th Century Women)

Best Actor
1. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
2. Denzel Washington (Fences)
3. Joel Edgerton (Loving)
4. Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
5. Tom Hanks (Sully)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Viola Davis (Fences)
2. Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
3. Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
4. Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women)
5. Judy Davis (The Dressmaker)

Best Supporting Actor
1. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
2. Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
3. Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)
4. Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
5. Ben Foster (Hell or High Water)

Best Screenplay
1. Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
2. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best Cinematography
1. Linus Sandgren (La La Land)
2. Rodrigo Prieto (Silence)

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

Best Animated Film
1. Zootopia
2. Kubo and the Two Strings
3. Moana

Best Documentary
1. Tower
2. 13th
3. Gleason
4. I Am Not Your Negro
5. Weiner

Best Foreign Language Film
1. The Handmaiden
2. Toni Erdmann
3. Elle
4. Neruda
5. The Salesman

Russell Smith Award for Best Low-Budget or Cutting-Edge Independent Film