Saturday, 24 December 2016


After it led the Florida Film Critics Circle nominations with ten mentions, Moonlight wins just one - the Pauline Kael Breakout Award for writer / director Barry Jenkins, a category in which it faced one competitor. Yep. FFCC members gave it a 'Golden Orange,' whatever that is. Adding insult to injury, their choices were fairly prosaic, save a real shocker in Best Picture - The Lobster! Check it all out below.

Best Picture
1. The Lobster
2. La La Land

Best Director
1. Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
2. Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)

Best Actress
1. Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
2. Emma Stone (La La Land)

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

Best Supporting Actress
1. Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
2. Viola Davis (Fences)

Best Supporting Actor
1. Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
2. Ralph Fiennes (A Bigger Splash)

Best Original Screenplay
1. The Lobster
2. Manchester by the Sea

Best Adapted Screenplay
1. Love & Friendship
2. Moonlight

Best Cinematography
1. La La Land
2. The Handmaiden

Best Art Direction / Production Design
1. La La Land
2. Jackie

Best Visual Effects
1. Arrival
2. Doctor Strange

Best Score
1. La La Land
2. Jackie

Best Ensemble
1. American Honey
2. Moonlight

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

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

Best Foreign Language Film
1. Elle
2. The Handmaiden

Best First Film
1. The Edge of Seventeen
2. The Witch

Pauline Kael Breakout Award
1. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
2. Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)

Golden Orange
The cast and crew of Moonlight