Tuesday, 27 December 2016


Shameful tardiness! Did you know that the Indiana Film Journalists Association declared its 2016 awards longlist on the 5th of December? And that it declared its award winners on the 19th? Shit, I don't know what distracted me. Maybe important things with a bearing on my life. That might have been it. Longlist nominees are included where they make a difference, however minuscule, to the SOS Critics' Tally. Everything you need to know below.

Best Film
1. Moonlight
2. Hell or High Water
American Honey
Everybody Wants Some!!
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
Sing Street

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

Best Actress
1. Rebecca Hall (Christine)
2. Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best Actor
1. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
2. Ethan Hawke (Born to Be Blue)
Longlist nominees
Don Cheadle (Miles Ahead)
Bryan Cranston (The Infiltrator)
Chris Evans (Captain America: Civil War)
Colin Farrell (The Lobster)
Michael Fassbender (The Light Between Oceans)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Tom Hanks (Sully)
Michael Keaton (The Founder)
Rolf Lassgard (A Man Called Ove)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation)
Chris Pine (Hell or High Water)
Michael Shannon (Elvis & Nixon)
Miles Teller (Bleed for This)
Ferdia Walsh-Peelio (Sing Street)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Viola Davis (Fences)
2. Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Longlist nominees
Judy Davis (The Dressmaker)
Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women)
Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: Civil War)
Margo Martindale (The Hollars)
Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures)
Lupita Nyong'o (Queen of Katwe)
Bahar Pars (A Man Called Ove)
Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad)
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Rachel Weisz (The Light Between Oceans)
Rachel Weisz (The Lobster)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Supporting Actor
1. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
2. Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)

Best Original Screenplay
1. Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
2. Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)

Best Adapted Screenplay
1. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
2. Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
Longlist nominees
Peter Berg, Matt Cook and Joshua Zetumer (Patriots Day)
Chris Butler and Marc Haimes (Kubo and the Two Strings)
Derek Cianfrance (The Light Between Oceans)
David Hare (Denial)
Jeong Seo Kyeong and Park Chan Wook (The Handmaiden)
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Captain America: Civil War)
Melissa Mathison (The BFG)
Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures)
Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls)
Jeff Nichols (Loving)
Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Deadpool)

Best Musical Score
1. Mica Levi (Jackie)
2. Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Longlist nominees
Nicholas Britell (Moonlight)
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (Hell or High Water)
Alexandre Desplat (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Michael Giacchino (Doctor Strange)
Johann Johannsson (Arrival)
Mark Korven (The Witch)
Abel Korzeniowski (Nocturnal Animals)
Bear McCreary (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Brian McOmber (Krisha)
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Patriots Day)

Best Ensemble Acting
1. Everybody Wants Some!!
2. Don't Think Twice
Longlist nominees
American Honey
Captain America: Civil War
Certain Women
Hidden Figures
The Hollars
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
Our Little Sister
Patriots Day
The Witch

Best Animated Feature
1. Kubo and the Two Strings
2. Sausage Party
Longlist nominees
Finding Dory
Kung Fu Panda 3
The Secret Life of Pets

Best Documentary
1. O.J.: Made in America
2. Weiner
Longlist nominees
Amanda Knox
Art Bastard
Author: The JT LeRoy Story
Command and Control
de Palma
The Invisible Parents
Life, Animated
The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
Night School
Voyage of Time: Life's Journey
Who Took Johnny?

Best Foreign Language Film
1. The Handmaiden
2. A Man Called Ove
Longlist nominees
The Girl's House
Our Little Sister
Shin Godzilla
Things to Come

Breakout of the Year
1. Robert Eggers (The Witch)
2. Sasha Lane (American Honey)

Best Vocal / Motion Capture Performance
1. Alan Tudyk (Rogue One)
2. Nick Kroll (Sausage Party)

Original Vision Award
1. The Lobster
2. Sausage Party