Thursday, 1 December 2016

LA LA LAND, MANCHESTER & MOONLIGHT WIN BIG AT NYFCC


I'll refrain from commenting upon my feelings about some of the New York Film Critics Circle's choices today, except to remark that they are... mixed. In the race to be first to announce, the NYFCC has actually come up third among critics groups this awards season, and so decides to sit on three fences at once, showering award after award upon Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight, but surprising by giving La La Land their Best Film prize. Here's hoping we hear from a few leaks over the coming days and find out which contenders came close!

Best Film
La La Land

Best Director
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert (Elle / Things to Come)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Supporting Actress
Michelle Williams (Certain Women / Manchester by the Sea)

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Best Screenplay
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Cinematography
James Laxton (Moonlight)

Best Animated Film
Zootopia

Best Documentary
O.J.: Made in America

Best Foreign Language Film
Toni Erdmann

Best First Film
The Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Fremon Craig)
Krisha (Trey Edward Shults)

Special Award
25th anniversary restoration of Julie Dash's Daughters in the Dust
Thelma Schoonmaker