Monday, 19 December 2016

LA LA LAND WINS FOUR AWARDS FROM DETROIT FILM CRITICS SOCIETY


Just another critics group, and just another triumph for Damien Chazelle's original musical La La Land. Four wins this time, from the Detroit Film Critics Society, including that most bizarrely elusive of prizes - a Best Actress win for Emma Stone! She's pretty damn good in a pretty damn bad film, so that's one win that I cannot begrudge the film. These awards are mostly business as usual, though a tie in Best Supporting Actress sees a surprise victory for Greta Gerwig in 20th Century Women. Peruse the DFCS' nominations here.

Best Picture
La La Land

Best Director
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Best Actress
Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis (Fences)
Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women)

Best Supporting Actor
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)

Best Screenplay
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Best Ensemble
20th Century Women

Best Documentary
O.J.: Made in America

Best Breakthrough
Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen) - director / writer