Friday, 16 December 2016

LAS VEGAS FILM CRITICS SOCIETY 2016 NOMINATIONS


Announced only yesterday, and with their award winners due to be announced some time later today, the Las Vegas Film Critics Society nominations are now making an appearance on SOS! La La Land and Moonlight lead with ten nominations apiece. A few curious choices herein, but that's to be welcomed in an awards season that could always do with a few more! Order presented as it was declared by the LVFCS, which looks rather like an order of preference...

Best Picture
Moonlight
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Nocturnal Animals
Hell or High Water

Best Director
Garth Davis (Lion)
Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
J. A. Bayona (A Monster Calls)
Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
David MacKenzie (Hell or High Water)

Best Actress
Emma Stone (La La Land)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures)
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Annette Bening (20th Century Women)

Best Actor
Chris Pine (Hell or High Water)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals)
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Supporting Actress
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Viola Davis (Fences)
Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

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

Best Original Screenplay
Manchester by the Sea
The Witch
Hell or High Water
Moonlight
La La Land

Best Adapted Screenplay
Hidden Figures
Lion
Nocturnal Animals
Arrival
A Monster Calls

Best Cinematography
Moonlight
Nocturnal Animals
Arrival
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Editing
La La Land
Moonlight
Nocturnal Animals
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge

Best Art Direction
Jackie
La La Land
Arrival
A Monster Calls
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Best Costume Design
Jackie
The Witch
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Love & Friendship
La La Land

Best Visual Effects
The Jungle Book
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Arrival
A Monster Calls

Best Score
Jackie
Nocturnal Animals
Arrival
Lion
La La Land

Best Song
'City of Stars' (La La Land)
'How Far I'll Go' (Moana)
'I See a Victory' (Hidden Figures)
'The Great Beyond' (Sausage Party)
'Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)' (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping)

Best Ensemble
Hidden Figures
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Fences
Hell or High Water

Best Animated Film
Kubo and the Two Strings
Sausage Party
Finding Dory
Zootopia
Moana

Best Documentary
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
Weiner
O.J.: Made in America
13th
The Eagle Huntress

Best Foreign Film
Elle
Neruda
The Handmaiden
Toni Erdmann
The Salesman

Best Action Film
Deadpool
Captain America: Civil War
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Hacksaw Ridge
Doctor Strange

Best Comedy
Deadpool
Don't Think Twice
The Edge of Seventeen
Sausage Party
The Nice Guys

Best Family Film
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Moana
Zootopia
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Horror / Sci-Fi
The Witch
The Neon Demon
Arrival
10 Cloverfield Lane
Don't Breathe

Best Breakout Filmmaker
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Robert Eggers (The Witch)
Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen)
Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Swiss Army Man)
Nate Parker (The Birth of a Nation)

Youth in Film
Madina Nalwanga (Queen of Katwe)
Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen)
Alex R. Hibbert (Moonlight)