Tuesday, 20 December 2016


No complaints here, for once! The Southeastern Film Critics Association has voted Moonlight its favourite film of 2016, winning five awards in total and scoring three further runner-up mentions. Despite such a show of strength from Barry Jenkins' film, and by other awards season frontrunners La La Land and Manchester by the Sea, these awards were an excellent advertisement for diversity, with five of the eight credited actors being people of colour. Check it all out below.

Best Film
1. Moonlight
2. Manchester by the Sea
3. La La Land
4. Hell or High Water
5. Loving
6. Arrival
7. Fences
=  Jackie
9. Nocturnal Animals
10. Hidden Figures

Best Director
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best Actress
1. Natalie Portman (Jackie)
2. Ruth Negga (Loving)

Best Actor
1. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
2. Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Viola Davis (Fences)
2. Naomie Harris (Moonlight)

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

Best Original Screenplay
1. Manchester by the Sea
2. Hell or High Water

Best Adapted Screenplay
1. Moonlight
2. Arrival

Best Cinematography
1. La La Land
2. Moonlight

Best Ensemble
1. Moonlight
2. Manchester by the Sea

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

Best Documentary
1. I Am Not Your Negro
2. O.J.: Made in America

Best Foreign-Language Film
1. The Handmaiden
2. Elle

The Gene Wyatt Award
1. Loving
2. Moonlight