Thursday, 29 December 2016


Yet another film critics group has been seduced by Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, as proven in the awards choices of the Austin Film Critics Association. You can always rely on the AFCA to deliver a strong list of award winners, and they had an equally strong slate from which to choose, as evidenced in their nominations. All the info below.

Best Film
1. Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)
2. La La Land
3. Arrival
4. The Handmaiden
5. Manchester by the Sea
6. Elle
7. Hell or High Water
8. The Lobster
9. Jackie
10. Sing Street

Best Director
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis (Fences)

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Best Original Screenplay
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Eric Heisserer (Arrival)

Best Cinematography
Linus Sandgren (La La Land)

Best Score
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)

Best Animated Film
Kubo and the Two Strings (Travis Knight)

Best Documentary
Tower (Keith Maitland)

Best Foreign-Language Film
The Handmaiden (Park Chan Wook)

Best Austin Film
Tower (Keith Maitland)

Best First Film
The Witch (Robert Eggers)

The Robert R. 'Bobby' McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award
Keith Maitland (Tower)

Special Honorary Award
A24 for excellence in production (20th Century Women / Green Room / The Lobster / Moonlight / Swiss Army Man / The Witch)
The ensemble cast of Moonlight and casting director Yesi Ramirez for excellence as an ensemble
Filmmaker Keith Maitland and his film Tower for revisiting a tragic event in Austin, Texas history in a sensitive and unique manner
Anton Yelchin for his contribution to the cinema of 2016, including performances in Green Room and Star Trek Beyond

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