Wednesday, 14 December 2016

PHOENIX CRITICS CIRCLE ANNOUNCES NOMINATIONS


There are two film critics groups in Phoenix, Arizona, for some reason. One of them, the Phoenix Film Critics Society, has been around for a while, and is fairly prestigious, among critics groups. Fairly. The other is the Phoenix Critics Circle, and there you go. Here are their 2016 award nominations, with winners due to be announced on the 17th of December.

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

Best Director
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Best Actress
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis (Fences)
Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Helen Mirren (Eye in the Sky)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Ben Foster (Hell or High Water)
John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Screenplay
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)
Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)

Best Score
Nicholas Britell (Moonlight)
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Johann Johannsson (Arrival)
Mica Levi (Jackie)

Best Animated Film
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
Zootopia

Best Documentary
13th
Gleason
O.J.: Made in America
Tickled
Weiner

Best Foreign Language Film
The Handmaiden
Neruda
Things to Come
The Wailing

Best Comedy Film
Deadpool
The Edge of Seventeen
Hail, Caesar!
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
The Nice Guys

Best Horror Film
The Conjuring 2
Don't Breathe
The Witch

Best Mystery or Thriller Film
Green Room
Hell or High Water
Nocturnal Animals

Best Science Fiction Film
10 Cloverfield Lane
Arrival
Midnight Special