Thursday, 15 December 2016

PHOENIX FILM CRITICS SOCIETY NOMINATIONS: LA LA LAND LEADS WITH 13


Hot on the heels of some wannabes called the Phoenix Critics Circle, the Phoenix Film Critics Society has announced its award nominations for the year. The PFCS doesn't do shit by half, and among their multitudinous categories, I spy a few surprises, even in Best Picture: Florence Foster Jenkins, A Monster Calls and Sing Street sneak in! Winners are due to be announced on the 20th of December.

Best Picture
Arrival
Florence Foster Jenkins
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
A Monster Calls
Moonlight
Nocturnal Animals
Sing Street

Best Director
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
David MacKenzie (Hell or High Water)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Emma Stone (La La Land)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Tom Hanks (Sully)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis (Fences)
Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Felicity Jones (A Monster Calls)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Ben Foster (Hell or High Water)
Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

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

Best Screenplay Adapted from Other Material
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Lion
Love & Friendship

Best Cinematography
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Lion
Nocturnal Animals

Best Film Editing
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Moonlight
Nocturnal Animals
Sully

Best Production Design
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hacksaw Ridge
Jackie
La La Land
Silence

Best Costume Design
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Hacksaw Ridge
Jackie
La La Land

Best Visual Effects
Arrival
Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Jungle Book

Best Original Score
Arrival
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Nocturnal Animals

Best Original Song
'Audition (The Fools Who Dream)' (La La Land)
'City Of Stars' (La La Land)
'Drive It Like You Stole It' (Sing Street)
'How Far I'll Go' (Moana)
'The Rules Don't Apply' (Rules Don't Apply)

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

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

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

Best Foreign Language Film
Between Sea and Land
Desierto
Elle
The Handmaiden
A Man Called Ove

Best Breakthrough Performance
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)

Best Performance by a Youth
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Alex R. Hibbert (Moonlight)
Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls)
Sunny Pawar (Lion)
Neel Sethi (The Jungle Book)

Overlooked Film of the Year
Anthropoid
Captain Fantastic
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
The Lobster
Sing Street