Wednesday, 21 December 2016


We are always in safe hands with the Seattle Film Critics Society. Their slate of 2016 nominations is easily among the finest of awards season so far, and will undoubtedly remain that way as the industry side of the race takes over in 2017. With 13th, Elle, The Handmaiden and The Witch adding extra colour and quality to the Best Picture list, you can be sure that the SFCS will pick some highly deserving winners on the 5th of January. All the details for now are right here:

Best Picture of the Year
The Handmaiden
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
The Witch

Best Director
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Robert Eggers (The Witch)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Paul Verhoeven (Elle)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship)
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Logan Lerman (Indignation)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis (Fences)
Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Kyle Chandler (Manchester by the Sea)
John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Screenplay
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)

Best Cinematography
Jarin Blaschke (The Witch)
Stephane Fontaine (Jackie)
James Laxton (Moonlight)
Linus Sandgren (La La Land)
Bradford Young (Arrival)

Best Film Editing
Nels Bangerter and David Teague (Cameraperson)
Tom Cross (La La Land)
Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders (Moonlight)
Jake Roberts (Hell or High Water)
Joe Walker (Arrival)

Best Production Design
Doug Chiang, Neil Lamont and Lee Sandales (Rogue One)
Paul Hotte and Patrice Vermette (Arrival)
Veronique Melery and Jean Rabasse (Jackie)
Sandy Reynolds-Wasco and David Wasco (La La Land)
Ryu Seong Hee (The Handmaiden)

Best Costume Design
Madeline Fontaine (Jackie)
Jo Sang Gyeong (The Handmaiden)
Linda Muir (The Witch)
Eimer ni Mhaoldomhnaigh (Love & Friendship)
Mary Zophres (La La Land)

Best Visual Effects
Richard Bluff, Stephane Ceretti, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould (Doctor Strange)
Neil Corbould, Hal T. Hickel, John Knoll and Mohen Leo (Rogue One)
Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Greg Steele and Daniel Sudick (Captain America: Civil War)
Andrew R. Jones, Robert Legato, Dan Lemmon and Adam Valdez (The Jungle Book)
Louis Morin (Arrival)

Best Original Score
Nicholas Britell (Moonlight)
Andy Hull and Robert McDowell (Swiss Army Man)
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Johann Johannsson (Arrival)
Mica Levi (Jackie)

Best Ensemble Cast
Captain Fantastic
Hell or High Water
Manchester by the Sea

Best Animated Feature
Finding Dory (Angus MacLane and Andrew Stanton)
Kubo and the Two Strings (Travis Knight)
Moana (Ron Clements and John Musker)
Tower (Keith Maitland)
Zootopia (Jared Bush, Byron Howard and Rich Moore)

Best Documentary Feature
13th (Ava DuVernay)
Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson)
O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman)
Tickled (David Farrier and Dylan Reeve)
Weiner (Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg)

Best Foreign Language Film
Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
The Handmaiden (Park Chan Wook)
The Innocents (Anne Fontaine)
Under the Shadow (Babak Anvari)
The Wailing (Na Hong Jin)

Best Youth Performance
Alex R. Hibbert (Moonlight)
Royalty Hightower (The Fits)
Sunny Pawar (Lion)
Harvey Scrimshaw (The Witch)
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)

Best Villain
Charlie and Wahab Chaudary (The Witch)
John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Stephen Lang (Don't Breathe)
Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One)
Patrick Stewart (Green Room)

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