Friday, 30 December 2016

THE CHICAGO INDEPENDENT FILM CRITICS CIRCLE ANNOUNCES 1ST EVER AWARDS NOMINATIONS


The Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle evidently doesn't give a shit about the SOS Critics' Tally, since they've divided up their Best Picture category, which flouts its rules, but sure worse things have happened. The CIFCC is a new group, and it is indeed a group, not just a pair of wannabe film critics starting up a fan site for their own opinions. Award winners will be revealed on the 8th of January, when they're holding an 'invitation only awards banquet' lol.

Best Director
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Pablo Larrain (Jackie)

Best Actress
Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship)
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis (Fences)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Jeong Seo Kyeong and Park Chan Wook (The Handmaiden)

Best Cinematography
The Handmaiden
La La Land
Moonlight
The Witch

Best Editing
The Handmaiden
Jackie
La La Land

Best Production Design
The Handmaiden
La La Land
The Love Witch

Best Costume Design
The Handmaiden
Jackie
The Love Witch

Best Visual Effects
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Rogue One

Best Makeup
The Handmaiden
Jackie
Swiss Army Man

Best Original Score
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Mica Levi (Jackie)
Cliff Martinez (The Neon Demon)

Best Ensemble Cast
Everybody Wants Some!!
Fences
Moonlight

Best Studio Film
Arrival
La La Land
Nocturnal Animals
Top 10
Captain America: Civil War
The Conjuring 2
Fences
Hail, Caesar!
The Neon Demon
The Nice Guys
Sully

Best Independent Film
Jackie
Love & Friendship
Moonlight
Top 10
A Bigger Splash
Green Room
Hell or High Water
The Love Witch
Loving
Manchester by the Sea
The Witch

Best Micro-Budget Film
The Fits
Kate Plays Christine
Krisha

Best Animated Film
Kubo and the Two Strings
Tower
Zootopia

Best Documentary
13th
O.J.: Made in America
Tower

Best Foreign Film
Elle
The Handmaiden
Toni Erdmann

Best Chicago Film
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party
Pause of the Clock
Southside with You

Best Undistributed Film
Atmo Horrox
Viaje

Best Short Film
Inner Workings
Piper
The Stylist

Impact Award
Ava DuVernay (13th)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Jacqueline Stewart (Pioneers of African-American Cinema)

Trailblazer Award
Anna Biller (The Love Witch)
Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (Swiss Army Man)
Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)
Deborah Stratman (The Illinois Parables)