Tuesday, 20 December 2016


Well, here's what you've all been waiting for, right? The Utah Film Critics Association's 2016 awards! In the midst of a mightily busy patch of this awards season, they've rung in with their choices, which actually aren't all that bad, in fairness. Sure, they love La La Land and I most certainly do not, but I've gotten used to this kind of result by now, and there are some smart picks here, including a Best Supporting Actor win for John Goodman in 10 Cloverfield Lane! All the details below.

Best Picture
1. La La Land
2. Moonlight

Best Directing
1. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
2. Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Best Actress
1. Emma Stone (La La Land)
2. Ruth Negga (Loving)

Best Actor
1. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
2. Joel Edgerton (Loving)

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

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)

Best Original Screenplay
1. Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)
2. Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Adapted Screenplay
1. Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)
2. Eric Heisserer (Arrival)

Best Cinematography
1. Linus Sandgren (La La Land)
2. Bradford Young (Arrival)

Best Original Score
1. Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
2. Johann Johannsson (Arrival)

Best Animated Feature
1. Kubo and the Two Strings
2. Moana
=  Zootopia

Best Documentary Feature
1. Cameraperson
2. Weiner

Best Non-English Language Film
1. The Handmaiden
2. Elle
=  Toni Erdmann