Friday, 6 January 2017


Moonlight certainly tries it, but La La Land takes it. The Central Ohio Film Critics Association has rung in at last with its 2016 awards, and Damien Chazelle's original musical takes top honours. This is an interesting selection, with a very unique lineup on the whole; despite their poor taste in Best Film, this is a very pleasing slate. Nominees at this link.

Best Film
1. La La Land
2. Moonlight
3. Hell or High Water
4. Manchester by the Sea
5. Sing Street
6. Arrival
7. The Lobster
8. Hacksaw Ridge
9. The Witch
10. The Nice Guys

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

Best Actress
1. Rebecca Hall (Christine)
2. Viola Davis (Fences)

Best Actor
1. Denzel Washington (Fences)
2. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
2. Naomie Harris (Moonlight)

Best Supporting Actor
1. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
2. Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

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

Best Adapted Screenplay
1. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
2. Eric Heisserer (Arrival)

Best Cinematography
1. Linus Sandgren (La La Land)
2. Chung Chung Hoon (The Handmaiden)

Best Film Editing
1. Tom Cross (La La Land)
2. Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders (Moonlight)

Best Score
1. Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
2. Andy Hull and Robert McDowell (Swiss Army Man)

Best Ensemble
1. Moonlight
2. Hell or High Water

Best Animated Film
1. Kubo and the Two Strings
2. Zootopia

Best Documentary
1. O.J.: Made in America
2. 13th

Best Foreign Language Film
1. Toni Erdmann
2. The Handmaiden

Best Overlooked Film
1. 10 Cloverfield Lane
2. Christine

Breakthrough Film Artist
1. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) - directing and screenwriting
2. Robert Eggers (The Witch) - directing and screenwriting

Actor of the Year (for an exemplary body of work)
1. Michael Shannon (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice / Complete Unknown / Elvis & Nixon / Frank & Lola / Loving / Midnight Special / Nocturnal Animals)
2. Ryan Gosling (La La Land / The Nice Guys)