Saturday, 14 January 2017

LA LA LAND WINS HAWAII FILM CRITICS SOCIETY'S SECOND AWARDS


The Hawaii Film Critics Society is pretty new on the critics group block, featuring only four members, so it's understandable that I missed their nominations for the year, and would have missed their award winners were I not graciously prompted on Twitter. La La Land wins very big, and 10 Cloverfield LaneHell or High Water and Nocturnal Animals fare decently too; not a single prize for Moonlight however, which is naturally extremely disappointing. This is the first group to give their Best Actress prize to Viola Davis, also. Their full slate is below, whose nominations appear to be in ranked order...

Best Film
La La Land
Moonlight
Nocturnal Animals
Hell or High Water
Silence

Best Director
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Denis Villeneuve (Nocturnal Animals)
Martin Scorsese (Silence)

Best Actress
Viola Davis (Fences)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Emma Stone (La La Land)
Amy Adams (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Denzel Washington (Fences)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Chris Pine (Hell or High Water)

Best Supporting Actress
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Lupita Nyong'o (Queen of Katwe)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)

Best Supporting Actor
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Dev Patel (Lion)

Best Original Screenplay
Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)
La La Land
20th Century Women
Manchester by the Sea
The Nice Guys

Best Adapted Screenplay
Tom Ford, based on the novel by Austin Wright (Nocturnal Animals)
Fences
Moonlight
Arrival
Silence

Best Cinematography
Linus Sandgren (La La Land)
Nocturnal Animals
Arrival
Knight of Cups
The Neon Demon

Best Editing
Tom Cross (La La Land)
Hacksaw Ridge
Arrival
Moonlight
Hell or High Water

Best Art Direction
Austin Gorg (La La Land)
Jackie
Arrival
Nocturnal Animals
The Handmaiden

Best Costume Design
Madeline Fontaine (Jackie)
La La Land
The Neon Demon
Hail, Caesar!
Alice Through the Looking Glass

Best Visual Effects
Arrival
Doctor Strange
La La Land
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Jungle Book

Best Make-Up
Bill Corso (Deadpool)
Silence
Star Trek Beyond
The Neon Demon
X-Men: Apocalypse

Best Original Score
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Moonlight
Jackie
The Neon Demon
20th Century Women

Best Song
Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul - 'Audition (The Fools Who Dream)' (La La Land)
Lin-Manuel Miranda - 'How Far I'll Go' (Moana)
'Can't Stop The Feeling' (Trolls)
'City Of Stars' (La La Land)
'Drive It Like You Stole It' (Sing Street)

Best Stunts
The Magnificent Seven
Hacksaw Ridge
Deadpool
Captain America: Civil War
Deepwater Horizon

Best Animated Film
Kubo and the Two Strings (Travis Knight)
Zootopia (Jared Bush, Byron Howard and Rich Moore)
Moana
The Little Prince
Trolls

Best Documentary
O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman)
de Palma
Amanda Knox
Life, Animated
13th

Best Foreign Language Film
The Handmaiden (Park Chan Wook)
Neruda (Pablo Larrain)
The Wave
Seasons
Elle

Best Sci-Fi / Horror Film
Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)
Ouija: Origin of Evil
10 Cloverfield Lane
Rogue One
The Witch

Best First Film
10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg)
Indignation
The Witch
The Eyes of My Mother
The Edge of Seventeen

Best Hawaii Film
Moana (Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker and Chris Williams)
Shorebreak - The Clark Little Story

Best Overlooked Film
Hell or High Water (David MacKenzie)
Jane Got a Gun
Little Men
Everybody Wants Some!!
The Nice Guys

Best New Filmmaker
Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Robert Eggers (The Witch)
James Schamus (Indignation)
Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother)
Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen)

Best Vocal / Motion Capture Performance
Charlize Theron (Kubo and the Two Strings)
Dwayne Johnson (Moana)
Liam Neeson (A Monster Calls)
Rachel McAdams (The Little Prince)
Jeff Bridges (The Little Prince)

Worst Film
Fifty Shades of Black
Zoolander 2
Suicide Squad
Mother's Day
How to Be Single