Tuesday, 10 January 2017

SILENCE MAKES SOME NOISE WITH DENVER FILM CRITICS SOCIETY


See? Some people like it! Martin Scorsese's Silence irrefutably deserves better than it's getting from voters in an awards season whose mad rush to declare with haste above all else has prevented some of 2016's latest-breaking films from claiming nominations for year-end awards. The Denver Film Critics Society is here to remedy things for this most brilliant film, which takes its rightful place alongside fellow Best Picture nominees such as Arrival and Moonlight. Now this is Denver, so you know these have been announced, whether knowingly or not, in order of preference. Winners will be revealed next Monday, the 16th of January.

Best Picture
Manchester by the Sea
La La Land
Moonlight
Arrival
Silence

Best Director
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Martin Scorsese (Silence)

Best Actress
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Denzel Washington (Fences)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Adam Driver (Paterson)
Tom Hanks (Sully)

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis (Fences)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)

Best Supporting Actor
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)
Timothy Spall (Denial)
John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)

Best Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)
Guy Hibbert (Eye in the Sky)
Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls)
Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)
Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder (Hidden Figures)

Best Visual Effects
Arrival
Rogue One
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
A Monster Calls

Best Score
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Mica Levi (Jackie)
Nicholas Britell (Moonlight)
Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer (Hidden Figures)
Johann Johannsson (Arrival)

Best Original Song
'Drive It Like You Stole It' (Sing Street)
'Audition (The Fools Who Dream)' (La La Land)
'City of Stars' (La La Land)
'Runnin'' (Hidden Figures)
'Can't Stop The Feeling' (Trolls)

Best Animated Film
Moana
The Red Turtle
Zootopia
Kubo and the Two Strings
Finding Dory

Best Documentary
O.J.: Made in America
13th
Weiner
I Am Not Your Negro
Gleason

Best Foreign Language Film
Elle
Neruda
The Salesman
The Handmaiden
Toni Erdmann

Best Comedy
Hail, Caesar!
Deadpool
The Nice Guys
Don't Think Twice
Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Best Science Fiction / Horror Film
Arrival
Rogue One
10 Cloverfield Lane
The Witch
Doctor Strange