Tuesday, 7 February 2017


The Screen On Screen Critics' Tally nominations are announced! Compiled from the full range of awards and polls posted here on SOS through awards season, with points values assigned to placements and multipliers assigned to specific groups, these nominations across 16 categories represent the critical consensus for the best of 2016. La La Land and Moonlight lead the pack with nine nominations apiece, and the Best Picture lineup is strong on films that are popular across the board, save one surprise inclusion. The Adapted Screenplay category is as yet unconfirmed, though the list below is the expected finalized lineup, though any future changes will be duly noted. Awards announced on the 20th of February!

* Edited to replace Lion's Adapted Screenplay nomination with Elle.

Best Picture
Hell or High Water (Peter Berg, Carla Hacken, Sidney Kimmel, David MacKenzie and Julie Yorn)
La La Land (Fred Berger, Damien Chazelle, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt)
Manchester by the Sea (Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Kenneth Lonergan, Chris Moore, Kimberly Steward and Kevin J. Walsh)
Moonlight (Dede Gardner, Barry Jenkins, Jeremy Kleiner and Adele Romanski)
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski and Michel Merkt)

Best Director
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
David MacKenzie (Hell or High Water)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Amy Adams (Arrival)
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Adam Driver (Paterson)
Joel Edgerton (Loving)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis (Fences)
Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women)
Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Ben Foster (Hell or High Water)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)
Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)

Best Adapted Screenplay
David Birke (Elle)
Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)
Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
Whit Stillman (Love & Friendship)
August Wilson (Fences)

Best Cinematography
Chung Chung Hoon (The Handmaiden)
Stephane Fontaine (Jackie)
James Laxton (Moonlight)
Linus Sandgren (La La Land)
Bradford Young (Arrival)

Best Editing
Tom Cross (La La Land)
John Gilbert (Hacksaw Ridge)
Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders (Moonlight)
Sebastian Sepulveda (Jackie)
Joe Walker (Arrival)

Best Production Design
Stuart Craig (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
Jean Rabasse (Jackie)
Ryu Seong Hee (The Handmaiden)
Patrice Vermette (Arrival)
David Wasco (La La Land)

Best Music
Nicholas Britell (Moonlight)
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Johann Johannsson (Arrival)
Mica Levi (Jackie)
Cliff Martinez (The Neon Demon)

Best Ensemble Cast
Casey Affleck, Matthew Broderick, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol and Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
Mahershala Ali, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Janelle Monae, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell and Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Alex R. Hibbert, Andre Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monae, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes and Ashton Sanders (Moonlight)
Annette Bening, Billy Crudup, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig and Lucas Jade Zumann (20th Century Women)
Gil Birmingham, Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster and Chris Pine (Hell or High Water)

Best Animated Feature
Finding Dory (Angus MacLane and Andrew Stanton)
Kubo and the Two Strings (Travis Knight)
Moana (Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker and Chris Williams)
The Red Turtle (Michael Dudok de Wit)
Zootopia (Jared Bush, Byron Howard and Rich Moore)

Best Documentary
13th (Ava DuVernay)
Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson)
I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck)
O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman)
Weiner (Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg)

Best Foreign Language Film
Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
The Handmaiden (Park Chan Wook)
Neruda (Pablo Larrain)
The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi)
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)