Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Announced! Moonlight Best Picture!

Moonlight PosterThe LA Film Critics Association (LAFCA) handed down their 2016 awards and it was Barry Jenkins’ independent darling Moonlight that took out Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor and Best Cinematography. The groundswell on Moonlight, in particular, is really putting the film in major Oscar contention and you can all but lock Jenkins as Best Director. Adam Driver took Best Actor for Paterson and Isabelle Huppert took Best Actress for her turns in Elle and Things to Come. Lily Gladstone nabbed Best Supporting Actress for Certain Women. I am Not Your Negro nabbed Best Documentary and Your Name took out Best Animated Film.

Best Film: “Moonlight”
Runner-up: “La La Land”
Best Director: Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
Runner-up: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Best Actor: Adam Driver, “Paterson”
Runner-up: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert, “Elle” and “Things to Come”
Runner-up: Rebecca Hall, “Christine”
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Runner-up: Issey Ogata, “Silence”
Best Supporting Actress: Lily Gladstone, “Certain Women”
Runner-up: Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”
Best Documentary: “I Am Not Your Negro”
Runner-up: “O.J.: Made in America”
Best Animated Film: “Your Name”
Runner-up: “The Red Turtle”
Best Foreign Language Film:
Runner-up:
Best Screenplay: Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Lobster”
Runner-up: Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
Best Cinematography: James Laxton, “Moonlight”
Runner-up: Linus Sandgren, “La La Land”
Best Editing: Ben Granato, Maya Mumma, Ben Sozanski, “O.J.: Made in America”
Runner-up: David Wasco, “La La Land”
Best Music/Score: Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, “La La Land”
Runner-up: Mica Levi, “Jackie”
Best Production Design: Ryu Seong-hee, “The Handmaiden”
Runner-up: David Wasco, “La La Land”