Sunday, December 11, 2016

'La La Land' tops Critics' Choice Awards

I told you the nominees; now let me share the winners of this year's Critics' Choice awards of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

The 22nd edition of the awards was held last night (Sunday) in Los Angeles. The BFCA, of which I'm a voting member, has made its statement, which already is being seen as early validation for La La Land as this year's top Oscar contender. La La Land led Sunday's field, taking eight Critics' Choice Awards.

So, here are this year's winners, shown in bold face and appearing at the top of the list of nominees in each category.

Best Picture
La La Land
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Manchester by the Sea

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Tom Hanks, Sully
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Amy Adams, Arrival
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Ben Foster, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Janelle Monáe, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

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
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Original Screenplay (A tie)
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea (WINNER – TIE)
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Yorgos Lanthimos/Efthimis Filippou, The Lobster
Jeff Nichols, Loving
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

Best Adapted Screenplay
Eric Heisserer, Arrival
Luke Davies, Lion
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Todd Komarnicki, Sully
Allison Schroeder/Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures
August Wilson, Fences

Best Cinematography
Linus Sandgren, La La Land
Stéphane Fontaine, Jackie
James Laxton, Moonlight
Seamus McGarvey, Nocturnal Animals
Bradford Young, Arrival

Best Production Design
La La Land, David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
Arrival, Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte/André Valade
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Stuart Craig/James Hambridge, Anna Pinnock
Jackie, Jean Rabasse, Véronique Melery
Live by Night, Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

Best Editing
Tom Cross, La La Land
John Gilbert, Hacksaw Ridge
Blu Murray, Sully
Nat Sanders/Joi McMillon, Moonlight
Joe Walker, Arrival

Best Costume Design
Madeline Fontaine, Jackie
Colleen Atwood, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Consolata Boyle, Florence Foster Jenkins
Joanna Johnston, Allied
Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh, Love & Friendship
Mary Zophres, La La Land

Best Hair & Make-up
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hacksaw Ridge
Star Trek Beyond

Best Visual Effects
The Jungle Book
A Monster Calls
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Best Foreign Language Film
The Handmaiden
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best Animated Feature
Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Red Turtle

Best Song
City of Stars, La La Land
Audition (The Fools Who Dream), La La Land
Can’t Stop the Feeling, Trolls
Drive It Like You Stole It, Sing Street
How Far I’ll Go, Moana
The Rules Don’t Apply, Rules Don’t Apply

Best Score
Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Nicholas Britell, Moonlight
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Arrival
Micachu, Jackie
Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka, Lion

Best Acting Ensemble
20th Century Women
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
Manchester by the Sea

Best Action Movie
Hacksaw Ridge
Captain America: Civil War
Doctor Strange
Jason Bourne

Best Actor in an Action Movie
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Benedict Cumberbatch, Doctor Strange
Matt Damon, Jason Bourne
Chris Evans, Captain America: Civil War
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Actress in an Action Movie
Margot Robbie, Suicide Squad
Gal Gadot, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Scarlett Johansson, Captain America: Civil War
Tilda Swinton, Doctor Strange

Best Comedy
Central Intelligence
Don’t Think Twice
The Edge of Seventeen
Hail, Caesar!
The Nice Guys

Best Actor in a Comedy
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
Ryan Gosling, The Nice Guys
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dwayne Johnson, Central Intelligence
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Best Actress in a Comedy
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Kate Beckinsale, Love & Friendship
Sally Field, Hello, My Name Is Doris
Kate McKinnon, Ghostbusters
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen

Best Sci-fi or Horror Movie
10 Cloverfield Lane
Doctor Strange
Don’t Breathe
Star Trek Beyond
The Witch

Best Young Actor or Actress
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Alex R. Hibbert, Moonlight
Lewis MacDougall, A Monster Calls
Madina Nalwanga, Queen of Katwe
Sunny Pawar, Lion
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen

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