Casey Affleck, Moonlight, Isabelle Huppert Win National Society of Film Critics Awards

0
SHARE
old mission peninsula store, ompstore.com, old mission peninsula gifts, omp photos, old mission peninsula photos, old mission peninsula greeting cards, old mission peninsula t-shirts, old mission panthers, peninsula redeyes, old mission peninsula hats, old mission gazette

The National Society of Film Critics chose Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama, MOONLIGHT as Best Picture of the Year 2016.

The Society held its 51st annual awards voting meeting at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Center as guests of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Membership, which is by election, include the critics from major papers and outlets in Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Its members also include critics not just of The Wall St. Journal, The L.A. Times and The New Yorker, but also of The Village Voice, The Christian Science Monitor and NPR.

In the best actor category, Casey Affleck continued his winning streak, while Isabelle Huppert was named best actress for Elle and Things to Come.

Best supporting actors nods went to Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) and Michelle Williams (Manchester By the Sea).

isabelle huppert
Isabelle Huppert | Paula Schwartz Photo

All four of the top acting categories mirrored the choices of the New York Film Critics given out earlier in the week.

Although the Guild Awards are a more reliable harbinger of Oscar glory than the critics’ choices, it’s interesting to see how closely the critics agree.

Below is a complete breakdown of the voting numbers, including second and third place. In almost all cases the winner had a significant lead over second and third places.

As the tea leaves are settling, it looks like the four winners in the acting categories are also frontrunners for the Oscar awards.

And the best picture winner is still a three-way among Moonlight, Manchester By the Sea and La La Land.

Here’s the complete list of winners and how they placed:

SPECIAL CITATION for a film awaiting American distribution: Sieranevada (Romania) Cristi Puiu

FILM HERITAGE AWARD: Kino Lorber’s 5-disc collection “Pioneers of African-American Cinema”

BEST ACTOR

*1. Casey Affleck (65) – Manchester by the Sea

2. Denzel Washington (21) – Fences

3. Adam Driver (20) – Paterson

BEST ACTRESS

*1. Isabelle Huppert (55) – Elle and Things to Come

2. Annette Bening (26) – 20th Century Women

3. Sandra Hüller (26) – Toni Erdmann [tied with Bening]

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

*1. Mahershala Ali (72) – Moonlight

2. Jeff Bridges (18) – Hell or High Water

3. Michael Shannon (14) – Nocturnal Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

*1. Michelle Williams (58) – Manchester by the Sea

2. Lily Gladstone (45) – Certain Women

3. Naomie Harris (25) – Moonlight

BEST SCREENPLAY

*1. Manchester by the Sea (61) – Kenneth Lonergan

2. Moonlight (39) – Barry Jenkins

3. Hell or High Water (16) – Taylor Sheridan

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

*1. Moonlight (52) – James Laxton

2. La La Land (27) – Linus Sandgren

3. Silence (23) – Rodrigo Prieto

BEST PICTURE

*1. Moonlight (54)

2. Manchester by the Sea (39)

3. La La Land (31)

BEST DIRECTOR

*1. Barry Jenkins (53) – Moonlight

2. Damien Chazelle (37) – La La Land

3. Kenneth Lonergan (23) – Manchester by the Sea

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

*1. Toni Erdmann (52)

2. The Handmaiden (26)

3. Elle (19)

4. Things to Come (19) tied

BEST NON-FICTION FILM

*1. O.J.: Made in America (64)

2. I Am Not Your Negro (36)

3. 13th (20)

ALSO READ:

Casey Affleck Reads His Worst Reviews at NY Film Critics Circle Awards

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here