La La Land, Moonlight, Others Awarded by New York Film Critics CircleImages via Lionsgate, A24 Movies News New York Film Critics Circle
The love was spread far and wide when the New York Film Critics Circle announced their 2016 award recipients. Although Damien Chazelle’s La La Land walked away with the top prize, both Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea earned their fair share of recognition, as well.
Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams were both rewarded for their work in Manchester by the Sea, and the film was also recognized for its screenplay, which was penned by director Kenneth Lonergan. Barry Jenkins picked up the Best Director prize for Moonlight, and Mahershala Ali’s performance was also recognized, as was James Laxton’s cinematography.
Two special awards will also be given out by the NYFCC. The first will be given to Scorsese’s long-time editing partner Thelma Schoonmaker, and the second will be awarded to the 1991 Julie Dash film Daughters of the Dust, which was a major influence on Beyonce’s Lemonade. Check out the full list of winners below.
Best Film: La La Land
Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert, Elle and Things to Come
Best Director: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Best Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea and Certain Women
Best Animated Film: Zootopia
Best Cinematography: James Laxton, Moonlight
Best First Film (tie): The Edge of Seventeen and Krisha
Best Foreign Language Film: Toni Erdmann
Best Documentary: O.J.: Made in America
Special Awards: Thelma Schoonmaker, Daughters of the Dust 25th anniversary restoration