Southeastern Film Critics Honor "Moonlight" 

Top 10 Films

1. "Moonlight." 2."Manchester by the Sea." 3. "La La Land." 4. "Hell or High Water." 5. "Loving." 6. "Arrival." 7. "Fences" and "Jackie" (tie). 8. "Nocturnal Animals." 9. "Hidden Figures."

Best Actor: Winner — Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea." Runner-up — Denzel Washington, "Fences."

Best Actress:
Winner — Natalie Portman, "Jackie." Runner-up — Ruth Negga, "Loving."

Best Supporting Actor: Winner — Mahershala Ali, "Moonlight." Runner-up — Jeff Bridges, "Hell or High Water."

Best Supporting Actress:
Winner – Viola Davis, "Fences." Runner-up – Naomie Harris, "Moonlight."

Best Ensemble: Winner — "Moonlight." Runner-up — "Manchester by the Sea."

Best Director: Winner (tie) — Damien Chazelle, "La La Land," and Barry Jenkins, "Moonlight."

Best Original Screenplay: Winner — Kenneth Lonergan, "Manchester by the Sea. Runner-up — "Hell or High Water."

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Winner — Barry Jenkins, "Moonlight" (from the play by Tarell Alvin McCraney). Runner-up — Eric Heisserer, "Arrival" (from the short story by Ted Chiang).

Best Documentary:
Winner — "I Am Not Your Negro." Runner-up — "OJ: Made in America."

Best Foreign Language Film: Winner — "The Handmaiden" (South Korea). Runner-up — "Elle" (France).

Best Animated Film: Winner — "Zootopia." Runner-up — "Kubo and the Two Strings."

Best Cinematography:
Winner — Linus Sandgren, "La La Land." Runner-up — James Laxton, "Moonlight."

The Gene Wyatt Award: Winner — "Loving." Runner-up — "Moonlight."

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Chicago Film Critics Choose "Moonlight" 

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards:


The Handmaiden


La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight -- winner


Damien Chazelle (-) La La Land

Barry Jenkins (-) Moonlight -- winner

Pablo Larraín (-) Jackie

Kenneth Lonergan (-) Manchester by the Sea

Chan-wook Park (-) The Handmaiden


Casey Affleck (-) Manchester by the Sea -- winner

Adam Driver (-) Paterson

Joel Edgerton (-) Loving

Colin Farrell (-) The Lobster

Denzel Washington (-) Fences


Amy Adams (-) Arrival

Rebecca Hall (-) Christine

Isabelle Huppert (-) Elle

Natalie Portman (-) Jackie -- winner

Emma Stone (-) La La Land


Mahershala Ali (-) Moonlight -- winner

Alden Ehrenreich (-) Hail, Caesar!

Ben Foster (-) Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges (-) Manchester by the Sea

Trevante Rhodes (-) Moonlight

Michael Shannon (-) Nocturnal Animals


Viola Davis (-) Fences

Lily Gladstone (-) Certain Women

Naomie Harris (-) Moonlight

Janelle Monae (-) Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams (-) Manchester by the Sea -- winner


Hell or High Water (-) Taylor Sheridan

Jackie (-) Noah Oppenheim

The Lobster (-) Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou

Manchester by the Sea (-) Kenneth Lonergan -- winner

Moonlight (-) Barry Jenkins


Arrival (-) Eric Heisserer

Elle (-) David Birke

The Handmaiden (-) Seo-Kyung Chung & Chan-wook Park -- winner

Love and Friendship (-) Whit Stillman

Silence (-) Jay Cocks & Martin Scorsese


Kubo and the Two Strings -- winner


The Red Turtle





Life, Animated

OJ: Made In America -- winner





The Handmaiden -- winner



Toni Erdmann


The Handmaiden -- winner


La La Land

The Neon Demon

The Witch


The Handmaiden (-) Chung-hoon Chung

Jackie (-) Stéphane Fontaine

La La Land (-) Linus Sandgren -- winner

Moonlight (-) James Laxton

Silence (-) Rodrigo Prieto


Cameraperson (-) Nels Bangerter

Jackie (-) Sebastián Sepúlveda

La La Land (-) Tom Cross -- winner

Manchester by the Sea (-) Jennifer Lame

Moonlight (-) Joi McMillon & Nat Sanders


Arrival (-) Jóhann Jóhannsson

Jackie (-) Mica Levi -- winner

La La Land (-) Justin Hurwitz

Moonlight (-) Nicholas Britell

The Neon Demon (-) Cliff Martinez


Kelly Fremon Craig (-) The Edge of Seventeen

Robert Eggers (-) The Witch -- winner

Anna Rose Holmer (-) The Fits

Travis Knight (-) Kubo and the Two Strings

Trey Edward Shults (-) Krisha


Lily Gladstone (-) Certain Women

Lucas Hedges (-) Manchester by the Sea -- winner

Royalty Hightower (-) The Fits

Janelle Monae (-) Hidden Figures & Moonlight

Trevante Rhodes (-) Moonlight


4 Awards—Manchester by the Sea

3 Awards—The Handmaiden, Moonlight

2 Awards—Jackie, La La Land

1 Award—Kubo and the Two Strings, OJ: Made in America, The Witch

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Indiana Film Journalists Association Picks "Moonlight" 

Best Film

Winner: "Moonlight"
Runner-up: "Hell or High Water"

Other Finalists (listed alphabetically):

"American Honey”
“Everybody Wants Some!!”
“La La Land”
“The Lobster”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Sing Street”

Best Animated Feature

Winner: "Kubo and the Two Strings"
Runner-Up: "Sausage Party”

Best Foreign Language Film

Winner: "The Handmaiden”
Runner-Up: "A Man Called Ove”

Best Documentary

Winner: "O.J.: Made in America”
Runner-Up: "Weiner"

Best Original Screenplay

Winner: Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
Runner-up: Taylor Sheridan, “Hell or High Water”

Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner: Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
Runner-up: Eric Heisserer, “Arrival”

Best Director

Winner: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Runner-up: Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Actress

Winner: Rebecca Hall, “Christine”
Runner-up: Natalie Portman, “Jackie”

Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Viola Davis, “Fences”
Runner-up: Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”

Best Actor

Winner: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Runner-up: Ethan Hawke, "Born to Be Blue"

Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Runner-up: Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”

Best Vocal/Motion Capture Performance

Winner: Alan Tudyk, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
Runner-up: Nick Kroll, “Sausage Party”

Best Ensemble Acting

Winner: “Everybody Wants Some!!”
Runner-up: “Don’t Think Twice”

Best Musical Score

Winner: Mica Levi, “Jackie”
Runner-up: Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land”

Breakout of the Year

Winner: Robert Eggers, "The Witch”
Runner-up: Sasha Lane, “American Honey”

Original Vision Award

Winner: "The Lobster"
Runner-up: "Sausage Party"

The Hoosier Award

Winner: Andrew Cohn, "Night School"
(As a special award, no runner-up is declared in this category.)

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Detroit Film Critics Choose "La La Land" 

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the Detroit Film Critics Awards:

Best Picture
"The Edge of Seventeen"
"Hell or High Water"
"Manchester by the Sea"
"La La Land" -- winner

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, "La La Land" -- winner
Barry Jenkins, "Moonlight"
Kenneth Lonergan, "Manchester by the Sea"
David Mackenzie, "Hell or High Water"
Denzel Washington, "Fences"

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea" -- winner

Joel Edgerton, "Loving"
Andrew Garfield, "Hacksaw Ridge"
Ryan Gosling, "La La Land"
Denzel Washington, "Fences"

Best Actress

Amy Adams, "Arrival"
Annette Bening, "20th Century Women"
Rebecca Hall, "Christine"
Ruth Negga, "Loving"
Natalie Portman, "Jackie"
Emma Stone, "La La Land" -- winner

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, "Moonlight"
Jeff Bridges, "Hell or High Water" -- winner
Alden Ehrenreich, "Hail, Caesar!"
Ralph Fiennes, "A Bigger Splash"
Lucas Hedges, "Manchester by the Sea"

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, "Fences" -- winner

Elle Fanning, "20th Century Women"
Greta Gerwig, "20th Century Women"
Felicity Jones, "A Monster Calls"
Michelle Williams, "Manchester by the Sea"

Best Ensemble
"20th Century Women" -- winner

"Everybody Wants Some!!"
"Hell or High Water"
"Manchester by the Sea"

Best Breakthrough
Mahershala Ali, actor, "Moonlight" and "Hidden Figures"
Kelly Fremon Craig, writer and director, "The Edge of Seventeen" -- winner
Lucas Hedges, actor, "Manchester by the Sea"
Barry Jenkins, writer and director, "Moonlight"
Trevante Rhodes, actor, "Moonlight"
Trey Edward Shults, writer and director, "Krisha"

Best Screenplay
Damien Chazelle, "La La Land" -- winner

Eric Heisserer, "Arrival"
Barry Jenkins, "Moonlight"
Kenneth Lonergan, "Manchester by the Sea"
Taylor Sheridan, "Hell or High Water"

Best Documentary
"Life, Animated"
"O.J.: Made in America" -- winner

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Austin Film Critics Association Nominations 

The Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) has announced the nominees for its yearly awards. Winners will be revealed on Dec. 28. Here's the complete list of nominees:

Best Film:


The Handmaiden

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea


Best Director:

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Park Chan-wook, The Handmaiden

Best Actor:

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Colin Farrell, The Lobster

Denzel Washington, Fences

Joel Edgerton, Loving

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Best Actress:

Amy Adams, Arrival

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Ruth Negga, Loving

Best Supporting Actor:

Ben Foster, Hell or High Water

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Trevante Rhodes, Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress:

Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Min-hee Kim, The Handmaiden

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Viola Davis, Fences

Best Original Screenplay:

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Mike Mills, 20th Century Women

Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou, The Lobster

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Eric Heisserer, Arrival

Luke Davies, Lion

Park Chan-wook, Jeong Seo-kyeong, The Handmaiden

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Whit Stillman, Love & Friendship

Best Cinematography:

Bradford Young, Arrival

Chung Chung-hoon, The Handmaiden

James Laxton, Moonlight

Linus Sandgren, La La Land

Stéphane Fontaine, Jackie

Best Score:

Cliff Martinez, The Neon Demon

Jóhann Jóhannsson, Arrival

Justin Hurwitz, La La Land

Mica Levi, Jackie

Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Hell or High Water

Best Foreign-Language Film:

The Brand New Testament


The Handmaiden

Things to Come

Toni Erdmann

Best Documentary:


I Am Not Your Negro

O.J.: Made in America



Best Animated Film:

Kubo & The Two Strings


The Little Prince



Best First Film:

The Birth of a Nation

The Edge of Seventeen


Swiss Army Man

The Witch

The Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award:

Anya Taylor Joy, The Witch

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Keith Maitland, Tower

Sasha Lane, American Honey

Trevante Rhodes, Moonlight

Best Austin Film:

Loving (dir. Jeff Nichols)

Midnight Special (dir. Jeff Nichols)

Slash (dir. Clay Liford)

Tower (dir. Keith Maitland)

Transpecos (dir. Greg Kwedar)

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