By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Los Angeles Film Critics List 2016 Winners

LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
ANNOUNCE 2016 AWARD WINNERS

 

LOS ANGELES, DECEMBER 4, 2016 – “Moonlight” won for Best Picture of the Year, it was announced today by Claudia Puig, President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

“It’s been an extraordinary year for movies. Moonlight was clearly loved by many in the group, but we also came up with a varied and diverse slate of winners in all our categories. Congratulations to all the winners. We look forward to seeing them at our awards dinner on January 14th,” said Puig, on this year’s awards.

The 42nd annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards ceremony will be held Saturday, January 14th at the InterContinental, Los Angeles. As previously announced, Shirley MacLaine will receive the 2016 Career Achievement Award.

Award winners are:

PICTURE: “Moonlight”
Runner-up: “La La Land”

DIRECTOR: Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
Runner-up: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

ACTOR: Adam Driver, “Paterson”
Runner-up: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

ACTRESS: Isabelle Huppert, “Elle” and “Things to Come”
Runner-up: Rebecca Hall, “Christine”

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Runner-up: Issey Ogata, “Silence”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Lily Gladstone, “Certain Women”
Runner-up: Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

SCREENPLAY: Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Lobster”
Runner-up: Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

ANIMATION: “Your Name”
Runner-up: “The Red Turtle”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:  “The Handmaiden”
Runner-up:  “Toni Erdmann”

DOCUMENTARY / NON-FICTION FILM: “I Am Not Your Negro”
Runner-up: “O.J.: Made in America”

NEW GENERATION: Trey Edward Shults and Krisha Fairchild, “Krisha”

FILM EDITING: Bret Granato, Maya Mumma, Ben Sozanski, “O.J.: Made in America”
Runner-up: Tom Cross, “La La Land”

CINEMATOGRAPHY: James Laxton, “Moonlight”
Runner-up: Linus Sandgren, “La La Land”

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Ryu Seong-hee, “The Handmaiden”
Runner-up: David Wasco, “La La Land”

MUSIC/SCORE: Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, “La La Land”
Runner-up: Mica Levi, “Jackie”

DOUGLAS E. EDWARDS INDEPENDENT/EXPERIMENTAL FILM/VIDEO: “The Illinois Parables,” from writer-director Deborah Stratman

SPECIAL CITATION: Turner Classic Movies, for preserving historic cinema and bringing it to a wider audience via FilmStruck

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT: Shirley MacLaine

Founded in 1975, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) is comprised of Los Angeles-based, professional film critics working in the Los Angeles print and electronic media.  Each December, LAFCA members vote on the year’s Achievement Awards, honoring screen excellence on both sides of the camera. Plaques of recognition are then presented to winners during LAFCA’s annual awards ceremony, held in mid-January.

Aside from honoring each year’s outstanding cinematic achievements, LAFCA has also made it a point to look back and pay tribute to distinguished industry veterans with its annual Career Achievement Award, which is announced in October, as well as to look forward by spotlighting fresh, promising talent with its annual New Generation Award.  In addition, over the past three decades, LAFCA has sponsored and hosted numerous film panels and events and donated funds to various Los Angeles film organizations, especially where film preservation was concerned.  LAFCA members have also collectively been vocal about taking up causes they have felt passionate about, from drafting formal protests against censorship and colorization to lending their support to controversial films.

For a full list of voting members, visit: http://www.lafca.net/members.html

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