By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

La Land Land
Director — Damien Chazelle
ScreenplayHell Or High Water
Actor — Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Actress — Natalie Portman, Jackie
Supporting Actor — Jeff Bridges, Hell Or High Water
Supporting Actress — Viola Davis, Fences
Animated FilmKubo and the Two Strings
DocumentaryO.J.: Made in America
Foreign FilmThe Handmaiden
CinematographyLa La Land
Technical AchievementLa La Land
Texas Independent Film AwardTower
Outstanding Cinematic Contribution — Alamo Drafthouse
Lifetime Achievement — Margo Martindale
Worst Picture of 2016: Zoolander 2

2 Responses to “Houston Film Critics Society Awards”

  1. Movieman says:

    No “Supporting Actor” award?

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