2016 NYFCC Awards: La La Land Wins Best Film

The New York Film Critics Circle announced their award winners this morning. Founded in 1935, The NYFCC is comprised of film critics from New York City’s most esteemed newspapers and magazines. Members include critics from The New Yorker, The Village Voice, Time, Indiewire, and Rolling Stone. The NYFCC Awards have consistently been considered the earliest indicators of the films and talents that will likely be nominated for Academy Awards in January. Voting began this morning in New York and results were tweeted out as the decisions were made.

Best Film: La La Land

Best Director: Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best Actor: Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert (Elle and Things to Come)

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea and Certain Women)

Best Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Cinematography: James Laxton (Moonlight)

Best Foreign Language Film: Toni Erdmann

Best Documentary: O.J.: Made in America

Best Animated Film: Zootopia

Best First Film: The Edge of Seventeen and Krishna

Special Awards: Thelma Schoonmaker, Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust 25th anniversary restoration release.

Featured Image: Summit Entertainment

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Richard Newby
Richard is a film lover, comic book geek, and science-fiction writer. He has a great appreciation for hand-drawn posters, and practical effects. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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