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.
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