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December 11, 2016

New York Film Critics Online 2016 Awards

Filed under: Film — louisproyect @ 11:36 pm

I just returned from our annual meeting. These were the awards voted by our members, followed by the ballot I submitted on Friday.

New York Film Critics Online members held their annual awards meeting on December 11, 2016, at the Furman Gallery inside Lincoln Center.

The following awards for films that opened in 2016 were voted:

Picture – Moonlight
Director – Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
– Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
–  Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Supporting Actor
– Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Supporting Actress
– Viola Davis, Fences
Screenplay – Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Breakthrough Performer
– Ruth Negga, Loving
Debut Director
– Robert Eggers, The Witch
Ensemble Cast
– Moonlight
Documentary – 13th
Foreign Language
– The Handmaiden
– Kubo and the Two Strings
y – James Laxton, Moonlight
Use of Music
– Justin Hurwitz (composer), La La Land

Top 12 Films
Arrival (Paramount)
Fences (Paramount)
Free State of Jones (STX Entertainment)
Hell or High Water (CBS Films)
I, Daniel Blake (IFC Films)
Jackie (Fox Searchlight)
La La Land (Lionsgate)
Loving (Focus Features)
Manchester by the Sea (Amazon/Roadside Attractions)
Moonlight (A24)
O.J.: Made in America (ESPN)
Toni Erdmann (Sony Pictures Classics)

My ballot (NYFCO members are asked to submit 3 choices even if you are allowed to submit less than 3 and even abstain. The higher the number, the higher the preference. A NYFCO committee winnows out the top choices of members that we vote on at our meeting.)

New York Film Critics Online 2016 Awards Nomination Ballot

Breakthrough Performance (name actor/film)
1. Taraji P. Henson / Hidden Figures
2. Anton Yelchin / The Green Room
3. Keegan-Michael Key / Don’t Think Twice

Supporting Actress (name actor/film)
1. Gillian Jacobs / Don’t Think Twice
2. Aunjanue Ellis / Birth of a Nation
3. Carmen Ejogo / Born to be Blue

Supporting Actor (name actor/film)
1. André Holland / Moonlight
2. Armie Hammer / Birth of a Nation
3. Kevin Costner / Hidden Figures

Screenplay (name film)
1. Free State of Jones
2. Touched with Fire
3. Don’t Think Twice

Cinematography (name film)
1. Touched with Fire
2. Birth of a Nation
3. Moonlight

Use of Music (name film)

1. Touched with Fire
2. LaLa Land
3. The Lobster

Debut Director (name directors/film)

1. François Ruffin / Merci Patron!
2. Craig Atkinson / Do Not Resist
3. Johanna Schwartz / They Will Have to Kill Us First

Director (name directors/film)
1. Ken Loach / I, Daniel Blake
2. Paul Dalio / Touched with Fire
3. Nate Parker / Birth of a Nation

Actress (name actor/film)
1. Katie Holmes / Touched with Fire
2. Natalie Portman / Jackie
3. Taraji P. Henson / Hidden Figures

Actor (name actor/film)
1. Nate Parker / Birth of a Nation
2. Luke Kirby / Touched with Fire
3. Ashton Sanders / Moonlight

Ensemble Cast (name film)

1. The Green Room
2. Don’t Think Twice
3. Denial

Picture (name film)

1. Free State of Jones
2. I, Daniel Blake
3. Don’t Think Twice

Foreign Language (name film)
1. Fireworks Wednesday
2. Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
3. The Unknown Girl

Documentary (name film)
1. Peter and the Farm
2. Art Bastard
3. Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

Animated Feature (name film)
1. Tower
2. April and the Extraordinary World

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