Thursday, December 01, 2016

2016 New York Film Critics Circle Award Winners

Since nine this morning the group started to vote and a few minutes ago finally reached the last category to after too-many hours of voting unveil the winners of this group that many call "harbingers of the Oscar nominations" but unfortunately last year was far very-far away from what happened, as Carol was barely honored by the Academy.

These are the award winners listed at the group official site.

Best Feature Film: La La Land

Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary): O.J.: Made in America
Best Animated FilmZootopia
Best Foreign Language Film: Toni Erdmann

Best Director: Barry Jenkins for Moonlight
Best First Film:  Kelly Fremon Craig for The Edge of Seventeen and Trey Edward Shults for Krisha

Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert in Elle and L'Avenir (The Things to Come)
Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams in Manchester by the Sea and Certain Women

Best Actor:  Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali in Moonlight

Best Cinematographer: James Laxton for Moonlight
Best Screenplay: Keneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea

Special Award
Thelma Schoonmaker and Julie Dash for Daughters of the Dust (25th Anniversary Restoration)

To check the list at the official site go here.

Seems clear that East Coast industry groups -Gotham and NYFCC- have honored Isabelle Huppert with the Best Actress awards, now we have to wait to see what happens in the West Coast but the wait will not be long as next Sunday, December 4 Los Angeles major film critics group will vote their awards.  If LAFCA also honors Huppert then her chances for an Oscar nomination will highly improve as well as perhaps even get the award.  But we have to remember that film critics and Academy members are not the same and many years have shown to be very different in what they honor.

This year I'm not really interested in many categories, with the exception of Best Actress that hope could be interesting, less conventional and yes, honor Isabelle Huppert!!! (LOL!).

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