Posted Dec 05 2016

Moonlight - Now Winning On Both Sides Of The World

The LA Film Critics and the British Indies both announced their winners over the weekend, and La La Land became a runner up in la la land itself, with Moonlight eclipsing all comers, landing Best Picture, Director and Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.

Isabelle Huppert continued her potential Emma Stone upset, whilst Adam Driver finally broke Casey Affleck’s streak with his bus driving poet Patterson. Manchester By The Sea was also left in runner up position in Screenplay and Supporting Actress.

Full list of winners below -

BEST PICTURE: “Moonlight”

Runner-up: “La La Land”

DIRECTOR: Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”

Runner-up: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

ACTRESS: Isabelle Huppert, “Elle” and “Things to Come”

Runner-up: Rebecca Hall, “Christine”

ACTOR: Adam Driver, “Paterson”

Runner-up: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Lily Gladstone, “Certain Women”

Runner-up: Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Runner-up: Issei Ogata, “Silence”

SCREENPLAY: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou, “The Lobster”

Runner-up: Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

CINEMATOGRAPHY: James Laxton, “Moonlight”

Runner-up: Linus Sandgren, “La La Land”

PRODUCTION DESIGN: Seong-hie Ryu, “The Handmaiden”

Runner-up: David Wasco, “La La Land”

EDITING: Bret Granato, Maya Mumma, Ben Sozanski, “O.J.: Made in America”

Runner-up: Tom Cross, “La La Land”

MUSIC/SCORE: Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, “La La Land”

Runner-up: Mica Levi, “Jackie”


Runner-up: “Toni Erdmann”DOCUMENTARY/NON-FICTION FILM: “I Am Not Your Negro”

Runner-up: “O.J.: Made in America”

ANIMATION: “Your Name”

Runner-up: “The Red Turtle”

NEW GENERATION: Trey Edward Shults and Krisha Fairchild, “Krisha”



Meanwhile over in the UK, Moonlight continued its streak by landing Best International Indie at the British Independent Film Awards, where American Honey pipped I, Daniel Blake to the top honours with Film, Director and Actress.

Loach’s state of the nation address did still manage to pick up acting gongs for both its leads however.

Full list below –

Best British Independent Film: American Honey

Best Director: Andrea Arnold, American Honey

Best Actress: Sasha Lane, American Honey

Best Actor: Dave Johns, I, Daniel Blake

Best Supporting Actress: Avin Manshadi, Under The Shadow

Best Supporting Actor: Brett Goldstein, Adult Life Skills

Best Screenplay: Babak Anvari, Under The Shadow

Best Documentary: Notes On Blindness

Best International Independent Film: Moonlight

Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director): Babak Anvari, Under The Shadow

Breakthrough Producer: Camille Gaitin, The Girl With All The Gifts

Discovery Award: The Greasy Strangler

Outstanding Achievement in Craft: Robbie Ryan, cinematography,American Honey

Best Short Film: Jacked

Most Promising Newcomer: Hayley Squires, I, Daniel Blake


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