Aaaaaaaand they’re off folks — the 2017 Oscar contenders are charging out of the gate, starter pistol fired by the Gothams!
Aaaand there’s Moonlight in the lead, Moonlight charging ahead thanks to its early anointment by the Gothams, looks like an easy race for Moonlight, but wait, what’s that, it’s the National Board of Review Awards aaaaand look at that, it’s Manchester By the Sea charging ahead, Manchester by the Sea, ridden by Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea in the lead.
Hold on, hold on, the New York Film Critics Circle Awards have been announced, and we’ve got another horse charging into the lead, it’s La La Land!
La La Land leading the race, not just running the race but singing and dancing too, ridden by Isabelle Huppert, and it’s a three-way horse race folks, wait wait, Moonlight is back in the lead again, thanks to the Los Angeles Film Critics Circle Awards, Moonlight back in front, but with La La Land in firm second, Moonlight in the lead but that may not hold long, oh this is some race folks, a real nail-biter here…
(Because it’s like a horse race, you see.)
Full list of New York Film Critics Circle Awards winners, announced Thursday:
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 Krisha Special Awards: Thelma Schoonmaker, Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust 25th anniversary restoration release.
Full list of Los Angeles Film Critics Circle Awards winners, announced Sunday:
WINNER: Moonlight RUNNER-UP: La La Land
WINNER: Barry Jenkins – Moonlight RUNNER-UP: Damien Chazelle – La La Land
WINNER: Adam Driver – Paterson RUNNER-UP: Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
WINNER: Isabelle Huppert – Elle RUNNER-UP: Rebecca Hall – Christine
Best Supporting Actor
WINNER: Mahershala Ali – Moonlight RUNNER-UP: Issy Ogata – Silence
Best Supporting Actress
WINNER: Lily Gladstone – Certain Women RUNNER-UP: Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
WINNER: Your Name. RUNNER-UP: The Red Turtle
Best Foreign Language Film
WINNER: The Handmaiden RUNNER-UP: Toni Erdmann
WINNER: I Am Not Your Negro RUNNER-UP: OJ: Made in America
WINNER: Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos – The Lobster RUNNER-UP: Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
WINNER: Bret Granato, Maya Mumma, Ben Sozanski – OJ: Made in America RUNNER-UP: Tom Cross – La La Land
Best Production Design
WINNER: Ryu Seong-hee – The Handmaiden RUNNER-UP: David Wasco – La La Land
Best Music Score
WINNER: Justin Hurwitz – La La Land RUNNER-UP: Mica Levi – Jackie
WINNER: James Laxton – Moonlight RUNNER-UP: Linus Sandgren – La La Land
New Generation Award
WINNER: Trey Edward Shults and Krisha Fairchild – Krisha