Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, LA LA LAND
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, LA LA LAND

La La Land was named Best Film of 2016 by the Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC), and the film’s director Damien Chazelle received Best Director honors. Manchester by the Sea which is set in Boston, was not forgotten, the film won Best Actor award for Casey Affleck, and Best Screenplay for Kenneth Longergan.

2016 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

Best Picture – La La Land

Best Actor – Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress – Isabelle Huppert for Elle and Things to Come

Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali for Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress – Lily Gladstone for Certain Women

Best Director – Damien Chazelle for La La Land

Best Screenplay – Kenneth Longergan for Manchester by the Sea

Best Cinematography – Chung-hoon Chung for The Handmaiden

Best Documentary – O. J.: Made in America

Best Foreign-Language Film (awarded in memory of Jay Carr) – The Handmaiden

Best Animated Film – Tower

Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) – Tom Cross for La La Land
Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) – Robert Eggers for The Witch

Best Ensemble Cast – Moonlight

Best Original Score – Mica Levi for Jackie

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