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Damien Chazelle’s La La Land swept the 2016 St. Louis Film Critics Association awards, winning 6 awards including Best Film, Best Director for Damien Chazelle, Best Cinematography, Best Music Score, Best Song and Best Scene. 

Each year in December, the St. Louis Film Critics Association bestows awards on those films that exhibit excellence in particular categories.

2016 St. Louis Film Critics Association Award Winners

Best Film: La La Land

Best Director: Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Best Actor: Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis – Fences

Best Original Screenplay: Hell or High Water – Taylor Sheridan

Best Adapted Screenplay: Love and Friendship – Whit Stillman (Screenplay); Jane Austen (Novel)

Best Editing: Jackie – Sebastián Sepúlveda

Best Cinematography: La La Land – Linus Sandgren

Best Production Design: The Handmaiden – Seong-hie Ryu

Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book

Best Music Score: La La Land – Justin Herwitz

Best Soundtrack: Sing Street

Best Song: “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” – La La Land

Best Action Film: Captain America: Civil War

Best Animated Feature: Zootopia

Best Comedy: Hail, Caesar!

Best Documentary Feature: I Am Not Your Negro

Best Foreign Language Film: Elle

Best Horror / Science-Fiction Film: The Witch

Best Scene: La La Land – Opening dance number, “Another Day of Sun.”

Complete List of Nominations

BEST FILM

Arrival
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

BEST DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
David Mackenzie – Hell or High Water
Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton – Loving
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Tom Hanks – Sully
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic

BEST ACTRESS

Amy Adams – Arrival
Issabelle Huppert – Elle
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Emma Stone – La La Land

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel – Lion
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Viola Davis – Fences
Lily Gladstone – Certain Women
Great Gerwig – 20th Century Women
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Hell or High Water – Taylor Sheridan
La La Land – Damien Chazelle
Loving – Jeff Nichols
Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
Moonlight – Barry Jenkins

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Arrival – Eric Heisserer (Screenplay); Ted Chiang (Short Story)
Fences – August Wilson (Screenplay and Play)
Lion  – Luke Davies (Screenplay); Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose (Book)
Love and Friendship – Whit Stillman (Screenplay); Jane Austen (Novel)
Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford (Screenplay); August Wright (Novel)

BEST EDITING

Hacksaw Ridge – John Gilbert
Jackie – Sebastián Sepúlveda
La La Land – Tom Cross
Moonlight – Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders
Nocturnal Animals – Joan Sobel

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Arrival – Bradford Young
Café Society – Vittorio Storaro
Hail, Caesar! – Roger Deakins
La La Land – Linus Sandgren
Moonlight – James Laxton

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Stuart Craig and James Hambidge
Hail, Caesar! – Jess Gonchor
The Handmaiden – Seong-hie Ryu
Jackie – Jean Rabasse
La La Land – David Wasco

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Arrival
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
La La Land
A Monster Calls

BEST MUSIC SCORE

Arrival – Johann Johannson
Jackie – Mica Levi
La La Land – Justin Herwitz
Moonlight – Nicholas Brittle
The Neon Demon – Cliff Martinez

BEST SOUNDTRACK

Everybody Wants Some!!
La La Land
Moana
Sing Street
Trolls

BEST SONG

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” – La La Land
“City of Stars” – La La Land
“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana
“You’re Welcome” – Moana
“Drive It Like You Stole It” – Sing Street

BEST ACTION FILM

Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
Doctor Strange
Hacksaw Ridge
Jason Bourne

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

April and the Extraordinary World
Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
Zootopia

BEST COMEDY

Deadpool
Don’t Think Twice
Florence Foster Jenkins
Hail, Caesar!
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

De Palma
The Eagle Huntress
Gleason
I Am Not Your Negro
Weiner

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Elle
The Handmaiden
A Man Called Ove
Our Little Sister
Toni Erdmann

BEST HORROR / SCIENCE-FICTION FILM

10 Cloverfield Lane
Arrival
Doctor Strange
Don’t Breathe
The Witch

BEST SCENE

Captain America: Civil War – Battle at the Leipzig/Halle Airport.
Deadpool – Opening credits.
Hail, Caesar! – “Would that it were so simple.”
La La Land – Opening dance number, “Another Day of Sun.”
Manchester by the Sea – Lee (Casey Affleck) and Randi (Michelle Williams) meet on the street.

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