Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins, was named best film of 2016 by the National Society of Film Critics. The film also won the awards for best director for Barry Jenkins, best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali, and cinematography for James Laxton.
The Romanian film Sieranevada directed by Cristi Puiu won a Special Citation for a film awaiting American distribution, and Kino Lorber’s 5-disc collection “Pioneers of African-American Cinema” won the Film Heritage Award.
National Society of Film Critics 2016 Awards
SPECIAL CITATION for a film awaiting American distribution: Sieranevada (Romania) Cristi Puiu
FILM HERITAGE AWARD: Kino Lorber’s 5-disc collection “Pioneers of African-American Cinema”
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
Moonlight – James Laxton
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
BEST NON-FICTION FILM
O.J.: Made in America