The African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) announced its 2016 award winners and named Moonlight the Best Picture, along with Best Director honors for Barry Jenkins
Manchester by the Sea
NAME OF FILM: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
DIRECTOR(S): Kenneth Lonergan
STARRING: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Kyle Chandler
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. There, he is forced to deal with a past that separated from his wife, Randi (Michelle Williams), and the community where he was born and raised.
The New York Film Critics Online also fell for Moonlight, naming the film the Best Picture of 2016, in addition to Director and Screenplay honors for Barry Jenkins
The Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) awarded Best Picture of 2016 award to Moonlight, directed by Barry Jenkins.
The San Francisco Film Critics Circle gave Barry Jenkins’ MOONLIGHT their award for Best Picture of 2016.
Barry Jenkins’s “Moonlight” received the most nominations for the 2016 Chicago Film Critics Association awards with eleven nods, including Best Picture, Jenkins for Director and Original Screenplay
“La La Land,” took home eight awards, the most of the night, at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director
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.
The Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA) picked their winning films of 2016, and definitely spread the love around – MOONLIGHT won Best Film
LA LA LAND was the clear favorite at the 2016 Atlanta Film Critics Society Awards winning 4 awards including Best Film of 2016, and Best Director for Damien Chazelle.
The San Diego Film Critics Society also announced their 2016 Award Nominations, with LA LA LAND MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, MOONLIGHT and NOCTURNAL ANIMALS among the nominees
Indie Films THE FITS, KRISHA and PUSHING DEAD among 2016 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award Nominations
The San Francisco Film Critics Circle announced the Award nominees for 2016. LA LA LAND, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA and MOONLIGHT are nominated for multiple awards
Manchester by the Sea, Jackie, La La Land, and Loving are among this year’s Top 10 Movies for Grownups, according to the editors and movie critics of AARP The Magazine