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'La La Land' gets love from New York Film Critics Circle, Critics Choice voters

'La La Land' gets love from New York Film Critics Circle, Critics Choice voters

Two groups that fancy themselves as Oscar predictors weighed in Thursday with awards and nominations. And the results were … pretty predictable.

The New York Film Critics Circle, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious critics organizations, spent the morning alternating honors between indie dramas “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” before giving its best picture prize to the romantic musical "La La Land.”

That trio of films seems well-positioned to continue to sweep through critics groups awards, guild prizes and the Golden Globes en route to January’s Oscar nominations announcement.

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