‘Moonlight’ scores top awards from Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.


The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. announced its 2016 winners for the best in film Sunday. Leading the pack with honors was “Moonlight,” which took home four awards: for director (Barry Jenkins), supporting actor (Mahershala Ali), cinematography (James Laxton) and best picture.

Also recognized with first place or runner-up honors were “Manchester by the Sea,” “La La Land” and “ OJ: Made in America.”

LAFCA’s 2016 winners will be honored at an awards dinner on Jan. 14, where actress Shirley MacLaine will receive a career achievement award. The entire ceremony is dedicated to director Curtis Hanson, who died in September.


Check out the full list of winners below:

Cinematography: James Laxton, “Moonlight”

Runner-up: Linus Sandgren, “La La Land”

Music/score: Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, “La La Land”

Runner-up: Mica Levi, “Jackie”

Supporting actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Runner-up: Issei Ogata, “Silence”

Production design: Ryu Seong-hee, “The Handmaiden”

Runner-up: David Wasco, “La La Land”

Editing: Bret Granato, Maya Mumma, Ben Sozanski, “OJ: Made in America”

Runner-up: Tom Cross, “La La Land”

Supporting actress: Lily Gladstone, “Certain Women”

Runner-up: Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

Documentary/nonfiction film: “I Am Not Your Negro”

Runner-up: “OJ: Made in America”

Screenplay: Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Lobster”

Runner-up: Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

Animated film: “Your Name”

Runner-up: “The Red Turtle”

Actor: Adam Driver, “Paterson”

Runner-up: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Actress: Isabelle Huppert, “Elle” and “Things to Come”

Runner-up: Rebecca Hall, “Christine”

Director: Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight

Runner-up: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Best picture: “Moonlight

Runner-up: “La La Land”

Best foreign-language film: “The Handmaiden”

Runner-up: “Toni Erdmann”

New Generation award: Trey Edward Shults and Krisha Fairchild, “Krisha”

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