Iowa Film Critics Winners: Amy Adams Takes Actress, ‘La La Land’ Sweeps Another

The Iowa Film Critics announced their winners today, where “La La Land” came on top with honors in Best Picture, Director, Song and Score. Amy Adams received love in Best Actress for her work in “Arrival.”

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See the full list of winners below:

Best Film

“La La Land”

(Runners-up: “Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight”)

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

(Runners-up: Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight,” and Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”)

Best Actor

Casey Affleck, “Manchester the Sea”

(Runners-up: Ryan Gosling, “La La Land,” and Denzel Washington, “Fences”)

Best Actress

Amy Adams, “Arrival”

(Runners-up: Natalie Portman, “Jackie,” and Emma Stone, “La La Land”)

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

(Runners-up: Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water,” and Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”)

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, “Fences”

(Runners-up: Greta Gerwig, “Jackie” and “20th Century Women,” and Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”)

Best Animated Film

“Kubo and the Two Strings”

(Runners-up: “Zootopia” and “Moana”

Best Documentary

“O.J.: Made in America”

(Runners-up: “13th” and “Weiner”

Best Song

“City of Stars” from “La La Land”

(Runners-up: “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land” and “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”)

Best Score

Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land”

(Runners-up: Mica Levi, “Jackie” and Nicholas Britell, “Moonlight”)

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