Online Film Critics Society Nominations – ‘La La Land’ and ‘Moonlight’ Lead With 7 Each

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With 6 nominations apiece are the critically acclaimed Arrival and Manchester by the Sea.
Films also up for Best Picture include Jackie and Hell or High Water.
Casey Affleck’s performance in Manchester by the Sea heads the Best Lead Actor category. Affleck is joined in the category by Adam Driver, Ryan Gosling, Viggo Mortensen and Denzel Washington.  
Leading nominations for Best Lead Actress are Natalie Portman for her performance in Pablo Larraín’s Jackieand Isabelle Huppert in Paul Verhoeven’s controversial Elle. Other actresses nominated are Amy Addams, Ruth Negga and Emma Stone.  
Supporting Actor and Actress nominations include Mahershala Ali for Moonlight, Jeff Bridges for Hell or High Water, Michael Shannon for Nocturnal Animals, Michelle Williams for Manchester by the Sea, Viola Davis for Fences, and Octavia Spencer for Hidden Figures.
Moonlight and La La Land’s 7 nominations reflect the huge acclaim the films have already garnered, both already the recipient of numerous awards. Moonlight and La La Land’s directors Barry Jenkins and Damien Chazelle are joined by Pablo Larraín, Kenneth Lonergan and Denis Villeneuve in the Best Director category.
Toni Erdmann, The Handmaiden, Elle, The Salesman, and Neruda have all been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Neruda is Jackie director Pablo Larraín’s second nominated film on this year’s list.
Ezra Edelman’s epic O.J.: Made in America leads the Best Documentary category and the film has also been nominated for Best Picture. Joining Edelman’s film for Best Documentary are two other race-centric films, 13thand I Am Not Your Negro.
Kubo and the Two Strings, Zootopia, Moana, The Red Turtle and Finding Dory make up the Best Animated Feature category.
The Online Film Critics Society is one of only a few truly international film critics organisations. Reflecting the global membership of the OFCS, 10 films not released in the US have been selected by the membership for special note.
These include Hirokazu Kore-eda’s After the Storm, The Dardennes Brothers’ The Unknown Girl, Bertrand Bonello’s Nocturama, Hong Sang-soo’s Yourself and Yours and Colm McCarthy’s The Girl with All the Gifts.
The Online Film Critics Society’s Governing Committee said, “This year’s nominations and films recognised represent the rich variety of films on the global stage in 2016. Over 150 titles were long listed for Best Picture, over 100 for Best Foreign Language Film and over 30 titles for Best Animated Feature.
The list of nominees across all categories reflects cinema’s power to entertain, to provoke, to inspire hope and debate and to be a force for change. These films also prove that while 2016 was not a banner year in all areas, for cinema we are currently enjoying a golden age.”
Previous OFCS Best Picture winners include Mad Max: Fury Road, The Grand Budapest Hotel and 12 Years a Slave.
The nominees are:

Best Picture

The Handmaiden
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester By the Sea
O.J.: Made in America
The Witch

Best Animated Feature

Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Red Turtle

Best Director

Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Pablo Larraín – Jackie
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By the Sea
Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

Best Actor

Casey Affleck – Manchester By the Sea
Adam Driver – Paterson
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Actress

Amy Adams – Arrival
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Emma Stone – La La Land

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Tom Bennett – Love & Friendship
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester By the Sea
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis – Fences
Lily Gladstone – Certain Women
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams – Manchester By the Sea

Best Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water – Taylor Sheridan
Jackie – Noah Oppenheim
La La Land – Damien Chazelle
The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
Manchester By the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan

Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival – Eric Heisserer, Ted Chiang
Elle – David Birke, Philippe Djian
Love & Friendship – Whit Stillman
Moonlight – Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney
Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford

Best Editing

Arrival – Joe Walker
Cameraperson – Nels Bangerter
Jackie – Sebastian Sepulveda
La La Land – Tom Cross
Moonlight – Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders

Best Cinematography

Arrival – Bradford Young
Jackie – Stéphane Fontaine
La La Land – Linus Sandgren
Moonlight – James Laxton
The Neon Demon – Natasha Braier

Best Film Not in the English Language

Elle – France
The Handmaiden – South Korea
Neruda – Chile
The Salesman – Iran
Toni Erdmann – Germany

Best Documentary

I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America

Best Non-U.S. Release

After the Storm
The Death of Louis XIV
The Girl With All the Gifts
Personal Shopper
A Quiet Passion
Staying Vertical
The Unknown Girl
Yourself and Yours