Recap: National Society of Film Critics Winners – ‘Moonlight’ Takes Top Honors

National Society of Film Critics

In the pre-Golden Globes daze, a few more critics groups weighed in with their picks. The National Society of Film Critics heaped love on “Moonlight,” with no big surprises in the bunch.

Perhaps the closest thing to an upset was Michelle Williams besting Viola Davis in Supporting Actress. The runners-up in the various categories are interesting, however, so be sure to take a look.

See the full list of winners below.

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Best Picture
Moonlight
Runners Up: Manchester By The Sea & La La Land
Best Actor
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Runners Up: Denzel Washington – Fences & Adam Driver – Paterson
Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert – Elle and Things to Come
Runners Up: Annette Bening – 20th Century Women & Sandra Huller – Toni Erdmann
Best Supporting Actress
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
Runners Up: Lily Gladstone – Certain Women & Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Runners Up: Jeff Bridges – Hell Or High Water & Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals
Best Director
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Runners Up: Damien Chazelle – La La Land & Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By The Sea
Best Screenplay
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
Runners Up: Barry Jenkins – Moonlight & Taylor Sheridan – Hell Or High Water
Best Cinematography
James Laxton – Moonlight
Runners Up: La La Land & Silence
Best Foreign Language Film
Toni Erdmann
Runners Up: The Handmaiden, Elle & Things To Come
Best Documentary
O.J.: Made In America
Runners Up: I Am Not Your Negro & 13th

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