Moonlight Gay and Lesbian Film Entertainment Critics Association

The Austin Film Critics Association announced its annual nominees today. “Moonlight” dominated with eight nominations, including a surprise double Supporting Actor nod for Mahershala Ali and Trevante Rhodes.

Arrival” and “La La Land” fared almost as well, with six nominations each. See below for the full list of nominees. Winners are announced Dec. 28.

Check out the Precursor Tracker on the Oscar Predictions page to see all the groups side by side!

List of Nominations

Best Film:

  • Arrival
  • The Handmaiden
  • La La Land
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight

Best Director:

  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  • Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
  • Park Chan-wook, The Handmaiden

Best Actor:

  • Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
  • Colin Farrell, The Lobster
  • Denzel Washington, Fences
  • Joel Edgerton, Loving
  • Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Best Actress:

  • Amy Adams, Arrival
  • Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
  • Isabelle Huppert, Elle
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie
  • Ruth Negga, Loving

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Ben Foster, Hell or High Water
  • Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
  • Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
  • Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals
  • Trevante Rhodes, Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
  • Min-hee Kim, The Handmaiden
  • Naomie Harris, Moonlight
  • Viola Davis, Fences

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
  • Mike Mills, 20th Century Women
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou, The Lobster

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Eric Heisserer, Arrival
  • Luke Davies, Lion
  • Park Chan-wook, Jeong Seo-kyeong, The Handmaiden
  • Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
  • Whit Stillman, Love & Friendship

Best Cinematography:

  • Bradford Young, Arrival
  • Chung Chung-hoon, The Handmaiden
  • James Laxton, Moonlight
  • Linus Sandgren, La La Land
  • Stéphane Fontaine, Jackie

Best Score:

  • Cliff Martinez, The Neon Demon
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson, Arrival
  • Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
  • Mica Levi, Jackie
  • Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Hell or High Water

Best Foreign-Language Film:

  • The Brand New Testament
  • Elle
  • The Handmaiden
  • Things to Come
  • Toni Erdmann

Best Documentary:

  • 13th
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • Tower
  • Weiner

Best Animated Film:

  • Kubo & The Two Strings
  • Moana
  • The Little Prince
  • Tower
  • Zootopia

Best First Film:

  • The Birth of a Nation
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Krisha
  • Swiss Army Man
  • The Witch

The Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award:

  • Anya Taylor Joy, The Witch
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  • Keith Maitland, Tower
  • Sasha Lane, American Honey
  • Trevante Rhodes, Moonlight

Best Austin Film:

  • Loving (dir. Jeff Nichols)
  • Midnight Special (dir. Jeff Nichols)
  • Slash (dir. Clay Liford)
  • Tower (dir. Keith Maitland)
  • Transpecos (dir. Greg Kwedar)

Tell us: What do you think of the Austin Film Critics Association’s picks? Let us know in the comments below!