Sunday, December 11, 2016

'La La Land' Dominates Critics Choice Movie Awards

Damien Chazelle's escapist musical ruled the night with eight wins, including Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay. Manchester by the Sea and Jackie pulled down three apiece while Moonlight, Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge and Deadpool (you heard me) each snagged a pair.

It seems that while regional critics groups are ready, willing and able to get behind art house indies like Manchester and Moonlight, they're just don't have enough broad appeal to triumph with a larger group like the BFCA... or the Academy?

Check out the full list of movie winners after the cut.

Best Action Movie: Hacksaw Ridge Yeah, still think this is a stretch
Best Ensemble: Moonlight
Best Young Actor/Actress: Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea Shoulda been Steinfeld
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: Arrival No complaints
Best Foreign Film: Elle
Best Actor in an Action Movie: Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge Didn't care for the film, but Garfield does a hell of a sell job
Best Actress in an Action Movie: Margo Robbie, Suicide Squad Ugh. Who votes for this movie over Tilda Swinton? (Who votes for anything over Tilda Swinton?)
Best Original Screenplay (tie): La La Land AND Manchester by the Sea
Best Adapted Screenplay: Arrival A longshot for the Oscar, but I'll be banging the drum
Best Cinematography: La La Land
Best Production Design: La La Land
Best Costume Design: Jackie
Best Hair & Makeup: Jackie
Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book
Best Editing: La La Land
Best Score: La La Land
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight Ali beginning to look like a sweeper -- strange since this was the most nebulous category a few weeks ago
Best Animated Feature: Zootopia Natch
Best Actress in a Comedy: Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Best Actor in a Comedy: Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
Best Original Song: "City of Stars", La La Land
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences
Best Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Best Comedy: Deadpool
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Jackie
Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Picture: La La Land

1 comment:

  1. God, T.J. Miller was the worst host for an awards show I had seen in a long time. He was annoying and gave me a headache. Just yelling at the top of your lungs isn't automatically comedy.

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