Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Boston Film Critics Names "La La Land" Best Picture of 2016

The Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) was formed in 1981.  The group claims that its mission is to make “Boston's unique critical perspective heard on a national and international level by awarding commendations to the best of the year's films and filmmakers and local film theaters and film societies that offer outstanding film programming.”  One of the society’s members, Wesley Morris, won 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism.

2016 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Winners:

Best Picture  -  La La Land

Best Actor - Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress -  Isabelle Huppert for 2 films: Elle and Things to Come

Best Supporting Actor - Mahershala Ali for Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress - Lily Gladstone for Certain Women

Best Director - Damien Chazelle for La La Land

Best Screenplay - Kenneth Longergan for Manchester by the Sea

Best Cinematography - Chung-hoon Chung for The Handmaiden

Best Documentary - O. J.: Made in America

Best Foreign-Language Film  (awarded in memory of Jay Carr) -  The Handmaiden (South Korea)

Best Animated Film -  Tower

Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) -  Tom Cross for La La Land

Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) -  Robert Eggers for The Witch

Best Ensemble Cast -  Moonlight

Best Original Score -  Mica Levi for Jackie


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