Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Austin Film Critics Association Award Winners

Best Film
Moonlight (dir: Barry Jenkins)

Best Director
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences

Best Original Screenplay
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Adapted Screenplay
Eric Heisserer, Arrival

Best Cinematography
Linus Sandgren, La La Land

Best Score
Justin Hurwitz, La La Land

Best Foreign-Language Film
The Handmaiden (dir: Park Chan-wook)

Best Documentary
Tower (dir: Keith Maitland)

Best Animated Film
Kubo and the Two Strings (dir: Travis Knight)

Best First Film
The Witch (dir: Robert Eggers)

The Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award
Keith Maitland, Tower

Austin Film Award
Tower (dir: Keith Maitland)

Special Honorary Award
To the ensemble cast of Moonlight and casting director Yesi Ramirez for excellence as an ensemble.

Special Honorary Award
To honor Anton Yelchin for his contribution to the cinema of 2016, including performances in Green Room and Star Trek Beyond. His was a brilliant career cut profoundly short.

Special Honorary Award
To A24 Films for excellence in production in distribution. Their work gave us Moonlight, Green Room, Swiss Army Man, The Lobster, The Witch, and 20th Century Women, among others.

Special Honorary Award
To filmmaker Keith Maitland and his film Tower for revisiting a tragic event in Austin, Texas history in a sensitive and unique manner.

AFCA 2016 Top Ten Films
La La Land
The Handmaiden
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water
The Lobster
Sing Street

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