Every December the Los Angeles Film Critics Association honours members of the film industry who have excelled in their fields and vote for the films they think deserve the highest recognition. Yesterday they announced their top picks for 2016.
Your Name was awarded this year’s Best Animated Film, with The Red Turtle claiming the runners up prize. Other films in the animated-feature category included ‘Zootopia’ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’.
Best Animated Film, Winner: YOUR NAME.
— LA Film Critics (@LAFilmCritics) December 4, 2016
Full list of award winners listed below:
Best Picture: Moonlight
Runner-up: La La Land
Best Director: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Runner-up: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert, Elle and Things to Come
Runner-up: Rebecca Hall, Christine
Best Actor: Adam Driver, Paterson
Runner-up: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Supporting actress: Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
Runner-up: Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Runner-up: Issey Ogata, Silence
Best Animated Film: Your Name
Runner-up: The Red Turtle
Best Foreign-Language Film: The Handmaiden
Runner-up: Toni Erdmann
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction: I Am Not Your Negro
Runner-up: O.J.: Made in America
Best Screenplay: Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster
Runner-up: Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Best Editing: Bret Granato, Maya Mumma, Ben Sozanski, O.J.: Made in America
Runner-up: Tom Cross, La La Land
Best Production Design: Ryu Seong-hee, The Handmaiden
Runner-up: David Wasco, La La Land
Best Music/Score: Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul, La La Land
Runner-up: Micah Levi, Jackie
Best Cinematography: James Laxton, Moonlight
Runner-up: Linus Sandgren, La La Land
Douglas Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video Prize: The Illinois Parables from writer-director Deborah Stratman
Next Generation: Trey Edward Shults, Krisha Fairchild, Krisha
Lifetime achievement: Shirley MacLaine
The plaques of recognition will be presented to the winners during the Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards dinner in January.
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