2016 Critic’s Choice Winners

Here are my reactions to the Critic’s Choice winners.

BEST PICTURE – La La Land
BEST DIRECTOR – Damien Chazelle for La La Land

This year’s Best Picture Oscar has been set in stone for a while now. If La La Land somehow didn’t win these two awards, we might have had more to discuss.

BEST ACTOR – Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea

This category is a two-way horse race between Casey Affleck and Denzel Washington. We’ll have to wait for the Globes and SAG to really make a judgement on who’s going to win this Oscar.

BEST ACTRESS – Natalie Portman for Jackie

The biggest surprise of the night. Emma Stone is still the frontrunner, but Portman’s win here puts her in a good position to nab her second Oscar. And then there’s Isabelle Huppert’s numerous critics wins…

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Mahershala Ali for Moonlight

He’s starting to become the frontrunner, and I’m oddly okay with that.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Viola Davis for Fences

Go get that Oscar, girl!

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS – Lucas Hedges for Manchester by the Sea

Fair enough.

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE – Moonlight

Oh, this is gonna win ALL the Ensemble prizes.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY (TIE) – La La Land & Manchester By The Sea

All this proves is that La La Land is beloved. Manchester is winning this easily, especially considering that Zootopia doesn’t seem to be in the conversation. (For some reason.)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Arrival

This probably won’t repeat at the Oscars, but it’s pretty cool to see it happening here.

BEST EDITING – La La Land
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – La La Land
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – La La Land

Gee, I wonder if the critics liked this movie.

BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Jackie
BEST HAIR & MAKEUP – Jackie

Well, at least they spread the wealth a tiny bit.

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – The Jungle Book

This category was over the moment Billy Lynn got panned.

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – Zootopia

Let’s have a repeat of last year, where the best film of the year wins all the prizes in animation, but doesn’t get to compete with the ‘real’ movies.

BEST ACTION MOVIE – Hacksaw Ridge
BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE – Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge

I need to see this movie, don’t I?

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE – Margot Robbie for Suicide Squad

The film may have gotten panned, but there’s no denying the influence of Robbie’s “Harley Quinn”.

BEST COMEDY – Deadpool
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY – Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool

Now I’m wondering how this film will do with the Globes.

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY – Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins

“Oh no,” said Meryl, “I’m running out of room to put all these awards!”

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE – Arrival

Nobody was surprised by this.

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – Elle

I thought Toni Erdmann was the frontrunner… we’ll wait and see.

BEST SONG – “City of Stars” from La La Land

Weird, I thought “Audition” was the frontrunner…

BEST SCORE – La La Land

If it’s eligible, it will probably win.

One thought on “2016 Critic’s Choice Winners

  1. Hi, Conor. I found it funny that Deadpool won for best comedy. When I saw it, I explained to my husband as the most violent comedy film or funniest violent film I have ever seen. Marvel seems to do that well.

    Greetings to the family from Finland!

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