The 2016 Critics Consensus Award Winners


Alex R. Hibbert and Mahershala Ali in Moonlight

A number of the 2016 CCA category races were fairly close, but not Best Picture. Moonlight comfortably won that alongside five other awards - a very impressive amount that ranks joint second in the history of these awards to date. Among the close races were some of its haul, such as Cinematography and Editing, thus diminishing La La Land's performance; the two titles were neck-and-neck at nominations stage with nine each, but Moonlight triples La La Land's win count in the end. There's a second Best Actress win for Natalie Portman, and a Best Foreign Language Film victory for a non-Best Picture nominee (The Handmaiden) over a Best Picture nominee (Toni Erdmann) after Amour achieved the same over Holy Motors four years prior. Check it all out below.


Best Picture

Moonlight (Dede Gardner, Barry Jenkins, Jeremy Kleiner and Adele Romanski)


Best Director

Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Natalie Portman (Jackie)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis (Fences)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)


Best Original Screenplay

Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Eric Heisserer (Arrival)


Best Cinematography

James Laxton (Moonlight)


Best Editing

Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders (Moonlight)


Best Production Design

David Wasco (La La Land)


Best Music

Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)


Best Ensemble Cast

Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Alex R. Hibbert, Andre Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monae, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes and Ashton Sanders (Moonlight)


Best Animated Feature

Zootopia (Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer)


Best Documentary

O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman, Deirdre Fenton, Libby Geist, Nina Krstic, Erin Leyden, Tamara Rosenberg, Connor Schell and Caroline Waterlow)


Best Foreign Language Film

The Handmaiden (Syd Lim and Park Chan Wook)


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