‘Moonlight’ Named Best Picture By The National Society Of Film Critics, Casey Affleck ‘Manchester” Best Actor, Complete List
Barry Jenkins, who adapted the script from an unproduced play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, also won best director. The film scored the best cinematography prize for lenser James Laxton, as well.
Meanwhile, writer/director Kenneth Longergan’s family drama Manchester by the Sea earned best screenplay, best actor for Casey Affleck and best supporting actress for Michelle Williams.
The committee is made up of some of the nation’s top film critics with the L.A. Times Justin Chang acting as the current chair. Founded in 1966, the National Society of Film Critics elects its members from publications all over the country, including The New Yorker, NPR and The Christian Science Monitor. This year marks the 51st annual meeting of its voters.
The complete list of winners is below.
Best Picture: Moonlight
Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert, Elle and Things to Come
Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Best Director: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Best Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Best Cinematography: James Laxton, Moonlight
Best Foreign Language Film: Toni Erdmann
Best Nonfiction Film: O.J.: Made in America
Film Heritage Award: Kino Lorber’s Pioneers of African-American Cinema