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New York Film Critics Circle Names ‘La La Land’ Best Film Of 2016, ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Manchester By the Sea’ Earn Three Awards

Movies hoping to be this year's "Carol" among NYFCC voters are "Moonlight," "Manchester By the Sea" and more.

“La La Land”

The first week of awards season has already seen “Moonlight” top the Gotham Awards and “Manchester By the Sea” take top honors with the National Board of Review, and today all eyes turn to the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) to see which movies and performances will get an added boost as we get closer to the bigger shows. The NYFCC is meeting right now and will announce their honorees throughout the day, from Best Film to acting categories and more.

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The NYFCC is made up of 37 members of New York City film critics, including IndieWire’s own Eric Kohn, who serves as Vice Chair. Last year, the group put full support behind Todd Haynes’ “Carol,” awarding the romance drama four awards, including Best Feature. Acting awards went to Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”), Michael Keaton (“Spotlight”), Kristen Stewart (“Clouds of Sils Maria”) and Mark Rylance, who went on to win the Oscar for “Bridge Of Spies.”

Full winners list is below.

New York Film Critics 2016 Award Winners

Best Film: “La La Land”

Best Director: Barry Jenkins for “Moonlight”

Best Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan for “Manchester By the Sea”

Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert for both “Elle” and “Things to Come”

Best Actor: Casey Affleck, “Manchester By the Sea”

Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams for both “Manchester By the Sea” and “Certain Women”

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Best Cinematography: James Laxton for “Moonlight”

Best Non-fiction Film:  “O.J.: Made in America”

Best Foreign Language Film: “Toni Erdmann”

Best Animated Feature: “Zootopia”

Best First Film: “The Edge of Seventeen” and “Krisha”

Special Awards: Thelma Schoonmaker and Julie Dash’s “Daughters of the Dust’ 25th Anniversary Restoration

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