winners//2016 GEORGIA FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AWARDS

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Awards season favorites Moonlight and La La Land dominated the Georgia Film Critics Association's year-end roundup of awards, with Barry Jenkins's drama taking Best Picture.

Both films earned 5 wins, with Moonlight also be cited as one of Mahershala Ali's reasons for earning the Breakthrough Award.

Other seasonal favorites earned wins, including Casey Affleck and Natalie Portman as Best Actor and Actress.

The Nice Guys, starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, earned the Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema. The Shane Black action comedy was filmed in the Peach State.

Complete list of winners:

BEST PICTURE
MOONLIGHT

BEST DIRECTOR
Damien Chazelle - LA LA LAND

BEST ACTOR
Casey Affleck - MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

BEST ACTRESS
Natalie Portman - JACKIE

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali - MOONLIGHT

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis - FENCES

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Damien Chazelle - LA LA LAND

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Barry Jenkins - MOONLIGHT

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
James Laxton - MOONLIGHT

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
David Wasco, Austin Gorg - LA LA LAND

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Justin Hurwitz - LA LA LAND

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"City of Star" - LA LA LAND

BEST ENSEMBLE
Cast of MOONLIGHT

BEST FOREIGN FILM
ELLE

BREAKTHROUGH AWARD
Mahershala Ali - FREE STATE OF JONES, HIDDEN FIGURES, KICKS, MOONLIGHT

BEST ANIMATED FILM
ZOOTOPIA

BEST DOCUMENTARY
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA

OGLETHORPE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN GEORGIA CINEMA
THE NICE GUYS - Shane Black, Anthony Bagarozzi


Disclosure: Scottie Knollin is a member of the Georgia Film Critics Association.

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