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"Moonlight" Beams At L.A. Film Critics Awards
This image released by A24 Films shows Alex Hibbert in a scene from the film, "Moonlight." (David Bornfriend/A24 via AP)
Takes Best Picture, Director, Cinematography and Supporting Actor honors
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The Los Angeles Film Critics Association was captivated by Moonlight, bestowing upon writer-director Barry Jenkins’ film a total of four awards-Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography (for James Laxton) and Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali). La La Land was named runner up in three of those categories--Best Picture, Director (Damien Chazelle) and Cinematography (Linus Sandgren). Runner up for Best Supporting Actress was Issey Ogata for Martin Scorsese’s Silence.

La La Land also was runner up in the Editing and Production Design categories. Winning for Best Editing were Bret Granato, Maya Mumma and Ben Sozanski for O.J.: Made In America. Ryu Seong-He won Best Production Design for The Handmaiden.

La La Land did take one category, Best Music Score for Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Music Score runner up was Jackie (Mica Levi).

Adam Driver took Best Actor for Paterson while Isabelle Huppert won Best Actress distinction for two films, Elle and Things To Come. Runners up in those two respective categories were Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea and Rebecca Hall for Christine.

The Best Supporting Actress winner was Liiy Gladstone for Certain Women. Michelle Wiliams was runner up for Manchester by the Sea.

Manchester by the Sea was also runner up for Best Screeenplay (writer-director Kenneth Lonergan), an honor won by Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthios for The Lobster.

L.A. Film Critics named I Am Not Your Negro the Best Documentary. Runner up was O.J.: Made In America.

Here’s a rundown of L.A. Film Critics Association best of year picks:

BEST PICTURE
MOONLIGHT

RUNNER UP: LA LA LAND

BEST DIRECTOR
BARRY JENKINS 
MOONLIGHT

RUNNER UP: DAMIEN CHAZELLE ( LA LA LAND)

BEST ACTOR
ADAM DRIVER
PATERSON

RUNNER UP: CASEY AFFLECK (MANCHESTER BY THE SEA)

BEST ACTRESS
ISABELLE HUPPERT
ELLE AND THINGS TO COME

RUNNER UP: REBECCA HALL (CHRISTINE)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
MAHERSHALA ALI
MOONLIGHT

RUNNER UP: ISSEY OGATA (SILENCE)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
LILY GLADSTONE
CERTAIN WOMEN

RUNNER UP: MICHELLE WILLIAMS 
(MANCHESTER BY THE SEA)

BEST SCREENPLAY
EFTHYMIS FILIPPOU, YORGOS LANTHIMOS
THE LOBSTER

RUNNER UP: KENNETH LONERGAN (MANCHESTER BY THE SEA)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
RYU SEONG-HEE
THE HANDMAIDEN

RUNNER UP: DAVID WASCO (LA LA LAND)

BEST EDITING
BRET GRANATO, MAYA MUMMA, BEN SOZANSKI
OJ: MADE IN AMERICA

RUNNER UP: TOM CROSS (LA LA LAND)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
JAMES LAXTON
MOONLIGHT

RUNNER-UP: LINUS SANDGREN (LA LA LAND)

BEST MUSIC SCORE
JUSTIN HURWITZ, BENJ PASEK, JUSTIN PAUL
LA LA LAND

RUNNER-UP: MICA LEVI (JACKIE)

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
THE HANDMAIDEN

RUNNER-UP: TONI ERDMANN

BEST DOCUMENTARY / NON-FICTION FILM
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO

RUNNER-UP: OJ: MADE IN AMERICA

BEST ANIMATION
YOUR NAME.

RUNNER-UP: THE RED TURTLE

NEW GENERATION
TREY EDWARD SHULTS AND KRISHA FAIRCHILD
KRISHA

DOUGLAS EDWARDS INDEPENDENT / EXPERIMENTAL FILM / VIDEO
DEBORAH STRATMAN 
THE ILLINOIS PARABLES

 
SPECIAL CITATION
TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES, FOR PRESERVING HISTORIC CINEMA VIA FILMSTRUCK 

CAREER ACHIEVEMENT
SHIRLEY MACLAINE

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