Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Announce Their Top Films of 2016
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted Moonlight as the best film of 2016. Results of the 23rd annual critics’ poll were released December 13.
Rounding out the list of top 10 films of 2016 were Manchester by the Sea (2), La La Land (3), Hell or High Water (4), Arrival (5), Jackie (6), Loving (7), 20th Century Women (8), Hacksaw Ridge (9) and Silence (10).
For Best Actor, the association named Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea . Runners-up included Denzel Washington for Fences (2), Joel Edgerton for Loving(3), Ryan Gosling for La La Land (4) and Tom Hanks for Sully (5).
Natalie Portman was voted Best Actress for Jackie. Followed by Emma Stone for La La Land (2), Ruth Negga for (3), Amy Adams for Arrival (4) and Annette Bening for 20th Century Women (5).
In the Best Supporting Actor category, the winner was Mahershala Ali for Moonlight. He was followed by Jeff Bridges for Hell or High Water (2), Michael Shannon for Nocturnal Animals (3), Lucas Hedges for Manchester By The Sea (4) and Ben Foster for Hell or High Water (5).
For Best Supporting Actress, the association named Viola Davis for Fences. Runners-up were Naomie Harris for Moonlight (2), Michelle Williams for Manchester by the Sea (3), Greta Gerwig for 20th Century Women (4) and Judy Davis for The Dressmaker (5).
Barry Jenkins Voted Best Director
Barry Jenkins was voted Best Director for Moonlight. Next in the voting were Damien Chazelle for La La Land (2), Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea (3), David Mackenzie for Hell or High Water (4) and Denis Villeneuve for Arrival (5).
The association voted The Handmaiden as the best foreign-language film of the year. Runners-up included Toni Erdmann (2), Elle (3), Neruda (4) and The Salesman (5).
Tower won for Best Documentary over 13th (2), Gleason (3), I Am Not Your Negro (4) and Weiner (5).
Zootopia was named the best animated film of 2016, with Kubo and The Two Strings and Moana as runners-up. Kenneth Lonergan won the Best Screenplay award for Manchester by the Sea over Barry Jenkins for Moonlight.
The award for Best Cinematography went to Linus Sandgren for La La Land, followed by Rodrigo Prieto for Silence. The association gave its award for Best Musical Score to Justin Hurwitz for La La Land, beating out Mica Levi for Jackie.
The association also voted Moonlight as the winner of the Russell Smith Award, named for the late Dallas Morning News film critic. The honor is given annually to the best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association consists of 33 broadcast, print and online journalists from throughout North Texas. Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @dfwfilmcritics.