‘La La Land’ Named Best Film by New York Film Critics Circle (Full List)

Damien Chazelle’s original musical “La La Land” was named best film by the New York Film Critics Circle on Thursday.

Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight,” however, cleaned up in more categories. Casey Affleck took the 2016 award for best actor, while his costar Michelle Williams scored for featured actress. The screenplay prize went to the movie’s writer-director Kenneth Longergan.

Barry Jenkins took the best director award for “Moonlight.” Mahershala Ali claimed best supporting actor for the coming-of-age film, and James Laxton earned the cinematography laurel.

Isabelle Huppert was named best actress for her performances in both “Elle” and “Things to Come,” while “O.J.: Made in America” scored for documentary, “Toni Erdmann” won for foreign language film and “Zootopia” took animated feature. Kelly Fremon Craig’s “The Edge of Seventeen” and Trey Edward Shults’ “Krisha” shared the trophy for best first film.

The NYFCC also announced special honors for Thelma Schoonmaker, the editor who’s worked with Martin Scorsese on a string of movies from “Raging Bull” to “Silence,” and for the 25th anniversary restoration of Julie Dash’s “Daughters of the Dust.”

As it has in recent years, the NYFCC is announcing the winners on Twitter as they are decided during a meeting of the group. Membership is comprised of critics who review film for New York-based outlets including New York Magazine, the New Yorker, the Village Voice, Indiewire and Variety.

View the complete list of winners below:

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