New York Film Critics Circle Announces 2016 Awards

Gordon Cox

Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) took the 2016 award for best actor from the New York Film Critics Circle, while his “Manchester by the Sea” costar Michelle Williams scored for featured actress. The screenplay prize went to the movie’s writer-director Kenneth Longergan.

Mahershala Ali claimed best supporting actor for his role in “Moonlight,” while “O.J.: Made in America” scored for documentary, “Toni Erdmann” won for foreign language film and “Zootopia” took animated feature. James Laxton earned the cinematography laurel for “Moonlight,” and 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.

Stay tuned for updates as results come in.

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