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Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) Nominations: The Handmaiden Lands Top Mentions, Trevante Rhodes Double Nominated

The Handmaiden
The Handmaiden

The Austin Film Critics Association nominations are out and The Handmaiden grabbed a ton of mentions including Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay. Last year, the group awarded Mad Max: Fury Road as their Best Film.

The usual suspects of La La Land, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight earned multiple mentions (including Best Film, where Arrival joined them) and for the first time, another supporting actor from Moonlight joined Mahershala Ali in that category – Trevante Rhodes, who also earned a Breakthrough Artist nomination. Supporting Actor saw yet another pairing with Jeff Bridges and Ben Foster sharing nominations for Hell or High Water.

Curiously missing from Best Actress was La La Land‘s Emma Stone. Barry Jenkins received another Original Screenplay nomination just a day after the Academy deemed Moonlight eligible in Adapted Screenplay.

Here is the full list of nominations

Best Film
Arrival
The Handmaiden
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best Director
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Park Chan-wook, The Handmaiden

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Denzel Washington, Fences
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Best Actress
Amy Adams, Arrival
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Ruth Negga, Loving

Best Supporting Actor
Ben Foster, Hell or High Water
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals
Trevante Rhodes, Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress
Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Min-hee Kim, The Handmaiden
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Viola Davis, Fences

Best Original Screenplay
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Mike Mills, 20th Century Women
Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou, The Lobster

Best Adapted Screenplay
Eric Heisserer, Arrival
Luke Davies, Lion
Park Chan-wook, Jeong Seo-kyeong, The Handmaiden
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Whit Stillman, Love & Friendship

Best Cinematography
Bradford Young, Arrival
Chung Chung-hoon, The Handmaiden
James Laxton, Moonlight
Linus Sandgren, La La Land
Stéphane Fontaine, Jackie

Best Score
Cliff Martinez, The Neon Demon
Jóhann Jóhannsson, Arrival
Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Mica Levi, Jackie
Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Hell or High Water

Best Foreign-Language Film
The Brand New Testament
Elle
The Handmaiden
Things to Come
Toni Erdmann

Best Documentary
13TH
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America
Tower
Weiner

Best Animated Film
Kubo & The Two Strings
Moana
The Little Prince
Tower
Zootopia

Best First Film
The Birth of a Nation
The Edge of Seventeen
Krisha
Swiss Army Man
The Witch

The Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award
Anya Taylor Joy, The Witch
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Keith Maitland, Tower
Sasha Lane, American Honey
Trevante Rhodes, Moonlight

Best Austin Film
Loving
Midnight Special
Slash
Tower
Transpecos

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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