Thu. Oct 22nd, 2020
La La Land wins seven awards from Las Vegas Film Critics
La La Land wins seven awards from Las Vegas Film Critics

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La La Land danced its way into the hearts of Las Vegas Film Critics, taking home seven awards including; Best Picture, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Score, Song, Art Direction and Best Director for Damien Chazelle.

Manchester by the Sea garnished three awards with Casey Affleck winning as Best Actor and Lucas Hedges with the Youth in Film Award. Natalie Portman as Best Actress for her portrayal of Jackie Kennedy in Jackie and Viola Davis for her supporting role in Fences.

The thriller Nocturnal Animals was recognized with wins for Michael Shannon in Best Supporting Actor and Tom Ford for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Moonlight nabbed Breakout Filmmaker for Barry Jenkins and Best Film Editing. Other highlights were The Witch winning Best Costume and Best Horror/Sci-Fi, Hidden Figures with Best Ensemble and rounding out the list was Kubo and the Two Strings as Best Animated Feature.

The William Holden Lifetime Achievement award was bestowed upon actor Kirk Douglas who celebrated his 100th birthday this month.

LVFCS 2016 Award Winners:

Best Picture
La La Land

Best Actor
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress
Natalie Portman – Jackie

Best Supporting Actor
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis – Fences

Best Director
La La Land

Best Adapted Screenplay
Nocturnal Animals

Best Original Screenplay
La La Land

Best Cinematography
La La Land

Best Film Editing

Best Score
La La Land

Best Song
“City of Stars” – La La Land

Best Action Film
Captain America: Civil War

Best Documentary
O.J.: Made in America

Best Animated Film
Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Foreign Language Film
The Handmaiden

Best Costumes
The Witch

Best Art Direction
La La Land

Best Visual Effects
The Jungle Book

Best Comedy
The Nice Guys

Best Horror/Sci-Fi
The Witch

Best Family Film
The Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Best Ensemble
Hidden Figures

Breakout Filmmaker
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Youth in Film
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea

William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award
Kirk Douglas


About Las Vegas Film Critics Society:
The Las Vegas Film Critics Society is a non-profit, progressive organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of film and is composed of selected print, television, radio and Internet film critics in the Las Vegas and Reno area. The LVFCS presents its “Sierra” awards each year for the best in film, including The William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award, which is named for the brilliant Academy Award winning actor.

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