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San Francisco Critics Award Winners Announced: Moonlight Wins Best Picture

by | December 11, 2016 | Comments

The San Francisco Film Critics Circle announced the 2016 winners for their annual awards today. Moonlight was the big winner with six awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Barry Jenkins. Fences took home the awards for Best Actor (Denzel Washington, who also directed and produced) and Best Supporting Actress (Viola Davis).

This year two categories ended with tied results: both Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea were awarded with the Original Screenplay prize, while Arrival and Moonlight shared the award for Best Film Editing. Read through for the full results.


Best Picture


Best Director

Damien Chazelle

La La Land
91%

Barry Jenkins

Moonlight
98%

Kenneth Lonergan

Manchester by the Sea
96%

Jeff Nichols

Loving
88%

Denis Villeneuve

Arrival
94%

Best Actor


Best Actress


Best Supporting Actor


Jeff Bridges

Hell or High Water


Ralph Fiennes

A Bigger Splash


Ben Foster

Hell or High Water


Michael Shannon

Nocturnal Animals


Best Supporting Actress


Greta Gerwig

20th Century Women


Lily Gladstone

Certain Women


Naomie Harris

Moonlight



Manchester by the Sea


Best Screenplay, Original

Taylor Sheridan

Hell or High Water
96%

Damien Chazelle

La La Land
91%

Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou

The Lobster
87%

Kenneth Lonergan

Manchester by the Sea
96%

Barry Jenkins

Moonlight
98%

Best Screenplay, Adapted

Eric Heisserer

Arrival
94%

David Birke

Elle
91%

Park Chan-wook and Jeong Seo-Gyeong

The Handmaiden
95%

August Wilson

Fences
92%

Best Cinematography

Bradford Young

Arrival
94%

Stephane Fontaine

Jackie
87%

Linus Sandgren

La La Land
91%

James Laxton

Moonlight
98%

Rodrigo Pietro

Silence
83%

Best Production Design

Patrice Vermette

Arrival
94%

Ryu Seong-hee

The Handmaiden
95%

Jean Rabasse

Jackie
87%

David Wasco

La La Land
91%

Craig Lathrop

The Witch
90%

Best Original Score

Johann Johannsson

Arrival
94%

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

Hell or High Water
96%

Mica Levi

Jackie
87%

Justin Hurwitz

La La Land
91%

Nicholas Britell

Moonlight
98%

Best Film Editing

Joe Walker

Arrival
94%

ake Roberts

Hell or High Water
96%

Tom Cross

La La Land
91%

Jennifer Lame

Manchester by the Sea
96%

Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon

Moonlight
98%

Best Animated Feature


Best Foreign Language Picture


Best Documentary

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