Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2016 Awards


Vegas Critics Go ‘Ga Ga’ for "La La Land"


(December 15, 2016 - Las Vegas)  "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 and Viola Davis for her supporting role in "Fences."


The thriller "Nocturnal Animals" recognized Michael Shannon with 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.



2016 Sierra 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

Damien Chazelle, "La La Land"


Best Adapted Screenplay

Nocturnal Animals


Best Original Screenplay

Damien Chazelle, "La La Land"


Best Cinematography

Linus Sandgren, "La La Land"


Best Film Editing

Joi McMillion and Nat Sanders, "Moonlight"


Best Score

Justin Hurwitz, "La La Land"


Best Song

City of Stars – La La Land


Best Action Film

Captain America: Civil War


Best Documentary

OJ Simpson Made in America


Best Animated Film

Kubo and the Two Strings


Best Foreign Language Film

"The Handmaiden" (Korea)


Best Costume

Linda Muir, "The Witch"


Best Art Direction

Austin Gorg, "La La Land"


Best Visual Effects

"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


LVFCS Top 10 Films of 2016

1. La La Land

2. Hell or High Water

3. Manchester by the Sea

4. Nocturnal Animals

5. Moonlight

6. Loving

7. Hacksaw Ridge

8. Jackie

9. A Monster Calls

10. Green Room