Phoenix Critics Circle Announces 2016 Award Nominations


The Phoenix Critics Circle proudly announces nominees for its annual awards. Members have narrowed the films from 2016 to the top nominees in each category.

Arrival, La La Land, and Moonlight lead with 6 nominations each, followed by Hell or High Water with five and Manchester by the Sea with four.

Voting is underway for the winners and they will be announced on Saturday, December 17th, 2016.

Best Picture

  • Arrival
  • Hell or High Water
  • La La Land
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight

Best Comedy Film

  • Deadpool
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  • The Nice Guys

Best Science Fiction Film

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Arrival
  • Midnight Special

Best Horror Film

  • The Conjuring 2
  • Don’t Breathe
  • The Witch

 Best Mystery or Thriller Film

  • Green Room
  • Hell or High Water
  • Nocturnal Animals

Best Animated Film

  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • Zootopia

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The Handmaiden
  • Neruda
  • Things to Come
  • The Wailing

Best Documentary

  • 13th
  • Gleason
  • O.J.: Made in America
  • Tickled
  • Weiner

Best Actor

  • Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
  • Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
  • Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  • Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Best Actress

  • Amy Adams, Arrival
  • Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
  • Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie
  • Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Supporting Actor

  • Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
  • Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
  • Ben Foster, Hell or High Water
  • John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane
  • Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress

  • Viola Davis, Fences
  • Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women
  • Naomie Harris, Moonlight
  • Helen Mirren, Eye in the Sky
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Director

  • Damian Chazelle, La La Land
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By The Sea
  • Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Best Screenplay

  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  • Efthimis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster
  • Eric Heisserer, Arrival
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  • Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

Best Score

  • Nicholas Britell, Moonlight
  • Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
  • Johann Johannsson, Arrival
  • Mica Levi, Jackie

The Phoenix Critics Circle is established as an association for professional film critique and analysis. Administered by the non-profit Phoenix Film Foundation, the Phoenix Critics Circle is committed to the progression and preservation of film and is composed of print, television, radio and internet film critics from Arizona.

‘Miss Sloane’ Director John Madden On the Film’s Timely Release

Previous article

Movie Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Next article

You may also like


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *