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Nominees: 2016 WAFCA Awards

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The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association have announced their annual nominees. Unlike the Spirit Awards the turnaround is rapid, with winners announced just two days later.

Among the nominees are La La LandMoonlight, Manchester by the Sea and Hell or High Water – all are competing for Best Film, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. Don’t be fooled by the absence of Silence – it will make an impact in the new year.

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The full list of nominees are below.


2016 WAFCA Awards: The Nominees

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

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
David Mackenzie, Hell or High Water
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress
Amy Adams, Arrival
Annete Bening, 20th Century Women
Ruth Negga, Loving
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
Lucas Hedges, Mancehster by the Sea
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Molly Shannon, Other People
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Acting Ensemble
Fences
Hell or High Water
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
20th Century Women

Best Youth Performance
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Lewis MacDougall, A Monster Calls
Sunny Pawar, Lion
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch

Best Voice Performance
Jason Bateman, Zootopia
Auli’i Cravalho, Moana
Ellen DeGeneres, Finding Dory
Ginnifer Goodwin, Zootopia
Liam Neeson, A Monster Calls

Best Motion Capture Performance
Liam Neeson, A Monster Calls
Mark Rylance, The BFG

Best Original Screenplay
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
The Lobster

Best Adapted Screenplay
Arrival
Fences
Lion
A Monster Calls
Nocturnal Animals

Best Animated Feature
Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
Sausage Party
Zootopia

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

Best Foreign Language Film
Elle
Julieta
The Handmaiden
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best Production Design
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Jackie
La La Land
The Witch

Best Cinematography
Arrival
Jackie
La La Land
Moonlight
Nocturnal Animals

Best Editing
Arrival
Jackie
La La Land
Moonlight
Sully

Best Original Score
Arrival
Jackie
La La Land
Moonlight
The Neon Demon

The Joe Barber Award for Best Portrayal of Washington, DC
Jackie
Jason Bourne
Loving
Miss Sloane
Snowden

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