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Winners: 2016 Sierra Award Winners

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The Las Vegas Film Critics Society have announced their annual Sierra Award winners, and La La Land have earned another feather in their cap.

The Oscar race is now much more defined, with Best Picture a closely fought contest between Damien Chazelle’s musical and Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight. Mahershala Ali has been leading the film’s charge, dominating the supporting actor trophies this year, though lost out here to Michael Shannon’s powerful turn in Nocturnal Animals.

In total, La La Land scooped 7 awards while Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea won just 2 a piece. Kubo and the Two Strings won Animated Feature, making it the most notable outside bet for the Oscars.

All the winners are listed below

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2016 Sierra Awards: The 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
La La Land

Best Cinematography
La La Land

Best Film Editing
Moonlight

Best Score
La La Land

Best Song
City of Stars from 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 Costume
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

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