'Moonlight' Leads Online Film Critics Society Award Winners

Naomie Harris in Moonlight.
Courtesy Elevation Pictures.
Barry Jenkins' Moonlight is the big winner at this year's awards dished out by the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS). Moonlight takes four awards including Best Film and Best Director. The Online Film Critics Society’s Governing Committee said, “We’d like to congratulate all involved with Moonlight for the power and humanity of this extraordinary film. Topical and relevant, it is a timely reminder of that which unites us being greater than that which divides us.” Other winners include Natalie Portman for Jackie (this blog's pick for best performance and best film of 2016) and Eric Heisserer for his screenplay for Arrival, directed by Canuck Denis Villeneuve.

The OFCS, of which I am a member, is the largest and longest-running international organisation devoted to promoting the diversity and quality of voices in online film criticism.

This year's winners are:

Best Picture: Moonlight
Best Director: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Jackie
Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Best Supporting Actress: Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Best Original Screenplay: Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water
Best Adapted Screenplay: Eric Heisserer, Arrival
Best Film Editing: Tom Cross, La La Land
Best Cinematography: Linus Sandgren, La La Land
Best Documentary: OJ: Made in America
Best Animated Feature: Kubo and the Two Strings
Best Film Not in the English Language: The Handmaiden

Additionally, the OFCS acknowledges the 10 best non-US releases:

After the Storm
The Death of Louis XIV
The Girl with All the Gifts
Personal Shopper
A Quiet Passion
Staying Vertical
The Unknown Girl
Yourself and Yours