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Hawaii Film Critics Society 2016 Nominees List

The Hawaii Film Critics Society has once again cast their votes and nominated a broad range of films for their year’s end list. Damien Chazelle’s beloved, Ryan Gosling/Emma Stone-starring musical “La La Land” led the charge with thirteen nominations, more than any other film (in fact, last year’s most nominated title, “Carol,” only received ten). “Moonlight,” the acclaimed art house drama from Barry Jenkins, received seven nominations. A couple of Amy Adams-starring films, the cerebral sci-fi “Arrival,” and the shocking drama “Nocturnal Animals,” tied with eight nominations each. The neo-western “Hell or High Water,” followed with five nominations, while Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” and the Natalie Portman-starring “Jackie” were tied with four nominations each.

The films selected were all over the map. While the Polynesian-themed Disney feature “Moana” received four nominations, so did the bizarre, love-it-or-hate-it art house horror “The Neon Demon.” Other dark horse selections include three nominations for “10 Cloverfield Lane,” three nominations for “The Witch” and two nominations for “Deadpool.” Other out-of-left field picks included two nominations for the Ryan Gosling/Russell Crowe dark comedy “The Nice Guys” and for Park Chan-Wook’s “The Handmaiden.”

In the category for Best Hawaii Film, the nominees are “Moana” and the locally made documentary “Shorebreak: The Clark Little Story.”

The Hawaii-based critics group, which was founded in February 2015, will vote on the nominees selected and publish a list of winners on January 13th, 2017.

Official HFCS 2016 Nominees List

BEST FILM

La La Land

Moonlight

Nocturnal Animals

Hell Or High Water

Silence

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle/ La La Land

Tom Ford/ Nocturnal Animals

Barry Jenkins/ Moonlight

Denis Villeneuve/ Arrival

Martin Scorsese/ Silence

 

BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck/ Manchester by the Sea

Denzel Washington/ Fences

Andrew Garfield/ Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling/ La La Land

Chris Pine/ Hell or High Water

 

BEST ACTRESS

Natalie Portman/ Jackie

Viola Davis/ Fences

Amy Adams/ Arrival

Emma Stone/ La La Land

Amy Adams/ Nocturnal Animals

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Michael Shannon/ Nocturnal Animals

Aaron Taylor-Johnson/ Nocturnal Animals

Jeff Bridges/ Hell Or High Water

Mahershala Ali/ Moonlight

Dev Patel/ Lion

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Michelle Williams/ Manchester by the Sea

Naomi Harris/ Moonlight

Lupita N’yongo/ Queen of Katwe

Nicole Kidman/ Lion

Octavia Spencer/ Hidden Figures

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

La La Land

Hell or High Water

20th Century Woman

Manchester by the Sea

The Nice Guys

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Fences

Nocturnal Animals

Moonlight

Arrival

Silence

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

La La Land

Nocturnal Animals

Arrival

Knight of Cups

The Neon Demon

 

BEST EDITING

La La Land

Hacksaw Ridge

Arrival

Moonlight

Hell Or High Water

 

BEST ART DIRECTION

Jackie

La La Land

Arrival

Nocturnal Animals

The Handmaiden

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

La La Land

The Neon Demon

Hail Caesar!

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Jackie

 

BEST MAKE-UP

Silence

Deadpool

Star Trek Beyond

The Neon Demon

X-Men: Apocalypse

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Arrival

La La Land

Kubo and the Two Strings

The Jungle Book

Doctor Strange

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

La La Land

Moonlight

Jackie

The Neon Demon

20th Century Woman

 

BEST SONG

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls

“City of Stars” – La La Land

“Audition (Fools Who Dream)”/ La La Land

“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana

“Drive It Like You Stole It”/ Sing Street

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

Zootopia

The Little Prince

Trolls

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

De Palma

OJ: Made in America

Amanda Knox

Life Animated

13th

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Handmaiden (South Korea)

The Wave (Norway)

Seasons (France/Germany)

Neruda (Chile)

Elle (France)

 

BEST HAWAII FILM

Moana

Shorebreak- The Clark Little Story

 

BEST NEW FILMMAKER

Robert Eggers/ The Witch

James Schamus/ Indignation

Nicolas Pesce/ The Eyes of My Mother

Dan Trachtenberg/ 10 Cloverfield Lane

Kelly Fremon Craig/ The Edge of Seventeen

 

BEST FIRST FILM

Indignation

10 Cloverfield Lane

The Witch

The Eyes of My Mother

The Edge of Seventeen

 

BEST OVERLOOKED FILM

Jane Got A Gun

Little Men

Hell or High Water

Everybody Wants Some!!

The Nice Guys

 

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR FILM

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Arrival

10 Cloverfield Lane

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Witch

 

BEST STUNTS

Hacksaw Ridge

Deadpool

The Magnificent Seven

Captain America: Civil War

Deepwater Horizon

 

BEST VOCAL/MOTION CAPTURE PERFORMANCE

Charlize Theron/ Kubo and the Two Strings

Dwayne Johnson/ Moana

Liam Neeson/ A Monster Calls

Rachel McAdams/ The Little Prince

Jeff Bridges/ The Little Prince

 

WORST FILM OF THE YEAR

Suicide Squad

Fifty Shades of Black

Mother’s Day

Zoolander 2

How To Be Single


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