Friday, September 30, 2022

The 2016 Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS) Nominations

By Matt Neglia The Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS) have announced their nominations for the best in film this year.

​Click below to see the nominees.
Reviews are highlighted in yellow. BEST PICTURE:
Arrival, Paramount
The Handmaiden, Amazon Studios/CJ Entertainment
Hell or High Water, Lionsgate/CBS Films
Jackie, Fox Searchlight
La La Land, Summit Entertainment
Lion, The Weinstein Company
Manchester by the Sea, Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions
Moonlight, A24
The Nice Guys, Warner Bros.
Nocturnal Animals, Focus Features

BEST DIRECTION OF A MOTION PICTURE:
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
David MacKenzie, Hell or High Water
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Denzel Washington, Fences
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nocturnal Animals
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
Amy Adams, Arrival
Emma Stone, La La Land
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Rebecca Hall, Christine

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Ben Foster, Hell or High Water
Dev Patel, Lion
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Greta Gerwing, 20th Century Women
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Naomi Harris, Moonlight
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Viola Davis, Fences

BEST SCREENPLAY:
Barry Jenkins & Tarrell McCraney, Moonlight
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Eric Heisserer, Arrival
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

BEST ANIMATED FILM:
Finding Dory, Disney/PIXAR
Kubo and the Two Strings, LAIKA
Moana, Disney
Sausage Party, Sony
Zootopia, Disney

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Bradford Young, Arrival
James Laxton, Moonlight
Linus Sandgren, La La Land
Seamus McGarvey, Nocturnal Animals
Stephane Fontane, Jackie

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
13th, Netflix
O.J.: Made in America, ESPN Films
Tower, Kino-Lorber
Weiner, IFC Films
Zero Days, Magnolia

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Elle, Sony Pictures Classics
The Handmaiden, CJ Entertainment/Amazon Studios
A Man Called Ove, Music Box Films
Neruda, 20th Century Fox/The Orchard
Toni Erdmann, Sony Pictures Classics

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Abel Korzeniowski, Nocturnal Animals
Johann Johannsson, Arrival
Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Mica Levi, Jackie
Nicholas Britell, Moonlight

BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” music by Justin Hurwitz, lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, La La Land
“City of Stars,” music by Justin Hurwitz, lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, La La Land
“Drive It Like You Stole It,” music & lyrics by Gary Clark, Sing Street
“How Far I’ll Go,” music & lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Moana
“Runnin’,” music & lyrics by Pharrell Williams, Hidden Figures

TEXAS INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD:
Krisha
Slash
A Song For You
Southwest of Salem
Tower

BEST POSTER
Captain Fantastic – Theatrical Poster
Jackie – Theatrical Poster
Hunt for the Wilderpeople – Theatrical Poster
La La Land – Theatrical Poster
Moonlight – Theatrical Poster

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT:
Doctor Strange – Visual Effects
The Jungle Book – Visual Effects
La La Land – Production Design

WORST FILM OF THE YEAR:
Gods of Egypt, Summit Entertainment
Independence Day: Resurgence, 20th Century Fox
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, 20th Century Fox
Yoga Hosers, Invincible Pictures
Zoolander 2, Paramount You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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