Moonlight, Barry Jenkins’ celebrated coming-of-age drama, dominated the winners’ list at the Dallas Fort Worth Film Critics awards announced Tuesday. The independent film with no big stars won four honors including picture, director, supporting actor (Mahershala Ali) and the Russell Smith Award for best low-budget or cutting-edge indie movie.
Also winning multiple awards are Kenneth Lonergan’s family drama Manchester by the Sea which won for actor (Casey Affleck) and screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan), and Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, which nabbed cinematography and musical score.
The remaining winners are Natalie Portman (actress, Jackie); Viola Davis (supporting actress, Fences); Zootopia (animated film); Tower (documentary); and The Handmaiden (foreign language film).
Rounding out the top of the year’s best films are, in order, Manchester by the Sea, La La Land, Hell or High Water, Arrival, Jackie, Loving, 20th Century Women, Hacksaw Ridge and Silence.
Runners-up for best actor are Denzel Washington (Fences), Joel Edgerton (Loving), Ryan Gosling (La La Land) and Tom Hanks (Sully).
Runners-up for actress are Emma Stone (La La Land), Ruth Negga (Loving), Amy Adams (Arrival) and Annette Bening (20th Century Women).
For more information and a complete list of the winners, go to www.dfwcritics.com.
La La Land and Moonlight dominated the recently announced Golden Globes nominations with seven and six nominations respectively.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Critics Association consists of 33 print, broadcast and online journalists working in the North Texas region.