This is rare, nuanced storytelling, anchored by one of Brad Pitt’s career-best performances and remarkable technical elements on every level. It’s a special film.
The nominees for this year's awards from the Chicago Film Critics Association have been announced, with "The Handmaiden," "Jackie," "La La Land," "Manchester by the Sea" and "Moonlight" competing for the title of Best Picture.
Coming in with eleven nominations, Barry Jenkins' drama "Moonlight" leads the pack, as compared to the eight received by both "Jackie" and "Manchester by the Sea." Other particularly strong titles include Hollywood musical "La La Land" (with seven nominations), Park Chan-wook's scintillating period piece "The Handmaiden" (with six), sci-fi drama "Arrival" and Paul Verhoeven's "Elle" (with three each).
Roger Ebert was on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Film Critics Association. RogerEbert.com Managing Editor Brian Tallerico is the Vice President of the CFCA. Publisher Chaz Ebert, Assistant Editor Nick Allen, and Assistant Editor Matt Fagerholm are members, as are contributors Peter Sobczynski, Collin Souter, Erik Childress, Sergio Mims, Mark Dujsik and Patrick McGavin.
The winners will be announced on Thursday night during an awards dinner, via Twitter account @chicagocritics.
"La La Land"
"Manchester by the Sea"
BEST ACTORCasey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
BEST ANIMATED FILM
ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN
"The Handmaiden", Seong-hie Ryu
"Jackie," Jean Rabasse & Halina Gebarowicz
"La La Land," David Wasco & Austin Gorg
"The Neon Demon," Elliott Hostetter & Austin Gorg
"The Witch," Craig Lathrop & Andrea Kristof
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MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER
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