In Memoriam 1942 – 2013 “Roger Ebert loved movies.”

RogerEbert.com

Thumb world 9

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

This is a movie that’s annoying in part because it doesn’t care if you’re annoyed by it. It doesn’t need you, the individual viewer, to…

Thumb catcher spy

The Catcher Was a Spy

Paul Rudd plays against type, though not effectively, in this true story of a baseball catcher who was also an OSS agent.

Other Reviews
Review Archives
Thumb xbepftvyieurxopaxyzgtgtkwgw

Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

Other Reviews
Great Movie Archives
Primary cfca nominees 2016

"Moonlight," "La La Land" and "Manchester by the Sea" Lead 2016 CFCA Nominees

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).

Advertisement

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

BEST PICTURE

"The Handmaiden"
"Jackie"
"La La Land"
"Manchester by the Sea"
"Moonlight"

BEST DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle, "La La Land"
Barry Jenkins, "Moonlight"
Pablo Larrain, "Jackie"
Kenneth Lonergan, "Manchester by the Sea"
Park Chan-wook, "The Handmaiden"

BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea"
Adam Driver, "Paterson"
Joel Edgerton, "Loving" 
Colin Farrell, "The Lobster
Denzel Washington, "Fences"

BEST ACTRESS

Amy Adams, "Arrival"
Rebecca Hall, "Christine"
Isabelle Huppert, "Elle"
Natalie Portman, "Jackie"
Emma Stone, "La La Land"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mahershala Ali, "Moonlight"
Alden Ehrenreich, "Hail, Caesar!"
Ben Foster, "Hell or High Water"
Lucas Hedges, "Manchester by the Sea"
Trevante Rhodes, "Moonlight"
Michael Shannon, "Nocturnal Animals"

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Viola Davis, "Fences"
Lily Gladstone, "Certain Women"
Naomie Harris, "Moonlight"
Janelle Monae, "Hidden Figures"
Michelle Williams, "Manchester by the Sea"

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

"Hell or High Water" by Taylor Sheridan
"Jackie" by Noah Oppenheim
"The Lobster" by Yorgos Lanthimos & Efthymis Filippou
"Manchester by the Sea" by Kenneth Lonergan
"Moonlight" by Barry Jenkins

Advertisement

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

"Arrival" by Eric Heiserrer
"Elle" by David Birke
"The Handmaiden" by Seo Kyung-Chung & Chan-wook Park
"Love & Friendship" by Whit Stillman
"Silence" by Jay Cocks & Martin Scorsese

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

"Elle"
"The Handmaiden"
"Julieta"
"Neruda"
"Toni Erdmann"

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

"Cameraperson"
"Life, Animated"
"OJ: Made in America"
"Tower"
"Weiner"

BEST ANIMATED FILM

"Kubo and the Two Strings"
"Moana"
"The Red Turtle"
"Tower"
"Zootopia"

CINEMATOGRAPHY

"The Handmaiden," Chung-hoon Chung
"Jackie," Stephane Fontaine
"La La Land," Linus Sandgren
"Moonlight," James Laxton
"Silence," Rodrigo Prieto

SCORE

"Arrival," Johann Johannsson
"Jackie," Mica Levi
"La La Land," Justin Hurwitz
"Moonlight," Nicholas Britell
"The Neon Demon," Cliff Martinez

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

EDITING

"Cameraperson," Nels Bangerter
"Jackie," Sebastian Sepulveda
"La La Land," Tom Cross
"Manchester by the Sea," Jennifer Lame
"Moonlight," Joi McMillon & Nat Sanders

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER

Lily Gladstone, "Certain Women"
Lucas Hedges, "Manchester by the Sea"
Royalty Hightower, "The Fits"
Janelle Monae, "Hidden Figures & Moonlight"
Trevante Rhodes, "Moonlight"

MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER

Kelly Fremon Craig, "The Edge of Seventeen"
Robert Eggers, "The Witch"
Anna Rose Holmer, "The Fits"
Travis Knight, "Kubo and the Two Strings"
Trey Edward Shults, "Krisha"


Popular Blog Posts

Dark Souls Remastered Wants to Make You Cry This Summer

A review of Dark Souls Remastered, a game so good it will make you cry.

Five Ways to Save Star Wars

The suggestions in this article are worth 10 billion dollars.

If I Had an Emmy Ballot 2018

What our TV critic would nominate for Emmys for the 2017-18 season.

Netflix’s The Staircase is Your True-Crime Obsession for the Summer

A review of the new Netflix series The Staircase.

Reveal Comments
comments powered by Disqus