LA Critics, British Indie Awards Announced

Both the L.A. Film Critics Association and The British Independent Film Awards are holding their annual votes tonight with the big winners being “American Honey” at the BIFAs and “Moonlight” at the LAFCA.

Other notable winners include multiple nods for “Under The Shadow,” “I, Daniel Blake,” “La La Land,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Adult Life Skills” and welcome surprises like for “Your Name,” “Notes on Blindness,” and “The Girl With All The Gifts”. Here’s the results:

The British Independent Film Awards

Best British Independent Film: “American Honey”
Best International Independent Film: “Moonlight”
Best Documentary: “Notes On Blindness”

Best Director: Andrea Arnold (“American Honey”)
Best Screenplay: “Under The Shadow”

Best Actor: Dave Johns (“I, Daniel Blake”)
Best Actress: Sasha Lane (“American Honey”)
Best Supporting Actress: Avin Manshadi (“Under The Shadow”)
Best Supporting Actor: Brett Goldstein (“Adult Life Skills”)

Most Promising Newcomer: Hayley Squires (“I, Daniel Blake”)
Best Debut Director: Babak Anvari (“Under The Shadow”)
Best Debut Screenwriter: Rachel Tunnard (“Adult Life Skills”)
Breakthrough Producer: Camille Gatin (“The Girl With All The Gifts”)
Outstanding Achievement in Craft: Robbie Ryan, D.O.P. (“American Honey”)
Best British Short: “Jacked”
Discovery Award: “The Greasy Strangler”

The L.A. Film Critics Association

Best Picture:
“Moonlight”. Runner-up: “La La Land”

Best Director:
Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”). Runner-up: Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”)

Best Actor:
Adam Driver (“Paterson”). Runner-up: Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”)

Best Actress:
Isabelle Huppert (“Elle” & “Things To Come”). Runner-up: Rebecca Hall (“Christine”)

Best Animated Film:
“Your Name”. Runner-up: “The Red Turtle”

Best Foreign Language Film:
“The Handmaiden”. Runner-up: “Toni Erdmann”

Best Documentary/Non-Fiction:
“I Am Not Your Negro”. Runner-up: “O.J.: Made in America”

Best Screenplay: Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Lobster”). Runner-up: Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”)

Best Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali (“Moonlight”). Runner-up: Issey Ogata (“Silence”)

Best Supporting Actress:
Lily Gladstone (“Certain Women”). Runner-up: Michelle Williams (“Manchester by the Sea”)

Best Editing:
Bret Granato, Maya Mumma, Ben Sozanski (“O.J.: Made in America”). Runner-up: Tom Cross (“La La Land”)

Best Production Design:
Ryu Seong-hee (“The Handmaiden”). Runner-up: David Wasco (“La La Land”)

Best Music Score:
Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul (“La La Land”). Runner-up: Micah Levi (“Jackie”)

Best Cinematography:
James Laxton (“Moonlight”). Runner-up: Linus Sandgren (“La La Land”)

Lifetime Achievement:
Shirley MacLaine

New Generation Prize
“Krisha” from Edward Shults and Krisha Fairchild.

Douglas Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video Prize
“The Illinois Parables” from writer-director Deborah Stratman