Houston Film Critics Nominations 


The Houston Film Critics are a small group, but they recognize films that others don’t . It’s refreshing to see some different categories like Best Poster, Best Texas Independent Film Award and Worst Film of the year. I will post the winners when they announced. 
BEST PICTURE:
Arrival
The Handmaiden
Hell or High Water
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
The Nice Guys
Nocturnal Animals

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
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
Sausage Party
Zootopia

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

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
13th
O.J.: Made in America
Tower
Weiner
Zero Days

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Elle
The Handmaiden
A Man Called Ove
Neruda
Toni Erdmann

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
Independence Day: Resurgence
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Yoga Hosers
Zoolander 2

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