Picture from 2016 Winners of the Critics’ Choice Awards
The Critics' Choice Awards are broadcast on A&E December 11, 2016 at 5 PM ET/8 PM PT. Rod Gustafson, founder of Parent Previews, is a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics' Association, the organization that hosts the awards. Image ©Broadcast Film Critics Association

2016 Winners of the Critics’ Choice Awards

Rod Gustafson, founder of Parent Previews, is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. That means he gets to vote in the Critic Choice Awards, which were broadcast on the A&E Network on December 11, 2016. Here are the highlights of what the organization is honoring this year. (The complete list is here at the BFCA website.)

BEST PICTURE
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land - Winner
Lion
Loving
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Sully

BEST ACTOR
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea- Winner
Joel Edgerton – Loving
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Tom Hanks – Sully
Denzel Washington – Fences

BEST ACTRESS
Amy Adams – Arrival
Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie - Winner
Emma Stone – La La Land

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight - Winner
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Ben Foster – Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel – Lion
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis – Fences - Winner
Greta Gerwig – 20th Century Women
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Janelle Monáe – Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea - Winner
Alex R. Hibbert – Moonlight
Lewis MacDougall – A Monster Calls
Madina Nalwanga – Queen of Katwe
Sunny Pawar - Lion
Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
20th Century Women
Fences
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight - Winner

BEST DIRECTOR
Damien Chazelle – La La Land - Winner
Mel Gibson –Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins – Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
David Mackenzie – Hell or High Water
Denis Villeneuve – Arrival
Denzel Washington – Fences

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Finding Dory
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
The Red Turtle
Trolls
Zootopia - Winner

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Captain America: Civil War
Deadpool
Doctor Strange
Hacksaw Ridge - Winner
Jason Bourne

BEST COMEDY
Central Intelligence
Deadpool - Winner
Don’t Think Twice
The Edge of Seventeen
Hail, Caesar!
The Nice Guys

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
10 Cloverfield Lane
Arrival - Winner
Doctor Strange
Don’t Breathe
Star Trek Beyond
The Witch

BEST SONG
Audition (The Fools Who Dream) – La La Land
Can’t Stop the Feeling – Trolls
City of Stars – La La Land - Winner
Drive It Like You Stole It – Sing Street
How Far I’ll Go - Moana
The Rules Don’t Apply – Rules Don’t Apply

BEST SCORE
Nicholas Britell – Moonlight
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Arrival
Justin Hurwitz – La La Land - Winner
Micachu – Jackie
Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka – Lion

More details about the movies mentioned in this post…

The Witch

The Witch

Something wicked this way comes.

Trolls

Trolls

They're in a hairy situation.

The Edge of Seventeen

The Edge of Seventeen

She learns the truth at seventeen

Zootopia

Zootopia

Clever as a fox - Quick as a bunny.

Sully

Sully

Behind every hero is an ordinary man.

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

The rebooted Star Trek crew embark on a third mission.

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Not every hero carries a gun.

Queen of Katwe

Queen of Katwe

A bright mind can shine anywhere.

Rules Don’t Apply

Rules Don’t Apply

If you have enough money, you don't need to obey the rules.

Hail Caesar!

Hail Caesar!

It's all about making the audience believe.

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

More than just a pretty face.

Jackie

Jackie

A personal look at First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy.

Jason Bourne

Jason Bourne

Haunted by the past.

Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings

The power of music is magic.

La La Land

La La Land

Can dreams really come true?

Lion

Lion

No matter how far away, the heart still longs for home.

Loving

Loving

Love is never black and white.

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

Family ties.

Moana

Moana

This Disney animation sets sail in the South Pacific.

Moonlight

Moonlight

The search for self.

10 Cloverfield Lane

10 Cloverfield Lane

Rescuer or captor?

20th Century Women

20th Century Women

The blind leading the blind.

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

Real life can be more frightening than imaginary monsters.

Allied

Allied

It takes a spy to know a spy.

Arrival

Arrival

First impressions are everything.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Battle of the super powers.

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America verses Iron Man

Central Intelligence

Central Intelligence

Looking up old friends can be dangerous.

Deadpool

Deadpool

Not all super heroes are heroic.

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

A second chance to heal mankind.

Don’t Breathe

Don’t Breathe

What you can't see can hurt you.

Finding Dory

Finding Dory

Dory feels lost without her family.

Fences

Fences

Fenced in, or fenced out?