Moonlight was the big winner of the Online Film Critics Society’s annual awards announced yesterday. Barry Jenkins’ drama walked away with a leading four wins including Best Picture and sweeping the Supporting Acting categories. Tied with Moonlight with seven nominations, La La Land took home two awards for Best Cinematography and Best Editing. Casey Affleck and Natalie Portman won Best Actor and Actress for their works in Manchester by the Sea and Jackie respectively. The full list of winners can be seen below:

Best Picture: Moonlight
Best Director: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Jackie
Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Best Supporting Actress: Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Best Original Screenplay: Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water
Best Adapted Screenplay: Eric Heisserer, Arrival
Best Film Editing: Tom Cross, La La Land
Best Cinematography: Linus Sandgren, La La Land
Best Documentary: O.J.: Made in America
Best Animated Feature: Kubo and the Two Strings
Best Film Not in the English Language: The Handmaiden

Additionally, the Online Film Critics Society named the 10 best non-US releases:

After the Storm
The Death of Louis XIV
The Girl with All the Gifts
Personal Shopper
A Quiet Passion
Staying Vertical
The Unknown Girl
Yourself and Yours

The Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), which I am a member, the world’s oldest and most prominent group for online film critics, comprised of over 250 members representing 22 different countries.


  1. Hi Courtney, I loved Moonlight very much so I am happy about this. What a year for movies! I thought Casey was excellent. What do you think about Natalie’s win here? Looking forward to the Golden Globes. 🙂

    1. Portman’s win was deserved, she is dynamite in the film. While there were plenty of great performances by actresses in 2016, Portman is easily top two for me.

  2. I’m thrilled that Moonlight did so well. I’m a little surprised that Harris won; it was the least convincing role for me. She did her best with the part, but it just didn’t click. I did love Janelle Monae’s work and forgot it was even her until afterwards. It’s also great to see an award for Hell or High Water, which surprised me in a good way.

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