Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2016

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The 29th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards were announced on December 15, 2016. The awards honor the best in film for 2016. The nominations were announced on December 11. Moonlight received the most nominations (11), followed by Jackie (8), Manchester by the Sea (8), and La La Land (7).

29th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
Date December 15, 2016
Site Chicago, Illinois U.S.
Best Film Moonlight
Most awards Manchester by the Sea (4)
Most nominations Moonlight (11)

Winners and nominees

The winners and nominees for the 29th Chicago Film Critics Association Awards are as follows:[1]

Barry Jenkins, Best Director winner
Casey Affleck, Best Actor winner
Natalie Portman, Best Actress winner
Mahershala Ali, Best Supporting Actor winner
Michelle Williams, Best Supporting Actress winner


Best Film Best Director
Moonlight - Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner Barry JenkinsMoonlight
Best Actor Best Actress
Casey AffleckManchester by the Sea as Lee Chandler Natalie PortmanJackie as Jackie Kennedy
Best Supporting Actor Best Supporting Actress
Mahershala AliMoonlight as Juan Michelle WilliamsManchester by the Sea as Randi Chandler
Best Original Screenplay Best Adapted Screenplay
Manchester by the Sea – Written by Kenneth Lonergan The Handmaiden – Seo-Kyung Chung and Chan-wook Park based on the novel Fingersmith by author Sarah Waters
Best Animated Film Best Foreign Language Film
Kubo and the Two Strings - Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
  • Moana - John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer
  • The Red Turtle - Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki
  • Tower
  • Zootopia - Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer
The Handmaiden (South Korea) in Japanese - Directed by Park Chan-wook
Best Documentary Film Best Original Score
O.J.: Made in America - Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow

JackieMica Levi

Best Production Design Best Editing
The Handmaiden - Production Designer: ; Set Decorator:
  • Jackie - Production Design: Halina Gebarowicz, Mathieu Junot and Emmanuel Prevot; Set Decorator: Erik Boring
  • La La Land - Production Designer: Austin Gorg; Set Decorator: David Agajanian
  • The Neon Demon - Production Designer: Austin Gorg; Set Decorator: Ruben Arrendondo
  • The Witch - Production Designer: Andrea Kristof; Set Decorator: David LeBrun
La La LandTom Cross
Best Cinematography
La La LandLinus Sandgren
Most Promising Filmmaker Most Promising Performer
Robert EggersThe Witch Lucas HedgesManchester by the Sea as Patrick Chandler

Awards breakdown

The following films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Film
11 Moonlight
8 Jackie
Manchester by the Sea
5 The Handmaidden
7 La La Land
3 Arrival
2 Silence
Kubo and the Two Strings
Hidden Figures
The Witch
The Lobster
Certain Women
The Fits

The following films received multiple wins:

Wins Film
4 Manchester by the Sea
3 Moonlight
The Handmaidden
2 Jackie
La La Land


  1. ^ "The 2016 Chicago Film Critics Association Award Nominees". December 11, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2016.

External links

  • Official website
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