'Moonlight' Named Best Picture by New York Film Critics Online Association

12:11 PM 12/12/2016

by THR Staff

Barry Jenkins also took home the best director and screenplay awards for the film.

David Bornfriend

New York Film Critics Online members held their annual awards meeting on Sunday at the Furman Gallery inside Lincoln Center.

The NYF Online Critics association is not to be confused with the New York Film Critics Circle, who chose La La Land as its best film of the year earlier this month.

The following awards for films that opened in 2016 were voted:

  • Best Picture


  • Best Director

    Barry Jenkins - 'Moonlight'

  • Best Actor

    Casey Affleck - 'Manchester by the Sea'

  • Best Actress

    Isabelle Huppert - 'Elle'

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Mahershala Ali - 'Moonlight'

  • Best Supporting Actress

    Viola Davis - 'Fences'

  • Best Screenplay

    Barry Jenkins - 'Moonlight'

    David Bornfriend
  • Best Breakthrough Performer

    Ruth Negga - 'Loving'

  • Best Debut Director

    Robert Eggers - 'The Witch'

  • Best Ensemble Cast


  • Best Documentary


  • Best Foreign Language

    'The Handmaiden'

  • Best Animated

    'Kubo and the Two Strings'

  • Best Cinematography

    James Laxton - 'Moonlight'

    David Bornfriend/A24
  • Best Use of Music

    Justin Hurwitz (composer) - 'La La Land'

  • Top 12 Films

    Paramount Pictures

    Arrival (Paramount)

    Fences (Paramount)

    Free State of Jones (STX Entertainment)

    Hell or High Water (CBS Films)

    I, Daniel Blake (IFC Films)

    Jackie (Fox Searchlight)

    La La Land (Lionsgate)

    Loving (Focus Features)

    Manchester by the Sea (Amazon/Roadside Attractions)

    Moonlight (A24)

    O.J.: Made in America (ESPN)

    Toni Erdmann (Sony Pictures Classics)