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The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association named La La Land the year’s top film — one of seven awards won by the song-and-dance romance.
The Lionsgate title also won for director and original screenplay — both by Damien Chazelle — as well as editing, production design, cinematography and original score.
The acting awards went to Casey Affleck and Lucas Hedges for Manchester by the Sea, Natalie Portman for Jackie, Mahershala Ali for Moonlight, Viola Davis for Fences, and the ensemble of Hell or High Water. In two new categories, Mark Rylance won Best Motion Capture Performance for The BFG, and Liam Neeson won Best Voice Performance for A Monster Calls.
Kubo and the Two Strings, The 13th, Arrival and Elle were also among the winners.
The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association comprises 50 DC-VA-MD-based film critics from television, radio, print and online. See the full list of winners below.
Best Film: La La Land
Best Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Jackie
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences
Best Acting Ensemble: Hell or High Water
Best Youth Performance: Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Best Voice Performance: Liam Neeson, A Monster Calls
Best Motion Capture Performance: Mark Rylance, The BFG
Best Original Screenplay: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Best Adapted Screenplay: Eric Heisserer (based on the Story “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang), Arrival
Best Animated Feature: Kubo and the Two Strings
Best Documentary: The 13th
Best Foreign Language Film: Elle
Best Production Design: David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, SDSA, La La Land
Best Cinematography: Linus Sandgren, SFS, La La Land
Best Editing: Tom Cross, ACE, La La Land
Best Original Score: Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
The Joe Barber Award for Best Portrayal of Washington, DC: Jackie
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