'La La Land' Named Best Picture by Boston Society of Film Critics

La La Land Still - Publicity - H 2016
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The film also earned helmer Damien Chazelle the award for best director.

The Boston Society of Film Critics on Sunday named La La Land best picture of 2016. The film also earned Damien Chazelle best director honors for his musical, which follows the romance of a jazz pianist (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) in Los Angeles.

Other major awards went to Casey Affleck for best actor in Manchester by the Sea, Isabelle Huppert for best actress in Elle and Things to Come, Mahershala Ali for best supporting actor in Moonlight and Lily Gladstone for best supporting actress in Certain Women.

The list of winners is as follows:

Best PictureLa La Land
Best Actor – Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea
Best Actress – Isabelle Huppert for Elle and Things to Come
Best Supporting ActorMahershala Ali for Moonlight
Best Supporting Actress – Lily Gladstone for Certain Women
Best Director – Damien Chazelle for La La Land
Best Screenplay – Kenneth Longergan for Manchester by the Sea
Best CinematographyChung-hoon Chung for The Handmaiden
Best DocumentaryO. J.: Made in America
Best Foreign-Language Film (awarded in memory of Jay Carr) – The Handmaiden
Best Animated FilmTower
Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) – Tom Cross for La La Land
Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) – Robert Eggers for The Witch
Best Ensemble CastMoonlight
Best Original Score – Mica Levi for Jackie