'Moonlight' Named Best Picture by Boston Online Film Critics Association

Moonlight  Anatomy - Still - 8 - H - 2016
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Jenkins would defuse any of the actors’ anxiety by telling them each day’s filming “was just chopping wood.”

The film also won best ensemble and best supporting actor for Mahershala Ali.

Moonlight has been named best film of the year by Boston Online Film Critics Association.

The film — which earned six Golden Globe nominations Monday morning — also won best supporting actor honors for Mahershala Ali and best ensemble for the cast in weekend voting. The movie also was named best picture over the weekend by the African American Film Critics Association and by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Meanwhile, Damien Chazelle was tapped as best director for La La Land. Best actor and actress honors went to Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) and Isabelle Huppert (Elle), while Michelle Williams was named best supporting actress (Manchester by the Sea).

A complete list of winners follows.

Best Picture

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Ensemble

Best Screenplay
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best Foreign-Language Film
The Handmaiden

Best Documentary

Best Animated Film
Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Cinematography
Natasha Braier, The Neon Demon

Best Editing
Nels Bangerter, Cameraperson

Best Original Score
Mica Levi, Jackie

The 10 best films of the year, as voted on by the BOFCA:
Manchester by the Sea
La La Land
Hell or High Water
Green Room
Certain Women
The Handmaiden