• Each year in December, the St. Louis Film Critics Association bestows awards on those films that exhibit excellence in particular categories. The 2016 winners and nominees are listed below. Lists of winners from previous years are linked at the bottom of the page.

2016 StLFCA Annual Award Winners

[Winners Announced December 18, 2016.]

  • Best Film: La La Land
  • 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: Viola Davis - Fences
  • Best Original Screenplay: Hell or High Water - Taylor Sheridan
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Love and Friendship - Whit Stillman (Screenplay); Jane Austen (Novel)
  • Best Editing: Jackie - Sebastián Sepúlveda
  • Best Cinematography: La La Land - Linus Sandgren
  • Best Production Design: The Handmaiden - Seong-hie Ryu
  • Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book
  • Best Music Score: La La Land - Justin Herwitz
  • Best Soundtrack: Sing Street
  • Best Song: "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" - La La Land
  • Best Action Film: Captain America: Civil War
  • Best Animated Feature: Zootopia
  • Best Comedy: Hail, Caesar!
  • Best Documentary Feature: I Am Not Your Nego
  • Best Foreign Language Film: Elle
  • Best Horror / Science-Fiction Film: The Witch
  • Best Scene: La La Land - Opening dance number, "Another Day of Sun."

Complete List of Nominations

  • BEST FILM
    • Arrival
    • Hell or High Water
    • La La Land
    • Manchester by the Sea
    • Moonlight
  • BEST DIRECTOR
    • Damien Chazelle - La La Land
    • Barry Jenkins - Moonlight
    • Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea
    • David Mackenzie - Hell or High Water
    • Denis Villeneuve - Arrival
  • BEST ACTOR
    • Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
    • Joel Edgerton - Loving
    • Ryan Gosling - La La Land
    • Tom Hanks - Sully
    • Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic
  • BEST ACTRESS
    • Amy Adams - Arrival
    • Issabelle Huppert - Elle
    • Ruth Negga - Loving
    • Natalie Portman - Jackie
    • Emma Stone - La La Land
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
    • Mahershala Ali - Moonlight
    • Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water
    • Lucas Hedges - Manchester by the Sea
    • Dev Patel - Lion
    • Michael Shannon - Nocturnal Animals
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
    • Viola Davis - Fences
    • Lily Gladstone - Certain Women
    • Great Gerwig - 20th Century Women
    • Naomie Harris - Moonlight
    • Michelle Williams - Manchester by the Sea
  • BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
    • Hell or High Water - Taylor Sheridan
    • La La Land - Damien Chazelle
    • Loving - Jeff Nichols
    • Manchester by the Sea - Kenneth Lonergan
    • Moonlight - Barry Jenkins
  • BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
    • Arrival - Eric Heisserer (Screenplay); Ted Chiang (Short Story)
    • Fences - August Wilson (Screenplay and Play)
    • Lion  - Luke Davies (Screenplay); Saroo Brierley with Larry Buttrose (Book)
    • Love and Friendship - Whit Stillman (Screenplay); Jane Austen (Novel)
    • Nocturnal Animals - Tom Ford (Screenplay); August Wright (Novel)
  • BEST EDITING
    • Hacksaw Ridge - John Gilbert
    • Jackie - Sebastián Sepúlveda
    • La La Land - Tom Cross
    • Moonlight - Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders
    • Nocturnal Animals - Joan Sobel
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
    • Arrival - Bradford Young
    • Café Society - Vittorio Storaro
    • Hail, Caesar! - Roger Deakins
    • La La Land - Linus Sandgren
    • Moonlight - James Laxton
  • BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
    • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Stuart Craig and James Hambidge
    • Hail, Caesar! - Jess Gonchor
    • The Handmaiden - Seong-hie Ryu
    • Jackie - Jean Rabasse
    • La La Land - David Wasco
  • BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
    • Arrival
    • Doctor Strange
    • The Jungle Book
    • La La Land
    • A Monster Calls
  • BEST MUSIC SCORE
    • Arrival - Johann Johannson
    • Jackie - Mica Levi
    • La La Land - Justin Herwitz
    • Moonlight - Nicholas Brittle
    • The Neon Demon - Cliff Martinez
  • BEST SOUNDTRACK
    • Everybody Wants Some!!
    • La La Land
    • Moana
    • Sing Street
    • Trolls
  • BEST SONG
    • "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" - La La Land
    • "City of Stars" - La La Land
    • "How Far I'll Go" - Moana
    • "You're Welcome" - Moana
    • "Drive It Like You Stole It" - Sing Street
  • BEST ACTION FILM
    • Captain America: Civil War
    • Deadpool
    • Doctor Strange
    • Hacksaw Ridge
    • Jason Bourne
  • BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
    • April and the Extraordinary World
    • Finding Dory
    • Kubo and the Two Strings
    • Moana
    • Zootopia
  • BEST COMEDY
    • Deadpool
    • Don't Think Twice
    • Florence Foster Jenkins
    • Hail, Caesar!
    • Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
    • De Palma
    • The Eagle Huntress
    • Gleason
    • I Am Not Your Negro
    • Weiner
  • BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
    • Elle
    • The Handmaiden
    • A Man Called Ove
    • Our Little Sister
    • Toni Erdmann
  • BEST HORROR / SCIENCE-FICTION FILM
    • 10 Cloverfield Lane
    • Arrival
    • Doctor Strange
    • Don't Breathe
    • The Witch
  • BEST SCENE
    • Captain America: Civil War - Battle at the Leipzig/Halle Airport.
    • Deadpool - Opening credits.
    • Hail, Caesar! - "Would that it were so simple."
    • La La Land - Opening dance number, "Another Day of Sun."
    • Manchester by the Sea - Lee (Casey Affleck) and Randi (Michelle Williams) meet on the street.

2015 StLFCA Annual Award Winners

2014 StLFCA Annual Award Winners

2013 StLFCA Annual Award Winners

2012 StLFCA Annual Award Winners