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AWFJ 2016 EDA Awards winners announced

And the winners are…

AWFJ BEST OF AWARDS

These awards are presented to women and/or men without gender consideration.

Best Film: Moonlight

Best Director: Barry Jenkins – Moonlight

Best Screenplay, Original: Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan

Best Screenplay, Adapted: Moonlight – Barry Jenkins

Best Documentary: 13th – Ava DuVernay

Best Animated Film: Zootopia – Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

Best Actress: Ruth Negga – Loving

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Viola Davis – Fences

Best Actor: Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

Best Ensemble Cast – Casting Director: Moonlight – Yesi Ramirez

Best Cinematography: Moonlight – James Laxton

Best Editing: Moonlight – Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders

Best Non-English-Language Film: The Handmaiden – Chan-Wook Park, South Korea

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS

These awards honor women only.

Best Woman Director: Ava DuVernay – 13th

Best Woman Screenwriter: Kelly Reichardt – Certain Women

Best Animated Female: Judy in Zootopia – Ginnifer Goodwin AND Moana in Moana – Auli’i Cravalho (TIE)

Best Breakthrough Performance: Ruth Negga – Loving

Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry: Ava DuVernay, for 13th and raising awareness about the need for diversity and gender equality in Hollywood

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS

Actress Defying Age and Ageism Anette Bening – 20th Century Women AND Isabelle Huppert – Elle and Things to Come (TIE)

Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Lead and the Love Interest Award: Rules Don’t Apply – Warren Beatty (b 1937) and Lily Collins (b 1989)

Actress Most in Need of a New Agent: Jennifer Aniston – Mother’s Day and Office Christmas Party

Bravest Performance: Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Remake or Sequel That Shouldn’t Have Been Made: Ben-Hur

Hall of Shame Award: Sharon Maguire and Renee Zellwegger for Bridget Jones’s Baby


PREVIOUS: 12.19.16:

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists — of which I am a member — has announced the nominees for its 2016 EDA Awards. Links here go to my reviews, with reviews to come for most if not all those I haven’t yet reviewed. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, December 21st.

And the nominees are:

AWFJ BEST OF AWARDS

These awards are presented to women and/or men without gender consideration.

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 Screenplay, Original
20th Century Women – Mike Mills
Hail, Caesar! – Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Hell or High Water – Taylor Sheridan
La La Land – Damien Chazelle
Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan

Best Screenplay, Adapted
Arrival – Eric Heisserer
Lion – Luke Davies
Love & Friendship – Whit Stillman
Moonlight – Barry Jenkins
Nocturnal Animals – Tom Ford

Best Documentary
13th – Ava DuVernay
Gleason – Clay Tweel
I Am Not Your Negro – Raoul Peck
OJ Made in America – Ezra Edelman
Weiner – Elyse Steinberg and Josh Kriegma

Best Animated Film
Finding Dory – Andrew Stanton and Angus MacLane
Kubo and the Two Strings – Travis Knight
Moana – Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker, Chris Williams
Zootopia – Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

Best Actress
Amy Adams – Arrival
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Emma Stone – La La Land

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis – Fences
Greta Gerwig – 20th Century Women
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

Best Actor
Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton – Loving
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Tom Hanks – Sully
Denzel Washington – Fences  

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Ben Foster – Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

Best Ensemble Cast – Casting Director
20th Century Women – Mark Bennett and Laura Rosenthal
Hail, Caesar! – Ellen Chenoweth
Hell or High Water – Jo Edna Boldin and Richard Hicks
Manchester by the Sea – Douglas Aibel
Moonlight – Yesi Ramirez

Best Cinematography
Arrival – Bradford Young
Hell or High Water – Giles Nuttgens
La La Land – Linus Sandgren
Moonlight – James Laxton
Manchester by the Sea – Jody Lee Lipes

Best Editing
Arrival – Joe Walker
I Am Not Your Negro – Alexandra Strauss
La La Land – Tom Cross
Manchester by the Sea – Jennifer Lame
Moonlight – Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders

Best Non-English-Language Film
Elle – Paul Verhoeven, France
Fire at Sea – Gianfranco Rossi, Italy
The Handmaiden – Chan-Wook Park, South Korea
Julieta – Pedro Almodovar, Spain
Toni Erdmann – Maren Ede, Germany

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS

These awards honor women only.

Best Woman Director
Andrea Arnold – American Honey
Ava DuVernay – 13th
Rebecca Miller – Maggie’s Plan
Mira Nair – Queen of Katwe
Kelly Reichardt – Certain Women

Best Woman Screenwriter
Andrea Arnold – American Honey
Rebecca Miller – Maggie’s Plan
Kelly Reichardt – Certain Women
Lorene Scafaria – The Meddler
Laura Terruso – Hello, My Name Is Doris

Best Animated Female
Dory in Finding Dory – Ellen DeGeneres
Judy in Zootopia – Ginnifer Goodwin
Moana in Moana – Auli’i Cravalho

Best Breakthrough Performance
Sasha Lane – American Honey
Janelle Monai – Moonlight and Hidden Figures
Madina Nalwanga – Queen of Katwe
Ruth Negga – Loving

Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry
Ava DuVernay, for 13th and raising awareness about the need for diversity and gender equality in Hollywood

Anne Hubbell and Amy Hobby, for establishing Tangerine Entertainment’s Juice Fund to support female filmmakers

Mynette Louie, president of Gamechanger Films, which finances narrative films directed by women

April Reign, for creating and mobilizing the #OscarsSoWhite campaign

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS

Actress Defying Age and Ageism
Anette Bening – 20th Century Women
Viola Davis – Fences
Sally Field – Hello, My Name Is Doris
Isabelle Huppert – Elle and Things to Come
Helen Mirren – Eye in the Sky

Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Lead and the Love Interest Award
Dirty Grandpa – Robert De Niro (b 1943) and Aubrey Plaza (b 1984)
Independence Day: Resurgence – Charlotte Gainsbourg (b 1971) and Jeff Goldblum (b 1952)
Mechanic: Resurrection – Jason Statham (b 1967) and Jessica Aba (b 1981)
Rules Don’t Apply – Warren Beatty (b 1937) and Lily Collins (b 1989)

Actress Most in Need of a New Agent
Jennifer Aniston – Mother’s Day and Office Christmas Party
Melissa McCarthy – The Boss and Ghostbusters
Margot Robbie – Suicide Squad and The Legend of Tarzan
Julia Roberts – Mother’s Day
Shailene Woodly – Divergent series

Bravest Performance
Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloane
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Sasha Lane – American Honey
Ruth Negga – Loving

Remake or Sequel That Shouldn’t Have Been Made
Ben-Hur
Ghostbusters
Independence Day: Resurgence
The Magnificent Seven
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Hall of Shame Award
Sharon Maguire and Renee Zellwegger for Bridget Jones’s Baby
Nicholas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning for The Neon Demon
David Ayer and Margot Robbie for Suicide Squad
David E. Talbert and Mo’Nique for Almost Christmas


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