‘Moonlight’ Named Best Picture by Los Angeles Film Critics

“Moonlight” has been named the best picture of the year by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” was counted as a runner-up.

Korea’s “The Handmaiden,” from director Park Chan Wook took best foreign language film.

Votes were counted and shared to Twitter on Sunday, which saw Adam Driver take best best actor of 2016 for his role in Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson.” Casey Affleck was runner-up for his performance in “Manchester by the Sea,” for which he is considered an Oscar frontrunner.

Isabelle Huppert was named best actress for her performances in “Elle” and “Things to Come,” with Rebecca Hall the runner-up for “Christine.”

Mahershala Ali from “Moonlight” and Lily Gladstone from “Certain Women” won the supporting actor and actress awards.

Barry Jenkins won the best director award for “Moonlight,” with Damien Chazelle the runner-up for “La La Land.”

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“Moonlight” also won for its cinematography by James Laxton, while composer Justin Hurwitz and lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul won for their music in “La La Land.”

“The Handmaiden” was also honored for its production design, while LAFCA was adventurous in its pick for editing, opting for ESPN’s “O.J.: Made in America,” which had a brief qualifying run as a seven-and-a-half-hour theatrical movie before airing on the network’s “30 for 30” in miniseries form.

“O.J.: Made in America” finished as the runner-up in the documentary/non-fiction category, losing to another movie that focuses on race in America, Raoul Peck’s “I Am Not Your Negro.”

In the animated-feature category, the Japanese film “Your Name” was a surprising winner over “Zootopia” and “Kubo and the Two Strings,”…