‘Moonlight’ scores top awards from Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.

Alex Hibbert in a scene from the film, “Moonlight.” (David Bornfriend / A24 via AP)

The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. announced its 2016 winners for the best in film Sunday. Leading the pack with honors was “Moonlight,” which took home four awards including for director (Barry Jenkins), supporting actor (Mahershala Ali), cinematography (James Laxton) and best picture.

Also recognized with first place or runner-up honors were “Manchester by the Sea,” “La La Land” and “ OJ: Made in America.”

LAFCA’s 2016 winners will be honored at an awards dinner on Jan. 14, where actress Shirley MacLaine will receive a career achievement award. The entire ceremony is dedicated to director Curtis Hanson, who died in September.

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