COFCA announces the winners of its film awards!

The Central Ohio Film Critics Association have announced the winners of their annual film awards. Visit COFCA’s website for Columbus critics’ newest reviews!

Best Film

  1. La La Land
  2. Moonlight
  3. Hell or High Water
  4. Manchester by the Sea
  5. Sing Street
  6. Arrival
  7. The Lobster
  8. Hacksaw Ridge
  9. The Witch: A New-England Folktale
  10. The Nice Guys


Best Director

-Damien Chazelle, La La Land

-Runner-up: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight


Best Actor

-Denzel Washington, Fences

-Runner-up: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea


Best Actress

-Rebecca Hall, Christine

-Runner-up: Viola Davis, Fences


Best Supporting Actor

-Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

-Runner-up: Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals


Best Supporting Actress

-Lily Gladstone, Certain Women

-Runner-up: Naomie Harris, Moonlight


Best Ensemble


-Runner-up: Hell or High Water


Actor of the Year (for an exemplary body of work)

-Michael Shannon (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Complete Unknown, Elvis &

Nixon, Frank &Lola, Loving, Midnight Special, and Nocturnal Animals)

-Runner-up: Ryan Gosling, La La Land and The Nice Guys


Breakthrough Film Artist

-Barry Jenkins, Moonlight (for directing and screenwriting)

-Runner-up: Robert Eggers, The Witch: A New-England Folktale (for directing and screenwriting)


Best Cinematography

-Linus Sandgren, La La Land

-Runner-up: Chung Chung-hoon, The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi)


Best Film Editing

-Tom Cross, La La Land

-Runner-up: Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders, Moonlight


Best Adapted Screenplay

-Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

-Runner-up: Eric Heisserer, Arrival


Best Original Screenplay

-Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

-Runner-up: Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea


Best Score

-Justin Hurwitz, La La Land

-Runner-up: Andy Hull and Robert McDowell, Swiss Army Man


Best Documentary

O.J.: Made in America

-Runner-up: 13th


Best Foreign Language Film

Toni Erdmann

-Runner-up: The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi)


Best Animated Film

Kubo and the Two Strings

-Runner-up: Zootopia


Best Overlooked Film

10 Cloverfield Lane

-Runner-up: Christine


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