Precursor: 17th Vancouver Critics Nominations (2016)

Breaking their nominations up into general film categories and Canadian film categories, the Vancouver Film Critics yesterday announced their nomination for 2016. The big nominees among Canadian films are Hello Destroyer, Werewolf, and Window Horses, which were their three nominees for Best Canadian film. Similarly, their biggest nominees for the general film awards were their three Best Picture nominees La La Land, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight. They’ll announce their general film winners on Dec. 20 and their Canadian film winners on Jan. 9.

Nominations Tallies

(8) Hello Destroyer
(6) Manchester by the Sea, Werewolf
(4) Moonlight
(3) La La Land, Window Horses

The Nominations

Best Picture

La La Land
Manchester by the Sea

Best Director

Damien Chazelle – La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

Best Actor

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Ryan Gosling – La La Land
Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Actress

Amy Adams – Arrival
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Natalie Portman – Jackie

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis – Fences
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

Best Screenplay

Hell or High Water
Manchester by the Sea

Best Foreign Language Film

The Handmaiden
Toni Erdmann

Best Documentary

O.J. Made in America

Best Canadian Film

Hello Destroyer
Window Horses

Best Actor in a Canadian Film

Jared Abrahamson – Hello Destroyer
Gang Chen – Old Stone
Andrew Gillis – Werewolf

Best Actress in a Canadian Film

Deragh Campbell – Never Eat Alone
Bhreagh MacNeil – Werewolf
Tatiana Maslany – The Other Half

Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film

Joe Dion Buffalo – Hello Destroyer
Martin Dubreuil – Maudite Poutine
Kurt Max Runte – Hello Destroyer

Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film

Hannah Gross – Unless
Molly Parker – Weirdos
Julia Sarah Stone – The Unseen

Best Director of a Canadian Film

Kevan Funk – Hello Destroyer
Ashley McKenzie – Werewolf
Isiah Medina – 88:88

Best Screenplay for a Canadian Film

Hello Destroyer
Window Horses

Best Canadian Documentary

After the Last River
The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice

Best British Columbia Film

Aim for the Roses
Hello Destroyer
KONELINE: our land beautiful
Window Horses

Best First Film By a Canadian Director

Hello Destroyer
Never Eat Alone

Vancouver Film Critics Circle Data

First Awards: 2000 (17)

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