Precursor: 21st Satellite Awards (2016)

The Satellite Awards are among the most confusing and frustrating groups out there. I don’t know if their rules document mentioned half of what happened, but they announced their nominations a day early, then announced their winners two months before their awards ceremony. Further, they have decided to award two awards in Picture, Actor, and Actress, one for a major release and one for an independent release. These winners came from a single pool, not separate categories. Here are the winners for what it’s worth, which is almost nothing.

Awards Tallies

(4) La La Land
(3) Hacksaw Ridge
(2) The Jungle Book, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight

The Awards

Best Picture

La La Land (Major)
Manchester by the Sea (Independent)

Best Animated or Mixed Media

My Life As a Zucchini

Best Director

Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea

Best Actor

Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge (Major)
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic (Independent)

Best Actress

Ruth Negga – Loving (Major)
Isabelle Huppert – Elle (Independent)

Best Supporting Actor

Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water

Best Supporting Actress

Naomie Harris – Moonlight

Best Original Screenplay


Best Adapted Screenplay


Best Original Score

La La Land

Best Original Song

“City of Stars” – La La Land

Best Film Editing

Hacksaw Ridge

Best Cinematography

The Jungle Book

Best Art Direction & Production Design

La La Land

Best Costume Design


Best Sound Mixing & Editing

Hacksaw Ridge

Best Visual Effects

The Jungle Book

Best International Film

The Salesman

Best Documentary


Special Achievement Awards

Best Ensemble, Motion Picture
Hidden Figures

Best First Feature
House of Others – Russudan Glurjidze

Satellite Awards Data

First Awards: 1996 (21)

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