DFW Film Critics Name ‘Moonlight’ Best Film of 2016

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the intimate drama MOONLIGHT as the best film of 2016, according to the results of its 23rd annual critics’ poll released today.

Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (2), LA LA LAND (3), HELL OR HIGH WATER (4), ARRIVAL (5), JACKIE (6), LOVING (7), 20TH CENTURY WOMEN (8), HACKSAW RIDGE (9) and SILENCE (10).

For Best Actor, the association named Casey Affleck for MANCHESTER BY THE SEA. Runners-up included Denzel Washington for FENCES (2), Joel Edgerton for LOVING (3), Ryan Gosling for LA LA LAND (4) and Tom Hanks for SULLY (5).

Natalie Portman was voted Best Actress for JACKIE. Next in the voting were Emma Stone for LA LA LAND (2), Ruth Negga for LOVING (3), Amy Adams for ARRIVAL (4) and Annette Bening for 20TH CENTURY WOMEN (5).