Writer/Director Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” led all films in the 4th Annual Media Mikes Awards, which are voted on by both readers and staff of the web site.
Besides being named the Best Film of 2016, “Manchester by the Sea” took home the awards for Best Actor, Casey Affleck, as well as Best Original Screenplay for Lonergan. It was also the only film to win multiple awards.
Best Actress went to Natalie Portman for her performance as former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in “Jackie.” Best Supporting Actor was Dev Patel for “Lion” while Viola Davis was selected as the year’s Best Supporting Actress for “Fences.”
Damien Chazelle was named the year’s Best Director for “La La Land” while “Zootopia” was chosen as the Best Animated Feature.
As in past years, over 3,000 entries were submitted by readers in seven categories, with the staff of Media Mikes choosing the winners in the Original and Adapted Screenplay, Original Musical Score and Documentary categories.
Below is a complete list of winners:
BEST FILM: Manchester by the Sea
BEST ACTOR: Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
BEST ACTRESS: Natalie Portman – Jackie
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Dev Patel – Lion
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Viola Davis – Fences
BEST DIRECTOR: Damien Chazelle – La La Land
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Zootopia
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Jay Cocks and Martin Scorcese – Silence
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: OJ: Made in America
BEST ORIGINAL MUSICAL SCORE: Mark Mancina – Moana