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The Bloomies for 2016

English Language Films
Foreign Films

Manchester by the Sea (K. Lonergan)
Moonlight (B. Jenkins)
Fences (D. Washington)
La La Land (D. Chazelle)
Jackie (P. Larrain)
Silence (M. Scorsese)
Loving (J. Nichols)
Sully (C. Eastwood)
Denial (M. Jackson)
Hail Caesar (J. & E. Coen)
Show Me A Hero (P. Haggis)
Hacksaw Ridge (M. Gibson)
Allied (R. Zemeckis)
Maggie's Plan (R. Miller)
Remember (A. Egoyan)
Genius (M. Grandage)
Eye In The Sky (G. Hood)
American Honey (A. Arnold)
Tangerine (S. Baker)
Hell or High Water (D. Mackenzie)
Patriots Day (P. Berg)
Free State of Jones (G. Ross)
The Birth of a Nation (N. Parker)
All the Way (J. Roach)
Cut Bank (M. Shakman)
The 33 (P. Riggen)
A Hologram for the King (T. Tykwer)
What We Did On Our Holiday (A. Hamilton & G. Jenkin)
Hungry Hearts (S. Costanzo)
Indignation (J. Schamus)
Nocturnal Animals (T. Ford)
Miss Sloane (J. Madden)
The Ledge (M. Chapman)
Freeheld (P. Sollett)
Hidden Figures (T. Melfi)
War Dogs (T. Phillips)

The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook)
A War (T. Lindholm)
The Innocents (A. Fontaine)
The Cut (F. Akin)
Embrace of the Serpent (C. Guerra)
Son of Saul (L. Nemes)
Theeb (N. Abu Nowar)
Mustang (D. G. Ergüven)
A Wolf at the Door (F. Coimbra)
About Elly (A. Farhadi)
The President (M. Makhmalbaf)
The Nun (G. Nicloux)
A Borrowed Identity (E. Riklis)
The Kindergarten Teacher (N. Lapid)
For a Woman (D. Kurys)
The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-Hsien)


English Language Film – Manchester By The Sea

Foreign Film – The Handmaiden

Director – Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden)

Original Screenplay – Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

Screenplay Adaptation – (1) Barry Jenkins (Moonlight); (2) Rebecca Miller (Maggie's Plan)

Cinematography – Chung Chung-Hoon (The Handmaiden)

Film Editing – La La Land

Original Music Score – Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)

Actor – Denzel Washington (Fences)

Others  –  Bryan Cranston (All the Way); Tom Hiddleston (I Saw the Light); Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea); Jude Law (Genius); Christopher Plummer (Remember); Richard Dreyfuss (Madoff); Tom Hanks (Sully); Ralph Fiennes (A Bigger Splash); Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge); Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)

Actress – Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Others  – Viola Davis (Fences); Emma Stone (La La Land); Greta Gerwig (Maggie's Plan); Ruth Negga (Loving); Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins); Marion Cotillard (Allied); Amy Adams (Arrival); Maggie Smith (Lady in the Van); Naomie Harris (Moonlight); Leandra Leal (A Wolf at the Door); Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea); Pauline Etienne (The Nun); Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane); Julianne Moore (Freeheld)

Special Documentary *Award  – O.J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman)

*Because many documentaries are unavailable, The Bloomies do not cover documentaries.

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