Last night, the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards handed out the top prizes to various categories in film and television, further heating up the awards race. Damien Chazelle’s musical breakout La La Land took top honors for film, while Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley nabbed the highest awards in the television race.
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In just one weekend, the race for Best Picture picked up steam and became a certifiable three-way race as Barry Jenkins’ moving three-act drama Moonlight took home the top prize from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. This win follows both Manchester by the Sea and La La Land winning Best Film from the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle, respectively.
Park Chan-wook’s films have always been provocative, but with his latest, the celebrated Korean filmmaker brilliantly and beautifully elevates his brand of twisted storytelling by blending the tale of a con-artist with a secluded heiress for an erotically charged — and empowering — romance.
A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.