- Category: Women Film Critics Circle
- Published on 21 December 2016
- Written by Newswire
WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDS 2016
The Women Film Critics Circle has announced its 2O16 awards for the best movies this year by and about women, and outstanding achievements by women, who get to be rarely honored historically, in the film world.
The Women Film Critics Circle is an association of 80 women film critics and scholars from around the country and internationally, who are involved in print, radio, online and TV broadcast media. They came together in 2004 to form the first women critics’ organization in the United States, in the belief that women’s perspectives and voices in film criticism need to be recognized fully. WFCC also prides itself on being the most culturally and racially diverse critics group in the country by far, and best reflecting the diversity of movie audiences.
Critical Women On Film, a presentation of The Women Film Critics Circle, is their journal of discussion and theory. And a gathering of women’s voices expressing a fresh and differently experienced perspective from the primarily male dominated film criticism world.
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BEST MOVIE ABOUT WOMEN - Hidden Figures
BEST MOVIE BY A WOMAN - 13TH
BEST WOMAN STORYTELLER [Screenwriting Award] - 13TH, Ava DuVernay
BEST ACTRESS - Natalie Portman, Jackie
BEST ACTOR - Casey Affleck, Manchester By The Sea
BEST YOUNG ACTRESS - Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge Of Seventeen
BEST COMEDIC ACTRESS - Kate McKinnon, Ghostbusters
BEST FOREIGN FILM BY OR ABOUT WOMEN - The Handmaiden
BEST DOCUMENTARY BY OR ABOUT WOMEN - 13TH
BEST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE - Hidden Figures
WORST FEMALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE - Neighbors 2
BEST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE - Loving
WORST MALE IMAGES IN A MOVIE - Dirty Grandpa
WOMEN’S WORK/BEST ENSEMBLE - Hidden Figures
SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS COURAGE IN FILMMAKING - Ava DuVernay, 13TH
COURAGE IN ACTING [Taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women on screen] - Rebecca Hall, Christine
*ADRIENNE SHELLY AWARD: For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women - American Honey
*JOSEPHINE BAKER AWARD: For best expressing the woman of color experience in America - Hidden Figures
*KAREN MORLEY AWARD: For best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity - Hidden Figures
*THE INVISIBLE WOMAN AWARD: [Performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored] - The women of Hidden Figures
BEST SCREEN COUPLE - Loving
BEST FEMALE ACTION HERO - The women of Ghostbusters