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The Women Film Critics Circle 2016 Award Winners

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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.

Check out all of the citations below!

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

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