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The 7th Annual Edgy Award Winners

It’s that time of year, folks. When I am hip deep in moviegoing and fantasizing about what my year list will look like. And then I realize that I never finished my 2016 work as of yet, and just can’t bear to leave that stone unturned.

So, on with the winners of last year’s Edgy Awards:

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BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“City of Stars” featured in “La La Land”

Music by Justin Hurwitz (1st win), Lyrics by Benj Pasek (1st win) and Justin Paul (1st win)

Runner-Up: “Heathens” featured in “Suicide Squad”

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BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

“Moonlight”

Nicholas Britell (1st win)

Runner-Up: “Jackie”

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BEST MAKE-UP EFFECTS

“Suicide Squad”

Alessandro Bertolazzi (1st nom) and Christopher Allen Nelson (1st nom)

Runner-Up: “The Witch”

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BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

“The Jungle Book”

Andrew R. Jones (2nd win), Robert Legato (1st win), Dan Lemmon (2nd win) and Adam Valdez (1st win)

Runner-Up: “Arrival”

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BEST SOUND EFFECTS EDITING

“Arrival”

Sylvain Bellemare (1st win)

Runner-Up: “Midnight Special”

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BEST SOUND EFFECTS MIXING

“Arrival”

Bernard Gariepy Strobl (1st win) and Claude La Haye (1st win)

Runner-Up: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

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BEST COSTUME DESIGN

“Jackie”

Madeline Fontaine (1st win)

Runner-Up: “Silence”

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BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

“The Witch”

Mark Kirkland (1st win) and Craig Lathrop (1st win)

Runner-Up: “Jackie”

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BEST EDITING

“Arrival”

Joe Walker (1st win)

Runner-Up: “Moonlight”

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BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Arrival”

Bradford Young (1st win)

Runner-Up: “Jackie”

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BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

“13th”

Spencer Averick (1st nom), Howard Barish (1st nom) and Ava DuVernay (1st nom)

Runner-Up: “Tower”

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BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“Moonlight”

Barry Jenkins (1st win) and Tarell Alvin McCraney (1st win)

Runner-Up: “Arrival”

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BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“Manchester by the Sea”

Kenneth Lonergan (1st win)

Runner-Up: “Jackie”

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BEST ENSEMBLE CAST PERFORMANCE

“American Honey”

Chad Cox, Raymond Coalson, Veronica Ezell, Arielle Holmes, Gary Howell, Crystal Ice, Sasha Lane, Shia LaBoeuf, McCaul Lombardi, Shawna Ray Moseley, Will Patton, Johnny Pierce II, Isaiah Stone, Kenneth Kory Tucker, Christopher David Wright

Runner-Up: “Moonlight”

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BEST ACTRESS in a SUPPORTING ROLE

Viola Davis – “Fences”

1st win

Runner-Up: Greta Gerwig – “20th Century Women”

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BEST ACTOR in a SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight”

1st win

Runner-Up: “Nocturnal Animals”

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BEST ACTRESS in a LEADING ROLE

Natalie Portman – “Jackie”

3rd win

Runner-Up: Amy Adams – “Arrival”

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BEST ACTOR in a LEADING ROLE

Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea”

1st win

Viggo Mortensen – “Captain Fantastic”

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BEST DIRECTOR

Denis Villeneuve – “Arrival”

1st win

Runner-Up: Robert Eggers – “The Witch”

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BEST MOTION PICTURE of the YEAR

“Moonlight”

Dede Gardner (2nd win), Jeremy Kleiner (2nd win) and Adele Romanski (1st win)

Runner-Up: “Arrival”

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FUNNIEST FILM

“Everybody Wants Some”

MOST EXCITING FILM

“Hell or High Water”

MOST FRIGHTENING FILM

“The Witch”

MOST EMOTIONALLY-MOVING FILM

“Arrival”

MOST SURPRISING FILM

“Krisha”

MOST DISAPPOINTING FILM

“Blair Witch”

MOST UNDERRATED FILM

“American Honey”

MOST OVERRATED FILM

“Hidden Figures”

BEST PROTAGONIST

Paterson – “Paterson”

BEST ANTAGONIST

 Black Peter – “The Witch”

BEST ANTIHERO

Star – “American Honey”

BEST ROMANCE

Mildred and Richard – “Loving”

BEST OPENING SEQUENCE

“Hell or High Water”

BEST ENDING SEQUENCE

“Arrival”

BEST SCENE

What’s a Faggot? – “Moonlight”

BEST LINE of DIALOGUE

“Don’t think for one second that I’ll let you publish that.” – “Jackie”

FILM I REALLY WANTED TO SEE, BUT NEVER GOT AROUND TO

“The Handmaiden”

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MY TOP TEN of 2016

10. “Silence”
9. “Tower”
8. “Paterson”
7. “13th”
6. “Manchester by the Sea”
5. “The Witch”
4. “American Honey”
3. “Jackie”
2. “Arrival”
1. “Moonlight”

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