Manchester by the Sea tops Vancouver Film Critics Circle's international awards

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      While the winners of the Canadian film categories for the Vancouver Film Critics Circle awards were announced at a ceremony in downtown Vancouver on January 9, the international winners were originally announced on December 19 as well as at the awards event.

      Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea led the international categories. The dramatic feature won best film, best actor (Casey Affleck), best supporting actress (Michelle Williams), best director (Lonergan), and best screenplay (Lonergan).

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      French actor Isabelle Huppert was named best actress for her role in the French-language psychological thriller Elle by director Paul Verhoeven. Best supporting actor went to Mahershala Ali for Moonlight.

      Maren Ade's German-Austrian comedy-drama Toni Erdmann was named best foreign language film while Kirsten Johnson's memoir Cameraperson was named best documentary.

      BEST FILM
      Manchester by the Sea

      BEST ACTOR
      Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

      BEST ACTRESS
      Isabelle Huppert, Elle

      BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
      Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

      BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
      Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

      BEST DIRECTOR
      Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

      BEST SCREENPLAY
      Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

      BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
      Toni Erdmann

      BEST DOCUMENTARY
      Cameraperson

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