“Manchester by the Sea” just won three awards from the prestigious and last to announce National Society of Film Critics. It won the expected Best Actor Award for melancholic, depressed janitor Casey Affleck, whose award shelf must be groaning at the point. Best Screenplay for playwright-turned-director Kenneth Lonergan. Both of these two award-winners are expected to repeat at the Oscars. And surprise, surprise! Michelle Williams won Best Supporting Actress also for “Manchester.” Beating Viola Davis. “Fences” showed up nowhere here.
The National Society of Film Critics is based in New York and the complete list of winners is of course noted at the great Awardsdaily. Click on http://www.awardsdaily.com