Oscar nominee - Best Picture, Lead Actor- Casey Affleck, Supporting Actor- Lucas Hedges, Supporting Actress- Michelle Williams, Best Director- Kenneth Lonergan, Original Screenplay
Golden Globe winner - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture: Drama- Casey Affleck
Golden Globe nominee - Best Motion Picture: Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Michelle Williams, Best Director: Motion Picture- Kenneth Lonergan, Best Original Screenplay
Critics Choice Award winner - Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Best Young Actor/Actress: Lucas Hedges
Critics Choice Award nominee - Best Picture, Best Director: Kenneth Lonergan, Best Supporting Actor: Lucas Hedges, Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Williams, Best Original Screenplay, Best Acting Ensemble
Oscar and Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA chronicles the solitary life of Boston janitor Lee (Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Casey Affleck), from award winning director Kenneth Lonergan (MARGARET). In their small Massachusetts fishing village, Lee's world is shaken following the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), when he is named sole guardian of his 16-year-old nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). He returns to Manchester to care for Patrick, and once there, is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife (Michelle Williams). The past and present are seamlessly woven together, crafting a tension-filled tale that deftly eschews sentimentality in favor of penetrating emotional insight and deeply affecting human relationships.