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2016 IndieWire Critics Poll: Andrew Lapin

2016 IndieWire Critics Poll:

Andrew Lapin


Additional Comments: 2016 was a year of exceptional talent if you knew where to look — I don’t consider any one film on my Top 10 to be substantially better than any other. It was also, thankfully, a year where we started to see some opening of the talent gates to a wide variety of creators and performers, which accounts for just how many inventive stories came into the world this year. It’s good to maintain our faith in the necessity of the arts in such uncertain times.

FULL RESULTS: 2016 IndieWire Critics Poll

Best Film

1. Manchester by the Sea
2. The Fits
3. Cameraperson
4. Paterson
5. Embrace of the Serpent
6. Moonlight
7. Certain Women
8. Little Men
9. Cemetery of Splendour
10. Toni Erdmann

Best Director

1. Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
2. Kelly Reichardt, Certain Women
3. Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
4. Martin Scorsese, Silence
5. Pablo Larrain, Neruda

Best Actress

1. Rebecca Hall, Christine
2. Sandra Hüller, Toni Erdmann
3. Natalie Portman, Jackie
4. Royalty Hightower, The Fits
5. Ruth Negga, Loving

Best Actor

1. Denzel Washington, Fences
2. Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann
3. Andrew Garfield, Silence
4. Adam Driver, Paterson
5. Dave Johns, I, Daniel Blake

Best Supporting Actress

1. Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
2. Viola Davis, Fences
3. Paulina Garcia, Little Men
4. Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
5. Golshifteh Farahani, Paterson

Best Supporting Actor

1. Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
2. Gael García Bernal, Neruda
3. Michael Barbieri, Little Men
4. Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
5. Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Best Documentary

1. Cameraperson
2. I Am Not Your Negro
3. Tickled
4. Nuts!
5. Weiner
6. 13th
7. De Palma
8. Fire at Sea
9. Gurukulam

Best Undistributed Film

1. Barakah Meets Barakah
2. In the Last Days of the City
3. Nakom
4. The Last Family
5. Like Crazy (La pazza gioia)
6. Wolf and Sheep
7. Malaria
8. The Last Laugh
9. Hedi
10. Amok

Best First Feature

1. The Fits
2. Kaili Blues
3. Under the Shadow
4. Tickled
5. Weiner

Best Screenplay

1. Moonlight
2. The Lobster
3. Hell or High Water
4. Certain Women
5. Little Men

Best Original Score/Soundtrack

1. Arrival
2. Jackie
3. Manchester by the Sea
4. La La Land
5. Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Cinematography

1. Silence
2. Certain Women
3. Arrival
4. Jackie
5. Embrace of the Serpent

Best Editing

1. Cameraperson
2. Embrace of the Serpent
3. Jackie
4. The Handmaiden
5. A Monster Calls

Best Overlooked Film

1. Barakah Meets Barakah
2. Cemetery of Splendour
3. The Red Turtle
4. Born to be Blue
5. The BFG

Most Anticipated of 2017

1. Star Wars VIII
2. Dunkirk
3. Blade Runner 2049
4. A Ghost Story

FULL RESULTS: 2016 IndieWire Critics Poll

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