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2016 IndieWire Critics Poll Results: Best Actor

After over 200 individuals voted in IndieWire's annual Critics Poll, these are who they selected as the top 30 actors of 2016.

“Manchester by the Sea”

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We asked critics for their favorite films and performances of 2016. For each of the fifteen categories, respondents ranked their picks. Results were tallied using a reverse points system (e.g. five points for 1st, four points for 2nd, three points for 3rd, etc.) – we’ve listed the top 30 below. A full list of participating critics can be found here.

FULL RESULTS: 2016 IndieWire Critics Poll

1. Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea – 539
2. Adam Driver, Paterson – 228
3. Colin Farell, The Lobster – 211
4. Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann – 174
5. Denzel Washington, Fences – 151
6. Joel Edgerton, Loving – 108
7. Ryan Gosling, La La Land – 102
8. Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic – 100
9. Vincent Lindon, The Measure of a Man – 74
10. Ethan Hawke, Born to Be Blue – 63
11. Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water – 58
12. Dave Johns, I, Daniel Blake – 56
13. Michael Shannon, Midnight Special – 45
14. Tom Hanks, Sully – 42
15. Chris Pine, Hell or High Water – 41
16. Don Cheadle, Miles Ahead – 37
17. Andrew Garfield, Silence – 36
17. Jake Gyllenhaal, Nocturnal Animals – 36
19. Paul Dano, Swiss Army Man – 33
20. Markees Christmas, Morris from America – 28
21. Do Won Kwak, The Wailing – 27
22. Jae-yeong Jeong, Right Now, Wrong Then – 23
23. Luis Gnecco, Neruda – 22
23. Ryan Gosling, The Nice Guys – 22
25. Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge – 21
25. Anton Yelchin, Green Room – 21
25. Ben Foster, Hell or High Water – 21
28. Logan Lerman, Indignation – 18
29. Dev Patel, Lion – 17
30. Itay Tiran, Demon – 16
30. Trevante Rhodes, Moonlight – 16

FULL RESULTS: 2016 IndieWire Critics Poll

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