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Critics Poll 2016 Results: Best Actress

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

“Elle”

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. Isabelle Huppert, Elle – 425
2. Natalie Portman, Jackie – 211
3. Sandra Hüller, Toni Erdmann – 190
4. Emma Stone, La La Land – 164
4. Sonia Braga, Aquarius – 164
6. Amy Adams, Arrival – 151
7. Rebecca Hall, Christine – 143
8. Ruth Negga, Loving – 137
9. Annette Bening, 20th Century Women – 131
10. Isabelle Huppert, Things to Come – 130
11. Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen – 76
12. Kate Beckinsale, Love & Friendship – 75
13. Krisha Fairchild, Krisha – 71
14. Viola Davis, Fences – 53
15. Kate Lyn Sheil, Kate Plays Christine – 51
15. Kim Min-hee, The Handmaiden – 51
17. Agyness Deyn, Sunset Song – 44
17. Sasha Lane, American Honey – 44
19. Tao Zhao, Mountains May Depart – 43
20. Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch – 41
21. Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane – 37
22. Royalty Hightower, The Fits – 36
23. Rachel Weisz, The Lobster – 28
24. Mackenzie Davis, Always Shine – 26
25. Taraji P. Henson, Hidden Figures – 18
26. Samantha Robinson, The Love Witch – 18
27. Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins – 17
28. Amy Adams, Nocturnal Animals – 15
29. Alba Rohrwacher, Sworn Virgin – 13
29. Blake Lively, The Shallows – 13
29. Kim Min-hee, Right Now, Wrong Then – 13

FULL RESULTS: 2016 IndieWire Critics Poll

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