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2016 IndieWire Critics Poll Results: Best Cinematography

After over 200 individuals voted in IndieWire's annual Critics Poll, these are the 30 films they selected with the best cinematography of 2016.

Moonlight - Barry Jenkins

“Moonlight”

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. Moonlight – 385
2. La La Land – 214
3. Arrival – 172
4. The Handmaiden – 159
5. Jackie – 146
6. American Honey – 90
7. The Neon Demon – 80
8. Knight of Cups – 71
9. Cameraperson – 66
10. Nocturnal Animals – 65
11. Cafe Society – 60
12. The Witch – 50
13. Certain Women – 47
14. Sunset Song – 46
15. Hell or High Water – 45
16. Cemetery of Splendour – 44
17. Kaili Blues – 38
18. The Eyes of My Mother – 35
19. A Bigger Splash – 29
19. Hail, Caesar! – 29
21 .The Love Witch – 27
21. Manchester by the Sea – 27
23. Embrace of the Serpent – 26
23. Paterson – 26
25. Evolution – 24
25. Neon Bull – 24
27. Krisha – 20
27. Neruda – 20
29. Eisenstein in Guanajuato – 16
29. Kubo and the Two Strings – 16
29. Lion – 16

FULL RESULTS: 2016 IndieWire Critics Poll

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