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2016 IndieWire Critics Poll Results: Best Screenplay

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

"Manchester By The Sea"

“Manchester By The Sea”

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. Manchester by the Sea – 330
2. Moonlight – 288
3. Love & Friendship – 143
4. Hell or High Water – 128
5. The Lobster – 121
6. Arrival – 109
7. Toni Erdmann – 108
8. Jackie – 87
9. Paterson – 80
10. La La Land – 76
11. Elle – 64
11. The Handmaiden – 64
13. Aquarius – 59
13. Certain Women – 59
15. Everybody Wants Some!! – 56
16. 20th Century Women – 44
17. Chevalier – 41
18. The Witch – 40
19. The Edge of Seventeen – 38
20. Green Room – 34
20. Hail, Caesar! – 34
22. Right Now, Wrong Then – 29
22. Sing Street – 29
24. Silence – 28
24. Things to Come – 28
26. The Nice Guys – 27
27. Kubo and the Two Strings – 24
28. Neruda – 23
29. Loving – 22
29. Nocturnal Animals – 22

FULL RESULTS: 2016 IndieWire Critics Poll

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