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2016 IndieWire Critics Poll Results: Best Original Score or Soundtrack

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

"Jackie"

“Jackie”

Photo by Stephanie Branchu. © 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

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. Jackie – 346
2. La La Land – 269
3. Moonlight – 185
4. Arrival – 145
5. The Neon Demon – 95
6. Sing Street – 94
7. The Childhood of a Leader – 72
8. American Honey – 67
8. The Handmaiden – 67
10. The Fits – 58
11. Moana – 57
12. Manchester by the Sea – 48
13. Nocturnal Animals – 46
14. The Witch – 45
15. Hell or High Water – 37
15. The Lobster – 37
17. 20th Century Women – 36
18. Krisha – 33
18. Kubo and the Two Strings – 33
20. Lion – 32
21. Everybody Wants Some!! – 30
22. Green Room – 25
22. Love & Friendship – 25
24. Paterson – 24
25. High-Rise – 23
26. Hail, Caesar! – 22
26. Midnight Special – 22
28. The Red Turtle – 20
29. My Golden Days – 18
30. Certain Women – 17

FULL RESULTS: 2016 IndieWire Critics Poll

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