My 2016 End-of-Year Film Picks

Hi all,

Back with my choices for the best in film from the past year. It’s been an eclectic year, and yet one with a few recurring themes: how to cope with tragedy, namely. As always, I recommend checking out the Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA - http://bofca.com/) over the next few days for our 2016 nominations.

And, keep scrolling for my wife’s picks on her favorite films as well. Anyways, these are my favorites... at the moment (it’s a subjective, silly game we play):

Best Picture

1. Julieta

2. Elle

3. OJ: Made in America

4. Manchester by the Sea

5. Sully

6. Fences

7. Moonlight

8. The Handmaiden

9. The Shallows

10. Hell or High Water

Best Director

1. Ezra Edelman, OJ: Made in America

2. Clint Eastwood, Sully

3. Paul Verhoeven, Elle

Best Actor

1. Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

2. Denzel Washington, Fences

3. Tom Hanks, Sully

Best Actress

1. Isabelle Huppert, Elle

2. Annette Bening, 20th Century Women

3. Adriana Ugarte, Julieta

Best Supporting Actor

1. Stephen Henderson, Fences

2. Jeff Bridges, Hell of High Water

3. Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress

1. Molly Shannon, Other People

2. Viola Davis, Fences

3. Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Screenplay

1. Pedro Almodovar, Julieta

2. Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

3. Richard Linklater, Everybody Wants Some!

Best Foreign Language

1. Julieta

2. Elle

3. The Handmaiden

Best Documentary

1. OJ: Made in America

2. De Palma

3. Weiner

Best Animated Film

1. Sausage Party

2. Zootopia

3. The Little Prince

Best Cinematography

1. Cafe Society

2. The Witch

3. Julieta

Best Editing

1. Moonlight

2. Sully

3. OJ: Made in America

Best Score

1. The Neon Demon

2. The Witch

3. Jackie

Best Ensemble

1. Fences

2. Cafe Society

3. Everybody Wants Some

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Best Picture

1. Manchester BTS

2. Elle

3. Everybody Wants Some

4. Lion

5. Arrival

Best Director

Best Actor

1. Casey Affleck

2. The kid from Slumdog Millionaire

3. I guess Jesse Eisenberg even though he was totally trying to be Woody Allen and I can't stand Woody Allen ugh.

Best Actress

1. Isabelle Huppert, Elle

2. Amy Adams, Arrival

3. Natalie Hershlag, Jackie

Best Supporting Actor

1. Costello, Arrival

2. The son from Elle

3. the black teenager from Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress

1. Molly Shannon, Other People

2. Michelle Williams, MBTS

Best Screenplay

1. MBTS

2. Everybody Wants Some

3. Arrival

Best Foreign Language

1. Elle

2. The Handmaiden, probably. The first half was ok.

3. Julieta, supposedly

Best Documentary

1. I'm not cultured enough for this I guess. I didn't care much for Weiner.

Best Animated Film

1. Zootopia

2. The Little Prince, probably

3. Not Sausage Party

Best Cinematography

1. Wut

Best Editing

1. What even is this?

Best Score

1. Neon Demon

Best Ensemble

1. Everybody Wants Some

2. Cafe Society

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