Best and Worst Films of 2016


Moonlight, Barry Jenkins

Rounding out the ten best films of 2016:

  1. Jackie, Pablo Larrain
  2. Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade
  3. I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck
  4. Elle, Paul Verhoeven
  5. I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach
  6. Hell or High Water, David MacKenzie
  7. The Witch, Robert Eggers
  8. The last 10 minutes of La La Land, Damien Chazelle
  9. American Honey, Andrea Arnold

Honorable Mention

  1. The Love Witch, Anna Biller
  2. 20th Century Women, Mike Mills
  3. Loving, Jeff Nichols
  4. Sunset Song, Terrence Davies
  5. Weiner, Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg
  6. DePalma, Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow
  7. Sausage Party, Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan
  8. Weiner-dog, Todd Solondz
  9. Aquarius, Kleber Mendonça Filho
  10. Sieranevada,  Cristi Puiu

Most Overrated Films

The Fits
  1. Love and Friendship, Whit Stillman
  2. La La Land, Damien Chazelle
  3. Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson
  4. Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan
  5. The Fits, Anna Rose Holmer

Best Actor

Casey Afleck, Manchester by the Sea

He beats Denzel Washington (Fences) by a thin margin.

Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert in ELLE

Isabelle Huppert, ELLE

Natalie Portman, Jackie
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women

Best Supporting Actor

Male cast of Moonlight

Arlen Ehrenreich, Hail, Caesar!
Shia LaBeouf, American Honey
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences

Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
Kristen Stewart, Certain Women
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Best Director

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Pablo Larrain, Jackie
Marin Ade, Toni Erdmann
Andrea Arnold, American Honey

Costume Design


The Love Witch
Make-up: The Love Witch
Considered: Jackie


La La Land

Neon Demon
The Witch
The Love Witch

Worst Picture

Nina, Cynthia Mort

Rounding out the ten worst films of 2016 are:

  1. Ben-Hur, Timur Bekmambetov
  2. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Mandie Fletcher
  3. Neon Demon, Nicolas Winding Refn
  4. Batman v. Superman, Zack Snyder
  5. I Saw the Light, Marc Abraham
  6. Patriots Day, Peter Berg
  7. X-Men: Apocalypse, Brian Singer
  8. The Suicide Squad, David Ayer
  9. Hello, My Name is Doris, Michael Showalter

Worst Director: Nicholas Winding Refn, Neon Demon
Worst Screenplay: Hello, My Name is Doris
Worst Actor: Will Smith, Collateral Beauty
Worst Actress: Zoe Saldana, Nina
Worst Supporting Actor: Jesse Eisenberg, Batman v. Superman
Worst Supporting Actress: Margo Robbie, The Suicide Squad

Kevin Costner Award for Distinguished Career in Mediocrity

Julia Roberts
She was once our “Pretty Woman”, but the bombs are adding up!


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