Tuesday, 20 December 2016

INDIEWIRE'S 2016 FILM SURVEY RESULTS!


Moonlight pulls it off again, taking top honours in the IndieWire 2016 film survey. Over 200 writers voted, reaching the conclusion that Barry Jenkins' LGBT+ drama is the best film of the year. They're wrong, naturally, but only just! And at least it isn't La La Land! All the info below, including a bottomless pit of further polls after the cut.

Best Film
1. Moonlight
2. Manchester by the Sea
3. La La Land
4. Toni Erdmann
5. O.J.: Made in America
6. Paterson
7. The Handmaiden
8. Arrival
9. Hell or High Water
10. Jackie
11. Elle
12. Certain Women
13. Cameraperson
14. The Lobster
15. Cemetery of Splendour
16. Silence
17. Everybody Wants Some!!
18. The Fits
19. American Honey
=   The Witch
21. Aquarius
22. Love & Friendship
23. Green Room
=   No Home Movie
25. Sing Street
26. 20th Century Women
27. Things to Come
28. Loving
29. Nocturnal Animals
30. Right Now, Wrong Then
31. I Am Not Your Negro
32. A Bigger Splash
=   Knight of Cups
34. Kubo and the Two Strings
35. Happy Hour
36. Krisha
37. Chevalier
=   Hail, Caesar!
=   Hunt for the Wilderpeople
40. Swiss Army Man
41. I, Daniel Blake
42. 13th
43. Sunset Song
=   Weiner
45. Fire at Sea
46. Embrace of the Serpent
47. Neruda
48. Captain Fantastic
49. The Neon Demn
50. Christine


Best Director
1. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
2. Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
3. Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann)
4. Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
5. Park Chan Wook (The Handmaiden)
6. Pablo Larrain (Jackie)
7. Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
8. Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women)
9. Paul Verhoeven (Elle)
10. Martin Scorsese (Silence)
11. Ezra Edelman (O.J.: Made in America)
12. Jim Jarmusch (Paterson)
13. Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)
14. Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson)
15. David MacKenzie (Hell or High Water)
16. Robert Eggers (The Witch)
17. Mia Hansen-Love (Things to Come)
18. Andrea Arnold (American Honey)
19. Ava DuVernay (13th)
20. Tom Ford (Nocturnal Animals)
=   Jeff Nichols (Loving)
22. Hong Sang Soo (Right Now, Wrong Then)
23. Pablo Larrain (Neruda)
=   Kleber Mendonca Filho (Aquarius)
25. Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room)
26. Anna Biller (The Love Witch)
=   Terrence Malick (Knight of Cups)
=   Athina Rachel Tsangari (Chevalier)
29. Chantal Akerman (No Home Movie)
30. Richard Linklater (Everybody Wants Some!!)

Best Actress
1. Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
2. Natalie Portman (Jackie)
3. Sandra Huller (Toni Erdmann)
4. Sonia Braga (Aquarius)
=  Emma Stone (La La Land)
6. Amy Adams (Arrival)
7. Rebecca Hall (Christine)
8. Ruth Negga (Loving)
9. Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
10. Isabelle Huppert (Things to Come)
11. Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen)
12. Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship)
13. Krisha Fairchild (Krisha)
14. Viola Davis (Fences)
15. Kim Min Hee (The Handmaiden)
=   Kate Lyn Sheil (Kate Plays Christine)
17. Agyness Deyn (Sunset Song)
=   Sasha Lane (American Honey)
19. Zhao Tao (Mountains May Depart)
20. Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)
21. Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane)
22. Royalty Hightower (The Fits)
23. Rachel Weisz (The Lobster)
24. Mackenzie Davis (Always Shine)
25. Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures)
26. Samantha Robinson (The Love Witch)
27. Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
28. Amy Adams (Nocturnal Animals)
29. Kim Min Hee (Right Now, Wrong Then)
=   Blake Lively (The Shallows)
=   Alba Rohrwacher (Sworn Virgin)

Best Actor
1. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
2. Adam Driver (Paterson)
3. Colin Farrell (The Lobster)
4. Peter Simonischek (Toni Erdmann)
5. Denzel Washington (Fences)
6. Joel Edgerton (Loving)
7. Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
8. Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
9. Vincent Lindon (The Measure of a Man)
10. Ethan Hawke (Born to Be Blue)
11. Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
12. Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake)
13. Michael Shannon (Midnight Special)
14. Tom Hanks (Sully)
15. Chris Pine (Hell or High Water)
16. Don Cheadle (Miles Ahead)
17. Andrew Garfield (Silence)
=   Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals)
19. Paul Dano (Swiss Army Man)
20. Markees Christmas (Morris from America)
21. Kwak Do Won (The Wailing)
22. Jeong Jae Yeong (Right Now, Wrong Then)
23. Luis Gnecco (Neruda)
=   Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
25. Ben Foster (Hell or High Water)
=   Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
=   Anton Yelchin (Green Room)
28. Logan Lerman (Indignation)
29. Dev Patel (Lion)
30. Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight)
=   Itay Tiran (Demon)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
2. Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
3. Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
4. Viola Davis (Fences)
5. Tilda Swinton (A Bigger Splash)
6. Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women)
7. Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters)
8. Kristen Stewart (Certain Women)
9. Janelle Monae (Moonlight)
10. Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)
11. Michelle Williams (Certain Women)
12. Laura Dern (Certain Women)
13. Elle Fanning (20th Century Women)
14. Riley Keough (American Honey)
15. Paulina Garcia (Little Men)
16. Dakota Johnson (A Bigger Splash)
17. Kristen Stewart (Cafe Society)
18. Kim Tae Ri (The Handmaiden)
19. Felicity Jones (A Monster Calls)
=   Jena Malone (The Neon Demon)
21. Edith Scob (Things to Come)
22. Nicole Kidman (Lion)
=   Sarah Gadon (Indignation)
24. Lucy Boynton (Sing Street)
=   Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys)
26. Helen Mirren (Eye in the Sky)
=   Imogen Poots (Green Room)
28. Molly Shannon (Other People)
29. Margaret Bowman (Hell or High Water)
30. Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson)
=   Lupita Nyong'o (Queen of Katwe)

Best Supporting Actor
1. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
2. Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!)
3. Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
4. Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
5. Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight)
6. Ralph Fiennes (A Bigger Splash)
7. Tom Bennett (Love & Friendship)
8. Andre Holland (Moonlight)
9. Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)
10. John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)
11. Ogata Issei (Silence)
12. Ben Foster (Hell or High Water)
13. Shia LaBeouf (American Honey)
14. Craig Robinson (Morris from America)
15. Daniel Radcliffe (Swiss Army Man)
16. Ashton Sanders (Moonlight)
17. Tracy Letts (Indignation)
18. Gael Garcia Bernal (Neruda)
19. Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some!!)
20. Jack Reynor (Sing Street)
21. Michael Barbieri (Little Men)
22. Patrick Stewart (Green Room)
23. Sunny Pawar (Lion)
24. Jared Harris (Certain Women)
25. Billy Crudup (20th Century Women)
26. Ralph Ineson (The Witch)
27. Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)
28. Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals)
29. Peter Sarsgaard (Jackie)
30. Aaron Eckhart (Bleed for This)
=   Woody Harrelson (The Edge of Seventeen)

Best Screenplay
1. Manchester by the Sea
2. Moonlight
3. Love & Friendship
4. Hell or High Water
5. The Lobster
6. Arrival
7. Toni Erdmann
8. Jackie
9. Paterson
10. La La Land
11. Elle
=   The Handmaiden
13. Aquarius
=   Certain Women
15. Everybody Wants Some!!
16. 20th Century Women
17. Chevalier
18. The Witch
19. The Edge of Seventeen
20. Green Room
=   Hail, Caesar!
22. Right Now, Wrong Then
=   Sing Street
24. Silence
=   Things to Come
26. The Nice Guys
27. Kubo and the Two Strings
28. Neruda
29. Loving
=   Nocturnal Animals

Best Cinematography
1. Moonlight
2. La La Land
3. Arrival
4. The Handmaiden
5. Jackie
6. American Honey
7. The Neon Demon
8. Knight of Cups
9. Cameraperson
10. Nocturnal Animals
11. Cafe Society
12. The Witch
13. Certain Women
14. Sunset Song
15. Hell or High Water
16. Cemetery of Splendour
17. Kaili Blues
18. The Eyes of My Mother
19. A Bigger Splash
=   Hail, Caesar!
21. The Love Witch
=   Manchester by the Sea
23. Embrace of the Serpent
=   Paterson
25. Evolution
=   Neon Bull
27. Krisha
=   Neruda
29. Eisenstein in Guanajuato
=   Kubo and the Two Strings
=   Lion

Best Editing
1. Moonlight
2. O.J.: Made in America
3. La La Land
4. Cameraperson
5. Jackie
6. Manchester by the Sea
7. Arrival
8. The Handmaiden
9. I Am Not Your Negro
10. Nocturnal Animals
11. Hell or High Water
12. Elle
13. Green Room
14. American Honey
15. The Fits
16. Toni Erdmann
17. Aquarius
18. Knight of Cups
19. Certain Women
=   Sully
21. Paterson
22. Weiner
23. 20th Century Women
24. A Bigger Splash
=   High-Rise
26. Hacksaw Ridge
27. The Witch
28. The Lobster
29. 10 Cloverfield Lane
=   Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Best Original Score / Soundtrack
1. Jackie
2. La La Land
3. Moonlight
4. Arrival
5. The Neon Demon
6. Sing Street
7. The Childhood of a Leader
8. American Honey
=  The Handmaiden
10. The Fits
11. Moana
12. Manchester by the Sea
13. Nocturnal Animals
14. The Witch
15. Hell or High Water
=   The Lobster
17. 20th Century Women
18. Krisha
=   Kubo and the Two Strings
20. Lion
21. Everybody Wants Some!!
22. Green Room
=   Love & Friendship
24. Paterson
25. High-Rise
26. Hail, Caesar!
=   Midnight Special
28. The Red Turtle
29. My Golden Days
30. Certain Women

Best Documentary
1. O.J.: Made in America
2. Cameraperson
3. I Am Not Your Negro
4. 13th
5. Weiner
6. Fire at Sea
7. Tower
8. Kate Plays Christine
9. de Palma
10. No Home Movie
11. Tickled
12. Lo and Behod, Reveries of the Connected World
13. Gleason
14. The Eagle Huntress
=   Into the Inferno
16. Author: The JT LeRoy Story
=   The Illinois Parables
18. The Witness
19. Life, Animated
20. The Other Side
21. Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids
22. Nuts!
23. Under the Sun
24. Do Not Resist
25. City of Gold
26. Zero Days
27. Gimme Danger
=   Miss Sharon Jones!
29. Newtown
30. Presenting Princess Shaw
31. 'Til Madness Do Us Part
=   The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years
33. Homo Sapiens
=   Hooligan Sparrow
35. Francofonia
36. Amanda Knox
37. Pervert Park
38. Peter and the Farm
39. The Prison in Twelve Landscapes
40. Homeland: Iraq Year Zero
=   The Music of Strangers
42. The Lovers and the Despot
43. The Thoughts That We Once Had
44. Holy Hell
45. Best Worst Things That Ever Could Have Happened
=   Eat That Question
=   Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures
48. Notes on Blindness
49. Command and Control
=   Notfilm
51. Off the Rails

Best First Feature
1. The Witch
2. Krisha
3. The Edge of Seventeen
4. Swiss Army Man
5. Indignation
=  Kaili Blues
7. Weiner
8. Under the Shadow
9. The Eyes of My Mother
10. Cameraperson
11. The Childhood of a Leader
12. Deadpool
13. The Birth of a Nation
14. Southside with You
15. The Eagle Huntress
16. Ixcanul
17. Spa Night
=   Viktoria
19. The Fits
20. Old Stone
21. Miles Ahead
22. Kicks
=   Sworn Virgin
=   Take Me to the River
25. Neither Heaven Nor Earth
26. Do Not Resist
27. From Afar
=   White Girl
29. April and the Extraordinary World
=   Other People

Best Undistributed Film
1. Sieranevada
2. Nocturama
3. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
4. Hermia & Helena
5. Yourself and Yours
6. Una
7. The Lure
8. Austerlitz
9. Prevenge
10. Dark Night
11. Sonita
12. Kekszakallu
13. The Rehearsal
14. The Untamed
15. The Whispering Star
16. The Woman Who Left
17. The Cinema Travellers
18. Creepy
19. Paint It Black
20. Tempestad
21. A Lullaby to the Sorrowful Mystery
22. Rat Film
23. Dawson City: Frozen Time
24. Mister Universo
25. Lovetrue
26. Wild
27. The Human Surge
28. Ta'ang
29. Hedi
30. Despite the Night
31. Mother
32. One Week and a Day
33. The Future Project
34. Werewolf
35. In the Last Days of the City
36. Safari
37. Death in Sarajevo
38. Everything Else
39. The Dreamed Path
40. Karl Marx City
41. Marija
42. Teenage Cocktail
43. In Between
44. Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves
45. All the Cities of the North
46. Untouchable
47. Belgica
48. Scarred Hearts
49. All This Panic
50. INAATE/SE
=   Parisienne

Best Overlooked Film
1. The Fits
2. Always Shine
3. Happy Hour
=  Krisha
5. Evolution
6. Embrace of the Serpent
7. Chevalier
=  Little Men
9. Sand Storm
=  Sunset Song
11. Homo Sapiens
=   The Innocents
=   Into the Forest
=   Under the Shadow
15. Demon
=   Pervert Park
=   The Red Turtle
18. The Academy of Muses
=   Do Not Resist
=   The Land
=   The Little Prince
=   The Other Side
=   Right Now, Wrong Then

Most Anticipated Film of 2017
1. Blade Runner 2049
2. 'Star Wars Episode VIII'
3. Dunkirk
4. 'Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson Fashion Project'
5. Baby Driver
6. John Wick: Chapter 2
7. Alien: Covenant
8. The Beguiled
9. Wonder Woman
10. The Lost City of Z
11. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
12. Get Out
13. Okja
14. Wonderstruck
15. Downsizing
16. A Quiet Passion
17. Zama
18. Happy End
19. Raw
20. Call Me By Your Name
21. Weightless
22. The Circle
23. T2: Trainspotting
24. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
25. A Ghost Story
26. Personal Shopper