Tuesday, 20 December 2016


No prizes for guessing this one, either. Moonlight continues to win over the critics, now taking top place in The Playlist's poll of the best films of the year. A big bunch of lists here, including those for Best Poster, Best Trailer and, everyone's favourite, Worst Film, so everything other than the big one is going under the cut.

*Updated to include Best Performance, Best Cinematography, Best Documentary, Best Horror Film, Best Film You Might Not Have Seen and Best Movie Music Moments

Best Film
1. Moonlight
2. Arrival
3. Paterson
4. La La Land
5. The Lobster
6. Jackie
7. Manchester by the Sea
8. Green Room
9. The Handmaiden
10. Toni Erdmann
11. O.J.: Made in America
12. Hell or High Water
13. Elle
14. 20th Century Women
15. Midnight Special
16. The Fits
17. Embrace of the Serpent
18. Cameraperson
19. Things to Come
20. Cemetery of Splendour
21. Loving
22. American Honey
23. Kubo and the Two Strings
24. The Wailing
25. One More Time with Feeling

Best Performance
1. Isabelle Huppert (Elle / Things to Come)
2. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
3. Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
4. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
5. Sonia Braga (Aquarius)
6. Natalie Portman (Jackie)
7. Riz Ahmed (The Night Of)
8. Rebecca Hall (Christine)
9. Viola Davis (Fences)
10. Adam Driver (Paterson)
11. Colin Farrell (The Lobster)
12. Riley Keough (American Honey / The Girlfriend Experience)
13. Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
14. Emma Stone (La La Land)
15. Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!)
16. Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane)
17. Ralph Fiennes (A Bigger Splash)
18. Kim Min Hee (The Handmaiden)
19. Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
20. Asano Tadanobu (Silence)
21. John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)
22. Thandie Newton (Westworld)
23. Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women / Jackie)
24. Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta)
25. Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Cinematography
1. James Laxton (Moonlight)
2. Linus Sandgren (La La Land)
3. Robbie Ryan (American Honey)
4. David Gallego (Embrace of the Serpent)
5. Bradford Young (Arrival)
6. Stephane Fontaine (Jackie)
7. Chung Chung Hoon (The Handmaiden)
8. Michael McDonough (Sunset Song)
9. Kim Ji Yong (The Age of Shadows)
10. Greig Fraser (Rogue One)
11. Rodrigo Prieto (Silence)
12. Natasha Braier (The Neon Demon)
13. Benoit Debie and Alwin H. Kuchler (One More Time with Feeling)
14. Jarin Blaschke (The Witch)
15. Thimios Bakatakis (The Lobster)
16. Sean Porter (20th Century Women)
17. Emmanuel Lubezki (Knight of Cups)
18. Lee Ping Bin (Crosscurrent)
19. Adam Arkapaw (The Light Between Oceans)
20. Diego Garcia (Cemetery of Splendour)

Best Film Score / Soundtrack
1. Mica Levi (Jackie)
2. Moonlight
3. Arrival
4. Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
5. Stranger Things
6. 20th Century Women
7. Scott Walker (The Childhood of a Leader)
8. Jo Yeong Wook (The Handmaiden)
9. The Neon Demon
10. American Honey
11. The Land
12. Mark Korven (The Witch)
13. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
14. Andy Hull and Robert McDowell (Swiss Army Man)
15. Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O'Halloran (Lion)
16. Sing Street
17. David Wingo (Loving / Midnight Special)
18. Anne Dudley (Elle)
19. Christine
20. Clint Mansell (High-Rise)
21. Jeff Grace (In a Valley of Violence)
22. Dario Marianelli (Kubo and the Two Strings)
23. Kicks
24. Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping)
25. Pete's Dragon
26. Everybody Wants Some!!
27. James Newton Howard (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
28. Bear McCreary (10 Cloverfield Lane)
29. Green Room
30. The Edge of Seventeen

Best Documentary
1. O.J.: Made in America
2. Cameraperson
3. One More Time with Feeling
4. Weiner
5. Newtown
6. Kate Plays Christine
7. Tower
8. 13th
9. Into the Inferno
10. Tickled
11. Hooligan Sparrow
12. I Am Not Your Negro
13. Fire at Sea
14. My Love, Don't Cross That River
15. Zero Days
16. Life, Animated
17. The Witness
18. Gleason
19. Trapped
20. Audrie & Daisy
21. Holy Hell
22. Miss Sharon Jones!

Best Horror Film
1. The Witch
2. The Wailing
3. Don't Breathe
4. The Eyes of My Mother
5. The Invitation
6. Green Room
7. 10 Cloverfield Lane
8. Train to Busan
9. The Neon Demon
10. Under the Shadow
11. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House
12. Hush
13. The Monster
14. The Love Witch
15. The Conjuring 2

Best Film You Might Not Have Seen
The Age of Shadows
Always Shine
The Brand New Testament
The Club
Don't Think Twice
The Eyes of My Mother
The Family Fang
The Fits
Happy Hour
I Am Not a Serial Killer
The Invitation
Little Men
Louder Than Bombs
The Love Witch
Miss Stevens
Other People
They Look Like People
Things to Come
The Treasure
The Wailing
A War
White Girl

Best Breakthrough Director
Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann)
Andrew Ahn (Spa Night)
Babak Anvari (Under the Shadow)
Anna Biller (The Love Witch)
Steven Caple (The Land)
Garth Davis (Lion)
Robert Eggers (The Witch)
Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen)
Ciro Guerra (Embrace of the Serpent)
Julia Hart (Miss Stevens)
Anna Rose Holmer (The Fits)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson)
Tim Miller (Deadpool)
Rosemary Myers (Girl Asleep)
Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother)
David F. Sandberg (Lights Out)
Trey Edward Shults (Krisha)
Sophia Takal (Always Shine)

Best Breakthrough Performance
Michael Barbieri (Little Men)
Tom Bennett (Love & Friendship)
Markees Christmas (Morris from America)
Krisha Fairchild (Krisha)
Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Royalty Hightower (The Fits)
Tom Holland (Captain America: Civil War)
Sandra Huller (Toni Erdmann)
Kwak Do Won (The Wailing)
Sasha Lane (American Honey)
Abbey Lee (The Neon Demon)
Kika Magalhaes (The Eyes of My Mother)
Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures / Moonlight)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight)
Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some!!)
Hayden Szeto (The Edge of Seventeen)
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)

Best Action Sequence
1. 'The airport fight' (Captain America: Civil War)
2. 'Third-act battle' (Rogue One)
3. 'The first assault on the ridge' (Hacksaw Ridge)
4. 'The train sequence' (The Age of Shadows)
5. 'The plane crash' (Sully)
6. 'Exorcism scene' (The Wailing)
7. 'Final chase & standoff' (Hell or High Water)
8. 'Swimming for the buoy' (The Shallows)
9. 'New York chase' (Doctor Strange)
10. 'Athens riot' (Jason Bourne)
11. 'Jail riot' (Kill Zone 2)
12. 'Final rampage' (Dheepan)
13. 'Bridge fight' (Deadpool)
14. 'Enterprise crash' (Star Trek Beyond)
15. 'Zombies at the station' (Train to Busan)
16. 'Basement fight' (Don't Breathe)
17. 'Skeleton fight' (Kubo and the Two Strings)
18. 'Escape from King Louie' (The Jungle Book)
19. 'Car chase' (Hunt for the Wilderpeople)
20. 'The final shootout' (The Nice Guys)
21. 'The van fight' (The Take)
22. 'The boat fight' (Mechanic: Resurrection)
23. 'The chase in Rodent Town' (Zootopia)
24. 'The first explosion' (Deepwater Horizon)
25. 'The wave hits' (The Wave)

Best Movie Music Moments
1. 'The Greatest Love Of All' (Toni Erdmann)
2. 'City Of Stars' (La La Land)
3. 'On The Nature Of Daylight' (Arrival)
4. 'No Dames' (Hail, Caesar!)
5. 'Skeleton Tree' (One More Time With Feeling)
6. 'The Big Country' (20th Century Women)
7. 'Hello Stranger' (Moonlight)
8. 'Dancing In The Dark' (Maggie's Plan)
9. 'Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart' (The Lobster)
10. 'Montage' (Swiss Army Man)
11. 'Emotional Rescue' (A Bigger Splash)
12. 'Nazi Punks Fuck Off' (Green Room)
13. 'We Found Love / Dream Baby Dream' (American Honey)
14. 'Ricky Baker Happy Birthday Song / The Partisan' (Hunt for the Wilderpeople)
15. 'Equal Rights' (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping)
16. 'Go West' (Mountains May Depart)
17. 'DJ Soulscape' (Cemetery of Splendour)
18. 'You're Welcome' (Moana)
19. 'Careless Whisper' (Deadpool)
20. 'The bridge dance' (The Fits)
21. 'Fat-Bottomed Girls' (Aquarius)
22. 'George Michael' (Keanu)
23. 'The Riddle Of The Model' (Sing Street)
24. 'New York Groove' (Weiner)
25. 'Sabotage' (Star Trek Beyond)

Best Trailer
1. Moonlight
2. Get Out
3. Jackie
4. Rogue One
5. Silence
6. Dunkirk
7. La La Land
8. Suicide Squad
9. The Handmaiden
10. T2: Trainspotting
11. American Honey
12. Logan
13. 10 Cloverfield Lane
14. Free Fire
15. Arrival
16. American Pastoral
17. Miss Sloane
18. A Cure for Wellness
19. 20th Century Women
20. The Neon Demon

Best Poster
1. Free Fire
2. La La Land
3. Moonlight
4. The Neon Demon
5. de Palma
6. Paterson
7. Certain Women
8. Wiener-Dog
9. The Birth of a Nation
10. Jackie
11. American Pastoral
12. In a Valley of Violence
13. Complete Unknown
14. Operation Avalanche
15. Loving
16. Sing Street
17. Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World
18. Kubo and the Two Strings
19. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
20. Don't Breathe

Worst Film
1. Mother's Day
2. Nina
3. Nine Lives
4. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
5. Sausage Party
6. Dirty Grandpa
7. Suicide Squad
8. Alice Through the Looking Glass
9. Sea of Trees
10. London Has Fallen
11. Bad Santa 2
12. The Hollars
13. Allegiant
14. Zoolander 2
15. X-Men: Apocalypse
16. Bad Moms
17. Yoga Hosers
18. Ben-Hur
19. Man Down
20. Independence Day: Resurgence