Thursday, 22 December 2016

VILLAGE VOICE FILM POLL 2016: MOONLIGHT IS BEST FILM


The prestigious Village Voice film poll for 2016 has concluded and been revealed, and it's yet another awards season victory for Barry Jenkins' Moonlight! 124 critics from all over the U.S. voted on their favourites in film from 2016, and came up with the following results. Edited to top tens per category, with the Screenplay category expanded to include the top ten original and adapted works each, for reference to the SOS Critics' Tally.

Best Film
1. Moonlight
2. Manchester by the Sea
3. Toni Erdmann
4. Paterson
5. O.J.: Made in America
6. La La Land
7. Elle
8. The Handmaiden
9. Cameraperson
10. Certain Women

Best Director
1. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
2. Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann)
3. Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
4. Park Chan Wook (The Handmaiden)
5. Andrea Arnold (American Honey)
=  Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
=  Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women)
=  Paul Verhoeven (Elle)
9. Anna Rose Holmer (The Fits)
=  Jim Jarmusch (Paterson)
=  Martin Scorsese (Silence)
=  Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Best Actress
1. Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
2. Sandra Huller (Toni Erdmann)
3. Annette Bening (20th Century Women)
4. Rebecca Hall (Christine)
5. Natalie Portman (Jackie)
6. Ruth Negga (Loving)
7. Sonia Braga (Aquarius)
8. Isabelle Huppert (Things to Come)
9. Emma Stone (La La Land)
10. Kate Beckinsale (Love & Friendship)

Best Actor
1. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
2. Adam Driver (Paterson)
3. Colin Farrell (The Lobster)
4. Denzel Washington (Fences)
5. Peter Simonischek (Toni Erdmann)
6. Joel Edgerton (Loving)
7. Vincent Lindon (The Measure of a Man)
8. Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight)
9. Andrew Garfield (Silence)
=  Tom Hanks (Sully)

Best Supporting Actress
1. Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
2. Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
3. Viola Davis (Fences)
4. Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
5. Greta Gerwig (20th Century Women)
6. Janelle Monae (Hidden Figures)
7. Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters)
8. Kristen Stewart (Certain Women)
9. Paulina Garcia (Little Men)
=  Riley Keough (American Honey)

Best Supporting Actor
1. Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
2. Tom Bennett (Love & Friendship)
3. Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
4. Ralph Fiennes (A Bigger Splash)
5. Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!)
6. Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight)
7. Andre Holland (Moonlight)
8. Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
9. Ogata Issei (Silence)
10. Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Best Screenplay
1. Manchester by the Sea
2. The Lobster
3. Moonlight
4. Love & Friendship
5. Toni Erdmann
6. Hell or High Water
7. 20th Century Women
=  Arrival
=  Paterson
10. The Edge of Seventeen
=   The Fits
=   Hail, Caesar!
13. Aferim!
=   April and the Extraordinary World
=   Aquarius
=   Bleak Street
=   Certain Women
=   Chevalier
=   Denial
=   Don't Think Twice
=   Elle
=   Embrace of the Serpent
=   Fences
=   Green Room
=   The Invitation
=   Jackie
=   Jean of the Joneses
=   Julieta
=   The Meddler
=   Neruda
=   Things to Come
=   Tikkun

Best Animated Feature
1. Kubo and the Two Strings
2. Tower
3. Zootopia
4. The Red Turtle
5. Sausage Party
6. April and the Extraordinary World
7. Finding Dory
=  Moana
=  Sing
=  Your Name.

Best Documentary
1. O.J.: Made in America
2. Cameraperson
3. I Am Not Your Negro
=  No Home Movie
5. 13th
6. Weiner
7. de Palma
8. Fire at Sea
9. Tower
10. The Other Side

Best First Feature
1. The Witch
2. The Fits
3. Krisha
4. The Edge of Seventeen
5. Cameraperson
=  Kaili Blues
7. Indignation
8. Barry
=  The Childhood of a Leader
=  Deadpool
=  Do Not Resist
=  The Eyes of My Mother
=  Kubo and the Two Strings
=  Other People
=  Under the Shadow
=  Viktoria

Best Undistributed Film
1. Nocturama
2. Sieranevada
=  Yourself and Yours
4. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
=  A Quiet Passion
6. Everything Else
=  Hermia & Helena
=  Prevenge
=  Thy Father's Chair
=  Una
=  Women Who Kill

Movie Everyone Is Wrong About
1. La La Land
2. The Neon Demon
3. Arrival
=  Manchester by the Sea
=  Nocturnal Animals
6. American Honey
=  Elle
=  Gods of Egypt
=  Jackie
=  Krisha
=  Toni Erdmann

Worst Film
1. Suicide Squad
2. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
3. Collateral Beauty
=  Independence Day: Resurgence
5. Jackie
=  Mother's Day
=  Nocturnal Animals
8. The 2016 Presidential Election
=  Dirty Grandpa
=  The Girl on the Train
=  Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
=  Krisha
=  London Has Fallen
=  The Neon Demon
=  Patriots Day
=  Swiss Army Man
=  Trolls
=  Warcraft
=  Yoga Hosers