Monday, 6 February 2017

INTERNATIONAL CINEPHILE SOCIETY AWARDS: ELLE, MOONLIGHT & SILENCE LEAD


A corrective to the tedium of the majority of other awards groups' nominations, here are the International Cinephile Society's picks for 2016. Eight mentions is the maximum, with three films claiming the lead - Paul Verhoeven's Elle, Barry Jenkins' Moonlight and Martin Scorsese's Silence. See what happens when you leave it a little longer to make your year-end choices? And see what happens when you poll the opinions of people with taste and intelligence? Winners will be announced on the 19th of February.

Best Picture
Cemetery of Splendour
Certain Women
Elle
Jackie
Julieta
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Silence
Things to Come
Toni Erdmann

Best Director
Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann)
Pedro Almodovar (Julieta)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Martin Scorsese (Silence)
Paul Verhoeven (Elle)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Cemetery of Splendour)

Best Actress
Sonia Braga (Aquarius)
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Sandra Huller (Toni Erdmann)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Zhao Tao (Mountains May Depart)

Best Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Adam Driver (Paterson)
Colin Farrell (The Lobster)
Andrew Garfield (Silence)
Jeong Jae Yeong (Right Now, Wrong Then)
Peter Simonischek (Toni Erdmann)

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis (Fences)
Lily Gladstone (Certain Women)
Sandrine Kiberlain (Being 17)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Nagasawa Masami (Our Little Sister)

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Tom Bennett (Love & Friendship)
Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!)
Andre Holland (Moonlight)
Ogata Issei (Silence)

Best Original Screenplay
Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann)
Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster)
Mia Hansen-Love (Things to Come)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Cemetery of Splendour)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Pedro Almodovar (Julieta)
David Birke (Elle)
Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese (Silence)
Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)
Kelly Reichardt (Certain Women)
Whit Stillman (Love & Friendship)

Best Cinematography
Manuel Dacosse (Evolution)
Stephane Fontaine (Jackie)
David Gallego (Embrace of the Serpent)
James Laxton (Moonlight)
Rodrigo Prieto (Silence)

Best Editing
Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders (Moonlight)
Thelma Schoonmaker (Silence)
Sebastian Sepulveda (Jackie)
Job ter Burg (Elle)
Joe Walker (Arrival)

Best Production Design
Dante Ferretti (Silence)
Antxon Gomez (Julieta)
Jess Gonchor (Hail, Caesar!)
Ryu Seong Hee (The Handmaiden)
David Wasco (La La Land)

Best Score
Anne Dudley (Elle)
Alberto Iglesias (Julieta)
Mica Levi (Jackie)
Cliff Martinez (The Neon Demon)
Laurent Perez del Mar (The Red Turtle)

Best Ensemble
Certain Women
Elle
Julieta
The Lobster
Moonlight

Best Animated Film
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Courgette
The Red Turtle
Your Name.
Zootopia

Best Documentary
Cameraperson
Fire at Sea
Francofonia
No Home Movie
O.J.: Made in America

Best Film Not in the English Language
Aquarius
Being 17
Cemetery of Splendour
Cosmos
Elle
Embrace of the Serpent
The Handmaiden
Julieta
Mountains May Depart
Things to Come
Toni Erdmann

Best Picture Not Released in 2016
Brothers of the Night
The Death of Louis XIV
Despite the Night
Happy Times Will Come Soon
The Lost City of Z
Nocturama
The Ornithologist
Personal Shopper
A Quiet Passion
Sieranevada
Slack Bay
The Son of Joseph
Staying Vertical
Sweet Dreams
Yourself and Yours