Monday, 27 February 2017


And here they are! Screen On Screen has chosen its top choices for film last year, just in time for the Oscars tonight. I'll keep this short, because no doubt you're all busy keeping up with the Academy, so I'll plainly declare that you can find the nominations at this link, and all the winners below...

Best Film
My Life as a Courgette (Claude Barras, Marc Bonny, Armelle Glorennec, Pauline Gygax, Max Karli, Kate Merkt and Michel Merkt)

Best Direction
Claude Barras (My Life as a Courgette)

Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Sandra Huller (Toni Erdmann)

Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Peter Simonischek (Toni Erdmann)

Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Kiki Kirin (After the Storm)

Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
John Lloyd Cruz (The Woman Who Left)

Best Original Screenplay
Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Jay Cocks and Martin Scorsese (Silence)

Best Cinematography
Jonathan Ricquebourg (The Death of Louis XIV)

Best Editing
Peter Tscherkassky (The Exquisite Corpus)

Best Production Design
Ryu Seong Hee (The Handmaiden)

Best Costume Design
Anna Biller (The Love Witch)

Best Sound Mixing
Jean-Pierre Laforce (Nocturama)

Best Sound Editing
Ren Klyce and Samuel Lehmer (Piper)

Best Special and Visual Effects
Matthew Bramante, Erik de Boer, Tom Debenham, Olivier Dumont, Dan Glass, Kevin O'Neill and Bruce Woloshyn (Voyage of Time: Life's Journey)

Best 3D
Aaron Kaminar and Demetri Portelli (Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk)

Best Makeup and Hair Design
Rita Ciccozzi, Felix Lariviere and Adrien Morot (X-Men: Apocalypse)

Best Music
Scott Walker (The Childhood of a Leader)

Best Casting
Jo Edna Boldin and Richard Hicks (Hell or High Water)

Best Animation
Ando Masashi and Tanaka Masayoshi (Your Name.)

Best Choreography
Tim Wong and Yuen Woo Ping (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny)

Best Stunts
Eddie Perez, Oleg Poddubnyy and Dmitriy Tarasenko (Hardcore Henry)

Best Animated Film
My Life as a Courgette (Claude Barras)

Best Documentary
Heart of a Dog (Laurie Anderson)

Best Short Film
The Exquisite Corpus (Peter Tscherkassky)

Best Comedy
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

Best Horror Film
Raw (Julia Ducournau)

Best Sequel
10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg)

Best New Director
Claude Barras (My Life as a Courgette)

Best Breakthrough Performance
Lee Hyo Je (The Throne)

Best Performance in a Bad Film
Angeli Bayani (Ned's Project)

Best Voice Performance
Isabella Rossellini (Closet Monster)

Best Ensemble Cast
Rene Auberjonois, Laura Dern, Lily Gladstone, Jared Harris, James le Gros, Sara Rodier, Kristen Stewart and Michelle Williams (Certain Women)

Best Original Song
Gary Clark - 'Drive It Like You Stole It' (Sing Street)

Best Music Cue
Linda Creed and Michael Masser - 'Greatest Love Of All' (Toni Erdmann)

Best Title Sequence
The Childhood of a Leader

Best Shot
'Fire by night' (Wolf and Sheep)

Best Scene
'Gone West' (Mountains May Depart)

Best Action Scene
'NYC mirror dimension' (Doctor Strange)

Best Sex Scene
'Sex club orgy' (Paris 05:59)

Best Line
"I guess the abortion didn't take" (Bad Santa 2)

Most Underrated Film
Warcraft (Duncan Jones)

Most Unique Film
Cosmos (Andrzej Zulawski)

Funniest Film
Bad Santa 2 (Mark Waters)

Scariest Film
The Wailing (Na Hong Jin)

Saddest Film
Pete's Dragon (David Lowery)

Ickiest Film
Raw (Julia Ducournau)

Best Political Statement

Fittest Actor
Juan Manuel Martino (Taekwondo)

Best Depiction of Nudity
Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

Best Twist
'The British woman's identity revealed' (The Accountant)

Biggest Shock
'Winfried at the bar' (Toni Erdmann)

Worst Performance in a Good Film
Dong Zi Jian (Mountains May Depart)

Most Overrated Film
My Golden Days (Arnaud Desplechin)

Worst Film
London Has Fallen (Babak Najafi)