2016: The Personal Film Awards

By Livia Peterson

The 2016 is rapidly concluding. It is time to announce the Personal Film Awards, the Best Films of 2016, and the Worst Films of 2016 – to be published within the forthcoming month, January 2017. The Personal Film Awards will provide some hints to my Best Films of 2016 list. Obviously, the independent film sector dominated, in my perspective. Yes, absolutely, the mainstream live action fare extremely underwhelmed that I frequently contemplated cinema is on the deathbed. You’ll experience a glimpse of hope once you witness Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” (my favorite film of the year).

The Personal Film Awards
Best Picture: “La La Land”
~Runner Up: “Arrival”

Best Director: Jeff Nichols, “Midnight Special” and “Loving”
~Runner Up (tie): Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” and Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”

Best Actress in a Leading Role: Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
~Runner Up: Rebecca Hall, “Christine”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Viola Davis, “Fences”
~Runner Up: Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”

Best Actor in a Leading Role: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
~Runner Up: Joel Edgerton, “Loving”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
~Runner Up: None

Best Original Screenplay: “La La Land”
~Runner Up: “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Adapted Screenplay: “Arrival”
~Runner Up: “Elle”

Best Animated Feature: “Zootopia”
~Runner Up: “Moana”
 
Best Original Score: “La La Land”
~Runner Up: None

Best Original Song: “Another Day of Sun”, “La La Land”
~Runner Up: “Someone in the Crowd”, “La La Land”

Best Sound Editing: “La La Land”
~Runner Up: None

Best Sound Mixing: “La La Land”
~Runner Up: None

Best Production Design: “La La Land”
~Runner Up: “Café Society”

Best Cinematography: “La La Land”
~Runner Up: “Arrival”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: “Jackie”
~Runner Up: None

Best Costume Design: “Jackie”
~Runner Up: “La La Land”

Best Film Editing: “Manchester by the Sea”
~Runner Up: “La La Land”

Best Visual Effects: “Arrival”
~Runner Up: None

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Elle (2016)