My Academy Awards 2016

BEST PICTURE

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. Moonlight
  2. Fences
  3. Arrival
  4. Manchester by the Sea
  5. Hell or High Water
  6. La La Land
  7. Hidden Figures
  8. Lion
  9. Hacksaw Ridge

My Nominees (also ranked):

  • See below for my ranked top 40 movies of 2016

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. The Lobster
  2. 20th Century Women
  3. Manchester by the Sea
  4. Hell or High Water
  5. La La Land

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. Hail, Caesar! A Tale of the Christ
  2. Paterson
  3. The Lobster
  4. Sausage Party
  5. The Salesman
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. Fences
  2. Moonlight
  3. Arrival
  4. Hidden Figures
  5. Lion

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. Fences
  2. Moonlight
  3. Nocturnal Animals
  4. The Handmaiden
  5. Julieta
DIRECTING

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  2. Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
  3. Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
  4. Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  5. Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. Martin Scorsese, Silence
  2. Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  3. Terrence Malick, The Voyage of Time / Knight of Cups
  4. Robert Eggers, The VVitch: A New-England Folktale
  5. Ava DuVernay, 13th
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. Isabelle Huppert, Elle
  2. Natalie Portman, Jackie
  3. Emma Stone, La La Land
  4. Ruth Negga, Loving
  5. Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. Isabelle Huppert, Elle
  2. Amy Adams, Arrival/Nocturnal Animals
  3. Sasha Lane, American Honey
  4. Taraneh Alidoosti, The Salesman
  5. Anya Taylor-Joy, The VVitch: A New-England Folktale
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. Viola Davis, Fences
  2. Naomie Harris, Moonlight
  3. Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
  4. Nicole Kidman, Lion
  5. Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. Viola Davis, Fences
  2. Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
  3. Greta Gerwig, 20th Century Women /Wiener-Dog / Jackie /Maggie’s Plan
  4. Janelle Monáe, Moonlight / Hidden Figures
  5. Elle Fanning, 20th Century Women / The Neon Demon
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. Denzel Washington, Fences
  2. Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
  3. Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
  4. Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  5. Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. Alex R. Hibbert / Ashton Sanders / Trevante Rhodes, Moonlight
  2. Denzel Washington, Fences
  3. Adam Driver, Paterson / Silence / Midnight Special
  4. Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
  5. Shahab Hosseini, The Salesman
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
  2. Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
  3. Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
  4. Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals
  5. Dev Patel, Lion

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. Ralph Fiennes, Hail, Caesar! A Tale of the Christ/A Bigger Splash
  2. Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
  3. Jaden Piner / Jharrel Jerome / André Holland, Moonlight
  4. Billy Crudup, Jackie / 20th Century Women
  5. Jake Gyllenhaal, Nocturnal Animals
  6. Nellie the Dog, Paterson
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. The Salesman
  2. Land of Mine
  3. Toni Erdmann
  4. Tanna
  5. A Man Called Ove

My Nominees out of movies submitted (also ranked):

  1. Elle
  2. The Salesman
  3. Julieta
  4. Under the Shadows
  5. Chevalier

My Nominees out of all foreign language movies released in 2016 (also also ranked)

  1. The Handmaiden
  2. Elle
  3. The Salesman
  4. Tale of Tales
  5. Julieta
DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. 13th
  2. O.J.: Made in America
  3. I Am Not Your Negro
  4. Life, Animated
  5. Fire at Sea 

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. 13th
  2. The Voyage of Time
  3. Weiner
  4. Cameraperson
  5. Tower
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. My Life as a Zucchini
  2. Moana
  3. Kubo and the Two Strings
  4. Zootopia
  5. The Red Turtle

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. Sausage Party
  2. Moana
  3. My Life as a Zucchini
  4. Kubo and the Two Strings
  5. Finding Dory
FILM EDITING

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. Moonlight
  2. Arrival
  3. Hell or High Water
  4. La La Land
  5. Hacksaw Ridge

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. The Voyage of Time
  2. Tower
  3. 13th
  4. Moonlight
  5. Manchester by the Sea
CINEMATOGRAPHY

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. Silence
  2. Arrival
  3. Moonlight
  4. La La Land
  5. Lion

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. Silence
  2. The Voyage of Time
  3. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale
  4. Arrival
  5. Hail, Caesar! A Tale of the Christ
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. Jackie
  2. La La Land
  3. Moonlight
  4. Lion
  5. Passengers 

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. Swiss Army Man
  2. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  3. The Neon Demon
  4. Jackie
  5. Paterson
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. “How Far I’ll Go,” Moana
  2. “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
  3. “City of Stars,” La La Land
  4. “Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” La La Land
  5. “The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. Any song from Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  2. “How Far I’ll Go,” Moana
  3. “The Great Beyond,” Sausage Party
  4. “No Dames!” Hail, Caesar! A Tale of the Christ
  5. “Drive It Like You Stole It,” Sing Street / “Demon Dance,” The Neon Demon
PRODUCTION DESIGN

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. Hail, Caesar! A Tale of the Christ
  2. La La Land
  3. Arrival
  4. Passengers
  5. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale
  2. Tale of Tales
  3. Julieta
  4. Nocturnal Animals
  5. Hail, Caesar: A Tale of the Christ
COSTUME DESIGN

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. Jackie
  2. Allied
  3. La La Land
  4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  5. Florence Foster Jenkins

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. Tale of Tales
  2. Nocturnal Animals
  3. Julieta
  4. The Handmaiden
  5. Moonlight
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. Star Trek Beyond
  2. A Man Called Ove
  3. Suicide Squad

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. Tale of Tales
  2. Nocturnal Animals
  3. Julieta
  4. The Handmaiden
  5. Moonlight
SOUND EDITING

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. Arrival
  2. Sully
  3. Deepwater Horizon
  4. Hacksaw Ridge
  5. La La Land 

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale
  2. Swiss Army Man
  3. The Voyage of Time
  4. Arrival
  5. Under the Shadow
SOUND MIXING

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. Arrival
  2. Hacksaw Ridge
  3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  4. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
  5. La La Land

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale
  2. The Voyage of Time
  3. Swiss Army Man
  4. Moonlight
  5. Silence
VISUAL EFFECTS

Oscar Nominees (ranked):

  1. The Jungle Book
  2. Doctor Strange
  3. Deepwater Horizon
  4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  5. Kubo and the Two Strings

My Nominees (also ranked):

  1. The Voyage of Time
  2. The Jungle Book
  3. Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  4. Arrival
  5. Midnight Special
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

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SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

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DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

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MY TOP 40
  1. Moonlight
  2. Hail, Caesar! A Tale of the Christ
  3. Silence
  4. Fences
  5. Paterson
  6. 13th
  7. The Voyage of Time
  8. American Honey 
  9. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale
  10. 20th Century Women
  11. The Lobster
  12. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  13. Sausage Party
  14. The Handmaiden
  15. Elle
  16. The Neon Demon 
  17. Tale of Tales
  18. Jackie
  19. Arrival
  20. Weiner
  21. The Salesman
  22. Everybody Wants Some!!
  23. Wiener-Dog
  24. Swiss Army Man
  25. Knight of Cups
  26. Julieta
  27. Nocturnal Animals
  28. Manchester by the Sea
  29. Under the Shadow
  30. Midnight Special
  31. Captain Fantastic
  32. Hell or High Water
  33. La La Land
  34. The Light Between Oceans
  35. Cameraperson
  36. Tower
  37. Hardcore Henry 
  38. Don’t Think Twice
  39. The Brothers Grimsby 
  40. The Eyes of My Mother

 

MY ELIGIBLE MOVIES
  1. The Treasure 
  2. In the Name of Women
  3. 13 Hours
  4. Anesthesia 
  5. Dirty Grandpa 
  6. Ip Man 3
  7. Mojave
  8. Aferim!
  9. Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art
  10. The Finest Hours
  11. Kung Fu Panda 3
  12. Tumbledown
  13. Hail, Caesar! A Tale of the Christ
  14. Jane Got a Gun
  15. 50 Shades of Black
  16. Rams
  17. Where to Invade Next
  18. Mountains May Depart
  19. The Choice
  20. A War
  21. Touched with Fire
  22. The Club
  23. How to Be Single
  24. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  25. Zoolander 2
  26. Deadpool
  27. Cemetery of Splendor 
  28. Risen 
  29. Tricked (+doc)
  30. Embrace of the Serpent
  31. Becoming Mike Nichols
  32. The Mermaid 
  33. The Wave
  34. The Brothers Grimsby 
  35. My Golden Days
  36. Knight of Cups
  37. Eddie the Eagle
  38. Gods of Egypt
  39. Creative Control 
  40. Midnight Special
  41. Zootopia
  42. Miles Ahead
  43. The VVitch: A New-England Folktale
  44. Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice
  45. Hello, My Name is Doris
  46. Krisha
  47. Mr. Right
  48. London Has Fallen
  49. Marguerite
  50. City of Gold
  51. The Invitation
  52. Born to be Blue
  53. The Clan
  54. The Measure of a Man
  55. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 
  56. I Saw the Light
  57. The Jungle Book
  58. Hardcore Henry 
  59. 10 Cloverfield Lane
  60. April and the Extraordinary World
  61. Tale of Tales
  62. Green Room
  63. The Dark Horse
  64. Louder than Bombs
  65. Demolition 
  66. Everybody Wants Some!!
  67. The Boss
  68. Remember 
  69. The Meddler
  70. Keanu 
  71. Francofonia
  72. Eye in the Sky
  73. Hockney
  74. Dheepan
  75. A Bigger Splash
  76. The First Monday in May
  77. Captain America: Civil War
  78. A Hologram for the King
  79. The Family Fang
  80. Dark Horse
  81. Barbershop
  82. The Lobster
  83. Maggie’s Plan
  84. Chevalier
  85. The Witness
  86. Weiner
  87. Money Monster
  88. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
  89. X-Men: Apocalypse 
  90. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  91. De Palma
  92. The Nice Guys
  93. Love and Friendship
  94. The Wailing
  95. The Shallows
  96. The Conjuring 2
  97. The BFG
  98. Don’t Think Twice
  99. Little Men
  100. Central Intelligence
  101. Finding Dory
  102.  Ghostbusters
  103.  Nine Lives
  104.  The Legend of Tarzan
  105.  Star Trek Beyond
  106.  Cafe Society
  107.  Sausage Party
  108.  The Secret Life of Pets
  109.  Pete’s Dragon
  110.  Bad Moms
  111.  Hell or High Water
  112.  Mia Madre
  113.  Captain Fantastic
  114.  War Dogs
  115.  Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World
  116.  Kubo and the Two Strings
  117.  Suicide Squad
  118.  Complete Unknown 
  119.  Indignation
  120.  White Girl 
  121.  Goat 
  122.  Denial 
  123.  Birth of a Nation
  124.  Deepwater Horizon
  125.  Queen of Katwe
  126.  The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
  127.  Snowden
  128.  The Girl on the Train
  129.  The Neon Demon 
  130.  Tower
  131.  Michael Moore in Trumpland
  132.  Train to Busan
  133.  Don’t Breathe
  134.  The Magnificent 7
  135.  The Voyage of Time
  136.  Godzilla: Resurgence
  137.  Certain Women
  138.  Under the Shadow
  139.  Christine
  140.  American Honey 
  141.  Sully
  142.  Into the Inferno
  143.  Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  144.  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  145.  Moonlight
  146.  Loving
  147.  Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  148.  Inferno 
  149.  The Accountant
  150.  A Man Called Ove
  151.  The Handmaiden
  152.  American Pastoral
  153.  Doctor Strange
  154.  Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened
  155.  Gimme Danger
  156.  King Cobra
  157.  Ouija: Origin of Evil
  158.  The Love Witch
  159.  Hacksaw Ridge
  160.  Florence Foster Jenkins
  161.  Arrival
  162.  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  163.  The Edge of Seventeen
  164.  Nocturnal Animals
  165.  Moana
  166.  Fire at Sea
  167.  The Eagle Huntress
  168.  Cameraperson
  169.  Rules Don’t Apply
  170.  Aquarius
  171.  Evolution
  172.  Elle
  173.  Bad Santa 2
  174.  Bleed for This
  175.  Office Christmas Party
  176.  Things to Come
  177.  Voyage of Time: Ultra Widescreen
  178.  Land of Mine
  179.  Allied
  180.  Fences
  181.  OJ: Made in America
  182.  Yoga Hoosiers
  183.  Miss Sloane
  184.  The Eyes of My Mother
  185.  The Brand New Testament
  186.  Collateral Beauty
  187.  Neruda
  188.  Passengers
  189.  Why Him?
  190.  Manchester by the Sea
  191.  Rogue One
  192.  I, Daniel Blake
  193.  Paterson
  194.  The Little Prince
  195.  La La Land
  196.  Jackie
  197.  Swiss Army Man
  198.  Hidden Figures
  199.  The Fits
  200.  13th
  201.  Hooligan Sparrow
  202.  Elvis & Nixon
  203.  A Monster Calls
  204.  Gleason
  205.  Toni Erdmann
  206.  Julieta
  207.  20th Century Women
  208.  Southside With You
  209.  Barry
  210.  Nerve
  211.  Live by Night
  212.  Hunt for the Wilderpeople
  213.  Patriot’s Day
  214.  Lion
  215.  Assassin’s Creed
  216.  Blue Jay
  217.  Life, Animated
  218.  The Autopsy of Jane Doe
  219.  Silence
  220.  Other People
  221.  Jason Bourne
  222.  Wiener-Dog
  223.  Sing Street
  224.  Triple 9
  225.  Tickled
  226.  Genius
  227.  The Program
  228.  The Sea of Trees
  229.  Being Charlie
  230.  Microbe and Gasoline
  231.  The Light Between Oceans
  232.  Lights Out
  233.  Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
  234.  Independence Day: Resurgence
  235.  The Founder
  236.  It’s Only the End of the World
  237.  Trolls
  238.  Me Before You
  239.  The Red Turtle
  240.  Sing
  241.  Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts
  242.  Oscar Nominated Animated Shorts
  243.  Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts B
  244.  I Am Not Your Negro
  245.  Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts A
  246.  The Salesman
  247. Tanna
  248. My Life as a Zucchini
  249. Jim: The James Foley Story

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