Film Honors: 2016

My own personal choices for the year. They reflect not just necessarily what I think is the best or essential cinema, but perhaps resonate with me or inspire, both at the time, and still today. Subject to alter choices if new viewings are worthy enough. Other published Film Honors posts can be found at the menu at the top of the page.

Youth Breakthrough

Markees Christmas (Morris from America)
Kim Hwan-hee (Gokseong)
Avin Manshadi (Under the Shadow)
Sunny Pawar (Lion)
Güneş Şensoy (Mustang)

Filmmaking Breakthrough

Bi Gan (Lu bian ye can)
Chris Kelly (Other People)
Keith Maitland (Tower)
László Nemes (Saul fia)
Alice Winocour (Maryland)

Acting Breakthrough

Laia Costa (Victoria)
Alden Ehrenreich (Hail Caesar!)
Machalina Olszanska (Já, Olga Hepnarová)
Kim Tae-ri (Ah-ga-ssi)
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch)

Costume Designing

Alice Through The Looking Glass
Hail, Caesar
Love And Friendship
Pride And Prejudice And Zombies
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Set Designing

Ah-ga-ssi
Alice Through The Looking Glass
Hail, Caesar!
Passengers
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Actor Support

Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)
Patrick Stewart (Green Room)
John Turturro (Mia Madre)

Special Effects

Alice Through The Looking Glass
Doctor Strange
Captain America: Civil War
The Jungle Book
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Sound Designing

Arrival
Deadpool
The Jungle Book
A Monster Calls
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Actress Support

Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Felicity Jones (A Monster Calls)
Molly Shannon (Other People)
Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake)
Kalieaswari Srinivasan (Dheepan)

Picture Editing

Busanhaeng
Gokseong
La La Land
Under the Shadow
The Witch

Cinematography

Sturla Brandth Grøvlen (Victoria)
Chung Chung-hoon (Ah-ga-ssi)
James Laxton (Moonlight)
Rodrigo Prieto (Silence)
Bradford Young (Arrival)

Directing

Babak Anvari (Under the Shadow)
Houda Benyamina (Divines)
Deniz Gamze Ergüven (Mustang)
Yeon Sang-ho (Busanhaeng)
Makoto Shinkai (Kimi no na wa.)

Cast Ensemble

Chevalier
Hail, Caesar!
Moonlight
Mustang
Tower

Score Composing

Alexandre Desplat (The Light Between Oceans)
Cliff Martinez (The Neon Demon)
Jóhann Jóhannsson (Arrival)
Mica Levi (Jackie)
Jo Yeong-wook (Ah-ga-ssi)

Actor Lead

Joel Edgerton (Loving)
Vincent Lindon (La Loi du marché)
Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Géza Röhrig (Saul fia)
Matthias Schoenaerts (Disorder)

Screenplay Adapted

Pedro Almodóvar (Julieta)
Park Chan-wook, Chung Seo-kyung (Ah-ga-ssi)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Makoto Shinkai (Kimi no na wa.)
Whit Stillman (Love And Friendship)

Screenplay Original

Babak Anvari (Under the Shadow)
Romain Compingt, Houda Benyamina, Malik Rumeau (Divines)
Robert Eggers (The Witch)
Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour (Mustang)
Taylor Sheridan (Hell Or High Water)

Actress Lead

Oulaya Amamra (Divines)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Narges Rashidi (Under the Shadow)
Emma Suárez (Julieta)
Adriana Ugarte (Julieta)

Motion Picture

Ah-ga-ssi (Park Chan-wook) South Korea
Busanhaeng (Yeon Sang-ho) South Korea
Divines (Houda Benyamina) France / Qatar
Julieta (Pedro Almodóvar) Spain
Kimi no na wa. (Makoto Shinkai) Japan
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven) France / Turkey / Germany
Saul fia (László Nemes) Hungary
Under the Shadow (Babak Anvari) UK / Iran / Jordan / Qatar
Victoria (Sebastian Schipper) Germany
The Witch (Robert Eggers) Canada / USA

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