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Listmania: Al’s Best of 2016 Awards

On the latest episode of the Woo L.A. Podcast, you can hear my picks for what I thought was the best in film of 2016. I waited until now to release these because I wanted to wait until I had a chance to see everything from last year. For these nominees and winners, I tried to be objectionable first, and biased second. Anyway, please take a look and feel free to comment.

Best Film

Hell or High Water
*La La Land


Best Director

Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
*Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Best Actor

Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals)
Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)
*Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Actress

Amy Adams (Arrival)
Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane)
*Viola Davis (Fences)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Hail, Caesar!

Best Screenplay

10 Cloverfield Lane
*Hail, Caesar!
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
The Edge of Seventeen
The Lobster

Best Cinematography

Hacksaw Ridge
Hail, Caesar!
*La La Land

Best Film Editing

Deepwater Horizon
*Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Patriots Day


Best Production Design

10 Cloverfield Lane
Deepwater Horizon
The Witch

Best Visual Effects

Captain America: Civil War
*Deepwater Horizon
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Rogue One
The Jungle Book


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