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B E S T   F I L M
Anomalisa Jackie

(Pablo Larraín)

Because this film refuses to fall into the usual traps of biopics, it transcends the genre. Not only is it a bracingly internalised depiction of an iconic person, it's also a riveting look at a pivotal moment in American history. And it says something urgent about our own approach to celebrity and legacy.


2. FIRE AT SEA (Gianfranco Rosi)
3. LA LA LAND (Damien Chazelle)
4. SON OF SAUL (Laszlo Nemes)
5. MOONLIGHT (Barry Jenkins)
6. TONI ERDMANN (Maren Ade)
7. KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
     (Travis Knight)
8. IT'S ONLY THE END OF
      THE WORLD
(Xavier Dolan)
9. THE WOMAN WHO LEFT
     (Lav Diaz)
10. UNDER THE SHADOW
     (Babak Anvari)

11. A Monster Calls (JA Bayona)
12. Theo and Hugo (Olivier Ducastel,
     Jacques Martineau)
13. Embrace of the Serpent
     (Ciro Guerra)
14. Hunt for the Wilderpeople
     (Taika Waititi)
15. Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)
16. Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson)
17. Rogue One (Gareth Edwards)
18. Sing Street (John Carney)
19. Love & Friendship
     (Whit Stillman)
20. Hail, Caesar! (Joel Coen,
     Ethan Coen)

21. Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier)
22. Paterson (Jim Jarmusch)
23. The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi)
24. Departure (Andrew Steggall)
25. Mustang (Deniz Gamze Erguven)
26. American Pastoral
     (Ewan McGregor)
27. A Man Called Ove (Hannes Holm)
28. Little Men (Ira Sachs)
29. Frantz (Francis Ozon)
30. I, Daniel Blake (Ken Loach)

31. The Eagle Huntress (Otto Bell)
32. Everybody Wants Some!!
     (Richard Linklater)
33. Things to Come
     (Mia Hansen-Love)
34. Neruda (Pablo Larrain)
35. Julieta (Pedro Almodovar)
36. Loving (Jeff Nichols)
37. Prevenge (Alice Lowe)
38. Manchester by the Sea
     (Kenneth Lonergan)
39. Christine (Antonio Campos)
40. Life, Animated
     (Roger Ross Williams)

41. Naz & Maalik (Jay Dockendorf)
42. After the Storm
     (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
43. Florence Foster Jenkins
     (Stephen Frears)
44. Burn Burn Burn (Chanya Button)
45. Other People (Chris Kelly)
46. The Handmaiden
     (Park Chan-wook)
47. 13th (Ava DuVernay)
48. Tallulah (Sian Heder)
49. Train to Busan (Yeon Sang-ho)
50. Elle (Paul Verhoeven)

NB. I saw 448 films in 2016
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director: chazelle D I R E C T O R

Damien Chazelle
(La La Land)
2. Pablo Larrain (Jackie, Neruda)
3. Laszlo Nemes (Son of Saul)
4. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
5. Gianfranco Rosi (Fire at Sea)
6. Andrew Steggall (Departure)
7. Deniz Gamze Erguven (Mustang)
8. Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
9. Xavier Dolan (It's Only the End of the World)
10. Babak Anvari (Under the Shadow)

screenplay: jenkins S C R E E N W R I T E R

Barry Jenkins
(Moonlight)

2. Whit Stillman (Love & Friendship)
3. Noah Oppenheim (Jackie)
4. Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman)
5. Maren Ade (Toni Erdmann)
6. Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople)
7. John Carney (Sing Street)
8. Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
9. Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
10. Hirokazu Kore-eda (After the Storm)

actress: huppert A C T R E S S

Isabelle Huppert
(Elle, Things to Come)

2. Emma Stone (La La Land, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping)
3. Natalie Portman (Jackie, Jane Got a Gun, Knight of Cups, Planetarium)
4. Charo Santos (The Woman Who Left)
5. Rebecca Hall (Christine)
6. Viola Davis (Fences, Suicide Squad)
7. Jaclyn Jose (Ma' Rosa)
8. Felicity Jones (Rogue One, A Monster Calls, Inferno)
9. Taraneh Alidoosti (The Salesman)
10. Amy Adams (Arrival, Nocturnal Animals)

actor: rohrig A C T O R

Geza Rohrig
(Son of Saul)

2. Ryan Gosling (La La Land, The Nice Guys)
3. Alex Lawther (Departure)
4. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea, The Finest Hours, Triple 9)
5. Shahab Hosseini (The Salesman)
6. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge)
7. Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals, Demolition)
8. Ewen Leslie (The Daughter)
9. Joel Edgerton (Loving, Jane Got a Gun, Midnight Special)
10. Adam Driver (Paterson, Silence, Midnight Special)

supporting: harris S U P P O R T I N G
A C T R E S S

Naomie Harris
(Moonlight, Our Kind of Traitor, Collateral Beauty)

2. Julianne Moore (Maggie's Plan, Freeheld)
3. Laura Linney (Nocturnal Animals, Sully)
4. Tilda Swinton (Hail Caesar, Doctor Strange)
5. Paulina Garcia (Little Men)
6. Odessa Young (The Daughter)
7. Mina Sadati (The Salesman)
8. Kate Winslet (Triple 9, Collateral Beauty)
9. Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea, Certain Women)
10. Emaytzy Corinealdi (Miles Ahead)

supporting: hedges S U P P O R T I N G
A C T O R

Lucas Hedges
(Manchester by the Sea)

2. Tom Bennett (Love & Friendship, Life on the Road, Mascots)
3. Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals)
4. Tye Sheridan (Dark Places, The Stanford Prison Experiment, X-Men: Apocalypse)
5. Alan Rickman (Eye in the Sky)
6. Jovan Adepo (Fences)
7. Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)
8. Tadanobu Asano (Silence)
9. Simon Helberg (Florence Foster Jenkins)
10. Patrick Stewart (Green Room)

H A L L   O F   S H A M E

worst: the boss WORST FILM
The Boss
(Ben Falcone)

2. Ride Along 2 (Tim Story)
3. Stonewall (Roland Emmerich)
4. Assassin's Creed (Justin Kurzel)
5. Inferno (Ron Howard)
6. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (Jake Szymanski)
7. The Greasy Strangler (Jim Hosking)
8. Bad Santa 2 (Mark Waters)
9. London Has Fallen (Babak Najafi)
10. Warcraft (Duncan Jones)
11. Good Kids (Chris McCoy)
12. Grimsby (Louis Leterrier)
13. Planetarium (Rebecca Zlotowski)
14. These Days (Giuseppe Piccioni)
15. 13 Hours (Michael Bay)
16. The Call Up (Charles Barker)
17. I Saw the Light (Marc Abraham)
18. Exposed (Declan Dale)
19. Sweet Dreams (Marco Bellocchio)
20. Golden Years (John Miller)
21. 400 Days (Matt Osterman)
22. Dad's Army (Oliver Parker)
23. Backtrack (Michael Petroni)
24. Una (Benedict Andrews)
25. Swallows and Amazons (Philippa Lowthorpe)
26. The Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour)
27. Collateral Beauty (David Frankel)
28. Hard Tide (Robert Osman)
29. Mojave (William Monahan)
30. Suicide Squad (David Ayer)

disappointment: apocalypse BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT:
X-Men: Apocalypse.
Bad Santa 2. The Light Between Oceans. Suicide Squad. Warcraft.
MOST PRETENTIOUS: Deadpool
MOST INDULGENT: American Honey.
Knight of Cups. No Home Movie. Life on the Road.
MOST DERIVATIVE:
The Huntsman: Winter's War.
Warcraft.
MOST OVERBLOWN (THE MICHAEL BAY AWARD):
13 Hours
. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
The Magnificent Seven. Allied. X-Men: Apocalypse.
LAZIEST MOVIE: Ride Along 2. Ice Age: Collision Course.
LEAST 'SPECIAL' EFFECTS: Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. Independence Day: Resurgence. Swallows and Amazons.
WORST USE OF 3D: The Huntsman: Winter's War.
WORST MESSAGE: War Dogs. Blood Father. 13 Hours. Stonewall. Me Before You.
WORST TITLE: Jason Bourne. Exposed. The Trust.
The Daughter. Jim: The James Foley Story.
MOST WASTEFUL DIRECTOR: Oliver Parker (Dad's Army). Tim Story (Ride Along 2).
MOST WASTED DIRECTOR:
Gavin O'Connor (The Accountant).

SHOULD RETIRE: Ben Falcone.Tim Story. Michael Bay.
PLEASE STOP: Lazy sequels and remakes (Inferno,
Ride Along 2, Dad's Army, The Huntsman: Winter's War, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Independence Day: Resurgence, Ice Age: Collision Course, Jason Bourne, Now You See Me 2, Kickboxer: Vengeance, Bad Santa 2).

Shallow true stories (13 Hours, Deepwater Horizon).
WORST MANAGEMENT: Zac Efron (Dirty Grandpa, Neighbors 2, Mike and Dave). Adrien Brody (Backtrack).

N O N - F I L M   P I C K S

tv: young pope TV SERIES
The Young Pope
(Sky)

2. Stranger Things (Netflix)
3. Black Mirror (Netflix)
4. Veep (HBO)
5. The Crown (Netflix)
6. The People v OJ Simpson (FX)
7. Please Like Me (ABC)
8. War & Peace (BBC)
9. Looking (HBO)
10. The Get Down (Netflix)
11. Shameless (Showtime)
12. The Grinder (Fox)
13. Difficult People (Hulu)
14. Sherlock (BBC)
15. Boy Meets Girl (BBC)
16. The Night Of (HBO)
17. You're the Worst (FX)
18. Grace and Frankie (Netflix)
19. Game of Thrones (Sky)
20. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
21. Westworld (HBO)
22. Transparent (Amazon)
23. Victoria (ITV)
24. House of Cards (Netflix)
25. Girls (HBO)
26. This Is Us (NBC)
27. The Night Manager (BBC)
28. Mom (CBS)
29. The Five (Sky)
30. 11.22.63 (Hulu)

single: no SINGLE
No
(Meghan Trainor)

2. Send My Love (To Your New Lover) (Adele)
3. Redbone (Childish Gambino)
4. Wild Things (Alessia Cara)
5. Tilted (Christine and the Queens)
6. Cake by the Ocean (DNCE)
7. Ex's and Oh's (Elle King)
8. This Town (Niall Horan)
9. Charlemagne (Blossoms)
10. One Dance (Drake, WizKid & Kyla)
11. Up&Up (Coldplay)
12. Can't Stop the Feeling (Justin Timberlake)
13. When We Were Young (Adele)
14. 7 Years (Lukas Graham)
15. Good Grief (Bastille)
16. Lush Life (Zara Larsson)
17. Re-arrange (Biffy Clyro)
18. Just Hold On (Louis Tomlinson & Steve Aoki)
19. Hymn for the Weekend (Coldplay & Beyonce)
20. Magnetised (Tom Odell)
21. Close (Nick Jonas & Tove Lo)
22. Talk Me Down (Troye Sivan)
23. Starboy (The Weeknd & Daft Punk)
24. Heathens (Twenty One Pilots)
25. Side to Side (Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj)
26. This Is What You Came For (Calvin Harris & Rihanna)
27. Starving (Hailee Steinfeld, Grey & Zedd)
28. Cheap Thrills (Sia & Sean Paul)
29. Water Under the Bridge (Adele)
30. Girls Talk Boys (5 Seconds of Summer)

S P E C I A L   A W A R D S

ensemble: love & friendship ENSEMBLE: Love & Friendship
2. 20th Century Women
3. Manchester by the Sea
4. Hail, Caesar!
5. Captain Fantastic
BREAKOUT FILMMAKER:
Laszlo Nemes (Son of Saul)

2. Andrew Steggall (Departure)
3. Alice Lowe (Prevenge)
4. Brady Corbet (The Childhood of a Leader)
5. Gareth Tunley (The Ghoul)
BREAKOUT ACTOR: Angourie Rice
(These Final Hours, The Nice Guys)

2. Michael Barbieri (Little Men)
3. Odessa Young (The Daughter)
4. Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight)
5. Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls)
BEST NEW TREND: Horror revisited (Green Room,
10 Cloverfield Lane, Under the Shadow, Train to Busan).
WORST NEW TREND: Gloomy, over-serious action epics
(X-Men: Apocalypse, Batman v Superman, Warcraft,
Suicide Squad, Assassin's Creed).

cinematography: son of saul CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Son of Saul (Matyas Erdely)

2. American Honey (Robbie Ryan)
3. Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi)
4. La La Land (Linus Sandgren)
5. Moonlight (James Laxton)
MUSIC: Jackie (Mica Levi)
2. The Childhood of a Leader (Scott Walker)
3. La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)
4. Sing Street (John Carney, Gary Clark)
5. Rogue One (Michael Giacchino)
EDITING: Jackie (Sebastian Sepulveda)
2. Cameraperson (Nels Bangerter)
3. Arrival (Joe Walker)
4. Fire at Sea (Jacopo Quadri)
5. Eye in the Sky (Megan Gill)
PRODUCTION DESIGN: La La Land (David Wasco)
2. Nocturnal Animals (Shane Valentino)
3. Jackie (Jean Rabasse)
4. The Neon Demon (Elliott Hostetter)
5. The Handmaiden (Ryu Seong-hie)
EFFECTS: Arrival
2. Rogue One
3. The Jungle Book
4. Sully
5. A Monster Calls.
MAKEUP & HAIR: Jackie
Loving. Triple 9. Hail, Caesar! Florence Foster Jenkin.
SOUND DESIGN: Arrival
Patriots Day. La La Land. Hell or High Water. Hacksaw Ridge.
COSTUMES: The Handmaiden
Jackie. Hail, Caesar! Florence Foster Jenkins. Sing Street.
STUNTS: Free Fire
Jason Bourne. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Bastille Day.

casting: jackie BEST CASTING: Natalie Portman (Jackie).
Taron Egerton (Eddie the Eagle). Miles Teller & Aaron Eckhart (Bleed for This). Ghostbusters.
BEST ANIMAL PERFORMANCE:
Nellie (Paterson).
Bob (A Street Cat Named Bob). The seagull (The Shallows).
BEST HAIR: Kate Winslet (Triple 9).
Peter Simonischek (Toni Erdmann). Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins). Dev Patel (Lion).
WORST HAIR: Matthew McConaughey (Gold).
Nicolas Cage (The Trust). Michael Shannon (Elvis & Nixon).
LEAST EXPRESSIVE FACE: Keanu Reeves (Exposed). Kristen Wiig (Zoolander 2). Tara Reid (Sharknado 4).

babe: robbie BABE OF THE YEAR: Margot Robbie
(Suicide Squad, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,
The Legend of Tarzan).
Blake Lively (The Shallows). Lucy Boynton (Sing Street). Elle Fanning (The Neon Demon, Certain Women). Sarah Gadon (The 9th Life of Louis Drax, Indignation).
HUNK OF THE YEAR: Xavier Samuel
(Love & Friendship).
Chris Pratt (The Magnificent Seven, Passengers). Chris Hemsworth (Ghostbusters). Russell Tovey (The Pass). Garrett Clayton (King Cobra).
BEST CHEMISTRY: Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling
(La La Land).
Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe (The Nice Guys). Joel Edgerton & Ruth Negga (Loving). Ryan Corr & Craig Stott (Holding the Man). Margot Robbie & Alexander Skarsgard (The Legend of Tarzan).
WORST CHEMISTRY: Tom Hanks & Sidse Babett Knudsen (Inferno, A Hologram for the King).
Suki Waterhouse & Jason Momoa (The Bad Batch)
BEST VILLAIN: Patrick Stewart (Green Room).
Kate Winslet (Triple 9). Lukas & Elias Schwarz (Goodnight Mommy). Issei Ogata (Silence). Laurent Lafitte (Elle).
MOST LUDICROUS VILLAIN: Penelope Cruz (Grimsby).
Jesse Eisenberg (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). Peter Dinklage (The Boss). Oscar Isaac (X-Men: Apocalypse).

scene stealer: linney BEST SCENE-STEALING: Laura Linney (Nocturnal Animals).
Julianne Moore (Maggie's Plan). Frances McDormand (Hail, Caesar!). Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange). Jim Carrey (The Bad Batch).
BEST SCENE-CHEWING: Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters, Office Christmas Party).
Kate Winslet (Triple 9). Guy Pearce (Brimstone). James Franco (King Cobra, The Goat, Why Him?). Tilda Swinton (Hail Caesar, Doctor Strange).
WORST SCENE-CHOMPING: Rebel Wilson (How to Be Single). Nicolas Cage (The Trust, Dog Eat Dog). Gerard Butler (Gods of Egypt). Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad).
BEST COSTAR-CHEWING (THE ALIVE AWARD): We Are the Flesh. James Franco (King Cobra). The Survivalist.
BIGGEST HAM: George Clooney (Hail Caesar, Money Monster). Benedict Cumberbatch (Zoolander 2). Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad). Maya Rudolph (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping). Denzel Washington (Fences).
BEST PHONED-IN PERFORMANCE: Denzel Washington (The Magnificent Seven). Tommy Lee Jones (Jason Bourne). Geoffrey Rush (Gods of Egypt, The Daughter, Holding the Man). Christina Hendricks (Bad Santa 2).
BEST CAREER REHABILITATION:
Men Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge, Blood Father).


cameo: lowe BEST CAMEO: Alice Lowe (Burn Burn Burn).
Stephen Fry (Love & Friendship). Kelsey Grammer (Neighbors 2). Anna Faris (Keanu). Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople).
MOST POINTLESS CAMEO:
Jerry Lewis (The Trust).

Tyrese Gibson (Ride Along 2). The original cast (Ghostbusters). Steve Coogan (Rules Don't Apply). Margo Martindale (The Boss).
WORST CAMEO: Justin Bieber (Zoolander 2).
Glenn Close (Warcraft). Octavia Spencer (Bad Santa 2).
EWAN McGREGOR GOLDEN LIGHT SABER AWARD:
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic).

'Zac Efron' (Dirty Grandpa). Thomas Loibl (Toni Erdmann). Vangelis Mourikis (Chevalier). Martin McCann (The Survivalist).
underrated: hail caesar MOST UNDERRATED: Hail, Caesar!
2. Eye in the Sky
3. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
4. Kung Fu Panda 3
5. American Pastoral
MOST OVERRATED: Deadpool
2. Zootopia
3. Fences
4. American Honey
5. Moana
MOST IMPORTANT FILM: Fire at Sea
2. Moonlight
3. Departure
4. Captain Fantastic
5. Before the Flood.
MOST INVENTIVE: Under the Shadow.
Prevenge. Embrace of the Serpent. Staying Vertical. Son of Saul.
CLEVER APPROACH TO A COMPLEX ISSUE: Theo and Hugo.
It's Only the End of the World. Mustang. Hail, Caesar! The Brand New Testament.

guilty pleasure: florence foster jenkins GUILTY PLEASURE: Florence Foster Jenkins
2. The Nice Guys
3. Eddie the Eagle
4. Central Intelligence
5. Gods of Egypt.
NICEST SURPRISE: Love & Friendship.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Ghostbusters. Eddie the Eagle. Hacksaw Ridge.
MOST ORIGINAL TAKE ON A TIRED GENRE: Green Room. Under the Shadow. Train to Busan. Suburra. The Eyes of My Mother.
BEST SHOW-STOPPER: She sings (Marguerite, Florence Foster Jenkins). No Dames (Hail, Caesar!). The shootout (Patriots Day). The party (Toni Erdmann). Elephant love (Grimsby).
BEST HEART-STOPPER: The gunshot (Mustang).
Viola Davis (Fences). The bombs (Patriots Day).
Howard shoots (10 Cloverfield Lane). The opening scene (Elle).

funniest: hunt for the wilderpeople FUNNIEST MOVIE: Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Love & Friendship. Florence Foster Jenkins.
Toni Erdmann. The Nice Guys.
LEAST FUNNY COMEDY: The Boss. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. Grimsby. Dad's Army.
SEXIEST MOVIE: Nocturnal Animals. Love & Friendship. Theo and Hugo. La La Land. Sing Street.
SCARIEST MOVIE: Under the Shadow
Green Room. Goodnight Mommy. The Eyes of My Mother.
MOST THRILLING THRILLER: Train to Busan.
Rogue One. Eye in the Sky. Suburra. Patriots Day.
LEAST THRILLING THRILLER: Inferno. London Has Fallen.
Despite the Falling Snow. Swallows and Amazons.
YUCKIEST MOVIE: The Untamed.
The Neon Demon. The Survivalist. The Goat.
GRISLIEST MOVIE: We Are the Flesh. Brimstone. Prevenge.
GIRLIEST MOVIE: Mustang.
Ghostbusters. The Handmaiden. Bad Moms. How to Be Single.
MANLIEST MOVIE: The Magnificent Seven.
Hell or High Water. The Finest Hours. Batman v Superman.
TRASHIEST MOVIE (THE JOHN WATERS AWARD):
Dog Eat Dog.
The Bad Batch. The Survivalist. Grimsby.
MOPIEST MOVIE (THE TWILIGHT AWARD):
The Light Between Oceans.
Time Out of Mind.
I'll See You in My Dreams. Chronic. Despite the Falling Snow.

inspiring: cameraperson MOST INSPIRING DOC: Cameraperson.
Life, Animated. The Eagle Huntress. Dancer.
Battle Mountain: Graeme Obree's Story.
MOST DEPRESSING DOC: Before the Flood.
Zero Days. Can We Take a Joke.
MOST BLOOD-BOILING DOC: The Brainwashing of My Dad. 13th. OJ: Made in America.
BEST BIOPIC: Jackie. Christine.
Florence Foster Jenkins. Neruda. Eddie the Eagle.
WORST BIOPIC: I Saw the Light.
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.
MOST HOLLYWOODISED BIOPIC: Stonewall. 13 Hours.
THE FAMILY VALUES AWARD: It's Only the End of the World. Other People. Manchester by the Sea. The Clan.
STRAIGHTEST GAY MOVIE (THE BROKEBACK AWARD): Zoolander 2. The Pass. Taekwondo. Xenia.
GAYEST STRAIGHT MOVIE (THE BROMANCE AWARD):
Gods of Egypt
. Everybody Wants Some!! Chevalier.
Central Intelligence. The Goat.
GAYEST GAY MOVIE: The Handmaiden. King Cobra.
Theo and Hugo. Summertime. Being 17.

book-to-film: love & friendship BEST BOOK-TO-FILM: Love & Friendship.
A Monster Calls. The Handmaiden.
American Pastoral. Holding the Man.
WORST BOOK-TO-FILM: Inferno. Cell.
Me Before You. Swallows and Amazons. 13 Hours.
BEST COMIC-TO-FILM: Doctor Strange.
Captain America: Civil War.
WORST COMIC-TO-FILM: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. X-Men: Apocalypse.
BEST TV-TO-FILM: Star Trek Beyond.
WORST TV-TO-FILM: Dad's Army. Life on the Road.
MOST SURPRISINGLY NOT-AWFUL ADAPTATION: Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
BEST STAGE-TO-FILM: The Daughter. The Pass. Fences.
WORST STAGE-TO-FILM: Una.
BEST GAME-TO-FILM: The Angry Birds Movie.
WORST GAME-TO-FILM: Assassin's Creed. Warcraft.
BEST FAIRYTALE-TO-FILM: The Red Turtle.
WORST FAIRYTALE-TO-FILM: The Huntsman: Winter's War.

remake: pete's dragon BEST REMAKE: Pete's Dragon. Ghostbusters.
WORST REMAKE: Kickboxer: Vengeance.
MOST SURPRISINGLY NOT-AWFUL REMAKE: The Jungle Book.
BEST SEQUEL: The Absent One. Wiener-Dog. Star Trek Beyond. Kung Fu Panda 3.
WORST SEQUEL: Ride Along 2. Inferno.
Bad Santa 2. London Has Fallen.
Ice Age: Collision Course.
MOST SURPRISINGLY NOT-AWFUL SEQUEL:
Bridget Jones's Baby.

BEST PREQUEL: Rogue One.
WORST PREQUEL: The Huntsman: Winter's War.
BEST SPINOFF: 10 Cloverfield Lane. Deadpool. Finding Dory.

hardest working: shannon THE HARDEST WORKING PERSON IN MOVIES: Michael Shannon (Loving, Batman v Superman, Midnight Special, Nocturnal Animals, Elvis & Nixon, Freeheld, Frank & Lola).
MOST ANTICIPATED FILM OF 2017:
Star Wars: Episode VIII.
Dunkirk. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Baywatch. The Lego Batman Movie. Blade Runner 2049. Wonder Woman. Justice League. Kong: Skull Island. Ghost in the Shell. The Circle. T2 Trainspotting. War for the Planet of the Apes. Kingsman: The Golden Circle.
LEAST ANTICIPATED FILM OF 2017: Cars 3.
Fifty Shades Darker. XXX: Return of Xander Cage. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Jumanji. Power Rangers. Emojimovie. The Commuter.
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