2016 IndieWire Critics Poll: Christopher Schobert

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My first of — count ’em! — THREE end-of-year lists is now posted at Indiewire. I was honored to again be one of the 200 critics asked to contribute. It’s an impressive group, to be sure. My list has changed a bit since this was filed, but you can’t go wrong with anything I mentioned … Here’s the full Indiewire list, as well.

Best Film

  1. La La Land
  2. Jackie
  3. Moonlight
  4. Paterson
  5. The Handmaiden
  6. 20th Century Women
  7. American Honey
  8. Sing Street
  9. Manchester by the Sea
  10. The Nice Guys

Best Director

  1. Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  2. Pablo Larrain, Jackie
  3. Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  4. Andrea Arnold, American Honey
  5. Park Chan-wook, The Handmaiden

Best Actress

  1. Natalie Portman, Jackie
  2. Emma Stone, La La Land
  3. Isabelle Huppert, Elle
  4. Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
  5. Rebecca Hall, Christine

Best Actor

  1. Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
  2. Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  3. Adam Driver, Paterson
  4. Colin Farell, The Lobster
  5. Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann

Best Supporting Actress

  1. Tilda Swinton, A Bigger Splash
  2. Kate McKinnon, Ghostbusters
  3. Kristen Stewart, Cafe Society
  4. Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
  5. Viola Davis, Fences

Best Supporting Actor

  1. Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals
  2. Alden Ehrenreich, Hail, Caesar!
  3. Ralph Fiennes, A Bigger Splash
  4. Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
  5. Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Best Documentary

  1. OJ: Made in America
  2. Weiner
  3. 13th
  4. I Am Not Your Negro
  5. Holy Hell
  6. Off the Rails
  7. Gimme Danger
  8. Kate Plays Christine
  9. Audrie & Daisy
  10. Tickled

Best Undistributed Film

  1. Una
  2. Werewolf
  3. Nocturama
  4. Sieranevada
  5. The Rehearsal
  6. Still Life
  7. The Death of Louis XIV
  8. Le concours (The Graduation)
  9. My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea
  10. The Woman Who Left

Best First Feature

  1. The Witch
  2. Swiss Army Man
  3. April and the Extraordinary World
  4. Indignation
  5. Kicks

Best Screenplay

  1. Jackie
  2. Moonlight
  3. The Lobster
  4. Paterson
  5. Indignation

Best Original Score/Soundtrack

  1. The Handmaiden
  2. La La Land
  3. American Honey
  4. The Handmaiden
  5. Sing Street

Best Cinematography

  1. The Handmaiden
  2. Moonlight
  3. La La Land
  4. Arrival
  5. A Bigger Splash

Best Editing

  1. La La Land
  2. Moonlight
  3. Midnight Special
  4. The Lobster
  5. 20th Century Women

Best Overlooked Film

  1. Sleeping Giant
  2. Una
  3. Werewolf
  4. The Student and Mister Henri
  5. Darling

Most Anticipated of 2017

  1. Happy End
  2. The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  3. Star Wars: Episode VIII
  4. The Snowman
  5. Blade Runner 2049