The Best and Worst of 2016

The author’s considered best/worst in each category are listed in bold italics with an asterisk (*). The listed links will take you to more detailed reviews of each film.

The 10 Best Films

  1. Arrival
  2. Swiss Army Man
  3. Sausage Party
  4. The Girl With All the Gifts
  5. The Love Witch
  6. Deadpool
  7. Zootopia
  8. The Shallows
  9. Batman: The Killing Joke
  10. She Kills

Worst Films

  1. Hectic Knife
  2. Range 15
  3. Sharkenstein
  4. Ice Age: Collision Course
  5. Sinister Squad

Best Director

Bryan Bertino – The Monster
Jaume Collet-Serra – The Shallows (*)
Mike Flanagan – Hush
James Wan – The Conjuring 2
Nicolas Winding Refn – The Neon Demon

Best Original Screenplay

Director’s Cut
Sausage Party (*)
Swiss Army Man
Under the Shadow

Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival (*)
Batman: The Killing Joke
The Girl With All the Gifts
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Rillington Place

Best Actor

Benedict Cumberbatch – Doctor Strange
John Goodman – 10 Cloverfield Lane
Mark Proksch – Another Evil
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool
Mark Rylance – The BFG (*)

Best Actress

Amy Adams – Arrival
Ruby Barnhill – The BFG
Samantha Morton – Rillington Place
Sennia Nanua – The Girl With All the Gifts
Margot Robbie – Suicide Squad (*)
Samantha Robinson – The Love Witch

Best Supporting Actor

Adam Driver – Midnight Special (*)
Levi Miller – Better Watch Out
Tom Holland – Captain America: Civil War
Christopher Lloyd – I Am Not a Serial Killer
Daniel Radcliffe – Swiss Army Man

Best Supporting Actress

Gemma Arterton – The Girl With All the Gifts
Ella Ballentine – The Monster
Helena Bonham Carter – Alice Through the Looking Glass
Glenn Close – The Girl With All the Gifts
Kate McKinnon – Ghostbusters (*)

Best Cinematography

Endless Poetry
The Eyes of My Mother
Here Alone
The Love Witch
The Neon Demon
The Shallows (*)

Best Special Effects

Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Independence Day: Resurgence
The Jungle Book (*)
Star Trek: Beyond

Best Makeup Effects

Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies
Don’t Kill It
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
She Kills
The Void (*)

Best Production Design

Alice Through the Looking Glass
Doctor Strange
Gods of Egypt
Passengers (*)
Time Raiders