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  1. KilgoreTrout

    Top Ten Films of...

    Highly recommended: Bisbee ‘17 First Man First Reformed Minding the Gap BlacKkKlansman Isle of Dogs Leave No Trace Dangerous on the Way Paddington 2 Mission: Impossible -Fallout Also recommended (good, not great): The Sisters Brothers Eighth Grade A Star is Born Thoroughbreds Sorry to Bother You Outpost Lean on Pete Game Night The Death of Stalin Zama You Were Never Really Here Unsane Monsters and Men Support the Girls Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? Private Life Foxtrot Three Identical Strangers
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    Films of 2017

    Final 2017 Oscar Predictions. Each section follows the same formula: first group is who I think will be nominated, in order of likelihood, then who I think has the best chance to upset, then the final group is who would be a surprise but not an entirely unexpected one. We’ll see early tomorrow morning how close this is. BEST PICTURE The Shape of Water Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Lady Bird Dunkirk Get Out The Post Call Me By Your Name The Big Sick The Florida Project (if there are 9) Serious Possibilities: I, Tonya Mudbound Phantom Thread Molly’s Game Darkest Hour Long Shots: The Greatest Showman The Disaster Artist Wonder Woman All the Money in the World Blade Runner: 2049 BEST DIRECTOR Guillermo Del Toro Christopher Nolan Martin McDonagh Greta Gerwig Jordan Peele Serious Possibilities: Luca Guadagnino Steven Spielberg Paul Thomas Anderson Dee Rees Sean Baker Long shots: Joe Wright Patty Jenkins Ridley Scott Denis Villeneuve Craig Gillespie BEST ACTOR Gary Oldman Timothee Chalamet Daniel Day-Lewis Daniel Kaluuya James Franco Tom Hanks Jake Gyllenhaal Robert Pattinson Denzel Washington Andrew Garfield Christian Bale Hugh Jackman Harry Dean Stanton Steve Carrell Matt Damon BEST ACTRESS Frances McDormand Saoirse Ronan Sally Hawkins Margot Robbie Meryl Streep Jessica Chastain Judi Dench Michelle Williams Emma Stone Vicky Krieps Annette Bening Brooklyn Prince Cynthia Nixon Lois Smith Jennifer Lawrence BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Sam Rockwell Willem Dafoe Richard Jenkins Woody Harrelson Michael Stuhlbarg Armie Hammer Ray Romano Christopher Plummer Jason Mitchell Mark Rylance Steve Carrell Michael Shannon Dustin Hoffman Idris Elba Bob Odenkirk, Bruce Greenwood, or someone else from The Post BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Alison Janney Laurie Metcalf Holly Hunter Mary J Blige Hong Chau Octavia Spencer Lesley Manville Tiffany Haddish Melissa Leo Kristin Scott Thomas Carrie **** Michelle Williams Claire Foy Tatiana Maslany Michelle Pfeiffer BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Lady Bird The Shape of Water Get Out The Post The Big Sick Phantom Thread Dunkirk I, Tonya Darkest Hour The Florida Project The Meyerowitz Stories Downsizing Coco Wind River BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY Call Me By Your Name Mudbound Molly’s Game The Disaster Artist All the Money in the World The Beguiled Wonder Woman Blade Runner 2049 First They Killed My Father Wonder It Logan Hostiles Wonderstruck Last Flag Flying BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Blade Runner 2049 Dunkirk The Shape of Water Call Me By Your Name Mudbound Phantom Thread Darkest Hour Get Out The Post The Florida Project Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Beguiled Wonder Wheel BEST EDITING The Shape of Water Dunkirk Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Get Out I, Tonya Baby Driver Blade Runner 2049 The Post Darkest Hour Star Wars: The Last Jedi Call Me By Your Name Lady Bird The Florida Project BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN Dunkirk The Shape of Water Blade Runner 2049 Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Post Phantom Thread Mudbound The Greatest Showman All the Money in the World Darkest Hour Wonder Woman Call Me By Your Name War for the Planet of the Apes BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Dunkirk The Shape of Water Phantom Thread The Post Darkest Hour Blade Runner 2049 War for the Planet of the Apes Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Greatest Showman Coco Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Call Me By Your Name Wonder Woman BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Foxtrot Loveless A Fantastic Woman The Square In the Fade The Insult Felicite The Wound On Body and Soul BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Jane Faces Places LA 92 City of Ghosts Strong Island Icarus Ex Libris: New York Public Library Last Men in Aleppo Chasing Coral Human Flow An Inconvenient Sequel Abacus: Small Enough to Jail Long Strange Trip One of Us Unrest BEST ANIMATED FEATURE Coco The Breadwinner Loving Vincent The Lego Batman Movie Mary and the Witches Flower In This Corner of the World Ferdinand The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales The Boss Baby The Girl Without Hands Despicable Me 3 Cars 3 The Star A Silent Voice Ethel and Ernest
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    Favourite Christmas films

    My favorites that haven’t been mentioned: 1.) The Apartment 2.) Fanny and Alexander 3.) Night of the Hunter 4.) My Night at Maud’s 5.) Mon Oncle Antoine 6.) Tale of Tales 7.) Carol 8.) The Proposition 9.) Blast of Silence 10.) A Midnight Clear Runners up: Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes, A Christmas Tale, Three Days of the Condor, The Dead, In Bruges
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    Your Favourite Foreign Language Films from 1975

    Good thread idea. Is the exclusion of short films just for this pre-1920s round to keep out very short, proto-movie stuff like A Trip to the Moon or that will be in effect throughout? I ask because many of my all-time favorites, including the best work from some foreign masters like Alain Resnais, Rene Clair, Joris Ivens, Albert Lamorisse, etc., are short films and I’m not sure the benefit of ghettoizing them with disqualification. 1.) The Outlaw and His Wife (1918) Victor Sjostrom, Sweden 2.) Sir Arne's Treasure (1919) Mauritz Stiller, Sweden 3.) J'Accuse! (1919) Abel Gance, France 4.) Cabiria (1914) Giovanni Pastrone, Italy 5.) The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) Robert Wiene, Germany 6.) A Man There Was (1917) Victor Sjostrom, Sweden 7.) Les Vampires (1915) Louis Feuillade, France 8.) The Golem (1920) Carl Boese, Paul Wegener, Germany 9.) Fantomas (1913) Louis Feuillade, France 10.) Thomas Graal's Best Child (1918) Mauritz Stiller, Sweden Funny to see only 4 countries represented in my 10 favorites. Sweden owned this era, which I guess is just to say that Sjostrom and Stiller were killing it.
  5. BEST ACTOR 1.) Robert De Niro -Taxi Driver (1976) 2.) Robert De Niro -Raging Bull (1980) 3.) Marlon Brando -Last Tango in Paris (1972) 4.) Klaus Kinski -Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972) 5.) Denzel Washington -Malcolm X (1992) 6.) Daniel Day-Lewis -There Will Be Blood (2007) 7.) Al Pacino -Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 8.) Paul Newman -Hud (1963) 9.) Jean-Louis Barrault -Children of Paradise (1945) 10.) Jack Nicholson -Five Easy Pieces (1970) 11.) Alec Guiness -Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 12.) Benicio Del Toro -Che (2008) BEST ACTRESS (ditto Lawrence's note that Falconetti would be here if not for the arbitrary 1930 cutoff) 1.) Liv Ullmann -Persona (1966) 2.) Bibi Andersson -Persona (1966) 3.) Liv Ullmann -Scenes from a Marriage (1973) 4.) Giulietta Massina -Nights of Cabiria (1957) 5.) Gena Rowlands -A Woman Under the Influence (1974) 6.) Susan Sarandon -Dead Man Walking (1995) 7.) Harriet Andersson -Through a Glass Darkly (1961) 8.) Meryl Streep -Sophie's Choice (1982) 9.) Ingrid Bergman -Notorious (1946) 10.) Faye Dunaway -Network (1976) 11.) Gloria Swanson -Sunset Boulevard (1950) 12.) Isabelle Adjani -The Story of Adele H (1975) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1.) Samuel L. Jackson -Pulp Fiction (1994) 2.) Orson Welles -The Third Man (1949) 3.) Robert Duvall -Apocalypse Now (1979) 4.) Tom Cruise -Magnolia (1999) 5.) Marlon Brando -The Godfather (1972) 6.) Robert De Niro -Mean Streets (1973) 7.) Peter Finch -Network (1976) 8.) Jack Lemmon -Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) 9.) Erich Von Stroheim -The Grand Illusion (1937) 10.) Douglas Rain -2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 11.) Ben Johnson -The Last Picture Show (1971) 12.) George C. Scott -Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1.) Cloris Leachman-The Last Picture Show (1971) 2.) Nastassja Kinski -Paris, Texas (1984) 3.) Frances McDormand -Fargo (1996) 4.) Juliet Berto -Out 1 (1971) 5.) Eslinda Nunez -Lucia (1968) 6.) Agnes Moorehead -The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) 7.) Mariel Hemmingway -Manhattan (1979) 8.) Ingrid Thulin -Cries and Whispers (1972) 9.) Thelma Ritter -Pickup on South Street (1953) 10.) Julianne Moore -Boogie Nights (1997) 11.) Jane Darwell- The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 12.) Cathy Burns -Last Summer (1969) BEST JUVENILE PERFORMANCE 1.) Sean Nelson -Fresh (1994) 2.) Fernando Ramos da Silva -Pixote (1981) 3.) Abraham Attah -Beasts of No Nation (2015) 4.) Aleksei Kravchenko -Come and See (1985) 5.) Jodie Foster -Taxi Driver (1976) 6.) Jean-Pierre Leaud -The 400 Blows (1959) 7.) Natalie Portman -Beautiful Girls (1996) 8.) Victoire Thivisol -Ponette (1996) 9.) David Bradley -Kes (1969) 10.) Linda Manz -Days of Heaven (1978) 11.) Tatum O'Neal -Paper Moon (1973) 12.) Nikolay Burlyaev -Ivan's Childhood (1962)
  6. BEST ACTOR: Michael Shannon -Take Shelter (2011) BEST ACTRESS: Michelle Williams -Blue Valentine (2010) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Sam Rockwell -Seven Psychopaths (2012) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Cecile de France -The Kid with a Bike (2011) BEST JUVENILE PERFORMANCE: Abraham Attah -Beasts of No Nation (2015)
  7. I understand this thinking and even agree with it if the lists are undifferentiated. "Here are my 100 favorites movies of the year or female performances in alphabetical order" isn't of much use to me. I can't imagine the 99th out of that list is all that worthy but can't determine what it is vs. the #2 choice. But skimpole and JamesStewartFan95 separates out their top 5, Bogie and I rank and separate our top 10 from any honorable mentions, and Lawrence's lists are in preferential order. With the exception I guess of CinemaInternational (who may also list in preferential order, I'm just not sure enough to say, and either way lists a #1 winner), everyone is still providing a delineated top 5 -- if you only care about their cream of the crop choices, you can skip the rest if you so choose, but where is the harm or "lack of control" or rational argument against also listing more than 5 worthwhile films or performances so long as you're still separating and labeling the best of the best? The exercise is to find the very best performance or films in a year and at least nearly everyone still does that, noting the 5 absolute best, just not confining all their accolades merely to those choices if additional choices also warrant praise. Many of us see the lists as opportunities to make and receive recommendations and I think out of the ~300 movies I see a year, the 8th or 11th best movie or performance I saw in a given year is also worthy of recognition and recommendation.
  8. BEST ACTOR 1.) Robert Pattinson -Good Time 2.) Daniel Kaluuya -Get Out 3.) Hugh Jackman -Logan 4.) Roger Guenever Smith -Rodney King 5.) Kyle Mooney -Brigsby Bear 6.) Michael Fassbender -Alien: Covenant 7.) John Cho -Columbus 8.) Kelvin Harrison Jr. -It Comes at Night 9.) Tom Holland -Spider-Man: Homecoming 10.) Joel Edgerton -It Comes at Night HM: Colin Farrell -The Beguiled, Tracy Letts -The Lovers, Jake Johnson -Win It All, Jeremy Renner -Wind River, Channing Tatum -Logan Lucky BEST ACTRESS 1.) Sreymoch Sareum -First They Killed My Father 2.) Haley Lu Richardson -Columbus 3.) Aubrey Plaza -Ingrid Goes West 4.) Melanie Lynskey -I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore 5.) Debra Winger -The Lovers 6.) Ahn Seo-hyun -Okja 7.) Kirsten Dunst -The Beguiled 8.) Jennifer Lawrence -mother! 9.) Danielle Macdonald -Patti Cake$ 10.) Kristen Stewart -Personal Shopper HM: Nicole Kidman -The Beguiled, Katherine Waterston -Alien: Covenant, Emma Watson -The Circle BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1.) Paul Dano -Okja 2.) Christopher Abbott -It Comes at Night 3.) Ray Romano -The Big Sick 4.) O'Shea Jackson Jr. -Ingrid Goes West 5.) Will Oldham -A Ghost Story 6.) Phoeung Kompheak -First They Killed My Father 7.) Benny Safdie -Good Time 8.) Michael Keaton -Spider-Man: Homecoming 9.) Greg Kinnear -Brigsby Bear 10.) Bradley Whitford -Get Out HM: Casey Brown -The Mountains of Mourne, Daniel Craig -Logan Lucky, Keegan Michael-Key -Win It All, John C. Reilly -Kong: Skull Island, Jon Bernthal -Wind River BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1.) Holly Hunter -The Big Sick 2.) Rooney Mara -A Ghost Story 3.) Alison Williams -Get Out 4.) Elizabeth Olsen -Ingrid Goes West 5.) Riley Keogh -The Discovery, It Comes at Night, & Logan Lucky 6.) Taliah Webster -Good Time 7.) Sophia Lillis -It 8.) Oona Laurence -The Beguiled 9.) Carmen Ejogo -It Comes at Night 10.) Betty Gabriel -Get Out HM: Parker Posey -Columbus, Michelle Pfeiffer -mother!, Zoe Kazan -The Big Sick, Catherine Keener -Get Out, Hannah Elder -Hydrangea BEST JUVENILE PERFORMANCE 1.) Sreymoch Sareum -First They Killed My Father 2.) Taliah Webster -Good Time 3.) Ahn Seo-hyun -Okja 4.) Sophia Lillis -It 5.) Oona Laurence -The Beguiled 6.) Dafne Keen -Logan 7.) Farrah Mackenzie -Logan Lucky 8.) Jeremy Ray Taylor -It 9.) Amiah Miller -War for the Planet of the Apes 10.) Finn Wolfhard -It
1.) Casey Affleck -Manchester by the Sea
 2.) Ryan Gosling -La La Land & The Nice Guys 
3.) Denzel Washington -Fences 
4.) Peter Simonischek -Toni Erdmann 
5.) Jake Gyllenhaal -Demolition & Nocturnal Animals 
6.) Andre Royo -Hunter Gatherer
 7.) Andrew Garfield -Silence 
8.) Logan Lerman -Indignation 9.) Joseph Gordon-Levitt -Snowden 10.) Paul Dano -Swiss Army Man HML Joel Edgerton -Loving, Lucas Zumann -20th Century Women, Viggo Mortensen -Captain Fantastic, Josh Brolin -Return to the Planet of the Apes: Hail, Caesar!, Dwayne Johnson -Central Intelligence, Jesse Eisenberg -Cafe Society, Michael Shannon -Midnight Special, Russell Crowe -The Nice Guys, James MacAvoy -Split, Elijah Wood -The Trust (aside from Affleck's incredible turn, an extremely weak year for lead actors) BEST ACTRESS 
1.) Sandra Huller -Toni Erdmann 2.) Natalie Portman -Jackie
 3.) Isabelle Huppert -Elle 
4.) Emma Stone -La La Land 5.) Viola Davis -Fences 
6.) Adele Haenel -The Unknown Girl 
7.) Amy Adams -Arrival & Nocturnal Animals 
8.) Annette Bening -20th Century Women 9.) Narges Rashidi -Under the Shadow 10.) Kate Beckinsale -Love & Friendship HM: Ruth Negga -Loving, Florence Pugh -Lady Macbeth, Rebecca Hall -Christine, Sasha Lane -American Honey, Anne Hathaway -Colossal, Garance Marillier -Raw, Hailee Steinfeld -The Edge of Seventeen, Kim Tae-Ri -The Handmaiden, Kim Min-Hee -The Haindmaiden, Grace Van Patten -Tramps, Felicity Jones -Rogue One: A Star Wars Story BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 
1.) Mahershala Ali -Moonlight 
2.) Alex Hibbert -Moonlight 
3.) Lucas Hedges -Manchester by the Sea 
4.) Jim Cummings -Thunder Road
 5.) Alden Ehrenrich -Hail, Caesar! 6.) Tom Bennett -Love & Friendship 
7.) Tadanobu Asano -Silence 
8.) Trevante Rhodes -Moonlight 
9.) Michael Shannon -Nocturnal Animals 
10.) Jared Harris -Certain Women HM: Andre Holland -Moonlight, Danny DeVito -****-Dog, John Hurt -Jackie, George Semple III -Hunter Gatherer, Daniel Radcliffe -Swiss Army Man, Billy Crudup -20th Century Women, Peter Sarsgaard -Jackie, Mahershala Ali -Kicks, Issey Ogata -Silence, Glen Powell -Everybody Wants Some!!, Keegan Michael-Key -Don't Think Twice, Michael Barbieri -Little Men, Wen Jiang -Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Finnegan Oldfield -Nocturama, Aaron Taylor-Johnson -Nocturnal Animals, Hayden Szeto -The Edge of Seventeen, Adam Scott -My Blind Brother, Rabah Nait Oufella -Raw, Joel Edgerton -Midnight Special, Steve Carrell -Cafe Society, Woody Harrelson -The Edge of Seventeen BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 
1.) Lily Gladstone -Certain Women
 2.) Kristen Stewart -Cafe Society & Certain Women 
3.) Michelle Williams -Manchester by the Sea 
4.) Greta Gerwig -20th Century Women
 5.) Gillian Jacobs -Don't Think Twice 
6.) Elle Fanning -20th Century Women 7.) Eileen Walsh -How Was Your Day? 8.) Paulina Garcia -Little Men 9.) Sarah Gadon -Indignation 10.) Kirsten Dunst -Midnight Special HM: Laura Dern -Certain Women, Greta Gerwig -****-Dog & Jackie, Joanne Tucker -Zero Days, Avin Manshadi -Under the Shadow, Molly Shannon -Other People, Pamela Flores -Endless Poetry, Ellen Burstyn -****-Dog, Katy Mixon -Hell or High Water, Hannah Marks -Slash, Haley Lu Richardson -The Edge of Seventeen, Janelle Monae -Moonlight BEST JUVENILE PERFORMANCE 1.) Alex Hibbert -Moonlight 2.) Avin Manshadi -Under the Shadow 3.) Lucas Zumann -20th Century Women 4.) Michael Barbieri -Little Men 5.) Jaeden Lieberher -Midnight Special 6.) Angourie Rice -The Nice Guys 7.) Jahking Guilllory -Kicks 8.) Louka Minnella -The Unknown Girl 9.) Jamil McRaven -Nocturama 10.) Christopher Jordan Wallace -Kicks
  10. I thought nothing of it when I saw it on your list, a simple typo or mistake, but I've always assumed you're just copying and pasting the winners from various festivals and critics bodies here. Do you retype each one or did you go in and manually change each instance of "Idris" to "Indris" from pasted lists? I couldn't figure that one out.
  11. KilgoreTrout

    Top Ten Films of...

    I'll do 2017, which we're 3/4 through, before jumping back to the beginning. The Best Films of 2017 (so far) 1.) A Ghost Story 2.) Manifesto 3.) LA '92 4.) First They Killed My Father 5.) It Comes at Night 6.) Endless Poetry 7.) Risk 8.) Good Time 9.) I Am Not Your Negro 10.) Get Out Honorable mention: Dave Chappelle: The Age of Spin, The Unknown Girl, Nocturama, Logan, In Transit, City of Ghosts, Get Me Roger Stone, Burn, ****, Burn!, Columbus, Ingrid Goes West, Casting Jon Benet, The Beguiled, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Brigsby Bear, Rodney King, Dave Chappelle: Deep in the Heart of Texas, John Wick 2, Hi Stranger, Mommy Dead and Dearest, Alien Covenant, Okja, Strong Island, Blade Runner 2049, Five Came Back, I Called Him Morgan Worst 1.) It 2.) The Little Hours 3.) The Circle 4.) Free Fire 5.) Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive 6.) Patti Cakes 7.) Chris D'Elia: Man on Fire 8.) Song to Song 9.) Ruby Ridge 10.) Kingsman: The Golden Circle Dishonorable mention: Wonder Woman, Catfight, Fate of the Furious, Maria Bamford: Old Baby, The Discovery, Small Crimes, Found Footage 3D, Split, Baby Driver This also marks the 5th year in a row when at least one film I've worked on has made both my best of the year list (It Comes at Night, Voyage of Time, Krisha, Boyhood, Mud) and my worst (Song to Song, A Country Called Home, Secrets of a Psychopath, Echoes of War, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Thank You a Lot, Chef, Machete Kills). Here's hoping only half that pattern continues.
  12. BEST LEAD ACTOR 1.) Abraham Attah -Beasts of No Nation 2.) Idris Elba -Beasts of No Nation 3.) Geza Rohrig -Son of Saul 4.) Jesuthasan Antonythasan -Dheepan 5.) Jason Segal - The End of the Tour 6.) David Thewlis -Anomalisa 7.) Tom Courtenay -45 Years 8.) Samuel L. Jackson -The Hateful Eight 9.) Colin Farrell -The Lobster 10.) Michael Fassbender -Steve Jobs HM: Jason Bateman -The Gift, Ben Foster -The Program, Michael B. Jordan -Creed, Matt Damon -The Martian, Jake Gyllenhaal -Demolition, Channing Tatum -Magic Mike XXL, Tom Hanks -Bridge of Spies, Michael Caine -Youth, Peter Sarsgaard -Experimenter, Jesse Eisenberg -The End of the Tour, Logan Marshall-Green -The Invitation BEST LEAD ACTRESS 1.) Elizabeth Moss & Katherine Waterston -Queen of Earth (tied) 2.) Rooney Mara -Carol 3.) Cate Blanchett -Manifesto 4.) Charlotte Rampling -45 Years 5.) Cate Blanchett -Carol 6.) Krisha Fairchild -Krisha 7.) Kalieaswari Srinivasan -Dheepan 8.) Emily Blunt -Sicario 9.) Jenjira Pongpas -Cemetery of Splendour 10.) Charlize Theron -Mad Max: Fury Road HM: Greta Gerwig -Mistress America, Royalty Hightower -The Fits, Shu Qi -The Assassin, Saoirse Ronan -Brooklyn, Bel Powley -Diary of a Teenage Girl, Brie Larson -Room, Teyonah Parris -Chi-Raq, Jennifer Lawrence -Joy, Anya Taylor-Joy -The Witch, Lola Kirke -Mistress America, Amy Poehler -Inside Out, Rebecca Hall -The Gift BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1.) Tom Noonan -Anomalisa 2.) Josh Brolin - Sicario 3.) Mark Rylance -Bridge of Spies 4.) Emory Cohen -Brooklyn 5.) Walton Goggins -The Hateful Eight 6.) Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye -Beasts of No Nation 7.) Benicio Del Toro -Sicario 8.) Simon Schwarz -Everything Will Be Okay 9.) Macon Blair -Green Room 10.) Richard Jenkins -Bone Tomahawk HM: Liev Schreiber -Spotlight, Patrick Stewart -Green Room, Sylvester Stallone -Creed, Will Poulter -The Revenant, Stanley Tucci -Spotlight, Matthew Fox -Bone Tomahawk, Harvey Keitel -Youth, Patrick Fugit -Queen of Earth, Jesse Plemons -The Program, Ryan Gosling -The Big Short, Richard Kind -Inside Out, Michael Pena -Ant-Man BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1.) Jennifer Jason Leigh -The Hateful Eight & Anomalisa 2.) Jarinpattra Rueangram -Cemetery of Splendour 3.) Claudine Vinasithamby -Dheepan 4.) Jada Pinkett Smith -Magic Mike XXL 5.) Cate Blanchett -Knight of Cups 6.) Julia Pott -World of Tomorrow 7.) Rachel Weisz -The Lobster & Youth 8.) Kate Winslet -Jobs 9.) Olivia Colman -The Lobster 10.) Rebecca Ferguson -Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation HM: Natalie Portman -Knight of Cups, Layla Alizada -Day One, Olivia Cooke -Me & Earl & The Dying Girl, Angeliki Papoulia -The Lobster, Winona Ryder -Experimenter, Mackenzie Davis -A Country Called Home, Phyllis Smith -Inside Out, Rachel McAdams -Spotlight, Bebe Cave -Tale of Tales, Julie Walters -Brooklyn, Margaret Ying Drake -They Look Like People BEST JUVENILE PERFORMANCE 1.) Abraham Attah -Beasts of No Nation 2.) Claudine Vinasithamby -Dheepan 3.) Royalty Hightower -The Fits 4.) Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye -Beasts of No Nation 5.) Julia Pointner -Everything Will Be Okay 6.) Jacob Tremblay -Room 7.) Judah Lewis -Demolition 8.) Harvey Scrimshaw -The Witch 9.) Eshref Dirmishi -Shok 10.) Ripley Sobo -Steve Jobs
  13. KilgoreTrout

    Top Ten Films of...

    The Best Films of 2016 1. Moonlight 2. Manchester by the Sea 3. La La Land (the most I've ever agreed with the Academy/critical consensus in any year) 4. The Lobster 5. Ho-mo Sapiens 6. 20th Century Women 7. Shin Godzilla 8. Cemetery of Splendour 9. Jackie 10. Thunder Road Honorable mention: O.J.: Made in America, Silence, Weiner, Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience, Toni Erdmann, Do Not Resist, Green Room, Love & Friendship, Don't Think Twice, Everything Will Be Okay, Under the Shadow, Indignation, 13th, Dheepan, The Fits, Cameraperson, Arrival, Hail, Caesar!, Swiss Army Man, How Was Your Day?, Certain Women, Snowden, The Witch, Midnight Special, Tower, Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The White Helmets, Zero Days, Author: The JT Leroy Story, Cafe Society, Elle, Loving, The Trust, Demolition, Requiem for an American Dream, Killer, Orange Sunshine, The Invitation, Hunter Gatherer, Day One, Trump Rally Worst 1.) Yoga Hosers 2.) Slash 3.) Special Correspondents 4.) American Honey 5.) The Neon Demon 6.) A Single Frame 7.) Holy Hell 8.) Everybody Wants Some!! 9.) The Jungle Book 10.) Deadpool Dishonorable mention: 10 Cloverfield Lane, Mascots, The Alchemist Cookbook, Finding Dory, A Country Called Home, Captain America: Civil War, Boo-ger Red, Desierto, Central Intelligence, Kicks, Suntan, Zootopia, High-Rise, Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids, Found Footage 3D, Hell or High Water, Sully, Last Days in the Desert, Hacksaw Ridge, Don't Breathe, Operation Avalanche, Sausage Party I hope we do a (so far) for 2017 and have one year left to go. Would anyone else be interested in doing a thread for crafts of various years when we're done with performances and top tens, e.g. best direction, writing, cinematography for a given year?
  14. Loving these choices so far, more overlap than I can remember, give or take a Marco Perella (worked on Boyhood and we all thought he might have to skip a year because of him). BEST LEAD ACTOR 1.) Jake Gyllenhaal -Nightcrawler 2.) Ralph Fiennes -The Grand Budapest Hotel 3.) Michael Keaton -Birdman 4.) Joaquin Phoenix-Inherent Vice 5.) David Oyelowo -Selma 6.) Oscar Isaac -A Most Violent Year 7.) Miles Teller -Whiplash 8.) Leland Orser -Faults 9.) Timothy Spall -Mr. Turner 10.) Artyom Bystrov -The Fool HM: Johannes Kunke -Force Majuere, Chadwick Boseman -Get On Up, Joshua Burge -Buzzard, Tony Revolori -The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ronald Zehrfeld -Phoenix, Jason Schwartzman -Listen Up Philip, Taika Waititi -What We Do in the Shadows, Paul Dano -Love & Mercy, Vladimir Vdovichenkov -Leviathan, Channing Tatum -Foxcatcher, Dan Stevens -The Guest, Russell Crowe -Noah, Phillip Seymour Hoffman -A Most Wanted Man, Tyler James Williams -Dear White People, Guy Pearce -The Rover, Jack O'Connell -'71, Bill Hader -The Skeleton Twins, Chris Rock -Top Five, Josh Charles -Bird People, Brendan Gleeson -Calvary, Ventura -Horse Money, Ben Affleck -Gone Girl BEST LEAD ACTRESS 1.) Lisa Loven Kongsli -Force Majeure 2.) Marion Cotillard -Two Days, One Night 3.) Sidse Babbett Knudsen -The Duke of Burgundy 4.) Nina Hoss -Phoenix 5.) Tessa Thompson -Dear White People 6.) Sarah Snook -Predestination 7.) Chiara D'Anna -The Duke of Burgundy 8.) Rosamund Pike -Gone Girl 9.) Juliette Binoche -Clouds of Sils Maria 10.) Essie Davis -The Babadook HM: Rinko Kikuchi -Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, Julianne Moore -Still Alice, Brandy Burre -Actress, Gugu Mbatha-Raw -Beyond the Lights, Emily Blunt -Edge of Tomorrow, Mary Elizabeth Winstead -Faults, Jenny Slate -Obvious Child, Hilary Swank -The Homesman, Rosario Dawson -Top Five BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 1.) Edward Norton -Birdman 2.) J.K. Simmons -Whiplash 3.) Ethan Hawke -Boyhood 4.) Jonathan Pryce -Listen Up Philip 5.) Oscar Isaac -Ex Machina 6.) Mark Ruffalo -Foxcatcher 7.) Josh Brolin -Inherent Vice 8.) F. Murray Abraham -The Grand Budapest Hotel 9.) Fabrizio Rongione -Two Days, One Night 10.) Ricardo Darin -Wild Tales HM: Nelsan Ellis -Get On Up, Riz Ahmed -Nightcrawler, , Martin Short -Inherent Vice, Bryan Cranston -Godzilla,Tyler Perry -Gone Girl, Jeff Goldblum -The Grand Budapest Hotel, David Oyewolo -A Most Violent Year, Brandon Bell -Dear White People, Kristofer Hivju -Force Majeure, Robert Pattinson -The Rover, Albert Brooks -A Most Violent Year, Adam Driver -When We're Young, Joel Potrykus -Buzzard, James Hand -Thank You a Lot, James Gandolfini -The Drop, Will Arnett -The Lego Movie, Wyatt Russell -22 Jump Street BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 1.) Elizabeth Moss -Listen Up Philip 2.) Emma Stone -Birdman 3.) Natalya Surkova -The Fool 4.) Kristen Stewart -Clouds of Sils Maria 5.) Kim Dickens -Gone Girl 6.) Katherine Waterston -Inherent Vice 7.) Erica Rivas -Wild Tales 8.) Alicia Vikander -Ex Machina 9.) Carmen Ejogo -Selma 10.) Carrie **** -Gone Girl HM: Jessica Chastain -A Most Violent Year, Rene Russo -Nightcrawler, Saoirse Ronan -The Grand Budapest Hotel, Teyonah Parris -Dear White People, Elena Lyadova -Leviathan, Nina Kunzendorf -Phoenix, Mia Wasikowska -Maps to the Stars, Keira Knightley -The Imitation Game, Anais Desmoustier -Bird People, Minnie Driver -Beyond the Lights, Amy Ryan -Birdman, Krysten Ritter -Listen Up Philip, Lucy Owen -The Mend, Elizabeth Banks -Love & Mercy JUVENILE 1.) Ellar Coltrane -Boyhood 2.) Noah Wiseman -The Babadook 3.) Lorelei Linklater -Boyhood 4.) Elias Schwartz & Lukas Schwartz -Goodnight Mommy 5.) Jordan & Jamarian Scott -Get On Up
  15. KilgoreTrout

    Top Ten Films of...

    The Best Films of 2015 1.) Making a Murderer 2.) Beasts of No Nation 3.) Anomalisa 4.) About Elly 5.) Hard to Be a God 6.) Cartel Land 7.) Son of Saul 8.) World of Tomorrow 9.) Approaching the Elephant 10.) Out 1 & (T)error (tie) Honorable mention: Carol, Sicario, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Above, Lighthouse, The Fool, A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, The Duke of Burgundy, The Look of Silence, 45 Years, Junun, In Jackson Heights, Wild Tales, Queen of Earth, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Krisha, Timbuktu, Mistress America, Phoenix, Everything Will Be Okay, Eric & "Anna," Ex Machina, The Hateful Eight, The Forbidden Room, The Assassin, Clouds of Sils Maria, Steve Jobs, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, The End of the Tour, Inside Out, The Yes Men Are Revolting, Shaun the Sheep Movie, The Martian, Bridge of Spies, '71, Bone Tomahawk, Spotlight, Creed, Magic Mike XXL, The Tribe, No No Sleep, What We Do in the Shadows Worst 1.) The Leisure Class 2.) Secrets of a Psychopath 3.) Jupiter Ascending 4.) Hot Girls Wanted 5.) Everest 6.) Fantastic Four 7.) The Mend 8.) Goodnight Mommy 9.) Every Thing Will Be Fine 10.) Echoes of War Dishonorable mention: Creep, A Very Murray Christmas, Jurassic World, The Other Side, Point Break, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Uncle Kent 2, The Walk, Digging for Fire, Baby, Baby, Baby, A Country Called Home, Joy, Trainwreck, Spectre, Room, Ant-Man, Two Step, Results, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Furious 7, Ted 2, Sleeping with Other People, Best of Enemies, 99 Homes, Western, The Seven-Five

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