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My 6th Annual Film Awards: The Nominations



Best Picture:

  • Christine
  • Don’t Think Twice
  • Elle
  • Fences
  • The Handmaiden
  • Indignation
  • Jackie
  • The Lobster
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Weiner

11-25: Arrival, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened, Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, Hell or High Water, Loving, Miss Hokusai, Moana, A Monster Calls, Moonlight, O.J.: Made in America, Sing Street, Swiss Army Man, Tickled, Zootopia


Best Director:

  • Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster
  • Pablo Larraín, Jackie
  • Paul Verhoeven, Elle
  • Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

6-10: J.A. Bayona, A Monster Calls; Daniels (Kwan & Scheinert), Swiss Army Man; Karyn Kusama, The Invitation; Martin Scorsese, Silence; Ben Wheatley, High-Rise


Best Actor:

  • Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea
  • Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
  • John Hawkes, Too Late
  • Logan Lerman, Indignation
  • Denzel Washington, Fences

6-10: Adam Driver, Paterson; Joel Edgerton, Loving; Jake Gyllenhaal, Nocturnal Animals; Lewis MacDougall, A Monster Calls; Michael Shannon, Elvis & Nixon


Best Actress:

  • Rebecca Hall, Christine
  • Isabelle Huppert, Elle
  • Min-hee Kim, The Handmaiden
  • Oona Laurence, Lamb
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie

6-10: Amy Adams, Arrival; Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train; Ruth Negga, Loving; Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen; Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins


Best Supporting Actor:

  • Jared Harris, Certain Women
  • Stephen Henderson, Fences
  • Daniel Radcliffe, Swiss Army Man
  • Ashton Sanders, Moonlight
  • Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

6-10: Michael C. Hall, Christine; Woody Harrelson, The Edge of Seventeen; Andre Holland, Moonlight; Issey Ogata, Silence; Mykelti Williamson, Fences


Best Supporting Actress:

  • Viola Davis, Fences
  • Sarah Gadon, Indignation
  • Naomie Harris, Moonlight
  • Jena Malone, The Neon Demon
  • Rachel Weisz, The Lobster

6-10: Golshifteh Farahani, Paterson; Tae-ri Kim, The Handmaiden; Angourie Rice, The Nice Guys; Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures; Michelle Williams, Manchester By the Sea

Best Ensemble:

  • Don’t Think Twice
  • Fences
  • The Lobster
  • Moonlight
  • Sing Street

6-10: Christine, Elle, Hell or High Water, Indignation, Manchester By the Sea

Best Vocal Performance – Male:

  • Idris Elba, The Jungle Book
  • Dwayne Johnson, Moana
  • Matthew McConaughey, Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Liam Neeson, A Monster Calls
  • Ed O’Neill, Finding Dory

Best Vocal Performance – Female:

  • Auli’i Cravalho, Moana
  • Ellen De Generes, Finding Dory
  • Ginnifer Goodwin, Zootopia
  • Sloane Murray, Finding Dory
  • Charlize Theron, Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Don’t Think Twice
  • Hell or High Water
  • The Lobster
  • Sing Street
  • Swiss Army Man

6-10: Chevalier, The Edge of Seventeen, Manchester By the Sea, Paterson, Zootopia

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Elle
  • Fences
  • The Handmaiden
  • Indignation
  • Nocturnal Animals

6-10: Arrival, Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, A Monster Calls, Moonlight

Best Factually-Based Screenplay:

  • Christine
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jackie
  • Loving
  • Miss Hokusai

6-10: Born to Be Blue, Elvis & Nixon, Hidden Figures, Lion, War Dogs

Best Cinematography:

  • American Honey
  • Arrival
  • Certain Women
  • Jackie
  • Silence

6-10: High-Rise, La La Land, The Neon Demon, Nocturnal Animals, Snowden

Best Editing:

  • Arrival
  • The Handmaiden
  • Jackie
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Weiner

6-10: Elle, Finding Dory, The Invitation, The Lobster, O.J.: Made in America

Best Production Design:

  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • The Handmaiden
  • High-Rise
  • Jackie
  • Passengers

6-10: Deepwater Horizon, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Love Witch, Silence

Best Costume Design:

  • High-Rise
  • Love & Friendship
  • The Love Witch
  • Silence
  • Tale of Tales

6-10: Florence Foster Jenkins, Jackie, Live by Night, Queen of Katwe, Rogue One

Best Makeup:

  • Deepwater Horizon
  • The Greasy Strangler
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Suicide Squad

6-10: The Birth of a Nation, Deadpool, The Neon Demon, Swiss Army Man, Tale of Tales

Best Score:

  • High-Rise
  • Jackie
  • The Neon Demon
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Swiss Army Man

6-10: The Greasy Strangler, La La Land, Lion, Moonlight, Passengers

Best Song:

6-10: “Drive It Like You Stole It”, Sing Street; “I’m So Humble”, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping; “The Riddle of the Model”, Sing Street; “Shiny”, Moana; “We Know the Way”, Moana

Best Sound Mixing:

  • Arrival
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • La La Land
  • Star Trek Beyond

6-10: Hacksaw Ridge, Jackie, Silence, Sing Street, Sully

Best Sound Effects:

  • Arrival
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • A Monster Calls
  • Star Trek Beyond

6-10: Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Captain America: Civil War, Rogue One, Silence, Under the Shadow

Best Visual Effects:

  • Arrival
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • The Jungle Book
  • A Monster Calls
  • Star Trek Beyond

6-10: Captain America: Civil War, Ghostbusters, Passengers, Rogue One, Swiss Army Man

Films with Multiple Nominations:

  • 8 nominations: Jackie
  • 6 nominations: Arrival, Fences, Nocturnal Animals
  • 5 nominations: The Handmaiden, The Lobster
  • 4 nominations: Deepwater Horizon, Elle, Indignation, Moana, Star Trek Beyond, Swiss Army Man
  • 3 nominations: Christine, Don’t Think Twice, Finding Dory, Florence Foster Jenkins, High-Rise, A Monster Calls, Moonlight, Sing Street
  • 2 nominations: Certain Women, Hacksaw Ridge, The Jungle Book, Kubo and the Two Strings, The Neon Demon, Silence, Weiner

With 8 nominations, Jackie has the fewest nominations for any most-nominated film to date. Only one other time has no film received more than 10 nominations: in 2014, when Birdman led the pack with 9.


  • Best film not nominated for any award: O.J.: Made in America (my #6)
  • Best dramatic film not nominated for any award: Lion (my #27)
  • Worst film nominated for any award: Suicide Squad
  • Worst film nominated for a major (Picture/Director/Screenplay/Acting) award: Too Late
  • Longest film nominated for any award: American Honey (163 minutes)
  • Shortest film nominated for any award: Don’t Think Twice (92 minutes)
  • Lowest-grossing film nominated for any award: Lamb ($14,547 domestic – as of 2/1/17, the 601st highest-grossing film of the year)
  • Highest-grossing eligible film not nominated for any award: Rogue One* ($520.6 million domestic – as of 2/1/17, the highest-grossing film of the year)
  • Most 6-10 mentions without a nomination: The Edge of Seventeen, Paterson, and Rogue One, with 3 apiece**
  • Most Oscar nominations without a nomination from me: Lion, which received 6 nominations
    • Most nominated film of mine that received no Oscar nominations: The Handmaiden
  • Mutual nominations between my awards and the Oscars: 27
  • Most nominations without a Best Picture nomination: Arrival, with 6

*Note that Rogue One makes my 6-10 3 times. The highest-grossing eligible film to not make my 6-10 is Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

**Silence gets 5 6-10 mentions,  the most of any film, but it receives two nominations on top of them.


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