Thursday, August 03, 2017

(Belated) Imaginary Cinema Awards 2016

So, somehow I forgot to post my pick of the best in sci-fi, fantasy and horror movies from 2016. Okay, it was a sucky year (personally, and politically) but I still need to give these movies a shout out.

Best Movie: Zootopia. Normally I don't include movies with anthropomorphic animals as fantasy, but this created such a vivid world, and had an important message to boot, that I'll allow it.
Runners-up: 10 Cloverfield Lane, Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War, Moana, Arrival, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Star Wars: Rogue One, Star Trek Beyond, Dr. Strange, Kubo and the Two Strings, Ghostbusters, The Shallows.

Best Screenplay: Zootopia (Byron Howard & Jared Bush & Rich Moore & Josie Trinidad & Jim Reardon & Phil Johnston & Jennifer Lee - whew!)
Runners-up: 10 Cloverfield Lane (Josh Campbell & Matt Stuecken & Damien Chazelle), Deadpool (Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick)

Best Direction: Arrival (Denis Villeneuve) - I actually found the movie a little disappointing storywise, but the direction was impeccable.
Runner-up: 10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg), Captain America: Civil War (Russo Brothers)

Best Actor: Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)
Runners-up: John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane), Daniel Bruhl (Captain America), Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr. Strange), Samuel L. Jackson (Miss Peregrine), Mark Rylance (The BFG), Donnie Yen (Rogue One).

Best Actress: Eva Green (Miss Peregrine)
Runners-up: Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), Amy Adams (Arrival), Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters), Sofia Boutella (Star Trek Beyond).

Best Music: Kubo and the Two Strings (Dario Marianelli)
Runner-up: Moana

Best Visual Effects: Star Wars: Rogue One
Runners-up: Captain America: Civil War, Dr. Strange

Best Production Design: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Runners-up: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

Best Editing: 10 Cloverfield Lane

Best Cinematography: Arrival

Best Make-up: Star Trek Beyond

Best Costumes: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Most Pointless Sequel: Independence Day: Resurgence (we waited 20 years for that?)

Disappointment of the Year: I would say Batman v Superman: Yawn of Justice, but I wasn't expecting much anyway.


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