2016 Movie Superlatives

2016 Movie Superlatives

Happy new year, all.  It may be 2017, but I’m still taking stock of all the movies we saw in 2016. Fair game and all, given that the Golden Globes and Oscars will be doing the same for the next two months. I’ve already posted my top 10 and bottom 10 movie lists, but let’s see what else defined the year and hand out movie superlatives for the class of 2016:

Will Win the Oscar for Best Picture: La La Land

Item You’ll Never Look at the Same Way Again: Turkey Basters, Don’t Breathe

Best Movie That’s Also Eligible for Best TV Show: O.J. Made in America

Best Movie Made for Netflix: Pee Wee’s Big Holiday

Performance That Should Get Oscar Love, But Won’t: John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane

Most Deserving of Box Office Glory: Popstar

Runner-Up: Sing Street

Least Deserving of Box Office Glory: Suicide Squad

Runner-Up: The Secret Life of Pets

Movies I Didn’t Get: High-Rise, Love & Friendship

Movies “They” Didn’t Get: The Neon Demon, The BFG

Most Improved on Second Viewing: Everybody Wants Some

Least Improved on Second Viewing: Suicide Squad

Most Disappointing: Jason Bourne

Most Surprisingly Good: Rogue One

Runner-Up: The Shallows

Future Cult Classic: The Greasy Strangler

Best Song: “Finest Girl (Bin Laden)”, Popstar

Runner-Up: “You’re Welcome”, Moana

Best Score: La La Land

Performer of the Year: Ryan Gosling, The Nice Guys & La La Land

Runner-Up: Chris Pine, Hell or High Water & Star Trek Beyond (plus that Joss Whedon vote ad)

Second Runner-Up: Amy Adams, Arrival, Nocturnal Animals & Batman V Superman

Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences

Best Sequel: Captain America: Civil War

Worst Sequel: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Best Remake: Pete’s Dragon

Best Foreign Film: The Handmaiden

Best Documentary: Weiner

Not as Bad as Its Reputation Suggests: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Best Ending: La La Land

Runner-Up: The Lobster

Best Adaptation of a Book: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Worst Adaptation of a Book: The 5th Wave

Most Likely to Make Your Daughter Obsess Over Anna Kendrick: Trolls

Best Casting: Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Use of Farts: Swiss Army Man

Needs a New Agent: Will Smith, Collateral Beauty & Suicide Squad

Best Scene-Stealer: Kate McKinnon, Ghostbusters

Runner-Up: Ralph Fiennes & Alden Ehrenreich, Hail Caesar!

Scariest Movie: The Conjuring 2

Most Violent: Hacksaw Ridge

Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book

Best On-Screen Chemistry: Emilia Clarke & Sam Claflin, Me Before You

Worst Makeup: Oscar Isaac’s Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse

Hardest Working Director in Town: Jeff Nichols, Loving & Midnight Special

Runner-Up: Peter Berg, Deepwater Horizon & Patriots Day

So Bad It’s Kinda Amazing: Gods of Egypt

Best Movie for Kids: Zootopia

Worst Movie For Kids: Sausage Party

But Maybe They Should Have: Rules Don’t Apply

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