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JASON'S BEST: If I Voted For The Oscars 2016 (Return to Jason's Best Main Page)


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Here's the detailed list of my Oscar choices for 2016, if I were allowed to vote -- my choice for the winner is in bold -- in addition, I have also included a few additional categories worth mentioning...


Arrival, The Best Film of 2016

BEST PICTURE
Arrival
La La Land
Moonlight
O.J. Made in America
Manchester by the Sea

BEST ACTOR
Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton in Loving
Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling in La La Land
Denzel Washington in Fences

BEST ACTRESS
Amy Adams in Arrival
Isabelle Huppert in Elle
Ruth Negga in Loving
Natalie Portman in Jackie
Emma Stone in La La Land

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali in Moonlight
Jeff Bridges in Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges in Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel in Lion
Michael Shannon in Nocturnal Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis in Fences
Naomie Harris in Moonlight
Nicole Kidman in Lion
Octavia Spencer in Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams in Manchester by the Sea

BEST DIRECTOR
Damien Chazelle for La La Land
Ezra Edelman for O.J. Made in America
Barry Jenkins for Moonlight
Pablo Larrain for Jackie
Denis Villeneuve for Arrival

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
20th Century Women
Jackie
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Arrival
Fences
Lion
Loving
Moonlight

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SCORE
Johann Johannson for Arrival
Bear McCreary for 10 Cloverfield Lane
Alex Somers for Captain Fantastic
Mica Levi for Jackie
Justin Hurwitz for La La Land
Rupert Gregson-Williams for The Legend of Tarzan
Cliff Martinez for The Neon Demon
Jeff Grace for In A Valley of Violence
Nicholas Britell for Moonlight
Thomas Newman for Passengers

BEST MUSIC - ORIGINAL SONG
"Better Love" from The Legend of Tarzan -- Performed by Hozier
"Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" from La La Land -- Performed by Emma Stone
"Heathens" from Suicide Squad -- Performed by twenty one pilots
"Sledgehammer" from Star Trek Beyond -- Performed by Rihanna
"Wish That You Were Here" from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children -- Performed by Florence + The Machine
"The Veil" from Snowden -- Performed by Peter Gabriel
"Just Like Fire" from Alice Through the Looking Glass -- Performed by Pink
"Can't Stop The Feeling!" from Trolls -- Performed by Justin Timberlake
"We Know The Way" from Moana -- Performed by Lin Manuel Miranda
"The Great Beyond" from Sausage Party -- Performed by Alan Menken, Chris Lennertz, and Cast

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Arrival
Jackie
La La Land
Moonlight
Silence

BEST FILM EDITING
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Moonlight
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Jackie
La La Land
Passengers
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Allied
Jackie
La La Land
The Huntsman: Winter's War
Suicide Squad

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
Florence Foster Jenkins
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Suicide Squad

BEST SOUND MIXING
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST SOUND EDITING
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Deepwater Horizon
Sully
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Arrival
Captain America: Civil War
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Jungle Book
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE
Arrival
Fences
La La Land
Moonlight
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Finding Dory
Moana
Zootopia

BEST SCENE OR SEQUENCE IN A 2016 MOTION PICTURE
Bunny cop Judy Hopps trying to quickly get help from the slow talking sloth working at the DMV in Zootopia
Darth Vader single handedly killing Rebel soldiers trying to get to the stolen plans in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The real Edward Snowden finishing the speech started by Joseph-Gordon Levitt playing him towards the end of Snowden
Montage showing possible alternate path for Sebastian and Mia towards the end in La La Land
Mia performing "Audition" during a callback in La La Land

BEST FILM QUOTE OF THE YEAR
"If you only do what you can do, you'll never be better than what you are." from Kung Fu Panda 3
"Love is a beautiful thing. When you find it, the whole world tastes like Daffodil Daydream." from Deadpool
"Your problem is that you're not happy being sad. But that's what love is - happy sad." from Sing Street
"Crazy is building your ark after the flood has already come." from 10 Cloverfield Lane
"A gift can often be a curse. Give someone wings and they may fly too close to the sun." from X-Men: Apocalypse
"For our art, we can never do anything by half." from Sing Street
"Memory is a strange thing, bound by the order of time." from Arrival
"I think we should hope for the best and prepare for the worst." from X-Men: Apocalypse
"The possibilities are endless once the magic awakens in your heart." from The Huntsman: Winter's War
"Don't let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen." from Hello My Name is Doris
"I'll tell you what freedom means to me. No fear. I mean really, no fear." from Nina
"You've got to embrace your inner strange. When you do that, you bring who you are, never who they want. And that, my friend, is when it gets fun." from Everybody Wants Some!
"It is more difficult to pretend that you do have feelings when you don't than to pretend you don't have feelings when you do." from The Lobster

BEST MOVIE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
La La Land
Suicide Squad

BEST MOVIE POSTER
The Birth of a Nation
Deadpool
Silence
Suicide Squad

DISCOVERY OF THE YEAR: BEST INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM
"Borrowed Time" (directed by Andrew Coats & Lou Hamou-Lhadj) - https://vimeo.com/187257744