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List: 2016 InSession Film Awards (All nominees and winners)

List: 2016 InSession Film Awards (All nominees and winners)

This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we featured our 4th annual InSession Film Awards! During Part 1, we discussed the best, and some of the worst, 2016 had to offer in terms of film. We dove into everything from movie surprises, to movie trailers, to the best acting performances and so much more!

For every category, we each listed our own nominations and winners (except for Individual Special Awards). Winners are highlighted in bold.

Best Actor

Brendan:

  • Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
  • Colin Farrell, The Lobster
  • Dave Johns, I, Daniel Blake
  • Lewis McDougall, A Monster Calls
  • Michael Shannon, Midnight Special

JD:

  • Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
  • Don Cheadle, Miles Ahead
  • Colin Farrell, The Lobster
  • Viggo Mortenson, Captain Fantastic
  • Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Rams
Best Actress

Brendan:

  • Agyness Deyn, Sunset Song
  • Krisha Fairchild, Krisha
  • Ruth Negga, Loving
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie
  • Emma Stone, La La Land

JD:

  • Amy Adams, Arrival
  • Krisha Fairchild, Krisha
  • Rebecca Hall, Christine
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie
  • Emma Stone, La La Land
Best Actor Supporting Role

Brendan:

  • Alden Ehrenreich, Hail, Caesar!
  • Travis Fimmel, Maggie’s Plan
  • Glen Powell, Everybody Wants Some!!
  • Jack Reynor, Sing Street
  • Trevante Rhodes, Moonlight

JD:

  • Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
  • Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
  • Alden Ehrenreich, Hail, Caesar!
  • Craig Robinson, Morris from America
  • Michael Shannon, Midnight Special
Best Actress Supporting Role

Brendan:

  • Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
  • Naomie Harris, Moonlight
  • Gillian Jacobs, Don’t Think Twice
  • Felicity Jones, A Monster Calls
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

JD:

  • Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
  • Naomie Harris, Moonlight
  • Felicity Jones, A Monster Calls
  • Hayley Squires, I, Daniel Blake
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Best Director

Brendan:

  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  • Robert Eggers, The Witch
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  • Keith Maitland, Tower
  • Trey Edward Shults, Krisha

JD:

  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  • Robert Eggers, The Witch
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  • Kelly Reichardt, Certain Women
  • Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Best Original Screenplay

Brendan:

  • Mike Birbiglia, Don’t Think Twice
  • John Carney, Sing Street
  • Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou, The Lobster
  • Richard Linklater, Everybody Wants Some!!
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

JD:

  • Jared Bush and Phil Johnston, Zootopia
  • Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, Hail, Caesar!
  • Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou, The Lobster
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
  • Jeff Nichols, Midnight Special
Best Adapted Screenplay

Brendan:

  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  • David Lowery & Toby Halbrooks, Pete’s Dragon
  • Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls
  • Park Chan-wook and Jeong Seo-kyeong, The Handmaiden
  • Taika Waititi, Hunt for the Wilderpeople

JD:

  • Eric Heisserer, Arrival
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  • Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls
  • Jeff Nichols, Loving
  • Park Chan-wook and Jeong Seo-kyeong, The Handmaiden
Best Animated Movie

Brendan:

  • April and the Extraordinary World
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Finding Dory
  • Only Yesterday
  • Zootopia

JD:

  • April and the Extraordinary World
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • Only Yesterday
  • Zootopia
Best Score

Brendan:

  • Daniel Hart, Pete’s Dragon
  • Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
  • Jo Yeong-wook, The Handmaiden
  • Mark Korven, The Witch
  • Mica Levi, Jackie

JD:

  • Andy Hull & Robert McDowell, Swiss Army Man
  • Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
  • Jo Yeong-wook, The Handmaiden
  • Johann Johannsson & Max Richter, Arrival
  • Mica Levi, Jackie
Best Use of Soundtrack Music (Doesn’t have to be original. Closing and Opening credits count)

Brendan:

  • “Another Day of Sun”, La La Land
  • “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”, La La Land
  • “Drive It Like You Stole It”, Sing Street
  • “Nobody Knows”, Pete’s Dragon
  • “Rapper’s Delight”, Everybody Wants Some!!

JD:

  • “City of Stars”, La La Land
  • “Drive It Like You Stole It”, Sing Street
  • “I Am Moana (Song of the Ancestors)”, Moana
  • “I’m So Humble”, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, Kubo and the Two Strings
Best Surprise Movie

Brendan:

  • Café Society
  • The Conjuring 2
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Pete’s Dragon
  • Swiss Army Man

JD:

  • Cameraperson
  • The Edge of Seventeen
  • Gleason
  • Tower
  • Warcraft
Best Surprise Actor/Actress

Brendan:

  • Travis Fimmel, Maggie’s Plan
  • Keegan-Michael Key, Don’t Think Twice
  • Jenna Malone, The Neon Demon
  • Chris Pine, Hell or High Water
  • Craig Robinson, Morris From America

JD:

  • Jai Courtney, Suicide Squad
  • Travis Fimmel, Maggie’s Plan
  • Craig Robinson, Morris From America
  • Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
Best Opening/Closing Credits Sequence or Scene

Brendan:

  • Deadpool (Opening)
  • La La Land (Opening)
  • Miles Ahead (Closing)
  • A Monster Calls (Opening)
  • Pete’s Dragon (Opening)

JD:

  • Deadpool (Opening)
  • Kubo and the Two Strings (Opening)
  • La La Land (Opening)
  • A Monster Calls (Opening)
  • Nocturnal Animals (Closing)
Best Movie Trailer

Brendan:

  • Deadpool
  • La La Land
  • A Monster Calls
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Suicide Squad

JD:

  • Captain America: Civil War
  • La La Land
  • Midnight Special
  • A Monster Calls
  • Suicide Squad
Best Movie Poster

Brendan:

  • The Birth of a Nation
  • Deadpool
  • Everybody Wants Some!!
  • The Lobster
  • Sing Street

JD:

  • The Birth of a Nation
  • The Lobster
  • A Monster Calls
  • Moonlight
  • Tower
Worst Movie

Brendan:

  • Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  • London Has Fallen
  • The Program
  • Tale of Tales

JD:

  • Independence Day: Resurgence
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  • Now You See Me 2
  • The Program
  • Tale of Tales
Biggest Disappointment

Brendan:

  • The BFG
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • Jason Bourne
  • Lion
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

JD:

  • American Honey
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
  • Jason Bourne
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
JD’s Individual Special Awards

Best Individual Score Track

  • “Equation” – Hans Zimmer (The Little Prince)
  • “Fathers & Songs” – Dan Romer (Gleason)
  • “Jurassic Park” – Andy Hull & Robert McDowell (Swiss Army Man)
  • “My Tomako, My Sookee” – Jo Yeong-wook (The Handmaiden)
  • “On the Nature of Daylight” – Max Richter (Arrival)
  • “Plantarium” – Justin Hurwitz (Everybody Wants Some!!)

Movies I Liked That Everyone Else Hated

  • Knight of Cups
  • Suicide Squad
  • Warcraft

Voice of God Award – Idris Elba

  • Finding Dory
  • The Jungle Book
  • Zootopia

Best Documentary

  • 13th
  • Cameraperson
  • Gleason
  • OJ: Made in America
  • Tower
Brendan’s Individual Special Awards

Best Ensemble

  • Don’t Think Twice
  • Everybody Wants Some!!
  • Moonlight
  • Sing Street
  • The Witch

Well that’s it for our 2016 InSession Film Awards! Hopefully you all enjoyed our nominations and winners. If you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear how your nominations and winners would vary from our picks above. You can also email your selections to us at insessionfilm@gmail.com or follow us on social media.

To hear our Top 10 Movies of 2016, listen to Part 2 of Episode 204!

Huge movie fanatic and InSession Film founder and owner. I pretend to know a lot about movies, but mostly I'm good at discussing them. My favorite movies include Shawshank Redemption, Warrior, Top Gun and Transformers (fav as a kid!). Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran

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