IJR Awards 2016: Nominations Announced, Part Two of Two

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It’s time for the second – and final – half of the nominations for the 2016 IJR Awards. This time it’s all about movies and documentaries. I’ll announce the winners of all categories on February 20th, before announcing my top ten films of 2016 on February 22nd.

Before I get to the award nominations, let me just refresh your memory on the eligibility rules of some of the awards, mainly the poster and trailer awards. Only posters for films that were released in 2016 are eligible for the poster award. However, a 2017 film’s trailer is eligible for the trailer award if that trailer was released in 2016.

Also – and I realize I haven’t been outspoken about this previously – a documentary film cannot be nominated for the Best Film award. The reason for that is simple, I added the documentary award this year to recognize those films. Now, if you want to see whether I think the best documentaries are better than the best films, then I suggest you take a look at my upcoming top ten films of 2016 list.


BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS IN FILM

Paramount Pictures; Walt Disney Studios; Walt Disney Studios; Walt Disney Studios; Walt Disney Studios.

Paramount Pictures; Walt Disney Studios; Walt Disney Studios; Walt Disney Studios; Walt Disney Studios.

  • Arrival, Paramount Pictures
  • Captain America: Civil War, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Doctor Strange, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • The Jungle Book, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

BEST FILM SCORE

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Paramount Pictures; CBS Films; Summit Entertainment; Focus Features; Amazon Studios.

  • Arrival, Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • Hell or High Water, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
  • La La Land, Justin Hurwitz
  • Nocturnal Animals, Abel Korzeniowski
  • The Neon Demon, Cliff Martinez

UNFORGETTABLE MOVIE QUOTE OF THE YEAR

Walt Disney Studios; Paramount Pictures; Universal Pictures; Warner Bros.; A24.

Walt Disney Studios; Paramount Pictures; Universal Pictures; Warner Bros.; A24.

  • Captain America: Civil War – “Hey guys, you ever see that really old movie, Empire Strikes Back?”
  • Florence Foster Jenkins – “People may say I can’t sing. But no one can ever say I didn’t sing.”
  • Hail, Caesar! – “Would that it were so simple.”
  • The Nice Guys – “Don’t say n’stuff. Just say, Dad, there are whores here.”
  • The Witch – “Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?”

MOVIE POSTER OF THE YEAR

Paramount Pictures; Netflix; Summit Entertainment; ESPN Films; Paramount Pictures.

Paramount Pictures; Netflix; Summit Entertainment; ESPN Films; Paramount Pictures.

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane – Monsters come in many forms.
  • 13th – Release poster.
  • Hacksaw Ridge – When the order came to retreat, one man stayed.
  • O. J.: Made in America – American glove.
  • Star Trek BeyondStar Trek: The Motion Picture homage.

MOVIE TRAILER OF THE YEAR


BEST PERFORMANCE BY A RISING STAR: FILMMAKING

Netflix; A24; 20th Century Fox; Warner Bros.; Paramount Pictures.

Netflix; A24; 20th Century Fox; Warner Bros.; Paramount Pictures.

  • Houda Benyamina – Director/Co-Writer – Divines
  • Robert Eggers – Director/Writer – The Witch
  • Tim Miller – Director – Deadpool
  • David F. Sandberg – Director – Lights Out
  • Dan Trachtenberg – Director – 10 Cloverfield Lane

BEST PERFORMANCE IN WRITING A FILM

Summit Entertainment; Focus Features; Paramount Pictures; Amazon Studios; CBS Films.

Summit Entertainment; Focus Features; Paramount Pictures; Amazon Studios; CBS Films.

  • Damien ChazelleLa La Land
  • Tom FordNocturnal Animals
  • Eric HeissererArrival
  • Kenneth LonerganManchester by the Sea
  • Taylor SheridanHell or High Water

BEST PERFORMANCE IN DIRECTING A FILM

Summit Entertainment; Summit Entertainment; CBS Films; Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures.

Summit Entertainment; Summit Entertainment; CBS Films; Paramount Pictures; Paramount Pictures.

  • Damien ChazelleLa La Land
  • Mel GibsonHacksaw Ridge
  • David MackenzieHell or High Water
  • Martin ScorseseSilence
  • Denis VilleneuveArrival

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A RISING STAR: ACTING

20th Century Fox; Universal Pictures; Amazon Studios; Focus Features; A24.

20th Century Fox; Universal Pictures; Amazon Studios; Focus Features; A24.

  • Taron EgertonEddie the Eagle
  • Alden EhrenreichHail, Caesar!
  • Lucas HedgesManchester by the Sea
  • Aaron Taylor-JohnsonNocturnal Animals
  • Anya Taylor-JoyThe Witch

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FILM

Amazon Studios; CBS Films; Summit Entertainment; Summit Entertainment; 20th Century Fox.

Amazon Studios; CBS Films; Summit Entertainment; Summit Entertainment; 20th Century Fox.

  • Casey AffleckManchester by the Sea
  • Jeff BridgesHell or High Water
  • Andrew GarfieldHacksaw Ridge
  • Ryan GoslingLa La Land
  • Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FILM

Paramount Pictures; Focus Features; Summit Entertainment; Paramount Pictures; Amazon Studios.

Paramount Pictures; Focus Features; Summit Entertainment; Paramount Pictures; Amazon Studios.

  • Amy AdamsArrival
  • Amy AdamsNocturnal Animals
  • Emma Stone La La Land
  • Meryl StreepFlorence Foster Jenkins
  • Michelle WilliamsManchester by the Sea

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A FILM

Universal Pictures; Summit Entertainment; CBS Films; Amazon Studios; Focus Features.

Universal Pictures; Summit Entertainment; CBS Films; Amazon Studios; Focus Features.

  • Captain Fantastic – Annalise Basso, Shree Crooks, Ann Dowd, Kathryn Hahn, Nicholas Hamilton, Samantha Isler, Frank Langella, George MacKay, Erin Moriarty, Viggo Mortensen, Missi Pyle, Charlie Shotwell, Steve Zahn.
  • Hacksaw Ridge – Luke Bracey, Ryan Corr, Andrew Garfield, Rachel Griffiths, Teresa Palmer, Luke Pegler, Richard Pyros, Richard Roxburgh, Vince Vaughn, Hugo Weaving, Sam Worthington.
  • Hell or High Water – Gil Birmingham, Jeff Bridges, Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Marin Ireland, Katy Mixon, Melanie Paplia, Chris Pine, Kevin Rankin.
  • Manchester by the Sea – Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol, Matthew Broderick, Michelle Williams, C. J. Wilson.
  • Nocturnal Animals – Amy Adams, Ellie Bamber, Isla Fisher, Karl Glusman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Jena Malone, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Shannon, Michael Sheen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson.

SEQUEL, PREQUEL, OR REMAKE OF THE YEAR

Paramount Pictures; Walt Disney Studios; Walt Disney Studios; Paramount Pictures; Walt Disney Studios.

Paramount Pictures; Walt Disney Studios; Walt Disney Studios; Paramount Pictures; Walt Disney Studios.

  • 10 Cloverfield Lane, Paramount Pictures
  • Captain America: Civil War, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Star Trek Beyond, Paramount Pictures
  • The Jungle Book, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Netflix; Netflix; ESPN Films; Magnolia Pictures; Sundance Selects.

Netflix; Netflix; ESPN Films; Magnolia Pictures; Sundance Selects.

  • 13th, Netflix
  • Amanda Knox, Netflix
  • O. J.: Made in America, ESPN Films
  • Tickled, Magnolia Pictures
  • Weiner, Sundance Selects

BEST FILM

Paramount Pictures; CBS Films; Summit Entertainment; Amazon Studios; Paramount Pictures.

Paramount Pictures; CBS Films; Summit Entertainment; Amazon Studios; Paramount Pictures.

  • Arrival, Paramount Pictures
  • Hell or High Water, CBS Films/Lionsgate
  • La La Land, Summit Entertainment
  • Manchester by the Sea, Roadside Attractions/Amazon Studios
  • Silence, Paramount Pictures

What is your favorite film of 2016? Sound off in the comments.

– Jeffrey Rex

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