2016 Year-End A&S Nominations

Dozens and scores of films later, with superb renditions of Sundance (that police station scene), Cannes (that wig), Telluride, and TIFF behind us yet again, I present the inaugural Year-End A&S Nominations, in advance of my 2016 Retrospective, coming in January. Twenty-seven films are represented below: one special mention goes to Justin Hurwitz for La La Land, in honour of the catchy songs that mark (along with Emma Stone) the high points of Damien Chazelle’s crowd-pleasing musical. See below for the full results.


  • Certain Women
  • Elle
  • The Handmaiden
  • Jackie
  • Neruda
  • Paterson
  • Things to Come
  • Toni Erdmann
  • The Wailing


  • Maren Ade, “Toni Erdmann”
  • Jim Jarmusch, “Paterson”
  • Mia Hansen-Løve, “Things to Come”
  • Pablo Larraín, “Neruda” and “Jackie”
  • Chan-wook Park, “The Handmaiden”
  • Paul Verhoeven, “Elle”


  • Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Adam Driver, “Paterson”
  • Luis Gnecco, “Neruda”
  • Do-won Kwak, “The Wailing”
  • Peter Simonischek, “Toni Erdmann”


  • Annette Bening, “20th Century Women”
  • Sandra Hüller, “Toni Erdmann”
  • Isabelle Huppert, “Things to Come” and “Elle”
  • Min-hee Kim, “The Handmaiden”
  • Natalie Portman, “Jackie”

Supporting Actor

  • Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
  • Gael García Bernal, “Neruda”
  • André Holland, “Moonlight”
  • Roman Kolinka, “Things to Come”
  • Glen Powell, “Everybody Wants Some!!”

Supporting Actress

  • Golshifteh Farahani, “Paterson”
  • Greta Gerwig, “Jackie” and “20th Century Women”
  • Riley Keough, “American Honey”
  • Tae-ri Kim, “The Handmaiden”
  • Edith Scob, “Things to Come”
  • Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea” and “Certain Women”

Original Screenplay

  • Maren Ade, “Toni Erdmann”
  • Guillermo Calderón, “Neruda”
  • Mia Hansen-Løve, “Things to Come”
  • Jim Jarmusch, “Paterson”
  • Noah Oppenheim, “Jackie”

Adapted Screenplay

  • David Birke, “Elle”
  • Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
  • Chan-wook Park & Seo-kyeong Jeong, “The Handmaiden”
  • Kelly Reichardt, “Certain Women”
  • Whit Stillman, “Love & Friendship”


  • Job ter Burg, “Elle”
  • Affonso Gonçalves, “Little Men” and “Paterson”
  • Sun-min Kim, “The Wailing”
  • Marion Monnier, “Things to Come”
  • Sebastián Sepúlveda, “Jackie”


  • Sergio Armstrong, “Neruda”
  • Christopher Blauvelt, “Certain Women”
  • Chung-hoon Chung, “The Handmaiden”
  • Stéphane Fontaine, “Elle” and “Jackie”
  • Gyeong-Pyo Hong, “The Wailing”
  • Robbie Ryan, “American Honey”


  • Anne Dudley, “Elle”
  • Jeff Grace, “Certain Women”
  • Young-gyu Jang, “The Wailing”
  • Yeong-wook Jo, “The Handmaiden”
  • Mica Levi, “Jackie”

Foreign Language Film

  • Maren Ade, “Toni Erdmann”
  • Mia Hansen-Løve, “Things to Come”
  • Hong-jin Na, “The Wailing”
  • Chan-wook Park, “The Handmaiden”
  • Pablo Larraín, “Neruda”
  • Paul Verhoeven, “Elle”


  • Ezra Edelman, “O.J.: Made in America”
  • Kirsten Johnson, “Cameraperson”
  • Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg, “Weiner”
  • Raoul Peck, “I Am Not Your Negro”
  • Gianfranco Rosi, “Fire at Sea”

Animated Feature

  • Christian Desmares & Franck Ekinci, “April and the Extraordinary World”
  • Michaël Dudok de Wit, “The Red Turtle”
  • Travis Knight, “Kubo and the Two Strings”
  • Keith Maitland, “Tower”
  • Makoto Shinkai, “Your Name”

Breakout Performance

  • Michael Barbieri, “Little Men”
  • Lily Gladstone, “Certain Women”
  • Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Sasha Lane, “American Honey”
  • Trevonte Rhodes, “Moonlight”

Television Series

  • The Americans (season 4)
  • Atlanta (season 1)
  • The Crown (season 1)
  • The Night Manager (mini-series)
  • Rectify (season 4)
  • Transparent (season 3)

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