These are the 2016 Endy Awards, wherein I pretend to give out maneki-neko statues to the best in that year in film. Awards for many other years can be found in the Rankings & Awards Index. Eligibility is determined by imdb date and by whether or not I’ve seen the movie in question. Nominees are listed in alphabetical order and the winners are bolded. You can see my live-tweeting of the ceremony here. And the Endy goes to. . .


Best Picture:

1. Dawson City: Frozen Time
2. Elle
3. Love & Friendship
4. Moonlight
5. Paterson
6. A Quiet Passion
7. Silence
8. Things to Come
9. Toni Erdmann
10. Yourself & Yours

Best Director:

1. Paul Verhoeven, Elle
2. Whit Stillman, Love & Friendship
3. Jim Jarmsuch, Paterson
4. Maren Ade, Toni Erdmann
5. Hong Sangsoo, Yourself & Yours

Best Actor:

1. Song Kangho, The Age of Shadows
2. Josh Brolin, Hail, Caesar!
3. Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
4. Adam Driver, Paterson
5. Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann

Best Actress:

1. Sônia Braga, Aquarius
2. Haru Kurocki, A Bride for Rip Van Winkle
3. Isabelle Huppert, Elle
4. Fan Bingbing, I Am Not Madame Bovary
5. Kate Beckinsale, Love & Friendship
6. Samantha Robinson, The Love Witch
7. Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
8. Ma Sichun, SoulMate
9. Isabelle Huppert, Things to Come
10. Sandra Hüller, Toni Erdmann

Supporting Actor:

1. Teruyuki Kagawa, Creepy
2. Alden Ehrenrich, Hail, Caesar!
3. Tom Bennett, Love & Friendship
4. Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
5. Issey Ogata, Silence

Supporting Actress:

1. Lily Gladstone, Certain Women
2. Kristen Stewart, Certain Women
3. Kate McKinnon, Ghostbusters
4. Golshifteh Farahani, Paterson
5. Jennifer Ehle, A Quiet Passion


Original Screenplay:

1. Anna Biller, The Love Witch
2. Jim Jarmsuch, Paterson
3. Terence Davies, A Quiet Passion
4. Maren Ade, Toni Erdmann
5. Hong Sangsoo, Yourself & Yours

Adapted Screenplay:

1. David Birke, Elle
2. Whit Stillman, Love & Friendship
3. Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
4. James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro
5. Jay Cocks & Martin Scorsese, Silence

Non-English Language Film:

1. Elle (Paul Verhoeven)
2. The Hedonists (Jia Zhangke)
3. Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve)
4. Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)
5. Yourself & Yours (Hong Sangsoo)

Non-Fiction Film:

1. Dawson City: Frozen Time (Bill Morrison)
2. HyperNormalization (Adam Curtis)
3. I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck)
4. The Last Poems Trilogy (Sofia Bohdanowicz)
5. Yellowing (Chan Tze-woon)

Animated Feature Film:

1. In This Corner of the World (Sunao Katabuchi)
2. The Secret Life of Pets (Chris Renaud & Yarrow Cheney)
3. Sing (Garth Jennings)
4. Tower (Keith Maitland)
5. Your Name. (Makoto Shinkai)

Animated Short Film:

1. Curses (Jodie Mack)
2. Mamie (Janice Nadeau)
3. Nutag – Homeland (Alisi Telengut)

Live-Action Short Film:

1. Cave of Sighs (Nathan Douglas)
2. The Hedonists (Jia Zhangke)
3. Let Your Heart Be Light (Sophy Romvari & Deragh Campbell)
4. One Day in Our Lives of… (Stanley Kwan)
5. The Promise (Shiota Akihiko)

Non-Fiction Short Film:

1. Indefinite Pitch (James N. Kienitz Wilkins)
2. The Movieland Movie (Zachary KerrHolden)
3. Pop Song (Matthew Taylor Blais)
4. A Train Arrives at the Station (Thom Andersen)
5. Two (Christopher Spencer-Lowe)

Unseen Film:

1. Kate Plays Christine (Robert Greene)
2. The Salesman (Asghar Farhadi)
3. The Son of Joseph (Eugène Green)


Film Editing:

1. Cameraperson
2. Elle
3. Lemonade
4. Moonlight
5. Paterson


1. Crosscurrent
2. I Am Not Madame Bovary
3. The Love Witch
4. Moonlight
5. The Wasted Times

Art Direction:

1. Love & Friendship
2. The Love Witch
3. Paterson
4. See You Tomorrow
5. The Wasted Times

Costume Design:

1. Everybody Wants Some!!
2. The Handmaiden
3. Love & Friendship
4. The Love Witch
5. The Wasted Times


1. Love & Friendship
2. The Love Witch
3. The Mermaid
4. Train to Busan
5. The Wailing


Original Score:

1. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
2. The Handmaiden
3. Lemonade
4. The Love Witch
5. The Wasted Times

Adapted Score:

1. The Edge of Seventeen
2. Everybody Wants Some!!
3. Garfunkel & Oates: Trying to Be Special
4. Moonlight
5. Silence


1. Crosscurrent
2. Elle
3. Moonlight
4. Paterson
5. Silence

Sound Editing:

1. The Age of Shadows
2. Rogue One
3. Sully
4. 13 Hours
5. Train to Busan

Visual Effects:

1. A Chinese Odyssey Part Three
2. The Mermaid
3. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
4. Rogue One
5. Sully


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