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Filmspots 2016: Official Winners
« on: March 01, 2017, 10:00:34 PM »
Best Picture
     Moonlight — 44.1%
     Arrival — 17.9%
     Sing Street — 13.2%
     The Lobster — 12.7%
     The Witch — 12.1%

Best Director
     Barry Jenkins, Moonlight — 31.3%
     Park Chan-wook, The Handmaiden — 29.6%
     Denis Villeneuve, Arrival — 17.4%
     Yorgos Lanthimos, The Lobster — 16.2%
     Joel and Ethan Coen, Hail, Caesar! — 5.5%

Best Original Screenplay
     Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou, The Lobster — 41.5%
     Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea — 31.9%
     Joel and Ethan Coen, Hail, Caesar! — 13.2%
     Robert Eggers, The Witch — 11.3%
     John Carney, Sing Street — 2.1%

Best Adapted Screenplay
     Barry Jenkins, Moonlight (based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney) — 30.8%
     Jeong Seo-kyeong and Park Chan-wook, The Handmaiden (based on the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters) — 25.1%
     Whit Stillman, Love & Friendship (based on the novella Lady Susan by Jane Austen) — 22.7%
     Eric Heisserer, Arrival (based on the story "Story of Your Life" by Ted Chiang) — 18.2%
     Taika Waititi, Hunt for the Wilderpeople (based on the book Wild Pork and Watercress by Barry Crump) — 3.2%

Best Actor
     Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea — 52.9%
     Colin Farrell, The Lobster — 24.0%
     Peter Simonischek, Toni Erdmann — 13.7%
     Ralph Ineson, The Witch — 6.3%
     Julian Dennison, Hunt for the Wilderpeople — 3.2%

Best Actress
     Isabelle Huppert, Elle — 42.6%
     Sandra Huller, Toni Erdmann — 21.1%
     Amy Adams, Arrival — 14.1%
     Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years — 12.3%
     Anya Taylor-Joy, The Witch — 10.0%

Best Supporting Actor
     Mahershala Ali, Moonlight — 45.9%
     John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane — 30.8%
     Tom Bennett, Love & Friendship — 13.2%
     Jack Reynor, Sing Street — 6.0%
     Alden Ehrenreich, Hail, Caesar! — 4.0%

Best Supporting Actress
     Lily Gladstone, Certain Women — 40.3%
     Viola Davis, Fences — 21.5%
     Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea — 20.1%
     Lucy Boynton, Sing Street — 9.4%
     Janelle Monae, Moonlight — 8.7%

Best Ensemble Cast
     Moonlight — 43.9%
     Hail, Caesar! — 22.6%
     Love & Friendship — 16.2%
     Sing Street — 10.6%
     The Lobster — 6.6%

Best Non-English Language Film
     The Handmaiden — 35.1%
     Embrace of the Serpent — 24.5%
     Mustang — 16.3%
     Toni Erdmann — 13.1%
     Elle — 10.9%

Best Animated Film
     Tower — 39.1%
     Moana — 24.7%
     Kubo and the Two Strings — 21.3%
     Zootopia — 14.9%
     Finding Dory — 0.0%

Best Documentary
     O.J.: Made in America — 39.9%
     Cameraperson — 28.1%
     Tower — 22.5%
     13th — 6.1%
     Weiner — 3.4%

Best Editing
     Bret Granato, Maya Mumma, and Ben Sozanski, O.J.: Made in America — 37.6%
     Kim Jae-Bum and Kim Sang-beom, The Handmaiden — 26.1%
     Tom Cross, La La Land — 14.4%
     Joe Walker, Arrival — 13.2%
     Tom Eagles, Yana Gorskaya, and Luke Haigh, Hunt for the Wilderpeople — 8.7%

Best Sound
     Arrival — 43.4%
     The Handmaiden — 22.0%
     The Witch — 16.1%
     Moonlight — 9.4%
     Green Room — 9.1%

Best Score
     Justin Hurwitz, La La Land — 37.4%
     Nicholas Britell, Moonlight — 30.9%
     Jσhann Jσhannsson, Arrival — 14.5%
     Mark Korven, The Witch — 10.4%
     John Carney and Gary Clark, Sing Street — 6.8%

Best Soundtrack
     Sing Street — 37.4%
     Lemonade — 25.2%
     Everybody Wants Some!! — 19.2%
     La La Land — 13.7%
     Hunt for the Wilderpeople — 4.5%

Best Cinematography
     James Laxton, Moonlight — 45.2%
     Chung Chung-hoon, The Handmaiden — 26.4%
     Jarin Blaschke, The Witch — 10.2%
     Linus Sandgren, La La Land — 9.6%
     Bradford Young, Arrival — 8.6%

Best Art Direction
     Ryu Seong-hie,The Handmaiden — 32.1%
     Craig Lathrop and Mary Kirkland, The Witch — 25.2%
     Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh, Hail, Caesar! — 18.0%
     Patrice Vermette and Paul Hotte, Arrival — 15.3%
     David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, La La Land — 9.4%

Best Visual Effects
     The Jungle Book — 44.7%
     Arrival — 37.5%
     Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — 10.4%
     Deadpool — 4.9%
     Captain America: Civil War — 2.5%

Best Surprise
     Hunt for the Wilderpeople — 44.4%
     The Invitation — 18.4%
     Deepwater Horizon — 14.4%
     Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping — 12.1%
     The Jungle Book — 10.7%

Best Debut Feature
     The Witch — 52.4%
     Mustang — 20.1%
     The Fits — 13.1%
     Deadpool — 12.2%
     10 Cloverfield Lane — 2.3%

Best Overlooked Film
     The Forbidden Room — 30.7%
     Sunset Song — 21.6%
     Kill Zone 2 — 18.7%
     Long Way North — 15.9%
     The Edge of Seventeen — 13.1%

Best Scene (Dramatic)
     "Drive It Like You Stole It" Video Shoot, Sing Street — 37.0%
     Final Sequence, La La Land — 24.4%
     Could We Have Lunch Sometime?, Manchester by the Sea — 13.9%
     Entering the Ship, Arrival — 12.8%
     The Library, The Handmaiden — 11.9%

Best Scene (Comedic)
     Naked Party, Toni Erdmann — 39.7%
     Mirthless Chuckle, Hail, Caesar! — 19.6%
     "No Dames", Hail, Caesar! — 17.3%
     Opening Credits, Deadpool — 12.6%
     Religious Meeting, Hail, Caesar! — 10.8%

Best Shot
     Walking on the Walls, Arrival — 25.5%
     The Mannequin [Opening], The Neon Demon — 25.0%
     Feet, The Fits — 23.1%
     The Moon, The Witch — 19.1%
     Opening, Hell or High Water — 7.2%

Best Line
     "Would that it twere so simple.", Hail, Caesar! — 28.0%
     "If you encounter any problems, any tensions, and arguing that you cannot resole yourselves, you will be assigned children.
          That usually helps, a lot.", The Lobster — 27.4%
     "If you must blink, do it now.", Kubo and the Two Strings — 24.4%
     "Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?", The Witch — 16.2%
     "But once, I was a f—king jet engine!", Sing Street — 3.9%
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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Winners
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2017, 10:27:33 PM »
Fun Facts!

Picture/Director/Screenplay/Ensemble Cast: Moonlight is the second film to sweep these four major categories. The Social Network did it in 2010.

Original Screenplay: This is the second Filmspot win for Efthymis Filippou and Giorgos Lanthimos in this category. They took home the award for Dogtooth in 2010.

Actor: Affleck was previously nominated in this category in 2007 for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. He lost to Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood.

Actress: Scarlett Johansson remains the only US-born actress to win this award, having earned the Filmspot for Under the Skin in 2014. Amy Adams has been nominated five times in the Actress and Supporting Actress categories without a win. That stat is true of both the Filmspots and the Oscars.

Supporting Actor: Ali is not only the first African American actor to win this award but was also only the second non-white actor to even earn a nomination in this category in the past nine years. (Barkhad Abdi finished fourth in the voting in 2013 for Captain Phillips.) Ten years ago, however, in the inaugural Filmspots, Javier Barden beat out Irfan Khan for the award.

Supporting Actress: Gladstone is the second relative unknown to take home an award in this category, joining Lupita Nyong'o, who won for 12 Years a Slave in 2013.

Ensemble Cast: The films of the Coen Brothers continue to fall short of victory in this category: No Country for Old Men finished 3rd in 2007; A Serious Man finished 5th in 2009; and True Grit finished 2nd in 2010.

Non-English Language Film: The Handmaiden is the second film from South Korea to take home this award. It previously went to Bong Joon-ho's Mother in 2010.

Documentary: The only film before Tower to compete in both the Animated and Documentary Film categories was Waltz with Bashir. It, too, finished third in the Documentary race (behind Man on Wire).

Animated Film: Tower is probably the first nonfiction film to win this award, depending on how you classify Persepolis. Though I really only bring up Persepolis to remind you of this.

Soundtrack: This is the second win in this category for a John Carney film. Once won the very first Filmspot for Best Soundtrack with an impressive 54.2% of the vote. The Darjeeling Limited finished a distant second that year.

Score: Jσhann Jσhannsson's nomination was his second in as many years. He finished fourth in this category last year for Sicario.

Art Direction: The Handmaiden is the second film from Asia to win this award, following The Grandmasters's win in 2013. Two other winners in this category — The Darjeeling Limited and The Fall — were set in Asia, so maybe that counts for something, too.

Cinematography: James Laxton becomes the third person to win this award for their breakthrough film, joining Daniel Landin (Under the Skin, 2014) and Greig Fraser (Bright Star, 2009).

Sound: The nomination for Green Room was the second for a Jeremy Saulnier film. His Blue Ruin was nominated for Best Debut Feature in 2014, losing to Nightcrawler.

Editing: O.J.: Made in America is not only the first documentary to be win in this category but also the first documentary to earn a nomination here. In fact, Man on Wire's nomination for Best Score in 2008 might be the only other time a documentary has competed in an artisan categories (Editing, Score, Cinematography, Sound).

Visual Effects: The Jungle Book is the third film to win this award for its ape-work, following Rise of the Planet of the Apes in 2011 and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes in 2014

Debut Feature: The win for The Witch is the most decisive ever in this category, topping 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, which won by 23% over Let the Right One In.

Surprise: This is the second Filmspot win for a Taika Waititi film. What We Do in the Shadows took home the Best Line award last year ("I think of it like this... if you were going to eat a sandwich, you would just enjoy it more if you knew no one had f—ked it.") but lost Original Screenplay to Alex Garland's script for Ex Machina.

Overlooked Film: This is the first Filmspot nomination and win for a Guy Maddin film. In the 2008 nominations balloting, My Winnipeg finished 12th in the Director category and 9th in Editing.

Comedic Scene:: Toni Erdmann's win is the first in this category for a film from outside the US/UK. (Three consecutive films from the UK won the award from 2009-2011.)

Line: The Coens were previously nominated in this category in 2008 for Burn After Reading ("Well, what have we learned... I guess we learned not to do it again. Now, if we could only figure out what the f—k it is we did."); in 2010 for True Grit ("I was even going to steal a kiss despite you being young, feverish, and not considerably attractive."); and possibly in 2015 for Bridge of Spies ("How did you lose your coat?" / "You know, spy stuff."). This is their first win for Best Line.

I think I'd love how awkward it'd be, or how awkward it should be.


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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Winners
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2017, 10:50:17 PM »
Total Voters

That's three more than last year, breaking a streak of back-to-back years with record low turnout.

Total Votes

Up from 764 last year.

Award-Winning Films
     Moonlight (6)
     Arrival (2)
     The Handmaiden (2)
     O.J.: Made in America (2)
     Sing Street (2)
     Certain Women
     The Forbidden Room
     Hail, Caesar!
     Hunt for the Wilderpeople
     The Jungle Book
     La La Land
     The Lobster
     Manchester by the Sea
     Toni Erdmann
     The Witch

Notable Disappointments
     The Witch (1/11)
     Arrival (2/12)
     Hail, Caesar! (1/9)
     Sing Street (2/9)
     Deadpool (0/3)
     Love & Friendship (0/3)
     10 Cloverfield Lane (0/2)
     The Fits (0/2)
     Kubo and the Two Strings (0/2)
     Mustang (0/2)

Most Decisive Wins
     1. Debut Feature: The Witch over Mustang by 32.3%
     1. Best Actor: Casey Affleck over Colin Farrell by 29.0%
     3. Best Picture: Moonlight over Arrival by 26.1%
     4. Best Surprise: Hunt for the Wilderpeople over The Invitation by 26.0%
     5. Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert over Sandra Huller by 26.0%

Narrowest Wins
     1. Best Shot: Arrival over The Neon Demon by 0.48%
     2. Best Line: Hail, Caesar! over The Lobster  by 0.52%
     3. Best Director: Barry Jenkins over Park Chan-wook by 1.8%
     4. Best Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight over The Handmaiden by 5.7%
     5. Best Score: La La Land over Moonlight by 6.6%

Categories Affected by the Weighting of Votes
     In the year that I finally watch all the nominees, zero categories were affected by the weighting of votes.

Success Rates

I calculate success rates by taking the total number of winners that each person had seen before voting and dividing that by the number of winners they actually voted for. For example, if you voted in 24 categories, had seen 21 of those eventual winners before voting, and had 7 of your picks go on to win, your success rate was 33% (7/21).

MartinTeller100.0% (5/5)
saltine72.7% (8/11)
‘Keith!70.0% (14/20)
jbissell69.2% (18/26)
shuabert68.4% (13/19)
Dave the Necrobumper66.7% (2/3)
Sandy66.7% (2/3)
dheaton66.7% (10/15)
goodguy62.5% (5/8)
pixote61.5% (16/26)
Corndog60.0% (15/25)
oldkid59.1% (13/22)
don s.59.1% (13/22)
Verite56.0% (14/25)
oneaprilday52.6% (10/19)
sdedalus52.4% (11/21)
philip91852.0% (13/25)
Beavermoose50.0% (13/26)
smirnoff50.0% (2/4)
Totoro48.0% (12/25)
maρana48.0% (12/25)
AVERAGE47.6% (338/710)
PeacefulAnarchy47.4% (9/19)
StarCarly47.1% (8/17)
Junior45.5% (10/22)
roujin44.4% (4/9)
Bondo41.7% (10/24)
tinyholidays41.7% (10/24)
MattDrufke40.9% (9/22)
Knocked Out Loaded40.0% (6/15)
jswysin40.0% (10/25)
chardy99933.3% (7/21)
1SO30.4% (7/23)
Sam the Cinema Snob27.8% (5/18)
sdb_197025.0% (6/24)
FLYmeatwad24.0% (6/25)
DarkeningHumour21.7% (5/23)
Teproc20.0% (5/25)

To all those with a higher average than my 33% 41% 33% 37.5% 80.0% 30.8% 57.1% 73.3% 52.9% 61.5%, I scoff at your niche mainstream tastes.

To all those with a lower average, I scoff at your niche elitism.

You can use those "Quote from:" hyperlinks to see your success rates from previous years.

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Winners
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2017, 10:53:19 PM »
#1 votes for Best Picture of the 2016, as seen on the nominations ballots:

Arrival (2)
Don't Think Twice (2)
Embrace of the Serpent (2)
La La Land (2)
Moonlight (2)
Sing Street (2)
The Witch (2)
The Brand New Testament (1)
Certain Women (1)
Deadpool (1)
Dheepan (1)
Everybody Wants Some!! (1)
Hail, Caesar! (1)
The Handmaiden (1)
Hunt for the Wilderpeople (1)
In Jackson Heights (1)
Kill Zone 2 (1)
The Lobster (1)
Manchester by the Sea (1)
Midnight Special (1)
A Monster Calls (1)
O.J.: Made in America (1)
Paterson (1)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (1)
Silence (1)
Victoria (1)

26 different titles, and none of them with more than two votes. That's uncanny.

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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Winners
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2017, 11:37:18 PM »
Looking at the results I was like "oh, I have a really high hit percentage this year" only to find out I'm well below average. Admittedly I voted for the second place finisher in a lot of them.


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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Winners
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2017, 11:47:17 PM »
I've never gotten over 50%, I don't know how people do it. I'm fine with 7 of my 10 misses though, so good results all around.


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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Winners
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2017, 11:52:46 PM »
Woohoo! When you abstain from most of the categories, it's easy to get 100%


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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Winners
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2017, 01:47:47 AM »
Notable Disappointments
     The Witch (1/11)
     Arrival (2/12)
     Hail, Caesar! (1/9)
     Sing Street (2/9)
     Kubo and the Two Strings (0/2)

These are all in my top 10 of the year. I have such a disappointing list, I guess. To be fair, I also have Moonlight, Cameraperson, Silence, and The Handmaiden in my top 10, so it's all good.
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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Winners
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2017, 02:08:25 AM »
My simmering anger reading the results is confirmed by having the lowest success rate, that's nice at least. I voted for the second place finisher in so many categories...

Awards are stupid, I'm now angry at a film I liked a lot ! I'll need a few months to forgive you, La La Land (which is now the official name for that Barry Jenkins film by the way).

Anyway, I would be in favor of retiring the Soundtrack category, as it doesn't seem like there's a widely agreed upon definition for what should qualify.

Thanks for the whole thing, pixote, it's pretty great even if you guys are all wrong, mostly.
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Re: Filmspots 2016: Official Winners
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2017, 05:01:30 AM »
This is the official thread to complain about the results if you weren't at the chat yesterday, right? It's on.

I knew Sing Street had no chance to make it, but still, over 40% for Moonlight?

Had The Handmaiden come out a few months earlier, I might have voted for Park and swayed the vote away from Jenkins.

And we're 0/4 for my three favourite categories.

Main Actors are on point; I can live with the Supporting picks.

Elle is at the bottom of Foreign Language Movies? All is lost. Really hope The Handmaiden lives up to it though. Still, below Mustang and Toni Erdmann? I thought I could trust you, forum.

I don't know what's going on in the Animation category. I wonder if Zootopia suffers from its early release. Regardless, Tower in first place...And how did Finding Dory even get nominated? 

I lost my enthusiasm with the Documentaries a round ago. Whatever.

Editing is the third time my pick comes in at last place.

How much non-original music is there in Sing Street really?

This is a total Moonlight sweep isn't it?

Weren't people complaining about the CG in Jungle Book last year? I don't know what's going on.

Hey, Best Surprise, there's a win for me.

Best Debut was Deadpool's only chance. Was. I should have known The Witch would rip my heart out.

(Not to complain, there is a tad of a snafu in the Overlooked category order.)

I suppose I must watch The Forbidden Room now.

Drive It Like You Stole It is my sole win from therein down.

Endgame tally: 5. 5 of my picks got through. I'll just be in a corner with Teproc and Fly from now on, raging against the rising tide of populism and such. I'll bring the wine.

(How do you even go from 65 to 5%?)

Why did I even get up today?

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