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Awards Leaderboard: Top Movies of 2016

We help you keep track of the awards season 2016/2017.

by | December 19, 2016 | Comments

From November through February, the best movies of 2016 are getting recognized by critics, press, fans, and members of the film industry from all over, in a number of award competitions. To keep track of all that, and help you make educated decisions when you place your Oscar bets, we put together a ranking of movies by number of awards won, and their respective categories, including all the major professional guild awards and the critics groups that qualify for membership on Rotten Tomatoes. Read on to find out where your favorite movies stand, and who is leading the pack. And make sure to come back after each award event for an updated list.

La La Land (2016) 93%

 65 wins

Moonlight (2016) 98%

 56 wins

Manchester by the Sea (2016) 96%

 48 wins

Hell or High Water (2016) 98%

 22 wins

  • HFCS – Best Screenplay
  • HFCS – Best Supporting Actor
  • AFI Top 10
  • WAFCA – Best Acting Ensemble
  • NBR – Best Supporting Actor
  • DFCS – Best Supporting Actor
  • KCFCC – Best Supporting Actor
  • KCFCC – Best Original Screenplay
  • NFCS – Best Film
  • NFCS – Best Supporting Actor
  • NFCS – Best Director
  • NFCS – Best Original Screenplay
  • PFCS – Best Actor in a Supporting Role
  • PFCS – Best Ensemble Acting
  • PFCS – Best Original Screenplay
  • SDFCS – Best Picture
  • SDFCS – Best Director
  • SDFCS – Best Supporting Actor, Male
  • SDFCS – Best Ensemble
  • SDFCS – Best Original Screenplay
  • SDFCS – Best Cinematography
  • FFCC – Best Supporting Actor

Elle (2016) 88%

 15 wins

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) 94%

 14 win

  • HFCS – Best Foreign Film
  • LVFCS – Best Foreign Film
  • CFCA – Best Adapted Screenplay
  • CFCA – Best Art Direction/Production Design
  • CFCA – Best Foreign-Language Film
  • BSFC – Best Cinematography
  • BSFC – Best Foreign-Language Film
  • NYFCO – Best Foreign Language Picture
  • SFFCC – Best Production Design
  • SFFCC – Best Foreign Language Picture
  • LAFCA – Best Production Design
  • LAFCA – Best Foreign-Language Film
  • DFW Film Critics – Best Foreign Language Film
  • KCFCC – Best Foreign Language Film

Fences (2016) 95%

 13 wins

Jackie (2016) 89%

 13 wins

O.J.: Made in America (2016) 100%

 12 wins

  • NSFC – Best Non-Fiction Film
  • HFCS – Best Documentary
  • LVFCS – Best Documentary
  • CFCA – Best Documentary
  • BSFC – Best Documentary
  • LAFCA – Best Editing
  • NYFCC – Best Non-Fiction Film
  • NBR – Best Documentary
  • Gotham Independent – Best Documentary
  • DFCS – Best Documentary
  • KCFCC – Best Documentary
  • NFCS – Best Documentary

Arrival (2016) 94%

 11 wins

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) 97%

 8 wins

  • HFCS – Best Animated Film
  • LVFCS – Best Animated Film
  • CFCA – Best Animated Feature
  • NYFCO – Best Animated Feature
  • WAFCA – Best Animated Feature
  • NBR – Best Animated Feature
  • SDFCS – Best Animated Film
  • FFCC – Best Animated film

The Witch (2016) 91%

 8 wins

  • LVFCS – Best Costume
  • LVFCS – Best Horror/Sci-Fi
  • CFCA – Most Promising Filmmaker
  • TFCA – Best First Feature
  • BSFC – Best New Filmmaker
  • NYFCO – Best Debut as Director
  • Gotham Independent – Breakthrough Actor
  • PFCS – Breakthrough Performance

Zootopia (2016) 98%

 8 wins

Toni Erdmann (2016) 92%

 6 wins

  • NSFC – Best Foreign Language Film
  • TFCA – Best Actress
  • TFCA – Best Director
  • TFCA – Best Foreing-Language Film
  • NYFCC – Best Foreign Film
  • VFCC – Best Foreign Language Film

American Honey (2016) 79%

 5 wins

  • BIFA – Best British Independent Film
  • BIFA – Best Director
  • BIFA – Best Actress
  • BIFA – Outstanding Achievement in Craft
  • FFCC – Best Ensemble

Hacksaw Ridge (2016) 86%

 5 wins

Cameraperson (2016) 100%

 4 wins

  • TFCA – Allan King Documentary Award
  • NBR – Freedom of Expression Award
  • VFCC – Best Documentary
  • FFCC – Best Documentary

Krisha (2016) 97%

 4 wins

Certain Women (2016) 90%

 4 wins

  • BSFC – Best Supporting Actress
  • LAFCA – Best Supporting Actress
  • NYFCC – Best Supporting Actress
  • SDFCS – Breakthrough Artist

20th Century Women (2017) 90%

 3 wins

  • DFCS – Best Ensemble
  • NFCS – Best Actress
  • NFCS – Best Supporting Actress

The Edge of Seventeen (2016) 95%

 3 wins

  • NYFCC – Best First Film
  • DFCS – Breakthrough
  • FFCC – Best First Film

The Jungle Book (2016) 95%

 3 wins

The Lobster (2016) 89%

  3 wins

  • LAFCA – Best Screenplay
  • FFCC – Best Film
  • FFCC – Best Original Screenplay

Nocturnal Animals (2016) 72%

 3 wins

Tower (2016) 100%

  3 wins

Under The Shadow (2016) 98%

 3 wins

  • BIFA – Best Screenplay
  • BIFA – Best Supporting Actress
  • BIFA – Debut Director

13th (2016) 97%

 2 wins

  • NYFCO – Best Documentary
  • WAFCA – Best Documentary

Adult Life Skills (2016) 80%

 2 wins

  • BIFA – Best Supporting Actor
  • BIFA – Best Debut Screenwriter

Deadpool (2016) 84%

 2 wins

Hidden Figures (2017) 92%

 2 wins

  • LVFCS – Best Ensemble
  • NBR – Best Ensemble

I Am Not Your Negro (2017) 96%

 2 wins

  • SFFCC – Best Documentary
  • LAFCA – Best Documentary

I, Daniel Blake (2016) 92%

  2 wins

  • BIFA – Best Actor
  • BIFA – Most Promising Newcomer

Love & Friendship (2016) 98%

 2 wins

  • SDFCS – Best Adapted Screenplay
  • FFCC – Best Adapted Screenplay

The Nice Guys (2016) 92%

  2 wins

  • LVFCS – Best Comedy
  • SDFCS – Best Comedic Performance

Paterson (2016) 96%

 2 wins

Silence (2017) 83%

 2 wins

Sing Street (2016) 96%

 2 wins

  • PFCS – The Overlooked Film of the Year
  • SDFCS – Best Use of Music in a Film

Sully (2016) 85%

  2 wins

A Monster Calls (2017) 87%

 1 win

  • WAFCA – Best Voice Performance

Aquarius (2016) 97%

 1 win

  • SDFCS – Best Actor, Female

The BFG (2016) 75%

  1 win

  • WAFCA – Best Motion Capture Performance

Captain America: Civil War (2016) 90%

  1 win

  • LVFCS – Best Action Film

Doctor Strange (2016) 90%

 1 win

  • PFCS – Best Visual Effects

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) 73%

 1 win

  • PFCS – Best Costume Design

The Fits (2016) 97%

 1 win

  • NBR – Breakthrough Performance

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) 87%

  1 win

The Girl With All the Gifts (2016) 84%

  1 win

  • BIFA – Breakthrough Producer

Gleason (2016) 96%

 1 win

  • PFCS – Best Documentary

The Greasy Strangler (2016) 64%

  1 win

  • BIFA – Discovery Award

Hail, Caesar! (2016) 85%

 1 win

  • SDFCS – Best Production Design

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) 97%

  1 win

  • LVFCS – Best Family Film

The Illinois Parables (2016) 100%

  1 win

  • LAFCA – Independent/Experimental Film

Loving (2016) 89%

  1 win

  • NYFCO – Breakthrough Performer

Moana (2016) 95%

  1 win

  • NFCS – Best Animated Movie

Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) 89%

 1 win

  • SDFCS – Best Foreign Language Film

Notes on Blindness (2016) 93%

  1 win

  • BIFA – Best Documentary

The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) 92%

  1 win

  • SFFCC – Best Animated Feature

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) 85%

  1 win

  • NFCS – Best Visual Effects

The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) 100%

 1 win

  • NBR – Best Foreign Language Film

The Stairs (2016) 100%

 1 win

  • TFCA – Best Canadian Film

Suicide Squad (2016) 26%

  1 win

Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) 100%

  1 win

  • BSFC – Best Actress

Weiner (2016) 97%

 1 win

  • SDFCS – Best Documentary

Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) 97%

  1 win

  • LAFCA – Best Animation

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