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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) 91%

 80 wins

Moonlight (2016) 98%

 72 wins

Manchester by the Sea (2016) 96%

 55 wins

Hell or High Water (2016) 97%

 24 wins

  • Indie Spirit – Best Supporting Actor
  • Golden Tomato – Best Thriller
  • 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

Fences (2016) 92%

 19 wins

  • Oscars – Best Supporting Actress
  • BAFTA – Best Supporting Actress
  • NAACP – Outstanding Supporting Actress
  • NAACP – Outstanding Actor
  • SAG – Actor in a Leading Role
  • SAG – Best Supporting Actress
  • Golden Globes – Best Supporting Actress
  • HFCS – Best Supporting Actress
  • LVFCS – Best Supporting Actress
  • Critics’ Choice – Best Supporting Actress
  • NYFCO – Best Supporting Actress
  • SFFCC – Best Actor
  • SFFCC – Best Supporting Actress
  • AFI Top 10
  • WAFCA – Best Supporting Actress
  • DFW Film Critics – Best Supporting Actress
  • DFCS – Best Supporting Actress
  • KCFCC – Best Supporting Actress
  • PFCS – Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Elle (2016) 91%

 16 wins

Arrival (2016) 94%

 15 wins

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

 15 wins

  • Oscars – Best Documentary Feature
  • Indie Spirit – Best Documentary
  • PGA  – Producer of Documentary Picture
  • 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

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) 95%

 14 wins

  • 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

Jackie (2016) 88%

 14 wins

Hacksaw Ridge (2016) 85%

 12 wins

Zootopia (2016) 98%

 12 wins

The Jungle Book (2016) 94%

 11 wins

  • Oscars – Achievement in Visual Effects
  • BAFTA – Best Special Visual Effects
  • VES – Effects Simulations, Photoreal Feature
  • VES – Compositing, Photoreal Feature
  • VES – Virtual Cinematography, Photoreal Project
  • VES – Animated Performance, Photoreal Feature
  • VES – Visual Effects, Photoreal Feature
  • Golden Tomato – Best Kids/Family Movie
  • LVFCS – Best Visual Effects
  • Critics’ Choice – Best Visual Effects
  • SDFCS – Best Visual Effects

The Witch (2016) 90%

 11 wins

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) 97%

 10 wins

  • BAFTA – Best Animated Film
  • VES – Visual Effects, Animated Feature
  • 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

Toni Erdmann (2016) 93%

 8 wins

  • Indie Spirit – Best International Film
  • LFCC – Best Foreign Language Film
  • NSFC – Best Foreign Language Film
  • TFCA – Best Actress
  • TFCA – Best Director
  • TFCA – Best Foreign-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

Hidden Figures (2017) 93%

 5 wins

  • NAACP – Outstanding Actress
  • NAACP – Outstanding Motion Picture
  • SAG – Best Ensemble
  • LVFCS – Best Ensemble
  • NBR – Best Ensemble

Love & Friendship (2016) 97%

 5 wins

  • Golden Tomato – Best Comedy
  • LFCC – Supporting Actor of the Year
  • LFCC – British/Irish Actress of the Year
  • SDFCS – Best Adapted Screenplay
  • FFCC – Best Adapted Screenplay

13th (2016) 97%

 4 wins

  • BAFTA – Best Documentary
  • NAACP – Outstanding Documentary
  • NYFCO – Best Documentary
  • WAFCA – Best Documentary

Cameraperson (2016) 99%

 4 wins

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

Certain Women (2016) 91%

 4 wins

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

I, Daniel Blake (2017) 92%

  4 wins

  • BAFTA – Outstanding British Film
  • LFCC – British/Irish Film of the Year
  • BIFA – Best Actor
  • BIFA – Most Promising Newcomer

Krisha (2016) 95%

 4 wins

Under The Shadow (2016) 99%

 4 wins

  • LFCC – Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker
  • BIFA – Best Screenplay
  • BIFA – Best Supporting Actress
  • BIFA – Debut Director

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) 74%

 3 wins

  • Oscars – Best Costume Design
  • BAFTA – Best Production Design
  • PFCS – Best Costume Design

20th Century Women (2017) 88%

 3 wins

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

The Edge of Seventeen (2016) 94%

 3 wins

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

The Lobster (2016) 87%

  3 wins

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

Moana (2016) 95%

  3 wins

  • VES – Effects Simulations, Photoreal Feature
  • VES – Created Environment, Animated Feature
  • NFCS – Best Animated Movie

Nocturnal Animals (2016) 74%

 3 wins

Tower (2016) 99%

  3 wins

Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) 99%

  3 wins

A Monster Calls (2017) 86%

 2 wins

  • LFCC – Young British/Irish Performer
  • WAFCA – Best Voice Performance

Adult Life Skills (2019) 74%

 2 wins

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

Captain America: Civil War (2016) 90%

  2 wins

Deadpool (2016) 85%

 2 wins

Deepwater Horizon (2016) 83%

 2 wins

  • VES – Model, Photoreal or Animated Project
  • VES – Supporting Visual Effects, Photo Real Feature

Doctor Strange (2016) 89%

 2 wins

  • VES – Created Environment, Photoreal Feature
  • PFCS – Best Visual Effects

The Fits (2016) 97%

 2 wins

  • Indie Spirit – Someone to Watch Award
  • NBR – Breakthrough Performance

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) 87%

  2 wins

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) 96%

  2 wins

I Am Not Your Negro (2017) 99%

 2 wins

  • SFFCC – Best Documentary
  • LAFCA – Best Documentary

Lion (2016) 84%

  2 wins

  • BAFTA – Best Supporting Actor
  • BAFTA – 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) 95%

 2 wins

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

Son of Saul (2015) 96%

 2 wins

  • BAFTA – Best Foreign Language Film
  • LFCC – Director of the Year

The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) 96%

 2 wins

  • Oscars – Best Foreign Language Film
  • NBR – Best Foreign Language Film

Suicide Squad (2016) 27%

  2 wins

Sully (2016) 85%

  2 wins

Weiner (2016) 97%

 2 wins

Aquarius (2016) 97%

 1 win

  • SDFCS – Best Actor, Female

The BFG (2016) 75%

  1 win

  • WAFCA – Best Motion Capture Performance

Command and Control (2016) 95%

 1 win

  • WGA – Documentary Screenplay

Eye In The Sky (2016) 95%

 1 win

Finding Dory (2016) 94%

 1 win

  • VES – Animated Performance, Animated Feature

Fire at Sea (Fuocoammare) (2016) 95%

 1 win

  • LFCC – Documentary of the Year

The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) 86%

  1 win

  • BIFA – Breakthrough Producer

Gleason (2016) 96%

 1 win

  • PFCS – Best Documentary

The Greasy Strangler (2016) 63%

  1 win

  • BIFA – Discovery Award

Hail, Caesar! (2016) 85%

 1 win

  • SDFCS – Best Production Design

Hooligan Sparrow (2016) 97%

 1 win

The Illinois Parables (2016) 100%

  1 win

  • LAFCA – Independent/Experimental Film

Loving (2016) 89%

  1 win

  • NYFCO – Breakthrough Performer

Mountains May Depart (Shan he gu ren) (2016) 91%

 1 win

  • SDFCS – Best Foreign Language Film

Notes on Blindness (2016) 95%

  1 win

  • BIFA – Best Documentary

Other People (2016) 85%

  1 win

The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) 93%

  1 win

  • SFFCC – Best Animated Feature

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) 84%

  1 win

  • NFCS – Best Visual Effects

Southside With You (2016) 92%

 1 win

Spa Night (2016) 96%

 1 win

The Stairs (2016) 100%

 1 win

  • TFCA – Best Canadian Film

Victoria (2015) 82%

 1 win

  • LFCC –  Technical Achievement of the Year

The White Helmets (2016) 100%

 1 win

  • Oscars – Best Documentary Short Subject

Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2017) 98%

  1 win

  • LAFCA – Best Animation

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