2016 Rachies Awards

Well, my friends, the Oscars are coming up and most likely they will get a few things right but most things wrong. I don’t know if I’m even going to watch this year because the political speeches are going to be so obnoxious. Instead, I would like to point you to a much better annual awards offering- the Rachies. Yes, for the last 3 years I have given my nominations and winners for the best of the year. I include all the categories from the Oscars but then offer a few of my own into the mix. So, sit back and enjoy the 2016 Rachies Awards!

Best Animated Film-


Your Name

The Red Turtle


Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Live Action Film-

sing-streetHacksaw Ridge

Sing Street

Love and Friendship


Things to Come

Best Directing-


Mel Gibson- Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins- Moonlight

Ron Clements and John Musker- Moana

David Mackenzie- Hell or High Water

Garth Davis- Lion

Makoto Shinkai- Your Name

Most Underrated/Underseen


Presenting Princess Shaw


April and the Extraordinary World

Ethel and Ernest

London Road

Best Animated Short

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Inner Workings

Borrowed Time


Best Actress in Leading Role


Isabelle Huppert- Things to Come

Kate Beckinsale- Love and Friendship

Viola Davis- Fences

Ruth Negga- Loving

Rebecca Hall- Christine

Best Actor in Leading Role

sullyCasey Affleck- Manchester By the Sea

Tom Hanks- Sully

Denzel Washington- Fences

Taron Egerton- Eddie the Eagle

Rolf Lassgard- A Man Called Ove

Best Supporting Actress-queen-of-katwe-scene

Chloe Sevigny- Love and Friendship

Nicole Kidman- Lion

Taraji P Henson- Hidden Figures

Lupita Nyong’o- Queen of Katwe

Michelle Williams- Manchester by the Sea

Best Supporting Actorjack-reynor

Ashton Sanders- Moonlight

Jack Reynor- Sing Street

Tom Bennett- Love and Friendship

John Goodman- 10 Cloverfield Lane

Chris Pine- Hell or High Water

Best Ensemble Filmhacksaw-ridge-ensemble

Hidden Figures

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Captain America: Civil War

Everybody Wants Some

Best Voice Actingzootopia100

Auli’i Cravalho and The Rock- Moana

Jim Broadbent and Blenda Blethyn- Ethel and Ernest

Ginnifer Goodwin and Jason Bateman- Zootopia

Ellen Degeneres- Finding Dory

Art Parkinson- Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Production Designallied2

Rogue One



La La Land

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Best Visual EffectsTHE JUNGLE BOOK

A Monster Calls

Pete’s Dragon

Jungle Book

Doctor Strange


Best Documentary


Presenting Princess Shaw


Life, Animated

OJ Made in America

The Eagle Huntress

Best Costumesdressmaker6

Florence Foster Jenkins

Love and Friendship

The Dressmaker

Cafe Society

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Best Makeup and Hairjackie2

Star Trek Beyond

The Dressmaker


Nocturnal Animals


Best Editinghacksaw-ridge-poster-part

13 Hours

The Shallows

Hacksaw Ridge

Nocturnal Animals

Hell or High Water

Best Cinematographyhunt-for-wilderpeople


Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Knight of Cups

La La Land

Pete’s Dragon

Best Original Score

La La Land


The Red Turtle

Your Name


Best Original Song

How Far I’ll Go- Moana

You’re Welcome- Moana

Drive it Like You Stole It- Sing Street

Up- Sing Street

Sparkle- Your Name

Best Original Screenplayhell-or-highwater

Things to Come

Sing Street

Hell or High Water

Everybody Wants Some

Manchester By the Sea

Your Name

Best Adapted Screenplaylove and friendship2




Love and Friendship

Queen of Katwe

Best Sound Design and Mixing

13-hoursRogue One

Hacksaw Ridge

13 Hours

Patriot’s Day


Biggest Surprise

10_cloverfield_lane_paramount_winstead-0-0Hell or High Water

10 Cloverfield Lane

Pete’s Dragon

Hidden Figures

Bridget Jones Baby

So that is my Rachies Awards!  I hope you enjoyed them. Please let me know what you think in the comments section and check out some of these movies if you haven’t had a chance!

11 thoughts on “2016 Rachies Awards

  1. How does one get to attend the Rachies?

    I didn’t know you saw Christine…unless I forgot. And Tom Hanks as Best Actor for Sully? Interesting. I mean, I thought he was good, but not the best performance of the year!

    And yeah, April and the Extraordinary World was definitely underrated/underseen!

    1. Yeah I guess I am higher on Sully than most. I was surprised when I went over the performances from 2016 most of my favorites from men were supporting not lead. So cool you agree with me on April! I love that film.

  2. I much prefer your nominations over the Academy’s, especially all the love for Your Name and Sing Street. Interesting that your winners will probably be very different from the Oscars (probably La La Land for everything), but it’s good to see some underrated films get their due.

  3. Interesting that you nominated Isabelle Huppert for Things to Come while everyone is giving her the kudos for Elle, neither of which I have seen. There are quite a few movies on here that I’ve yet to see actually, even though I saw well over a hundred movies last year at the cinema. Would like to see Sing Street as quite a few people have raved about it and that still image from Your Name alone is enough to make me want to see it. The level of detail on it is incredible. Every frame truly a painting. Biggest snub for me all round this year seems to be Eye In The Sky. That film should have easily picked up a Best Original Screenplay nomination.

    1. Thanks so much! Yeah it’s impossible to see everything. I don’t know what you’d think of Things to Come. It is a slice of life film without a ton of plot but I love those. Huppert is amazing in it. I am tempted to see Elle because of her but I normally avoid anything with rape. I cant wait until you see Sing Street. I hope it hasnt been overhyped for you but I really did love it.
      You are so right about Your Name. It’s stunning film for the animation alone

  4. I enjoyed reading these. happy to see Huppert pop up though that was a surprise to me for you. I wish Your Name had been available to me. It was the one major competitor in animation that I didn”t get a screener of.

    1. Thanks for reading! I loved Things to Come and Huppert was so great in it. She must be awesome in Elle to have beat her performance there. Made my top 10 of the year. I guess I have eclectic taste 🙂 . I cant wait until everyone gets to see the english dub of Your Name in May I believe. It’s spectacular

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