2016 Film Junk Readers’ Choice Awards: Voting is Now Open!


It’s hard to believe that the end of the year is just a few weeks away, but apparently it’s time to start looking back on 2016 in an attempt to put it all into perspective. We’re currently in the process of building our individual lists for best movies of the year, but we like to get the Film Junk readers and listeners involved as well. Just as we do every year, we have come up with a list of nominees broken up across several different (and all but completely arbitrary) genres and now we are turning it over to you to decide the winners. You also get a couple of write-in votes for best movie of the year and biggest disappointment (in order to be eligible, movies should have been released theatrically in the U.S. in 2016). We’ll reveal the winners shortly after Jan. 1st, at which point our own lists will hopefully be ready as well. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and cast your votes for the 2016 Film Junk Readers’ Choice Awards starting right now!

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  • toby

    The link takes to 2015 voting.

  • Sean

    It seems like there is a caching issue that is affecting some people. I just tried forcing a refresh of this page so let me know if you’re still having a problem.

  • Felhide

    Seems to be working now.

  • Tommy

    Hate when I haven’t had the chance to see more than a couple of movies and have to skip a category.
    Best: Cameraperson
    Disappointment: Blair Witch

  • Matt the Kiwi

    This list really highlights what an underwhelming year 2016 was. Have there been any 6 outa 5’s yet?

  • Ezek

    Not in my book. La La Land looks very promising. Haven’t yet had the chance to see it.

  • no one important

    I had seen 4 in a category and didn’t want to nominate any of them.

  • No one important

    I do not believe they have given any 6/5s yet. For me personally, I gave 6/5 to Sing Street and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Great films in a pathetic year for film. Thankfully there is always the opportunity for most people to discover the cinema of the past. I recently discovered Death Race 2000. I’d give that film 2000/5.

  • Jameson

    I actually think this has been a pretty great year for film. Green Room, Hell or High Water, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, The Handmaiden, Nocturnal Animals, and Everybody Wants Some are just a few that come to mind. Still a bunch I need to see.

  • j-diggle

    Not that I do the 6/5 thing, but I’d say that Manchester by the Sea and La La Land were quite amazing.

  • Adam

    Best Horror: The Witch & Green Room

    I smell a Fronk controversy

  • Sam

    Yeah, I never understood the bashing of this year’s movies. In pretty much any year, you could make a pretty solid list of best movies, if you watch enough or seek some out.

    Maybe from a blockbuster stand point this year has been bad, but I’d have a pretty tough time with a top 10 at this point because of too many solid films, and I still need to see stuff like Toni Erdmann, Paterson, Silence, La La Land, Rogue One, The Lure, Girl With All the Gifts, American Honey, etc…

    Movies like Manchester By the Sea, Arrival, Moonlight, Everybody Wants Some, Elle, The Handmaiden, Nocturnal Animals, The Nice Guys, Hell or High Water, Green Room, The Lobster, Sing Street, The Witch, Edge of Seventeen, Jackie, etc… wouldn’t feel out of place in my Top 10 this year, even with the movies I still have yet to see.

  • Jameson

    This summer was exceptionally bad for blockbusters, but the films released in the spring and fall have more than made up for that. The ones you listed all highlight that.

  • Indianamcclain

    My vote would’ve gone towards X-Men for best comic book movie.

  • Nobody

    I love seeing “Kill Zone 2″ in that action category!

  • 9No

    Hey Sean, can you say how long the voting will be open for? I still want to catch up on a few more movies that I’ve heard great things about. :)

  • Sean

    The poll will be open until I sit down to start tabulating the results, which probably won’t be until Jan. 1st.

  • 9No

    Nice! So now I know what I’ll be doing on the night of the 31’th.

  • Wayne Regier

    The link just takes me to an empty page thanking me for taking a survey. Damn Russians.