It is questionable how much awards actually matter, but Oscar season sure is fun. The Kraken is definitely a fan, so during the Oscar season we’ll bring you coverage of all that is happening. So sit back and enjoy as we jump into the madness!


David’s Ever Changing Top Ten List

  1. The Handmaiden
  2. Your Name
  3. La La Land
  4. Manchester By the Sea
  5. Moonlight
    • I won’t say this is a line of awesomeness, but I do feel like it should be said that while the films before this point are clearly above the rest of the films on this list for me, the rest are very very close to everything in my honorable mention.
  6. Moana
  7. Sing Street
  8. Elle
  9. I Am Not Your Negro
  10. Arrival

Honorable Mention (or I guess the next ten): A Monster Calls, Kubo and the Two Strings, Zootopia, Toni Erdmann, Hidden Figures, 13th, Jackie, Neruda, I, Daniel BlakeEverybody Wants Some!!

David’s Top Films Still To See:

  1. OJ: Made in America
  2. My Life as a Zucchini
  3. Sully
  4. Julieta
  5. Silence
  6. Edge of Seventeen
  7. A Man Called Ove
  8. Fire at Sea
  9. Tanna
  10. Land of Mine

Kyu’s Top Ten List (in order)

  1. Moonlight
  2. Manchester by the Sea
  3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  4. Kubo and the Two Strings
  5. La La Land
  6. OJ: Made in America
  7. Shin Godzilla
    – line of awesome –
  8. Swiss Army Man
  9. Jackie
  10. Green Room

Still watching 2016 movies, so this list may change. Check out my part of the Best of 2016: Movies post for honorable mentions.

Forecasts and Awards Coverage


David’s Ever Changing Top Ten List

As David endeavors to be as caught up as possible with the year’s best films so he can give Oscar coverage worthy of its own little gold statue, his top ten list may change, so keep checking back. For now, though:

  1. Mad Max: Fury Road
  2. Sicario
  3. Spotlight
  4. Inside Out
  5. Anomalisa
  6. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  7. Mustang
  8. Bakemono no Ko or The Boy and the Beast
  9. Boy & The World
  10. Carol

Honorable Mention: The MartianBrooklyn and Ex Machina

Kyu’s Top Ten? List

Kyu is much farther behind than David, so here’s his list for now:

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  2. World of Tomorrow
  3. Mad Max: Fury Road
  4. Phoenix
  5. The Big Short
  6. Creed
  7. It Follows
  8. Anomalisa
  9. The Hateful Eight
  10. The Lobster

Honorable mentions: The MartianMission Impossible: Rogue NationEx Machina, TangerineSteve JobsBrooklyn

Really, really behind. Hopefully by Oscar time he’ll actually have ten films on this list.

Update: 10 films, baby! And still more to watch, so the list will keep shifting.

Update: I have honorable mentions now! So exciting. Still more to watch, though!

Award predictions

(Preview: Nomination predictions)

Best Picture

Acting Awards

Creative Awards

Technical Awards

Best Other Types of Picture Awards

Final Predictions

Oscar Live Blog

Highlighted Films