The 2016 Floyd Film Awards and Belated Year-End TV Lists


FYI: I’ve been busy with dissertation writing and other projects so I’ve taken a bit of break from updating my blog and didn’t see as many new movies as I usually do during the year. In addition, I just now got around to compiling my year-end TV list, and this is a far shorter year-end write-up than I usually do.

The 10 Best Films:

  1. Embrace of the Serpent
  2. Silence
  3. Moonlight
  4. Manchester by the Sea
  5. OJ: Made In America
  6. The Invitation
  7. Arrival
  8. Under the Shadow
  9. Popstar: Never Stop Stopping
  10. Chasing the Light

Honorable Mention:

  • Hidden Figures
  • Knight of Cups
  • Midnight Special

Best Director: Martin Scorsese, Silence

Indigenous Filmmaking Award: Chasing the Light

Indigenous Acting Award: Nilbio Torres, Embrace of the Serpent

Runner-up: Gil Birmingham, Hell or High Water

Award for Religious Filmmaking: Silence

Movie that deserved more love: Don’t Think Twice

Breakthrough Performer: Janelle Monae

Should be a cult classic Award: Keanu

Most Promising First Feature: The Daniels, Swiss Army Man


The 10 Best Horror films:

  1. Under the Shadow
  2. The Invitation
  3. Train to Busan
  4. Hush
  5. Don’t Breathe
  6. Ouija: Origin of Evil
  7. The Wailing
  8. 10 Cloverfield Lane
  9. The Witch
  10. Lights Out


The 10 Best TV Shows (2016 Calendar Year)

  1. Atlanta, FX
  2. The People vs. OJ Simpson, FX
  3. Lady Dynamite, Netflix
  4. The Americans, FX
  5. Game of Thrones, HBO
  6. Rectify, Sundance
  7. Better Call Saul, AMC
  8. Search Party, TBS
  9. The Last Man on Earth, FOX
  10. The OA, Netflix

Honorable Mention:

  • Bojack Horseman, Netflix
  • This is Us, NBC
  • The Night Of, HBO

Best Network: FX

Most Improved Network: TBS

Most Improved Show: Game of Thrones

Biggest Disappointment: Mr. Robot

Best Kids Show: Clarence, Cartoon Network

Best Late-Night Talk Show: Late Night with Seth Myers, NBC

Best Sketch/Variety Show: Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin Sclopio Peepio, Adult Swim

Best Educational/Edutainment Show: Adam Ruins Everything, TruTV

The 25 Best Episodes and Specials (2 episode limit per show)

  1. Lemonade, HBO
  2. The Door, Game of Thrones
  3. Persona Non Grata, The Americans
  4. BAN, Atlanta
  5. Mystery Girl, Clarence
  6. Fish Out of Water, Bojack Horseman
  7. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, People v. OJ
  8. Play Test, Black Mirror
  9. Nailed, Better Call Saul
  10. Manna From Heaven, People v. OJ
  11. The Winds of Winter, GoT
  12. Hope, Black-ish
  13. The Magic of David Copperfield…The Americans
  14. Hated in the Nation, Black Mirror
  15. The House of Uncanny Truths, Search Party
  16. The Beach, The Night Of
  17. All I’m Sayin’, Rectify
  18. Adam Ruins Christmas, Adam Ruins Everything
  19. Weirdmaggedon pt 3, Gravity Falls
  20. Jack and Diane, Lady Dynamite
  21. The Jacket, Atlanta
  22. Pilot, This is Us
  23. Grease Live, FOX
  24. The Well-Tempered Clavier, Westworld
  25. The Bathtub, Stranger Things

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