It’s MyCinema Awards time – that time when our writing staff digs through the long lists of movies we loved, loathed, and everything in between to try and capture The Year in Cinema. This year we fell for everything from prestige fare to jazz biopics to fascinating small movies that many other folks overlooked.

The MyCinema Awards are by nature subjective – but we have one key eligibility requirement: the films need to reach wide release (or as wide as they will ever go) within the nomination period (Jan 1- Dec 31) to be eligible. This might mean that some “Festival Only” pieces get overlooked – but it means that our list is a true reflection of the 2016 That Was.

The winners will be announced in April along with the winners of our Honorary Award, Emerging Artist, Performer of the Year and Fan Favourite (which you can vote on by tweeting to @MyEntWorld).

All nominees are invited to participate in our annual Nominee Interview SeriesPlease email to sign up. 

Also be sure to check out our nominations for the MyTV Awards and MyTheatre Awards in Toronto, London, and New York.

Without further ado, we invite you to relax and dive in along with us:

Outstanding Effects
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Jungle Book
Now You See Me 2
Pride & Prejudice & Zombies
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Outstanding Costumes
Born to be Blue
Café Society
The Dressmaker
La La Land
Love & Friendship
Nocturnal Animals

Outstanding Ensemble
American Honey
Captain Fantastic
Don’t Think Twice
Everybody Wants Some!!
Other People

Outstanding Supporting Actor
Aaron Abrams (Closet Monster)
Michael Barbieri (Little Men)
Ben Foster (Hell or High Water)
André Holland (Moonlight)
Sunny Pawar (Lion)
Pawel Szajda (Imperium)

Outstanding Supporting Actress
Toni Collette (Imperium)
Tyne Daly (Hello, My Name is Doris)
Judy Davis (The Dressmaker)
Linda Emond (Indignation)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Riley Keough (American Honey)

Outstanding Actor
Ethan Hawke (Born to be Blue)
Connor Jessup (Closet Monster)
Shia LaBeouf (American Honey)
Logan Lerman (Indignation)
Daniel Radcliffe (Imperium)
Parker Sawyers (Southside With You)

Outstanding Actress
Sally Field (Hello, My Name is Doris)
Gillian Jacobs (Don’t Think Twice)
Sarah Paulson (Blue Jay)
Molly Shannon (Other People)
Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen)
Rachel Weisz (Denial)

Outstanding Screenplay
Kelly Fremon Craig (The Edge of Seventeen)
Stephen Dunn (Closet Monster)
Chad Hartigan (Morris from America)
Chris Kelly (Other People)
James Schamus (Indignation)
Laura Terruso & Michael Showalter (Hello, My Name is Doris)

Outstanding Direction
Andrea Arnold (American Honey)
Robert Budreau (Born to be Blue)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Stephen Dunn (Closet Monster)
David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water)
Pedro Morelli (Zoom)

Outstanding Picture
American Honey
Born to be Blue
Closet Monster
The Edge of Seventeen
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea