‘I, Daniel Blake’ and ‘Moonlight’ Lead The #RoberAwards2016 Film Winners


I, Daniel Blake has been named film of the year in the 2016 Rober Awards Film Poll. Ken Loach‘s latest work, putting to shame the cruelty of the current UK benefits system, has resonated with audiences around the world since it won the Palme D’Or at Cannes.

Boasting an unusually wide spread of winners, an indication of the excellent quality and quantity of great movies released over the past twelve months, this year only two film have won in more than one category. Moonlight, which after its historical -and shocking- won at the Oscars, stood above the rest also in our poll by earning a total of five Robers, namely best directing, adapting screenplay, acting ensemble, supporting actor-Mahershala Ali– and cinematography honours. Meanwhile, Park Chan-Wook‘s The Handmaiden was selected in the best Foreign Language and production design categories.

Kelly Reichard‘s collection of intimate female portraits in Certain Women was the runner-up in several categories, including best film, and earned Lily Gladstone the best supporting actress trophy. Other acting winners were Adam Driver, for his poetic rendition of a blue collar worker’s simple life in Paterson. Isabelle Huppert for her double tour de force in Paul Verhoeven‘s provocative thriller Elle and in Mia Hansen-Løve‘s reflection on how we adapt to life’s changes, Things To Come. Ruth Negga conquered the Rising Star award for the heartfelt interracial love story of Loving.

Other notable winners on this edition are Toni Erdmann for best comedy, Scott Walker for the soundtrack of The Childhood Of A Leader, Nick Cave’s documentary One More Time With Feeling and Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester By The Sea‘s original screenplay. Alice Rowe‘s hilariously chilling Prevenge won the best first feature; the documentary Notes On Blindness was voted Best British Film and Pablo Larraín‘s Neruda biopic was named best Hispanic film.

Check the full list of winners here:

BEST PICTURE

I, DANIEL BLAKE (21%, 58 Votes)
CERTAIN WOMEN (19%, 52 Votes) MOONLIGHT (18%, 50 Votes)

BEST DIRECTOR

BARRY JENKINS (Moonlight) (32%, 68 Votes)
KEN LOACH (I, Daniel Blake) (29%, 62 Votes) JIM JARMUSCH (Paterson) (20%, 42 Votes)

BEST ACTOR

ADAM DRIVER (Paterson) (41%, 79 Votes)
CASEY AFFLECK (Manchester By The Sea) (24%, 46 Votes) DAVE JOHNS (I, Daniel Blake) (18%, 36 Votes)

BEST ACTRESS

ISABELLE HUPPERT (Elle / Things To Come) (30%, 69 Votes)
NATALIE PORTMAN (Jackie) (23%, 53 Votes) REBECCA HALL (Christine) (22%, 50 Votes)

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

MOONLIGHT (36%, 76 Votes)
CERTAIN WOMEN (31%, 65 Votes) THE WITCH (13%, 28 Votes)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

MAHERSHALA ALI (Moonlight) (37%, 64 Votes)
MICHAEL SHANNON (Nocturnal Animals) (21%, 36 Votes) RALPH FIENNES (A Bigger Splash) (18%, 30 Votes)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

LILY GLADSTONE (Certain Women) (30%, 57 Votes)
NAOMIE HARRIS (Moonlight) (25%, 48 Votes) HAYLEY SQUIRES (I, Daniel Blake) (24%, 46 Votes)

RISING STAR

RUTH NEGGA (Loving) (28%, 52 Votes)
JANELLE MONÀE (Moonlight / Hidden Figures) (28%, 51 Votes) RILEY KEOUGH (American Honey) (17%, 32 Votes)

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (Kenneth Lonergan) (26%, 44 Votes)
I, DANIEL BLAKE (Paul Laverty) (22%, 38 Votes) PATERSON (Jim Jarmusch) (20%, 34 Votes)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

MOONLIGHT (Barry Jenkins & Tarell McCraney) (31%, 60 Votes)
CERTAIN WOMEN (Kelly Reichardt) (29%, 56 Votes) THE HANDMAIDEN (Park Chan-wook & Chung Seo-kyung) (20%, 38 Votes)

BEST DOCUMENTARY

ONE MORE TIME WITH FEELING (Andrew Dominik) (26%, 29 Votes)
INTO THE INFERNO (Werner Herzog) (21%, 24 Votes) THE PEARL BUTTON (Patricio Guzmán) (16%, 18 Votes) CAMERAPERSON (Kirsten Johnson) (16%, 18 Votes)

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

MOONLIGHT (James Laxton) (26%, 45 Votes)
SILENCE (Rodrigro Prieto) (21%, 36 Votes) THE HANDMAIDEN (Chung Chung-hoon) (20%, 35 Votes)

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

THE HANDMAIDEN (Seong-hie Ryu) (27%, 45 Votes)
DOCTOR STRANGE (Charles Wood) (20%, 33 Votes) ARRIVAL (Patrice Vermette, André Valade & Paul Hotte) (19%, 32 Votes)

BEST ANIMATED PICTURE

ZOOTROPOLIS (Byron Howard & Rich Moore) (35%, 64 Votes)
FINDING DORY (Andrew Stanton & Angus MacLane (24%, 43 Votes) KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS (Travis Knight) (19%, 34 Votes)

BEST FIRST FEATURE

PREVENGE (Alice Lowe) (32%, 69 Votes)
THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER (Brady Corbet) (24%, 52 Votes) THE WITCH (Robert Eggers) (19%, 42 Votes)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

THE HANDMAIDEN (Park Chan-Wook) (30%, 44 Votes)
TONI ERDMANN (Maren Ade) (26%, 38 Votes) ELLE (Paul Verhoeven) (20%, 30 Votes)

BEST BRITISH PICTURE

NOTES ON BLINDNESS (James Spinney & Peter Middleton) (31%, 74 Votes)
I, DANIEL BLAKE (Ken Loach) (25%, 60 Votes) PREVENGE (Alice Lowe) (25%, 59 Votes)

BEST HISPANIC PICTURE

NERUDA (Pablo Larraín) (34%, 32 Votes)
JULIETA (Pedro Almodóvar) (33%, 31 Votes) THE EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (Ciro Guerra) (19%, 18 Votes)

BEST SOUNDTRACK

THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER (Scott Walker) (46%, 108 Votes)
LA LA LAND (Justin Hurwitz) (18%, 42 Votes) HELL OR HIGH WATER (Nick Cave & Warren Ellis) (12%, 28 Votes)

CUTTING EDGE

VICTORIA (Sebastian Schipper) (45%, 33 Votes)
THE EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (Ciro Guerra) (23%, 17 Votes) ARABIAN NIGHTS 1 /2/3 (Miguel Gomes) (18%, 13 Votes)

BEST GENRE FILM

THE WITCH (Robert Eggers) (32%, 41 Votes)
ELLE (Paul Verhoeven) (25%, 32 Votes) HELL OR HIGH WATER (David Mackenzie) (17%, 21 Votes)

BEST COMEDY

TONI ERDMANN (Maren Ade) (31%, 41 Votes)
LA LA LAND (Damien Chazelle) (30%, 40 Votes) EVERYBODY WANTS SOME (Richard Linklater) (19%, 26 Votes)

MOST UNDERRATED PICTURE

MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART (Jia Zhangke) (29%, 21 Votes)
AFTER THE STORM (Hirokazu Kore-eda) (22%, 16 Votes) CHI-RAQ (Spike Lee) (19%, 14 Votes)

BLOCKBUSTER OF THE YEAR

ARRIVAL (Denis Villeneuve) (27%, 53 Votes)
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (Gareth Edwards) (27%, 52 Votes) DEADPOOL (Tim Miller) (26%, 51 Votes)

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