Oscar time has finally arrived! This coming weekend, expect the academy to reveal their choices for what they consider to be among the best of 2016 for film. I have finished watching most of the films for 2016 and nearly all of the Oscar contenders. Instead of a prediction list (I’ll give you a hint; La La Land will sweep up and Casey Affleck/Emma Stone will win the big honors) I want to give my insight into what was the best of 2016. Making this list was difficult,, but these ten movies have stood out as prominent front-runners. Take a look at 10-6 today and tune in tomorrow for the remainder of the list. We will start out with the best animated movie of 2016.
We have our front-runner for the best animated movie of 2016. Kubo and the Two Strings is a superbly crafted movie filled with emotion, meaning, and sacrifice. It’s an animated movie that might be directed toward kids but isn’t necessarily meant for that demographic. Anyone can watch and enjoy this movie, just don’t be prepared to see a happy movie. Kubo is set is a stunning world that has a morose undertone but a touching purpose to it that helps elicit all emotions. For this. Kubo and the Two Strings is an experience that shouldn’t be missed.