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.
The Lonely Island are known from their diverse and varied comedy antics. From someone not being apart of “the system” in “Threw it On the Ground” to the duo that give the gift that keeps on giving to their mothers in “Motherlover” the team of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone gave me the gift that kept on going of laughter. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is This is Spinal Tap for a new generation. This Mockumentary kept me in uproar, laughing until I cried at least twice and giving me an endless supply of memorable quotes, if the photo of Samberg and hologram Adam Levine doesn’t at least get you at least excited then maybe it’s not the movie for you. Otherwise it’s the funniest movie I’ve seen in at least 3 years, a comedy sequel that I will go see again hopefully within the next few days.