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The Winners of the 2016 Meltdown Awards

1. Most questionable career decision made by an actor/actress/filmmaker in 2016?

a) Ben Affleck as Batman.

b) Daniel Radcliffe in “Swiss Army Man” and/or "Now You See Me 2".

c) Jared Leto as Joker.

d) "The Martha disaster” in Batman V Superman.

And the winner is...   Ben Stiller for making “Zoolander 2”.       


2. Most shocking moment in a 2016 film?

a) Darth Vader chops down the hallway in "Rogue One".

b) Turkey baster in the mouth in "Don't Breathe".

c) Elephant's vagina scene in "Brothers Grimsby".

d) Killing off Slipknot so quickly in "Suicide Squad”.

And the winner is...    The arm caught in the door in "Green Room".


3. Most miscast actor/actress for their role in a 2016 film?

a) Jared Leto in "Suicide Squad".

b) Ben Affleck in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”.

c) Oscar Isaac in  “X-Men: Apocalypse”.

d) Tilda Swinton in “Doctor Strange”.

And the winner is...     Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor.   


4. Most impressive visuals (CG, practical, whatever…) in a 2016 film?

a) "Deadpool"

b) "Rogue One"

c) "The Jungle Book"

d) "Arrival"

And the winner is...    "Kubo and the two Strings"


5. Most obnoxious use of CGI in a 2016 film?

a) Warcraft

b) The headshots in “John Wick 2”.

c) Runner-up:  All of that nonsense at the end of "Suicide Squad".

d) Runner-up: Doomsday fight in "Batman v. Superman".

And the winner is...  The digital actors in "Rogue One".


6. Best kill in a film in 2016?

a) That one death in "Hardcore Henry".

b) The cooking scene in "Sausage Party"

c) The "highway fall to the pavement" in "The Nice Guys".

d) The "Deadpool" highway shootings.

 And the winner is...  "The sniper shot" in "Hell or High Water".


7. Best villain in a 2016 film?

a) John Goodman in "10 Cloverfield Lane".

b) The Ghost sisters in "Kubo and the Two Strings".

c) The man... in "Don't Breathe".

d) Runner-up: Darth Vader in "Rogue One".

And the winner is...    Patrick Stewart in "Green Room".


8. Best monster in a 2016 film? 

a) Godzilla in "Shin Godzilla"

b) Giant Skeleton in "Kubo and the Two Strings"

c) The monster in "A Monster Calls"

d) The Woodlawn Demon in "The Monster"

And the winner is...  Black Phillip in "The VVitch"


9. Best action sequence in a 2016 film?

a) Hardcore Henry action sequence (for its sheer length).

b) "Rogue One"   The ending explosion and/or chase for the plans through the ship and/or Darth chops his way down the hallway.

c) Car/exhibit shootout in "The Nice Guys".

d) Runner-up... the airport fight in "Captain America: Civil War".

And the winner is...  "The freeway scene" in "Deadpool".


10. Forget their impressive acting skills... “hottest” actor/actress in a 2016 film?


a) Aubrey Plaza in "Dirty Grandpa".

b) Eva Green in " Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children".

c) Kate McKinnon in "Ghostbusters".

d) Blake Lively in "The Shallows".

And the winner (for “hottest” actress) is... Emma Stone


a) Chris Pratt

b) Ben Foster

c) Ryan Gosling

d) Trevante Rhodes

And the winner (for “hottest” actor) is...  Ryan Reynolds


11. The 2016 movie you expected to hate, but ended up enjoying?

a) Storks

b) The Monster

c) Don't Breathe

d) Zootopia

And the winner is...  "Ghostbusters”


12. Dreariest study of the human condition (in a film in 2016)?

a) The Lobster  

b) Knight of Cups 

c) 10 Cloverfield Lane

d) Nocturnal Animals

And the winner is...  "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice"


13. Favorite use of a song in a 2016 film? (It does NOT have to be originally created for the film.)    

a) "Faith" by George Michael from "Keanu" & "Careless Whisper" by Wham from "Deadpool".

b) "I think we're Alone Now" by Tommy James & The Shondells from "10 Cloverfield Lane".

c) "I Ran" originally by Flock of Seagulls but performed by Ryan and his cheesy cover band in "La La Land". 

d) Runner-up... "While my Guitar Gently Weeps" by Regina Spektor from "Kubo & the 2 Strings".

And the winner is... "Sabotage" from "Star Trek Beyond".


14. Favorite score in a 2016 film? (Again, it does not have to be specifically created for the film.)

a) "Kubo and the 2 Strings" composed by Dario Marianelli.

b) "Hell or High Water" composed by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis.

c) Wonder Woman's theme from "Batman v. Superman" by Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL.

d) Runner-up: The Neon Demon by Cliff Martinez.

And the winner is...  "The Arrival" composed by Jóhann Jóhannsson.


15. Most impressive director of a 2016 film?

a) Gareth Edwards (Rogue One)

b) Travis Knight (Kubo and the 2 Strings)

c) Nicolas Winding Refn (The Neon Demon)

d) Tim Miller (Deadpool)

And the winner is...  Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room)


16. Favorite (what you would consider) mainstream movie in 2016?

a) Arrival

b) Zootopia

c) LaLa Land

d) Deadpool

And the winner is… "Rogue One"


17. Favorite (what you would consider) indie movie in 2016?

a) Green Room

b) Midnight Special

c) The Monster

d) Kubo and the 2 Strings

And the winner is...  "Hell or High Water"


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  - And to those who did vote for the 2016 awards - a huge thank you for getting involved and for being part of the show!! 


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