Too much reliance on sequel strategy, over exploration of super-hero theme and dearth of innovation in terms of technology and original story has hit Hollywood real bad in the year 2016, although the sequels have been the go-to genre for Hollywood movies for instant success for decades.
But to explore the arena of ready-made success, Hollywood has also shut its door down to many successful movie genres of the past like western and children fantasy drama. The over application of sequel strategy and lack of perspective has taken a toll on the movies released in 2016.
2016 was quite a mixed year for Hollywood movie industry. On one hand when most of the major and high budget films failed miserably at the box office, we experienced some of the finest films of the respective genre emerging probably towards the end of the year.
But there was no dearth of talented performances throughout the year, and even some critically discarded movies had seen some extremely strong individual performances in terms of acting.
FilmiBeat Best Of 2016 brings you the best of Hollywood in the year 2016 from online polls, in four respective categories namely, Best Movie, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director.
BEST MOVIE - ARRIVAL
With a strong performance from Amy Adams, Arrival achieved a great success in shifting the paradigm of prejudiced alien movies. Based on the Ted Chiang book titled Story of your Life, this movie simply touches the heart, while exploring the unventured terrain of sci-fi movies so far.
With many accolades, this movie has been rated 8.3 by IMDb, and probably marked itself into a standalone league of better alien movies in Hollywood.
BEST ACTOR - RYAN GOSLING
It was never a proposition of doubt regarding the creative talents of young actor Ryan Gosling, but his performance in his latest award winning movie La La Land has made the audience wanting more to watch this movie.Ryan Gosling in the character of Sebastian, projected as a retro-obsessive jazz pianist will make you fall in love with him instantly.
BEST ACTRESS - EMMA STONE
The very beautiful Emma Stone has once again proved her mettle with probably her best acting performance in recent movies. In the character of struggling actress, she was simply heart touching.
With second Academy Award Nomination under her belt, Emma stone left no stones unturned to give her best shots in the movie La La Land. And she has done some serious business to lead the chart of Best Actress 2016, beating some serious talents in the industry.
BEST DIRECTOR - DAMIEN CHAZELLE
Damien Sayre Chazelle's aka Damien Chazelle perhaps created wonder with his latest movie La La Land. This musical-drama has left the audience awestruck with its paradoxical hints of a human's struggle and dreams in life.
Scriptwise, Damien Chazelle tried to capture the thin line of human reality and dreams and has made a bold attempt with respect to making a musical drama on-screen in a long time in Hollywood.