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Hello People,

We are happy to announce that after watching, collectively, more than 300 different films of 2016 from across the globe, we are finally ready with the list of winners at the 2nd HOF Awards. Let us tell you how we went about choosing these winners. Unlike last year, this time the HOF Award was entirely chosen by select critics and film buffs. A team of 10 HOF Editors listed their nominees for each category and going by the majority, we finally came up with a list of nominations for every category. The second and final step was voting for which we contacted select movie aficionado and film critics as our jury. The following winners are not chosen by popular choice voting standards, but are precisely chosen by people who truly understands cinema.

1. Best Picture:

Arrival
American Honey
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Nocturnal Animals
Paterson
The VVitch

Moonlight received 38 percent of the total votes. Paterson was the 2nd best with 21 percent votes.

2. Best Actor in a Leading Role

Adam Driver for Paterson
Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea
Shahab Hosseini for The Salesman
Jake Gyllenhaal for Nocturnal Animals
Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic

Casey Affleck received a whopping 62 percent of the total votes.

3. Best Actress in a Leading Role

Amy Adams for Arrival
Emma Stone for La La Land
Isabelle Huppert for Elle
Jessica Chastain for Miss Sloane
Sandra Hüller for Toni Erdmann
Sonia Braga for Aquarius

Isabelle Huppert received 41 percent of the total votes, Amy Adams came real close with 38 percent.

4. Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Ben Foster for Hell or High Water
Daniel Radcliffe for Swiss Army Man
Jeff Bridges for Hell or High Water
Mahershala Ali for Moonlight
Michael Shannon for Nocturnal Animals

Mahershala Ali received 55 percent of the total votes.

5. Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Jena Malone for The Neon Demon
Kirin Kiki for After the Storm
Michelle Williams for Manchester by the Sea
Naomie Harris for Moonlight
Viola Davis for Fences

Viola Davis received 41 percent of the total votes and no one was even close.

6. Best Director

Damien Chazelle for La La Land
Denis Villeneuve for Arrival
Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea
Park Chan-wook for The Handmaiden
Tom Ford for Nocturnal Animals

Park Chan-Wook won by receiving 38 percent of the total votes, Damien Chazelle came 2nd with 31 percent of votes.

7. Best Animated Film

Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Courgette
The Red Turtle
Your Name
Zootopia

The Red Turtle received 35 percent of the total votes, the 2nd best was Kubo and the Two Strings and Zootopia with 21 percent of votes each.

8. Best Screenplay

Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Arrival
Hell or High Water
20th Century Women
Nocturnal Animals
The Salesman

Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea received 35 percent of the  total votes, Asghar Farhadi for The Salesman was at the 2nd place with 18 percent of votes.

9. Best Foreign Film

Kaili Blues
Neruda
The Handmaiden
The Salesman
The Wailing
Toni Erdmann

The Handmaiden received 35 percent of the total votes. Kaili Blues was at the 2nd spot with 21 percent votes.

We thank all the jury members for becoming a part of 2nd High on Films Awards

Aashis V, Akash Deshpande, Amit, Amrit Rukhaiyaar, Ambuj Singh, Ankur Dhawan, Anushree Majumdar, Arun Kumar, David Morgan-Brown,  Deloret Imnidian, Devarshi Ghosh, Duane Porter, Isaac P Benedict, Kalpitt Tondon, Niladri Ranjit Chakraborty, Nafees Ahmed, Pallavi Tripathi, Pranav Birajdar, Pranav Joshi, Prashant Rajaiya, Rahul Pathak, Rohitavra Majumdar, Rupam Mozumder, Satakshi Banerjee, Shikhar Verma, Shyam R Nair, Suvo Pyne, Tuhin Das, Zafar Rizvi.
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