Best Film of 2016

Readers’ Poll 2016: The Results

on December 31, 2016, 12:00am
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Recently, we asked our readers to submit their own annual report and select the best of the year in music, film, and television. After sorting through the ballots, we’re now pleased to share the results, and one thing’s for sure: You really miss The Thin White Duke.

Read ahead…

Band of the Year

radiohead Readers’ Poll 2016: The Results

Who Did We Pick?

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Who Did You Pick?

01. Radiohead
02. Car Seat Headrest
03. Bon Iver
04. A Tribe Called Quest
05. Wilco

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Artist of the Year

Bowie Blackstar

Who Did We Pick?

Chance the Rapper

Who Did You Pick?

01. David Bowie
02. Beyoncé
03. Chance the Rapper
04. Frank Ocean
05. Kanye West

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Live Acts of the Year

radiohead lolla friday kaplan 13 Readers’ Poll 2016: The Results

Photo by Heather Kaplan

Who Did We Pick?

Kanye West, Beyoncé, Sia, Savages, and Prince

Who Did You Pick?

01. Radiohead
02. LCD Soundsystem
03. Kanye West
04. Chance the Rapper
05. Anderson .Paak

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Festival of the Year

Coachella 2016 // Photo by Philip Cosores

Photo by Philip Cosores

What Did We Pick?

Primavera Sound

What Did You Pick?

01. Coachella
02. Primavera
03. Lollapalooza
04. Bonnaroo
05. Glastonbury

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Rookie of the Year

Anderson .Paak // Photo by Philip Cosores

Photo by Philip Cosores

Who Did We Pick?

Car Seat Headrest

Who Did You Pick?

01. Anderson .Paak
02. Car Seat Headrest
03. Whitney
04. Pinegrove
05. BABYMETAL

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Reunion of the Year

a tribe called quest Readers’ Poll 2016: The Results

Who Did We Pick?

Guns N’ Roses

Who Did You Pick?

01. A Tribe Called Quest
02. LCD Soundsystem
03. Guns N’ Roses
04. The Avalanches
05. At The Drive-In

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Songs of the Year

kanye west Readers’ Poll 2016: The Results

Who Did We Pick?

01. Beyoncé – “Freedom”
02. Kanye West feat. Chance the Rapper – “Ultralight Beam”
03. Car Seat Headrest – “Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales”
04. ANOHNI – “4 Degrees”
05. David Bowie – “I Can’t Give Everything Away”

Who Did You Pick?

01. Kanye West feat. Chance the Rapper – “Ultralight Beam”
02. David Bowie – “Lazarus”
03. Car Seat Headrest – “Drunk Drivers / Killer Whales”
04. Radiohead – “Burn the Witch”
05. Mitski – “Your Best American Girl”

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Albums of the Year

david bowie blackstar

What Did We Pick?

01. Beyoncé – Lemonade
02. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
03. David Bowie –
04. Frank Ocean – Blonde
05. ANOHNI – Hopelessness

What Did You Pick?

01. David Bowie – ★
02. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
03. Frank Ocean – Blonde
04. Bon Iver – 22, A Million
05. Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book

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Late Night Performances of the Year

Who Did We Pick?

01. A Tribe Called Quest on Saturday Night Live
02. Kate McKinnon playing “Hallelujah” on Saturday Night Live
03. Erykah Badu ft. Nas on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
04. Anderson .Paak on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
05. Sheer Mag on Late Night with Seth Meyers

What Did You Pick?

01. A Tribe Called Quest on Saturday Night Live
02. Car Seat Headrest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
03. Kanye West on Saturday Night Live
04. BABYMETAL on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
05. Chance the Rapper on Saturday Night Live

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Comedian of the Year

Louis CK

Who Did We Pick?

Bill Maher

Who Did You Pick?

Louis C.K.

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Performance of the Year

arrival1 Readers’ Poll 2016: The Results

Who Did We Pick?

Alex R. Hibbert, Ashton Sanders, and Trevante Rhodes for Moonlight

Who Did You Pick?

Amy Adams in Arrival

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Filmmaker of the Year

denis villeneuve arrival Readers’ Poll 2016: The Results

Who Did We Pick?

Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea

Who Did You Pick?

Denis Villeneuve for Arrival

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Films of the Year

arrival movie 4 e1471529984165 Readers’ Poll 2016: The Results

What Did We Pick?

01. Moonlight
02. Green Room
03. Manchester by the Sea
04. The Handmaiden
05. La La Land

What Did You Pick?

01. Arrival
02. Moonlight
03. Deadpool
04. La La Land
05. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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TV Shows of the Year

strangerthings Readers’ Poll 2016: The Results

What Did We Pick?

01. Stranger Things
02. Broad City
03. Atlanta
04. Halt and Catch Fire
05. The Night Of

What Did You Pick?

01. Stranger Things
02. Game of Thrones
03. Westworld
04. Atlanta
05. Black Mirror

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Most Anticipated Act For 2017

Run the Jewels

01. Run the Jewels
02. Gorillaz
03. LCD Soundsystem
04. Japandroids
05. Arcade Fire

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Most Frustrating About 2016

Kanye Trump

Who/What Did You Pick?

01. Kanye West
02. Death
03. Politics
04. Outrage culture
05. Elitism

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