Academy Idol X Top 6: Cast Ensembles

National Society of Film Critics

Welcome back to Academy Idol X! This week we’re looking at the Top 6 films remaining, and which film got eliminated from our Top 7 round. It’s been an extremely tight race to this point, so let’s get right into it. Remember, we also have ACCA 2016 voting open, so if you feel like your favorite film got eliminated, let your voice be heard! First, let’s discuss the Academy Idol X Top 6, and the results of the Academy Idol X Top 7.

Results from Academy Idol X Top 7

It’s time to reveal our Top 7 results for Academy Idol X. The top 4 safe films are: “Arrival,” “Moonlight,” “Manchester By the Sea,” and “Nocturnal Animals.” This leaves us with a bottom three of “La La Land,” “Silence” and “Jungle Book.” Clayton will certainly be relived to hear that his No. 1 of 2016, “Silence,” will live to see another day. However, it looks like the backlash was real for Academy Idol voters after “La La Land” took home seven Globes. Our seventh place film is “La La Land,” which goes home this week. While it remains a frontrunner for Best Picture, “La La Land” will hope to fair better in ACCA.

Academy Idol X Top 6 Voting Begins

With the shocking results, let’s get into the rest of our contenders. This week, the category is Cast Ensembles, and there’s a lot to like in the films left in the race. “Moonlight” and “Manchester By the Sea” are the two remaining films in the race that have SAG Ensemble nominations. However, they’re far from the only two with impressive casts in tow.

The Jungle Book” boasts impressive veteran talent, including Idris ElbaBen Kingsley and Bill Murray. “Nocturnal Animals” is so deep with its cast, that it has Michael SheenLaura Linney and Jena Malone in small roles. That’s possible when you’re led by Amy Adams, Jake GyllenhaalMichael Shannon and surprise Globe winner Aaron Taylor-Johnson. “Silence” also has a deep, yet mostly unknown ensemble that still boasts stars Liam NeesonAndrew Garfield and Adam Driver. Last, but certainly not least, “Arrival” might be carried by Amy Adams, but that’s a discredit to Jeremy RennerForrest Whitaker and Michael Stuhlbarg. It’s a tough decision, so vote wisely!


What do you think? Which film do you think is heading home next? Which films are your favorites to win? Let us know in the comments below!

Voting for Academy Idol X Top 6 ends on Jan. 22. Look for Academy Idol Top 5 to open shortly after.