La La Land Leads the 2017 Oscar Nominations

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The 2017 Oscar nominations were announced this morning from Los Angeles via live stream and it looks like Damien Chazelle’s La La Land is poised to dominate, picking up record-tying total of 14 nominations (the same number as both James Cameron’s Titanic and Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s All About Eve). However, this won’t be another #OscarsSoWhite situation as the diverse line-up of nominees included such films as Fences, Hidden Figures and Moonlight (the latter of which received 8 nominations). Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival also surprised with a total of 8 nods, although Amy Adams did not get recognized in the Best Actress category. Her role in Nocturnal Animals may have split the votes, but Ruth Negga managed to sneak in for Loving instead. Other than that, there weren’t a ton of surprises. Check out this year’s Oscar nominations after the jump and let us know what you think.


BEST PICTURE
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

BEST DIRECTOR
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

BEST ACTOR
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

BEST ACTRESS
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

BEST FILM EDITING
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

BEST SOUND EDITING
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

BEST SOUND MIXING
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America
13th

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Extremis
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Ennemis Entreniers
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

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  • LordAwesome

    How long before there’s a lunatic liberal/SJW backlash against Gibson getting nominated?

  • Indianamcclain

    Hidden Figures isn’t deserving of any nominations.

  • Chris

    There wasn’t a backlash when he got the golden globe nomination.

  • Marmo

    Totally agree, it’s super ordinary.

  • Marmo

    I’m super disappointed in the docs category as was hoping Tower, Weiner or/and The Witness was to be included. Fire At Sea did nothing for me and Life, Animated was best left as a trailer. Not seen I Am Not Your Negro yet as not yet released in the UK. Hoping now that OJ wins.

    As for Foreign, I hope Toni Erdmann wins, it’s a terrific film.

  • Lori Cerny

    What is the consensus on better-known celebrities starring in horror films compared to unknown or lesser-known actors? Yeah or Nay?

    To me, celebrities usually draw me out of the film and are distracting – regardless of how good their performance.

  • DrewNugent

    Don’t think there will be. Especially since it won’t win anything.

  • Sean

    Yes I think most people would say that it’s really not worth the money to cast a known actor in a horror movie unless it’s a big prestige project. Casting an unknown actually helps immerse you in the story. In some cases though, it seems like known actors take a pay cut to appear in genre movies so that they can help rekindle their careers.

  • yonato

    How relieved was the academy that there were actually black people they could nominate this year?

  • yonato

    #OscarsSoBlack lol

  • Indianamcclain

    More like #Oscarspander. I’m fine with Moonlight getting recognition, but with Hidden Figures it’s so obvious that there’s an agenda behind those nominations.

  • No one important

    I’m assuming that Sing Street was not eligible as it has nothing in the best song category and La La Land has two nominations.

    I have hardly seen any foreign films this year, but it’s nice to see Land of Mine get a nomination. Frank really needs to see that film. Sean, you gotta make this happen.