Oscar Nominations 2017

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No, Deadpool didn’t get nominated. 

Best Picture

La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Hacksaw Ridge
Hidden Figures
Hell or High Water

Best Director

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By The Sea)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

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

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea

Best Actor in a Leading Role

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

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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

Best Animated Feature Film

Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Manchester by the Sea by Kenneth Lonergan
Hell or High Water by Taylor Sheridan
La La Land by Damien Chazelle
20th Century Women by Mike Mills
The Lobster by Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Lion by Luke Davis
Arrival by Eric Heisserer
Moonlight by Barry Jenkins
Hidden Figures by Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder
Fences by August Wilson

Best Original Song

“Audition” (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 Original Score

Jackie (Micachu)
La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)
Lion (Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka)
Moonlight (Nicholas Britell)
Passengers (Thomas Newman)

Best Cinematography

La La Land

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Best Visual Effects

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The Jungle Book
Doctor Strange
Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them
Kubo and the Two Strings
A Monster Calls

Best Production Design

Arrival (Patrice Vermette)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Stuart Craig)
Hail Caesar
La La Land (Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco)
Passengers (Guy Hendrix Dyas)

Best Sound Mixing

Hacksaw Ridge
LaLa Land
Rogue One
13 Hours

Best Sound Editing

Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land


A few notes:

  • No nomination for Deadpool, not even with the help of “The Dark Knight” rule that bulked the Best Picture nomination from 5 to 10 after the 2007 film’s infamous snub.
  • La La Land ties Titanic (1998) and All About Eve (1950) for most nominations ever with 14 including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.
  • Big year for Black Hollywood just a year after #OscarsSoWhite. 3 Black-led films are up for Best Picture nominations and 6 Black actors nabbing nominations, despite way-too-early Oscar hype for contreversial The Birth of a Nation that ended up getting shut out by the Academy.
  • Snubs (other than Deadpool) include Amy Adams (Arrival) for Best Actress, Aaron-Taylor Johnson (Nocturnal Animals) for Best Supporting Actor, and Finding Dory for Best Animated Feature Film.
  • Disney has wrestled back the the Best Animated Film weight away from subsidiary Pixar. The latter has 1 nomination (albeit a win) in the last 4 years as Disney looks primed to win it’s 2nd Oscar in 3 years.

The 89th Academy Awards will air Sunday, February 26, 2017 on ABC.

1 Comment

  1. LaLa Land is stunning. It is so well cast that you get lost in the characters. It is trailblazing as a modern day musical. Don’t miss it!

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