2017 Oscar Nominations: Academy embraces diversity

La La Land Record 14 Academy Award Nominations

La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s enchanting homage to the Hollywood musical is up for Academy Awards in the Best Picture, Director, Lead Actor (Ryan Gosling), Lead Actress (Emma Stone), Song, Original Screenplay, Original Score and a host of other categories.

The Academy also embraced diversity this year, nominating seven actors of color: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis for Fences, Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris for Moonlight, Octavia Spencer for Hidden Figures, Ruth Negga for Loving and Dev Patel for Lion.

Perennial nominee Meryl Streep made history with her 20th nomination for Florence Foster Jenkins, and director Ava DuVernay, overlooked by Oscar for Selma a year ago, was recognized this time around in the Best Documentary category for 13th. Viola Davis also made history as the first Black actress to earn three Oscar nominations, surpassing Whoppi Goldberg who has two. Moonlight, the Golden Globe-winning Best Drama about growing up gay in the ‘hood, landed eight nominations in all, including Barry Jenkins’ for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The Academy Awards are set to air live on ABC-TV on Sunday, February 26 at 8:30 pm ET. The show will be staged at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Complete List of Academy Award Nominations

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

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

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

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

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

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

Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Animated Short
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

Adapted Screenplay
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

Original Screenplay
20th Century Women
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea

Cinematography
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

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

Best Documentary Short Subject
4.1 Miles
Extremist
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Best Live-Action Short Film
Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode

Best Foreign Language Film
A Man Called Ove
Land of Mine
Tanna
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Film Editing
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

Sound Editing
Arrival
Deep Water Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

Sound Mixing
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One
13 Hours

Production Design
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers

Original Score
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

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

Makeup and Hair
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Costume Design
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

Visual Effects
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

 

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