The nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards were announced today and much like at the Golden Globes, Damien Chazelle’s dreamy musical La La Land cleaned up.
After making history in January by winning a record 7 Golden Globes, today La La Land scored 14 nominations, including Best Actor and Best Actress for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, as well as two nominations for Best Original Song. La La Land is now tied with All About Eve (1950) and Titanic (1996) for most nominations, with All About Eve winning six Oscars and Titanic winning 11.
As predicted, Barry Jenkin’s coming of age story Moonlight earned eight nominations, Kenneth Lonergan’s look at family and death in Manchester By The Sea, Mel Gibson‘s war drama Hacksaw Ridge, and incredible true story Lion all earned six nominations, with August Wilson’s Broadway play turned film Fences scoring four nominations.
Still, today’s announcement definitely came with a few surprises. Newcomer Lucas Hedges scored a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role opposite Casey Affleck in Manchester By The Sea, while Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who won the Globe in that category for Nocturnal Animals, was shut out of today’s nominations. Taylor-Johnson’s co-star Michael Shannon earned a well-deserved nomination in the category.
Another absentee title was the family-friendly Sing. A cast full of Hollywood A-listers apparently wasn’t enough to score the flick a nomination for Best Animated Featured.
Best Actress Globe winners Isabelle Huppert and Emma Stone will now face off in the Oscars solo Best Actress category. Although Huppert’s film Elle was shut out of the Best Foreign Language Film category, a possible win by the French actress would signal a big upset for favourite Stone.
This years’ Best Picture Category reflects an impressive year at the movies. Voters had the option to nominate between five and 10 films and nine films made the cut this year, with Ryan Reynolds‘ raunchy Deadpool, Martin Scorsese‘s Silence and the Irish musical film Sing Street all noticeably absent.
Ava Duvernay’s documentary 13th earned a nomination for Best Documentary. Should the gripping history lesson of black oppression win on February 26, it would be the first Netflix film to receive an Oscar.
This years’ list of nominees shows an improvement in the #OscarsSoWhite lack of representation, with acting nominations for Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, Dev Patel, Octavia Spencer and Mahershala Ali.
Unlike previous years when nominations were read in front of a live audience at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, today’s announcement was pre-taped in six cities around the world in an Oscars’ first. Nominations in the 24 categories were streamed online and presented by Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Jason Reitman, Gabourey Sidibe, and Ken Watanabe.
Click here for the full list of nominees.
The 89th annual Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday, February 26.
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water
Arrival, Denis Villeneuve
Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson
La La Land, Damien Chazelle
Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan
Moonlight, Barry Jenkins
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Emma Stone, La La Land
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Amy Adams, Arrival
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
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
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester By The Sea
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals
Fire At Sea
I am Not Your Negro
OJ: Made in America
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life As A Zucchini
The Red Turtle
MUSIC (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 Jim Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go” Moana