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Oscars 2017




OSCARS 2017

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has released its list of nominations for the Academy Awards.  Winners will be announced during the annual Oscar telecast on February 26. 

Below, we've listed the nominees in each category.  Every year, there are surprise nominees and equally surprising omissions, and following several categories we have added notes acknowledging them. 

First, though, some meta-facts about this year's nominations:

BY THE NUMBERS:

Nominations by Film
14 - La La Land  (Tied with Titanic and All About Eve for the most ever)
  8 - Arrival, Moonlight
  6 - Hacksaw Ridge, Lion, Manchester by the Sea
  4 - Fences, Hell or High Water
  3 - Hidden Figures, Jackie
  2 - Deepwater Horizon, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Florence Foster Jenkins, Kubo             and the Two Strings, A Man Called Ove, Moana, Passengers, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

20 - Meryl Streep broke her own record for number of nominations

  7 - Denzel Washington (Fences) broke his own record for number of nominations for a Black actor

13 - Dev Patel (Lion) is the first Indian actor in 13 years to be nominated

  3 - Viola Davis (Fences) is the first Black actress to achieve 3 nominations (Doubt, The Help)

8/0 - Arrival has 8 nominations but 0 (zero) for acting

6/3 - Manchester by the Sea had 6 nominations and 3 for acting

  6 - People of Color who received acting nominations--a record.


Best Picture
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
(Mild surprises: Hacksaw, HoHW, Hidden Figures in, but no Loving, or Jackie, Sully, Silence)

Director
Damien Chazelle - La La Land
Mel Gibson - Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins - Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea
Denis Villenueve - Arrival
(Surprise: Mel in, Scorsese out;  mild disappointment: no David Mackenzie for Hell or High Water)

Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling - La La Land
Viggo Mortenson - Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington - Fences
(Surprise: Viggo Mortenson in, Tom Hanks out)

Actress in a Leading Role
Isabelle Huppert - Elle
Ruth Negga - Loving
Natalie Portman - Jackie
Emma Stone - La La Land
Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins
(Surprise: Ruth Negga, but no Amy Adams--lead in Arrival, film with 8 noms; no Annette Bening)

Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali - Moonlight
Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges - Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel - Lion
Michael Shannon - Nocturnal Animals
(Shannon supplants co-sideman Aaron Taylor-Johnson; no Hugh Grant for Florence Foster Jenkins)

Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis - Fences
Naomie Harris - Moonlight
Nicole Kidman - Lion
Octavia Spencer - Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams - Manchester by the Sea
(Oscar got it right)

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

Adapted Screenplay
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

Foreign Language Film
A Man Called Ove - Sweden
Land of Mine - Denmark
The Salesman - Iran
Tanna - Australia
Toni Erdmann - Germany

Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia
($1 billion+ WW earner Finding Dory up the creek)

Sound Editing
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

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

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

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

Short Film, Live Action
Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing (Mindenki)
Timecode

Documentary Short Subject
4.1 Miles
Extremis
Joe's Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

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

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

Cinematography
Arrival
La La Land 
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

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

Makeup
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

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

Sound Mixing
13 Hours
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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