Oscars 2017: list of nominations

La La Land takes 14 nominations matching the record for most nominated film and musical ever, shared only by All About Eve and Titanic.

Oscars 2017: list of nominations

Moonlight and Arrival take second place with eight nominations each followed closely by Manchester by the Sea, Lion and Hacksaw Ridge who all racked up an impressive six nominations each.

The Queen of Hollywood still reigns supreme as Meryl Streep takes her 20th nomination with Best Actress for Florence Foster Jenkins and maintains her lead as most nominated actor of all time.

With this year's list it's clear that the #OscarsSoWhite streak has been broken. Lots of diversity can be seen throughout the categories. Bradford Young is now the first African-American cinematographer to be nominated for his work in Arrival. As well as him is Barry Jenkins, director of Moonlight, the fourth African-American in history to be nominated as Best Director. Within the acting categories, there are seven nominees of colour making 2017's the joint most diverse list of nominees ever - most with a strong chance of winning, especially Mahershala Ali (Moonlight).

Ruth Negga (Loving), Naomie Harris (Moonlight) and Dev Patel (Lion) are familiar, British faces of colour we are glad to see all for the first time to help set that record for diversity. Negga makes the Leading Actress list and Harris and Patel both nominated in supporting categories. Andrew Garfield also flies the flag as another Brit in the Leading Actor category for Hacksaw Ridge. With Supporting Actress the most diverse category of 2017, let's hope this continues through to the wins.

Lin-Manuel Miranda is in with a chance to complete his set of awards with his original song 'How Far I'll Go' from Moana. With an Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Pulitzer already under his belt, come 26 February we may see him become the youngest ever "EGOT". With Moana rated better by some than 2013 winner Frozen, many believe he could swing the win. However, La La Land's remarkable double nomination in the same category lends near-impossible competition to beat!

Finally, the last of all these firsts and records, the Best Foreign Language Film nomination for Tanna marks the first nomination ever for Australia!

Snubs and Surprises

We can't help but notice that some of our favourite actors did not make the final nomination list this year. Surprisingly, although he won the Golden Globe for his appearance in Nocturnal Animals, Aaron Taylor-Johnson was not nominated for his role and the nomination went instead to Michael Shannon.

Amy Adams was also missing from the list for her appearance in Arrival despite the movie itself has been included in second-most categories. Hers is arguably the biggest snub of this Oscar season considering she was a more likely choice than Meryl Streep. Hidden Figures lead Taraji P. Henson missed out whilst her co-star Octavia Spencer received a second nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Finally, after Deadpool received Best Picture and Best Actor nominations at the Golden Globes, it was too much to expect recognition from the Academy.

With Jimmy Kimmel hosting, many exciting movies, such a diverse cast of nominees, some wonderful soundtracks and some surprise nominations, 26 February is going to be a night you don't want to miss.

Best Picture

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell Or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea

Best Director

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

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

Taylor Sheridan - Hell Or High Water
Damien Chazelle - La La Land
Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou - The Lobster
Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester By The Sea
Mike Mills - 20th Century Women

Best Adapted Screenplay

Eric Heisserer - Arrival
August Wilson - Fences
Melfi and Allison Schroeder - Hidden Figures
Luke Davies - Lion
Barry Jenkins - Moonlight

Best Cinematography

Bradford Young - Arrival
Linus Sandgren - La La Land
Greig Fraser - Lion
James Laxton - Moonlight
Rodrigo Prieto - Silence

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

"Star Trek Beyond," Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo
"Suicide Squad," Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson
"A Man Called Ove," Eva von Bahr and Love Larson

Best Costume Design

"La La Land," Mary Zophres
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," Colleen Atwood
"Florence Foster Jenkins," Consolata Boyle
"Jackie," Madeline Fontaine
"Allied," Joanna Johnston

Best Film Editing

"La La Land," Tom Cross
"Moonlight," Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon
"Hacksaw Ridge," John Gilbert
"Arrival," Joe Walker
"Hell or High Water," Jake Roberts

Best Production Design

"La La Land," David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock
"Arrival," Patrice Vermette and Paul Hotte
"Hail, Caesar!," Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh
"Passengers," Guy Hendrix Dyas and Gene Serdena

Best Sound Editing

Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Best Sound Mixing

Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi

Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo And The Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Documentary Feature

Fire At Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made In America

Best Documentary Short Subject

Body Team 12
Chau, Beyond The Lines
Claude Lanzmann: Spectres Of The Shoah
A Girl In The River: The Price Of Forgiveness
Last Day Of Freedom

Best Live Action Short Film

Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et Le TGV
Silent Nights

Best Animated Short Film

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Best Animated Feature

Kubo And The Two Strings
My Life As A Zucchini
The Red Turtle

Best Foreign Language Film

Land Of Mine (Denmark)
A Man Called Ove (Sweden)
The Salesman (Iran)
Tanna (Australia)
Toni Erdmann (Germany)

Best Original Score

"La La Land," Justin Hurwitz
"Moonlight," Nicholas Britell
"Lion," Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka
"Jackie," Mica Levi
"Passengers," Thomas Newman

Best Original Song

'Audition' – by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul – La La Land
'Can't Stop The Feeling' by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback – Trolls
'City Of Stars' by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul – La La Land
'The Empty Chair' – by J. Ralph and Sting – Jim: The James Foley Story
'How Far I'll Go' – by Lin-Manuel Miranda – Moana


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  • Kheira Bey

    On 25 January 2017, 13:36 Kheira Bey Contributor commented:

    A great compilation of the Oscars here Grace, it is definitely going to be speculative. With so many political statements being made in the last year or so, everyone wants to watch a relaxed, fun, youthful musical- so La La Land fits the bill here! I cannot wait to see it next week, regardless as to if it was Oscar tipped... I had my ticket bought anyway!

    I saw this broadcast live on BBC news and found it surprising that they did not show the 'Best Actress' nominees in the original broadcast... Quite surprising considering we are trying to show that this a society where men and women are equal- yet the role of the female was deemed too insignificant for the original broadcast. I'm sure there will be some reaction about this, as famous faces like Jennifer Lawrence, have spoken about the gender equality issue in Hollywood before... and the fact that the academy are still using the marked nouns 'Actor' and 'Actress' suggests that women are still a different, lesser half to their male counterparts.

  • Grace McCabe

    On 25 January 2017, 13:43 Grace McCabe Contributor commented:

    Thanks Kheira, it really does fit in to what the public seems to want from movies at the moment - escapism of sorts. But I agree, it appealed to me before the awards season began and in a way I'm glad I went to see it in advance of the academy scrutiny it will now be under.

    I agree the live broadcast had a very strange order and the emphasis did seem to be on some rather than others. I'm just waiting for JLaw to say something. It's interesting when the Actor v Actress discussion comes up, as many females in the business now want to be referred to as Actors themselves and have the female alternative term removed from use. However, it would be interesting to see if then suddenly the type of nominations change if the academy started treating all the performers in the same category, I believe!

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