2017 Oscar Nominations

500 Days Of Film Reviews 2017's Oscar Nominations

The nominations for this year's Oscars were announced today ahead of the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony on 26th February.

 

There were few surprises among the list of nominees. La La Land scooped 14 nominations - including two for best original song (sadly no nomination for Sing Street's wonderful Drive It Like You Stole It). Moonlight received eight nominations while Manchester By The Sea and Hacksaw Ridge got six Oscar nominations each.

 

I was pleased to see Michael Shannon's name included in the list of Best Supporting Actors for his superb performance in Nocturnal Animals. He was left out in favour of co-star, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, at the Golden Globes and in the BAFTA 2017 nominations.

 

However, I was surprised that Amy Adams was left off the Best Actress list. I would have included her for her performance in either Arrival or Nocturnal Animals.

 

While some categories feel easy to predict, others are far closer. Best Animated Picture is, once again, a competitive field with Kubo And The Two Strings, Moana,

My Life As A Courgette, The Red Turtle and Zootropolis all vying for the top prize.

 

Meanwhile, I wouldn't like to choose the winner of the Best Visual Effects award with Deepwater Horizon, Doctor Strange, The Jungle Book, Kubo And The Two Strings and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the running.

 

Overall, La La Land will likely bag the most awards come 26th February. The only film that could rain on its parade is Barry Jenkins' equally deserving Moonlight. It will certainly be interesting to see what happens on the night.

 

The Oscar Nominations - In Full

Best Picture

Arrival

 

Hacksaw Ridge

 

Hidden Figures

 

Fences

 

Lion

 

Hell Or High Water

 

La La Land

 

Manchester By The Sea

 

Moonlight 

 

Best Director

 

Denis Villeneueve - Arrival

 

Mel Gibson - Hacksaw Ridge

 

Damien Chazelle - La La Land

 

Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester By The Sea

 

Barry Jenkins - Moonlight

 

Best Actress

 

Isabelle Huppert - Elle

 

Ruth Nega - Loving

 

Natalie Portman - Jackie

 

Emma Stone - La La Land

 

Meryl Street - Florence Foster Jenkins

 

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 Supporting Actress

Viola Davies - Fences

 

Naomie Harris - Moonlight

 

Nicole Kidman - Lion

 

Octavia Spencer - Hidden Figures

 

Michelle Williams - Manchester By The Sea

 

Best Supporting Actor

 

Mahershala Ali - Moonlight

 

Jeff Bridges - Hell Or High Water

 

Lucas Hedges - Manchester By The Sea

 

Dev Patel - Lion

 

Micheal Shannon - Nocturnal Animals

 

Best Animation

 

Kubo And The Two Strings

 

Moana

 

My Life As A Courgette

 

The Red Turtle

 

Zootropolis

 

Best Cinematography

Arrival - Bradford Young

 

La La Land - Linus Sandgren

 

Lion - Greig Fraser

 

Moonlight - James Laxton

 

Silence - Rodrigo Prieto

 

Best Documentary Feature

Fire At Sea

 

I Am Not Your Negro

 

Life, Animated

 

O.J Made In America

 

13th

 

Best Documentary Short

Extremis

 

4.1 Miles

 

Joe's Violin

 

Watani: My Homeland

 

The White Helmets

 

Best Original Screenplay

 

Hell Or High Water

 

La La Land

 

The Lobster

 

Manchester By The Sea

 

20th Century Women

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival

 

Fences

 

Hidden Figures

 

Lion

 

Moonlight

 

 

Best Film Editing

 

Arrival

 

Hacksaw Ridge

 

Hell Or High Water

 

La La Land

 

Moonlight

 

Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon

 

Doctor Strange

 

The Jungle Book

 

Kubo And The Two Strings

 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

 

Best Production Design

 

Arrival

 

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 

 

Hail, Ceasar!

 

La La Land

 

Passengers

 

Best Costume Design

 

Allied

 

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

 

Florence Foster Jenkins

 

Jackie

 

La La Land

 

Best 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

 

Best Original Score

 

Jackie

 

La La Land

 

Lion

 

Moonlight

 

Passengers

 

Best Foreign Language Film

 

Land Of Mine

 

A Man Called Ove

 

The Salesman

 

Tanna

 

Toni Erdmann

 

Best Sound Editing

 

Arrival

 

Deepwater Horizon

 

Hacksaw Ridge

 

La La Land 

 

Sully

 

Best Animated Short Film

Blind Vaysha

 

Borrowed Time

 

Pear Cider And Cigarettes

 

Pearl

 

Piper

 

 

Best Live Action Short Film

Ennemis Interieurs

 

La Femme et le TGV

 

Silent Nights

 

Sing

 

Timecode

 

Best Sound Mixing

 

Arrival

 

Hacksaw Ridge

 

La La Land

 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

 

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi

 

Best Make-Up And Hair

 

A Man Called Ove

 

Star Trek Beyond

 

Suicide Squad

 

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