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



Hacksaw Ridge


Hidden Figures






Hell Or High Water


La La Land


Manchester By The Sea




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




My Life As A Courgette


The Red Turtle




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




Best Documentary Short



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





Hidden Figures







Best Film Editing




Hacksaw Ridge


Hell Or High Water


La La Land




Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon


Doctor Strange


The Jungle Book


Kubo And The Two Strings


Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Best Production Design




Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 


Hail, Ceasar!


La La Land




Best Costume Design




Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them


Florence Foster Jenkins




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




La La Land








Best Foreign Language Film


Land Of Mine


A Man Called Ove


The Salesman




Toni Erdmann


Best Sound Editing




Deepwater Horizon


Hacksaw Ridge


La La Land 




Best Animated Short Film

Blind Vaysha


Borrowed Time


Pear Cider And Cigarettes







Best Live Action Short Film

Ennemis Interieurs


La Femme et le TGV


Silent Nights






Best Sound Mixing




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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