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2017 Oscar Nominations


Best Picture:
La La Land
Manchester By the Sea
Hidden Figures
Hell or High Water
Hacksaw Ridge

Best Director:
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Best Actor:
Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Denzel Washington, Fences
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Best Actress:
Emma Stone, La La Land
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Ruth Negga, Loving
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Dev Patel, Lion
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
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:
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water
Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou, The Lobster
Mike Mills, 20th Century Women

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Eric Heisserer, Arrival
Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McRaney, Moonlight
Luke Davies, Lion
August Wilson, Fences
Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures

Best Cinematography:
Linus Sandgren, La La Land
Bradford Young, Arrival
Rodrigo Prieto, Silence
James Laxton, Moonlight
Greig Fraser, Lion

Best Film Editing:
Tom Cross, La La Land
Joe Walker, Arrival
John Gilbert, Hacksaw Ridge
Jake Roberts, Hell or High Water
Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders, Moonlight

Best Foreign Language Film:
A Man Called Ove
Land of Mine
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

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

Best Documentary Short Film:
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani My Homeland
The White Helmets

Best Animated Feature Film:
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life As A Zucchini
The Red Turtle

Best Animated Short Film:
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time

Best Original Song:
“City of Stars”, La La Land
“How Far I’ll Go”, Moana
“Can’t Stop the Feeling”, Trolls
“The Empty Chair”, Jim: The James Foley Story
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”, La La Land

Best Original Score:
Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Nicholas Britell, Moonlight
Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka, Lion
Mica Levi, Jackie
Thomas Newman, Passengers

Best Production Design:
La La Land
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
Suicide Squad
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond

Best Costume Design:
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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

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

Best Sound Editing:
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Deepwater Horizon


I’ve yet to see any of the Best Picture nominees. Any recommendations?


La La Land
Manchester By the Sea

just these.


No Arrival? That’s the one that’s intrigued me the most I’d say.


I strongly recommend Arrival if you enjoy creative, thought-provoking science fiction. The attention to detail in the writing was impressive and the film respected the intelligence of its audience. I know I’m being vague but I don’t want to spoil it.