On 26th February 2017, the Academy Awards – one of the biggest awards ceremonies of the season – will take place for the 89th time in the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, USA. The much-anticipated nominations were officially announced to the world this afternoon (24th January) and as expected, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land led the nominations with an impressive 14 nominations – a record held only by two other films (All About Eve (1950) and Titanic (1997)) including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor and Actress.
Next in line are Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight and Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival taking 8 nominations also with Best Picture nominations. Manchester by the Sea, Hacksaw Ridge and Lion followed with 6 nominations each.
Check out some of the Oscar nominations below – perhaps some of your favourites have been mentioned!
Best Picture: Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight
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 Actor: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water), Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), Dev Patel (Lion), Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)
Best Actress: Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Ruth Negga (Loving), Natalie Portman (Jackie), Emma Stone (La La Land), Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis (Fences), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), Nicole Kidman (Lion), Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures), Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
Best Director: Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
The complete list can be found on the official Academy Awards website.