Oscars 2017 Nominations

End of the suspense. The dice are thrown. Oscars 2017 nominations has been announced. This was the last step before the ceremony, which will be presented by the star Jimmy Kimmel, on 26 February. As every year, it will bring together the cinematic universe at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

The musical La La Land, sung and danced by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, widely leads the race with 14 nominations. The science fiction movie Arrival with Amy Adams and Moonlight, follow with eight nominations each.

Best Film

Nine feature films has been nominated in this category. Three films were certain to be included like La La Land by Damien Chazelle, Moonlight by Barry Jenkins and Manchester By the Sea by Kenneth Lonergan. Harvey Weinstein pushed hard for selection of Lion by Garth Davis. It would have been surprising if Arrival by Denis Villeneuve was not named, as also Hacksaw Ridge by Mel Gibson. Then there was Hidden Figures, Fences and Hell or High Water.

La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures

Best Director

We take the same start again with Damien Chazelle, Barry Jenkins and Kenneth Lonergan. Denis Villeneuve and Mel Gibson had the profile to accompany them with no surprises.

Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Best Actress

This category was very undecided. According to the prizes already given throughout the season, three favorites emerged with Emma Stone (La La Land), Natalie Portman (Jackie) and of course Isabelle Huppert (Elle). We could not imagine the absence of Amy Adams among the five for Arrival, but she missed out this time. The remaining seats were taken by Ruth Negga, who was luminous in Loving, and the old guard is there with Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins.

Ruth Negga (Loving)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Emma Stone (La La Land)

Best Actor

This is the least undecided category for weeks and months. Despite the polemic, Casey Affleck may receive the Oscar for the best actor on February 26 for his role in Manchester By The Sea. To accompany him to the ceremony is Denzel Washington (Fences), Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Ryan Gosling (La La Land) and Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic).

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 Davis (Fences)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight),
Nicole Kidman (Lion),
Octavia Spencer (Shadow Figures),
Michelle Williams (Manchester By the Sea)

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight),
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester By the Sea),
Dev Patel (Lion)

Best Original Screenplay

Manchester by the Sea
La La Land
Hell or High Water
The Lobster
20th Century Women

Best Adapted Screenplay

Hidden Figures

Best animated film

The Red Turtle
My Life as a Zucchini
Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Foreign Language Film

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