La La Land leads the 2017 Oscar nominations

  • La La Land earned a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning
  • It was nominated in all major categories for which it was eligible, including Best Picture, Best Director ( Damien Chazelle ) and Best Actor (Ryan Golsing)
  • Emma Stone will stake on Meryl Streep, Ruth Negga, Isabelle Hupert and Natalie Portman for Best Actress
  • Streep on Tuesday received her record 20th Oscar nomination 
  • Moonlight also had a strong showing, earning Best Picture and Director noms, as well as acting nods for Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali
  • Manchester By the Sea was nominated for Best Picture and Director too, while stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges all received nods  

La La Land looks set to dance its way to victory at the biggest night in Hollywood after picking up a record-tying 14 Oscars nominations for the 89th Academy Awards.

The smash-hit musical - led by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling - picked up the most nods on Tuesday, and tied the record set by Titanic and All About Eve.

The picture now has a chance to beat the record 11 Oscars that have been won by Ben-Hur, Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. 

And one year after the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, seven of the 20 actors nominated for awards were non-white. 

There was not a single non-white acting nominee in 2016. 

 Tripping the light fantastic: La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, led the early Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning

Tripping the light fantastic: La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, led the early Oscar nominations on Tuesday morning

 Late threat: It will compete against Hidden Figures for Best Picture, which stars Taraji P. Henson, nominee Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae

Late threat: It will compete against Hidden Figures for Best Picture, which stars Taraji P. Henson, nominee Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae

 Critical darling: Mahershala Ali was nominated for his supporting performance in Moonlight

Critical darling: Mahershala Ali was nominated for his supporting performance in Moonlight

The film's highly-commended stars also head up the Leading Actress and Leading Actor categories, with Emma going to battle with the likes of Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) and Natalie Portman (Jackie) for the Best Actress prize.

BEST PICTURE

Moonlight

La La Land

Lion

Manchester By the Sea

Fences

Arrival

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

Hacksaw Ridge

Streep on Tuesday received her record 20th Oscar nomination, 37 years after she was first nominated for her supporting turn in The Deer Hunter. 

The other two nominees in the Best Actress category were a bit of a surprise however, taking the spots that many thought would be filled by Annette Bening (20th Century Women) and Amy Adams (Arrival). 

Ruth Negga made the cut for her critically-lauded performance in Loving, and Golden Globe winner Isabelle Huppert was nominated for the French film Elle.

This is the first nomination for Huppert, who has long been considered by many to be one of the greatest actors of all time. 

Huppert previously appeared in the 2012 film Amour, which was nominated for Best Picture. 

 Isabelle HupertRuth Negga
 Up for the trophy: Isabelle Huppert (left in Elle) and Ruth Negga (right in Loving) are both up for Best Actress
 Masterclass: Casey Affleck was nominated for his  powerful turn in Manchester By the Sea, as was Michelle Williams

Masterclass: Casey Affleck was nominated for his  powerful turn in Manchester By the Sea, as was Michelle Williams

 Andrew GarfieldViggo Mortensen
Best of the best: Andrew Garfield (left in Hacksaw Ridge) and Viggo Mortensen (right in Captain Fantastic) are up for Best Actor

Gosling meanwhile will take on some formidable competition as he faces off against Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) and Denzel Washington (Fences). 

BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck -  Manchester By the Sea

Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge 

Denzel Washington - Fences

Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic

Ryan Gosling - La La Land 

Rounding out the Best Actor category are Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) and Viggo Mortnensen (Captain Fantastic). 

That category went exactly the way many predicted, leaving Tom Hanks out of the running for his performance in Sully. 

Meanwhile, this year's Best Supporting Actress category is stacked with five of the best actors working in Hollywood, with past Academy Award winners Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures) and Nicole Kidman (Lion) leading the way. 

They will take on early favorite Viola Davis (Fences) and four-time nominee Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) as well as newcomer Naomie Harris, who received her first ever nomination for Moonlight.

 Jeff BridgesDev Patel
 

Supporting turns: Jeff Bridges (left in Hell or High Water) and Dev Patel (right in Lion) are up for Best Supporting Actor

 Masterclass part 2: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis were also nominated for their performances in Fences

Masterclass part 2: Denzel Washington and Viola Davis were also nominated for their performances in Fences

 Naomie HarrisNicole Kidman
 Grief-stricken mothers: Naomie Harris (left in Moonlight) and Nicole Kidman (right in Lion) will compete for Best Supporting Actress

Three of the men competing for Best Supporting Actor received their first nomination, including Mahershala Ali (Moonlight),  Dev Patel (Lion) and 20-year-old Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), the youngest of this year's acting nominees.

BEST ACTRESS

Natalie Portman - Jackie 

Emma Stone - La La Land

Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins 

Isabelle Huppert - Elle

Ruth Negga - Loving  

That category is rounded out by past winner Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) and past nominee Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals). 

Best Director meanwhile provided one big shock with Mel Gibson making his way in for his work on Hacksaw Ridge.

It is the first time he has been nominated since he wont the award for Bravehart back in 1995, a film for which he also took home Best Picture.

This year's nominees were announced by past Oscar winners Brie Larson and Jennifer Hudson and as well as past nominees Glenn Close and Ken Watanabe at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills on Tuesday. 

 He's back: Best Director provided one big shock with Mel Gibson (above) making his way in for his work on Hacksaw Ridge

He's back: Best Director provided one big shock with Mel Gibson (above) making his way in for his work on Hacksaw Ridge

 Barry JenkinsDamien Chazelle
 Brains behind the operation: Barry Jenkins (left) and Damien Chazelle (right) are up for Best Director for their work in Moonlight and La La Land respectively 
 Legend: Meryl Streep on Tuesday received her record 20th Oscar nomination, while High Grant was snubbed (above in Florence Foster Jenkins)

Legend: Meryl Streep on Tuesday received her record 20th Oscar nomination, while High Grant was snubbed (above in Florence Foster Jenkins)

La La Land has already been the biggest success of awards season, winning over critics and cinema-goers alike. 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

 Dev Patel - Lion 

Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water 

Mahershala Ali - Moonlight 

Lucas Hedges - Manchester by the Sea 

Michael Shannon - Nocturnal Animals  

The film swept the Golden Globe Awards with a record-breaking seven awards for Best Original Score Motion Picture, Best Original Song Motion Picture categories, Best Screenplay Motion Picture and Best Director Motion Picture.

Gosling and Stone each accepted the Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy while the musical as a whole took the Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy award for a clean sweep of seven gongs.

It follows their success at this year's Critics' Choice Awards, in which it won eight of the 12 awards that it was put forward for while it is also up for a whopping 11 gongs at the BAFTAs. 

 Big showing: Arrival scored nods in most technical categories and Best Picture, but not one for star Amy Adams (above)

Big showing: Arrival scored nods in most technical categories and Best Picture, but not one for star Amy Adams (above)

 Kenneth LonerganLucas Hedges
Writer: Manchester By the Sea director Kenneth Lonergan (left) received two nominations, including Best Original Screenplay (right)while Lucas Hedges (right) is the youngest acting nominee for his turn in the film 
 Cartoon crusader: Zootopoia (above) was one of the nominees for Best Animated Film

Cartoon crusader: Zootopoia (above) was one of the nominees for Best Animated Film

The critical darlings this year however have been Moonlight and Manchester By the Sea, which also had strong showings on Tuesday morning. 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Viola Davis - Fences

Octavia Spencer - Hidden Figures

Nicole Kidman - Lion

Naomie Harris -  Moonlight

Michelle Williams - Manchester By the Sea 

Moonlight received eight nominations on Tuesday, as did Arrival.

Manchester received six nods, which all came in major categories including Picture, Director, Screenplay and Best Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress.

The film was backed by Amazon Studios, and marks the first time that a streaming service has earned a nomination for Best Picture.

Hacksaw Ridge and Lion also received six nods. 

The Oscar hopefuls are chosen by the 6028 voting members of the Academy. Actors wanting to be part of the coveted group must have credited roles in at least three films while directors must have more than two screen credits to their names. 

89th Academy Awards nominations

Best Picture:

Moonlight

La La Land

Lion

Manchester By the Sea

Fences

Arrival

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

Hacksaw Ridge

Best Director:

Damien Chazelle - La La Land

Barry Jenkins - Moonlight 

Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester By the Sea

Denis Villeneuve - Arrival

Mel Gibson - Hacksaw Ridge 

Best Actress:

Natalie Portman - Jackie 

Emma Stone - La La Land

Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins 

Isabelle Huppert - Elle

Ruth Negga - Loving  

Best Actor:

Casey Affleck -  Manchester By the Sea

Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge 

Denzel Washington - Fences

Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic

Ryan Gosling - La La Land 

Best Supporting Actress:

Viola Davis - Fences

Octavia Spencer - Hidden Figures

Nicole Kidman - Lion

Naomie Harris -  Moonlight

Michelle Williams - Manchester By the Sea 

Best Supporting Actor:

 Dev Patel - Lion 

Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water 

Mahershala Ali - Moonlight 

Lucas Hedges - Manchester by the Sea 

Michael Shannon - Nocturnal Animals  

Best Original Screenplay:

Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester By the Sea

Damien Chazelle - La La Land

Taylor Sheridan - Hell or High Water 

Mike Mills -  20th Century Women

Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou - The Lobster

Best Adapted Screenplay:

August Wilson - Fences

Barry Jenkins - Moonlight

Luke Davies - Lion 

Allison Schroeder,Theodore Melfi - Hidden Figures

Eric Heisserer - Arrival

Best Cinematography:

Linus Sandgren - La La Land 

Grieg Fraser - Lion 

Bradford Young - Arrival 

James Laxton - Moonlight 

Rodrigo Prieto - Silence  

Best Animated Film:

Zootopia

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana 

The Red Turtle

My Life as a Zucchini

Sound Editing: 

Arrival 

Deepwater Horizon 

Hacksaw Ridge 

La La Land

Sully 

Sound Mixing: 

Arrival 

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi  

Best Visual Effects:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Jungle Book

Doctor Strange 

Kubo and the Two Strings

Deepwater Horizon 

Costume Design:

Colleen Atwood - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Consolata Boyle - Florence Foster Jenkins

Madeline Fontaine - Jackie

Johanna Johnston - Allied

Mary Zophres - La La Land

Documentary (feature): 

13th, Ava DuVernay

O.J.: Made in America, 

Fire At Sea, 

Life, Animated,  

I am not Your Negro.   

Documentary (short subject): 

Extremis

4.1 Miles,

Joe’s Violin 

Watani: My Homeland

The White Helmets

Film editing:  

La La Land – Tom Cross,

Arrival – Joe Walker

Hacksaw Ridge – John Gilbert

Hell or High Water – Jake Roberts

Moonlight – Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders

Foreign language film: 

The Salesman – Iran – Asghar Farhadi

Toni Erdmann – Germany – Maren Ade

Land of Mine – Denmark – Martin Zandvliet

A Man Called Ove  - Sweden - Hannes Holm

Tanna – Australia – Bentley Dean, Martin Butler

Makeup and hairstyling:  

A Man Called Ove 

Star Trek Beyond 

Suicide Squad 

Music (original score): 

Nicholas Britell - Moonlight 

Thomas Newman - Passengers 

Justin Hurwitz - La La Land

Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka - Lion 

Mica Levi - Jackie 

Production design:  

La La Land - David Wasco

Passengers -  Guy Hendrix Dyas

Arrival - Patrice Vermette

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Stuart Craig

Hail, Caesar! - Jess Gonchor

Live Action Short Film

Ennemis Interieurs 

La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights 

Sing

Timecode 

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 - The James Foley Story 

How Far I'll Go - Moana 

Animated Short:

Blind Vaysha 

Borrowed Time 

Pear Cider and Cigarettes 

Pearl 

Piper 

 

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By Mathias Dillion 01/25/2017 05:08:00