La La Land leads 2017 Oscar nominations

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The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards have been announced today with Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land leading the nominees as it equalled the record set by All About Eve and Titanic with 14 nominations.

The critically and publicly adored La La Land was nominated in several top categories including Best Picture, Director, Best Actor in a Leading role (Ryan Gosling), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Emma Stone) and best original screenplay.

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Long seen as La La Land’s biggest rival, the coming of age drama Moonlight received eight nominations, including Best Picture, Director (Barry Jenkins), Supporting actress (Naomie Harris), Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, Cinematography and Film Editing.

Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival also received eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Cinematography and Film Editing. Three films came in with six nominations; Mel Gibson’s war drama Hacksaw Ridge saw the previously blacklisted actor receive a best director nomination for his first film in 10 years, while his leading man Andrew Garfield also received a Best Actor nod.

Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea scored expected nominations for Best Picture, Director, Lead Actor (Casey Affleck), Supporting Actor (Lucas Hedges), Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams) and original screenplay. Garth Davis’ Lion rounds out the top nominees with nominations for Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Dev Patel), Supporting Actress (Nicole Kidman), Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography and Original Score.

After last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy, there are non-white nominees in every acting category with Viola Davis (nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Fences) and Mahershala Ali heading in to the event as likely favourites in their respective categories. Elsewhere another record was beaten as Meryl Streep received her 20th acting nomination for her role in Florence Foster Jenkins, becoming the most nominated performer in Oscar history.

The 89th Academy Awards will take place on 26th February 2017 and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Check out the main nominees below:

BEST PICTURE

La La Land
Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
Arrival
Lion
Hidden Figures
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Fences

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Denzel Washington – Fences
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling – La La Land            
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Casey Affleck – Manchester By The Sea

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali – Moonlight
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Dev Patel – Lion
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

La La Land – Damien Chazelle
Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
Hell or High Water – Taylor Sheridan
The Lobster – Efthymis Filippou, Yorgos Lanthimos
20th Century Women – Mike Mills

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

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

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” – La La Land
“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

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

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

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Viola Davis – Fences
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea
Naomie Harris – Moonlight
Nicole Kidman – Lion
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Moonlight – Barry Jenkins, Tarell McCraney
Arrival – Eric Heisserer
Lion – Luke Davies
Fences – August Wilson
Hidden Figures – Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

O.J.: Made in America
13th
I Am Not Your Negro
Fire at Sea
Life, Animated

BEST SCORE

La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
Lion – Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka
Moonlight – Nicholas Britell
Jackie – Mica Levi
Passengers – Thomas Newman

 

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The Edge's Film Editor 2017-2018, David has an unabashed love for all things Dave Grohl, Jack Black and Lord of the Rings. A compulsive liar who shouldn't be trusted, David once beat legendary actor David Hasselhoff in a hot dog eating contest and is best friends with Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, they speak on the phone three times a week.

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