Nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards


The nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards have just been announced, with Damien Chazelle's masterful musical "La La Land" leading the way with a record-tying 14 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Original Screenplay. "Arrival" and "Moonlight" followed at quite a distance with eight nods each, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Looking through this list, I can't say that there's anything particularly surprising. We all knew "La La Land" was going to do very well, but perhaps not THIS well. It is rather disappointing to see Martin Scorsese's brilliant "Silence" reduced to just a nomination for Best Cinematography, but there are plenty of great films here to celebrate, including "Manchester by the Sea" and "Hacksaw Ridge," both of which nabbed six nominations this morning, including Best Picture and Best Director.

As I've said before, "La La Land" remains the film to beat, and hopefully we'll get confirmation of that this weekend with the Producers Guild of America Awards, where it's fully expected to take their top prize. While a lot of these categories seem like locks at the moment, we'll learn more as the other guilds have their say over the next month, leading right up to Oscar night on Sunday, February 26th. Be sure to check back then for the winners.

Until then, please see below for a complete list of nominees:

Best Picture

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

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

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

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 Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water

La La Land

The Lobster

Manchester by the Sea

20th Century Women

Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival

Fences

Hidden Figures

Lion

Moonlight

Best Film Editing

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Moonlight

Best Cinematography

Arrival

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Silence

Best Production Design

Arrival

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

La La Land

Passengers

Best Costume Design

Allied

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie

La La Land

Best Makeup & Hair

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad

Best Original Score

Jackie

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Passengers

Best 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, Jim: The James Foley Story

How Far I'll Go, Moana

Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

Zootopia

Best Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

O.J. Simpson: Made in America

13th

Best Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine

A Man Called Ove

The Salesman

Tanna

Toni Erdmann

Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Sound Editing

Arrival

Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Sully

Best Sound Mixing

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 Hours

Best Live Action Short

Ennemis Intérieurs

La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights

Sing

Timecode

Best Documentary Short

Extremis

4.1 Miles

Joe's Violin

Watani: My Homeland

The White Helmets

Best Animated Short

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Pearl

Piper

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