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Preview of Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards

It’s that special time of the year again. The time when a collection of the world’s most charismatic, talented, and attention-hungry, performers gather to drink wine and celebrate their own contributions to film. Next week the Academy Awards will be hosting their 89th award ceremony in Hollywood to honor the cream of the crop of filmmaking in 2016 and everyone will be watching.

This year the nominations seem to reflect a more focused effort on diversity and inclusion, however there is a long way still to go. It will take years, or possibly decades, to correct the course of the huge freight ship that is the Academy Awards, however there are some encouraging signs.

The Oscars are going through a period of transformation after a turbulent buildup to last year’s ceremony. Honoring diversity has never been a strong point of the award show and the problem came to a head with several protests, most notably “Oscars So White,” which shined a light on the scarcity of quality black and minority roles in today’s movies. It also brought attention to the patronizing practice of tokenism that is a huge part of filmmaking history and into our present day. 

The Best Picture category reflects a wide variety of experiences ranging from the journey of a lost Indian boy in Lion; a female linguist’s attempts to communicate with an alien species in Arrival; the untold stories of the African-American female mathematicians at NASA that changed history in Hidden Figures; an economy that turns brothers into bank robbers in Hell or High Water; or the slice of black life seen in Fences; there is a clear diversity of experience in this category. However, all that anyone seems to be talking about is the love letter to classic Hollywood (a time when there was a marked lack of color) with La La Land. So it seems that there will be no lack of drama when the final category of the night is announced.

There will be no shortage of modern-day Hollywood legends either. Previous Oscar winners Denzel Washington, Jeff Bridges, and Meryl Streep, have all been nomimated for their acting prowess this year. While there will also be the controversial return of former industry darling Mel Gibson, whose Hacksaw Ridge has seemed to have given the embattled director a second life in Tinseltown. So with all of this in mind, the ceremony should be rife with read-between-the-lines drama for several reasons and it will be hard for anyone to predict what will happen before the curtain is raised on Sunday evening.

So, let’s take a look at the list of nominations for the 89th Academy Awards in anticipation of this weekend’s ceremony.

 

 

BEST PICTURE

 

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

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ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

 

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

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ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

 

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

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ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

 

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

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ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

 

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

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ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

 

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

Zootopia

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CINEMATOGRAPHY

 

Arrival

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Silence

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COSTUME DESIGN

 

Allied

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie

La La Land

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DIRECTING

 

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

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DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

 

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

O.J.: Made in America

13th

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DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

 

Extremis

4.1 Miles

Joe’s Violin

Watani: My Homeland

The White Helmets

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FILM EDITING

 

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Moonlight

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

 

Land of Mine

A Man Called Ove

The Salesman

Tanna

Toni Erdmann

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MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

 

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad

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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

 

Jackie

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Passengers

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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

 

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

Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from Trolls

Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster

“City Of Stars” from La La Land

Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story

Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting

“How Far I’ll Go” from Moana

Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

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PRODUCTION DESIGN

 

Arrival

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

La La Land

Passengers

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SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

 

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Pearl

Piper

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SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

 

Ennemis Intérieurs

La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights

Sing

Timecode

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SOUND EDITING

 

Arrival

Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Sully

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SOUND MIXING

 

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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VISUAL EFFECTS

 

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

 

Arrival

Fences

Hidden Figures

Lion

Moonlight

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WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

 

Hell or High Water

La La Land

The Lobster

Manchester by the Sea

20th Century Women

 

The 89th Academy Awards airs on ABC on February 26th, 2017.

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Source: Oscars

Braxter Timberlake

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