89th Academy Awards Nominations

89th Academy Awards Nominations

This morning at 8:15am EST, the nominees for this year's Academy Awards were officially announced in a new live stream format that, frankly, was a huge misstep. Hopefully, next year we'll see them go back to live format we've seen before, instead of this pre-taped, low-energy format. More importantly though, the nominations themselves: La La Land is leading the pack this year with 14 nominations, including the coveted Best Picture and Director categories, while also having two nominations in the Best Original Song category.

Elsewhere, other major awards season contenders like Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, and Hacksaw Ridge were rightfully honoured, shaping up what should be a very tough and challenging year for pundits. And, in light of last year's #OscarsSoWhite protests, it's a breath of fresh air to see films like Moonlight, Fences, and Hidden Figures all up for major awards, including Best Picture.

In what some would call a shocking move, Michael Shannon earned a nomination for Nocturnal Animals in the Best Supporting Actor category. His co-star in the film Aaron Taylor-Johnson was gathering momentum, including a Golden Globe win, for his role in the film and many were expecting him to get the nomination. 

Perhaps even more shocking is the lack of  Deadpool in any category, as it was looking like it could nab a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination or even a Best Picture nomination after its guild nominations. Silence, meanwhile, was almost completely shut out, gathering only one nomination in the Best Cinematography category. It was never a huge awards season darling, but people had hope, dare say faith, that it would be an Oscar contender. 

This year's Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 26 and will air on ABC at 5:30 PM PT. 

A full list of nominees can be found below:

Best Picture



Hacksaw Ridge

Hell Or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land


Manchester By The Sea



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 Director

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)

Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By The Sea)

Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)


Best Cinematography


La La Land





Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

OJ: Made in America



Documentary Short Subject


4.1 Miles

Joe’s Violin

Watani: My Homeland

The White Helmets


Live Action Short

Ennemis Entreniers

La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights




Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine

A Man Called Ove

The Salesman


Toni Erdmann


Sound Editing


Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land



Sound Mixing


Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi


Best Original Score

Jackie (Mica Levi)

La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)

Lion (Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka)

Moonlight (Nicholas Britell)

Passengers (Thomas Newman)


Best Original Song

“Audition” (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)


Production Design

Arrival (Patrice Vermette)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Stuart Craig)

Hail Caesar

La La Land (Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco)

Passengers (Guy Hendrix Dyas)


Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings


My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle


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