2017 Academy Award Nominations

The 2017 Oscar nominations are in! After a record setting box office year for Disney, they are being rewarded with a robust 8 Academy Award nominations! Here is the complete list of nominees: Moana - Best Animated Feature Zootopia - Best Animated Feature Piper - Best Animated Short “How Far I’ll Go” - Moana - Best Original Song Rogue One - Best Visual Effects The Jungle Book - Best Visual Effects Doctor Strange - Best Visual Effects Rogue One - Best Sound Mixing From the looks of it, there are no major surprises in the nominations this year. I am a little disappointed to not see “Try Everything”, the theme from Zootopia on the list, but I suppose they needed to make way for two (well deserved) songs from La La Land. Disney is really dominating the visual effects category this year with three nominations. What’s interesting is each one of the films in this category comes from a different studio division; Rogue One from Lucasfilm, The Jungle Book from the main studio, and Doctor Strange from Marvel. It’s also interesting to note that The BFG was actually distributed by Disney as well, though that does not actually qualify them to take any ownership in the production of the film. It’s a little surprising that Captain America: Civil War did not receive a Visual Effects nod, but there’s only so many nominations to hand out per category. Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2017 Academy Awards: Best Picture Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester By the Sea Moonlight Best Director Denis Villeneuve, Arrival Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge Damien Chazelle, La La Land Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea Barry Jenkins, Moonlight Best Actress Emma Stone, La La Land Natalie Portman, Jackie Ruth Negga, Loving Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins Isabelle Huppert, Elle 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 Supporting Actress Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris, Moonlight Nicole Kidman, Lion Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea 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 Adapted Screenplay Arrival Fences Hidden Figures Lion Moonlight Best Original Screenplay Hell or High Water La La Land The Lobster Manchester by the Sea 20th Century Women Best Foreign Language Film Land of Mine, Martin Zandvliet, Denmark A Man Called Ove, Hannes Holm,  Sweden The Salesman,  Asghar Farhadi, Iran Tanna, Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, Australia, Toni Erdmann, Maren Ade, Germany Best Documentary Feature Fire at Sea I Am Not Your Negro Life, Animated O.J.: Made in America Best Animated Feature Kubo and the Two Strings Moana My Life as a Zucchini The Red Turtle Zootopia  Best Film Editing Arrival Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water La La Land Moonlight 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 Original Score Jackie La La Land Lion Moonlight Passengers  Best Cinematography Arrival, Bradford Young La La Land, Linus Sandgren Lion, Grieg Fraser Moonlight, James Laxton Best Costume Design Allied Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Florence Foster Jenkins Jackie La La Land  Best Makeup and Hairstyling A Man Called Ove Star Trek Beyond Suicide Squad Best Production Design Arrival Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Hail, Caesar! La La Land Passengers Best Sound Editing Arrival Deepwater Horizon Hacksaw Ridge La La Land Sully  Best Sound Mixing Arrival Hacksaw Ridge La La Land Rogue One 13  Hours Best Visual Effects Rogue One: A Star Wars Story The Jungle Book Doctor Strange Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Arrival The BFG Kubo and the Two Strings A Monster Calls Best Short Film, Live Action Ennemis Intérieurs La Femme et le TGV Silent Nights Sing Timecode Best Short Film, Animated Blind Vaysha Borrowed Time Pear Cider and Cigarettes Pearl Piper Best Documentary, Short Subject Extremis 4.1 Miles Joe’s Violin Watani: My Homeland The White Helmets  Here are more of my thoughts about this year's nominees: What are you thoughts on the 2017 Academy Award nominees? Do you feel like there were any major snubs this year? The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live on ABC on February 26th, 2017.

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