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2017 Academy Award Nominations

2017 Academy Award Nominations Oscar 2017

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



Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land


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 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



Hidden Figures



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


My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle


Best Film Editing


Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land


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


La La Land




Best Cinematography

Arrival, Bradford Young

La La Land, Linus Sandgren

Lion, Grieg Fraser

Moonlight, James Laxton

Best Costume Design


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins


La La Land 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad

Best Production Design


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

La La Land


Best Sound Editing


Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land


Best Sound Mixing


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



Kubo and the Two Strings

A Monster Calls

Best Short Film, Live Action

Ennemis Intérieurs

La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights



Best Short Film, Animated

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes



Best Documentary, Short Subject


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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