The 2017 Oscar nominations have been announced, and we couldn’t be happier with the choices! This year the nominees reflect a refreshing amount of diversity thanks to films such as Fences, Moonlight, Hidden Figures and Lion quashing the #OscarsSoWhite controversy of recent years.

Oscar Nominations 2017

Oscars favourite La La Land did as well as predicted, scooping 14 nominations – the same amount Titanic got way back in 1997. The number of nominations, which includes two in the same Best Original Song category, makes the Damian Chazelle-directed film the most Oscar-nominated musical in history. Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are also big favourites to win Best Actress and Best Actor respectively.

La La Land also remains the favourite to win Best Picture, winning odds of 9/2 from bookmakers William Hill. Although it has some very tough competition from the likes of Moonlight, Lion and Arrival. Sadly Jackie didn’t quite make the cut.

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“Arrival” also emerged as one of the most-honored films, with support in eight categories, but its star, Amy Adams, failed to receive a nod for best actress. Our favourite to win is Natalie Portman though, for her role playing the former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Our predictions for winners of the top categories in the 89th Academy Awards include:
Best Picture- La La Land
Best Actress- Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Best Supporting Actress- Viola Davis (Fences)
Best Actor- Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Best Supporting Actor- Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Best Director- Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

All bets are on!

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 26 February, 2017.

The full list of nominations are:

Best picture

Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester By the Sea
Moonlight

Best actress

Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Emma Stone (La La Land)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Best supporting actress

Viola Davis (Fences)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Michelle Williams (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 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 director

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By the Sea)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best documentary

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
OJ: Made in America
13th

Best foreign language film

Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

Best cinematography

Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

Best film editing

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

Best costume design

Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

Best score

Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

Best 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)

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 animated feature

Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life As a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Best animated short

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

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 documentary short

4.1 Miles
Extremis
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Best production design

Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail Caesar
La La Land
Passengers

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