We're currently in the heat of all the Awards season madness, but it's always the annual Academy-Awards that are the high-point and the big night. Well, this afternoon, the 2017 Oscar nominations have finally been announced. So, let's talk about them.

The Golden Globes are now a couple of weeks behind us and the British tentpole of film awards, the BAFTA's, are right around the corner, but the Oscars are always the high-point of the chaotic annual Awards season. It's my personal favourite from the bunch too. This afternoon, the nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards. To no one's surprise, the Academy were as enamoured by La La Land as the rest of us, sweeping up a record-breaking 14 nominations! Moonlight followed in second place, snagging 8 noms, with the likes of Arrival, Lion, and Manchester By The Sea all proving to be hitters too, with many earned nods each.

Of course, the snubs and surprises from the Oscars are always in abundance and this year is no different. It's a shame to see Nocturnal Animals missing out on some deserved attention, but the biggest disappointment is perhaps that Amy Adams was snubbed for both her remarkable performances in that but also in Arrival too. It's nice to see Ruth Negga getting some love for Loving, though, although Viggo Moretensen was wholly unexpected - one I'm perhaps left a little sore by, feeling that as decent as Captain Fantastic was, it was also very overrated.


Regardless, you can find out the nominations in full below. Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the 89th Academy Awards in just over a month's time, on February 26th, 2017. The (city of) stars will shine.


BEST PICTURE

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

Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
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
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Ruth Negga, Loving
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 ORIGINAL SCORE

JACKIE – Mica Levi
LA LA LAND – Justin Hurwitz
MOONLIGHT – Nicholas Britell
LION – Dustin O’ Halloran and Hausckha
PASSENGERS – Thomas Newman
BEST ORIGINAL SONG

AUDITION (THE FOOLS WHO DREAM) – LA LA LAND
CAN’T STOP THE FEELING – TROLLS
CITY OF STARS – LA LA LAND
EMPTY CHAIR – JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY
HOW FAR I’LL GO – MOANA
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
Mike Mills, 20th Century Women
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water
Yorgos Lanthimos/Efthymis Filippou, The Lobster
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Luke Davies, Lion
Eric Heisserer, Arrival
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Allison Schroeder/Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures
August Wilson, Fences
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
MOANA
MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
THE RED TURTLE
ZOOTOPIA
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

DEEPWATER HORIZON
DOCTOR STRANGE
THE JUNGLE BOOK
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
BEST COSTUME DESIGN

ALLIED
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS
JACKIE
LA LA LAND
MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING

A MAN CALLED OVE
STAR TREK BEYOND
SUICIDE SQUAD
PRODUCTION DESIGN

ARRIVAL
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
HAIL, CAESAR!
LA LA LAND
PASSENGERS
SOUND MIXING

ARRIVAL
HACKSAW RIDGE
LA LA LAND
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
13 HOURS
SOUND EDITING

ARRIVAL
DEEPWATER HORIZON
HACKSAW RIDGE
LA LA LAND
SULLY
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

LAND OF MINE
A MAN CALLED OVE
THE SALESMAN
TANNA
TONI ERDMANN
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

FIRE AT SEA
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
LIFE, ANIMATED
OJ: MADE IN AMERICA
13TH
CINEMATOGRAPHY

ARRIVAL
LA LA LAND
LION
MOONLIGHT
SILENCE
EDITING

Joe Walker, Arrival
Tom Cross, La La Land
John Gilbert, Hacksaw Ridge
Joi McMillion, Nat Sanders Moonlight
Jake Roberts, Hell or High Water
BEST ANIMATED SHORT

BLIND VAYSHA
BORROWED TIME
PEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTES
PEARL
PIPER
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

ENNEMIS INTERIEURS
LA FEMME ET LE TGV
SILENT NIGHTS
SING
TIMECODE
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Extremis
4.1 Miles
JOE’S VIOLIN
WATERING: MY HOMELAND
THE WHITE HELMETS

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Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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