Film - 89th Academy Award Nominations

The Oscar Nominations were announced yesterday...

As everyone expected, La La Land led the way as the Oscar nominations were announced yesterday picking up 14 mentions, which ties the film for the record of most nominations in one year, alongside Titanic in 1997 and the classic All About Eve in 1950. Arrival and Moonlight picked up 8 nominations each with Lion, Manchester By Sea and Hacksaw Ridge picking up 6 apiece.

It was good to see that Hollywood has finally forgiven Mel Gibson by giving him a nod in the Best Director category and also gratifying that "over-rated actress" Meryl Streep got her 20th Oscar nomination this year.  Nice too, to see Arrival getting more recognition in the acting awards than is usually the case for science fiction films, with other big sci-fi/superhero blockbusters like Rogue One, Suicide Squad, Doctor Strange and Star Trek Beyond getting the expected mentions in the technical categories. And no mention for Deadpool at all (how dare they!). Just be thankful though that you don't have to sit through all the films like the voters do - the documentary OJ: Made in America clocks in at 7 hours 47 minutes ON ITS OWN, making it the longest film ever to be nominated.

We let Steve Taylor-Bryant pretend to be Paul the Octopus and he's given us "the big six" predictions for the main acting categories which we've included in the full list below (#STBPredicts).

Best picture

Arrival - STBPredicts SHOULD WIN
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land - STBPredicts WILL WIN
Manchester by the Sea

Best actress

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

Best actor

Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land) - STBPredicts WILL WIN
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
Denzel Washington (Fences)  - STBPredicts SHOULD WIN

Best supporting actress

Viola Davis (Fences)  - STBPredicts SHOULD WIN
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)  - STBPredicts WILL WIN

Best supporting actor

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) - STBPredicts SHOULD WIN
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Dev Patel (Lion) - STBPredicts WILL WIN
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Best director

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) - STBPredicts SHOULD AND WILL WIN
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best adapted screenplay

Eric Heisserer (Arrival)
August Wilson (Fences)
Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi (Hidden Figures)
Luke Davies (Lion)
Barry Jenkins and Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)

Best original screenplay

Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou (The Lobster)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Mike Mills (20th Century Women)

Best animated feature

Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle

Best foreign language film

A Man Called Ove (Sweden)
Land of Mine (Denmark)
The Salesman (Iran)
Tanna (Australia)
Toni Erdmann (Germany)

Best documentary feature

Fire At Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
OJ: Made in America

Best original song

La La Land - Audition by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
La La Land - City of Stars by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Moana - How Far I'll Go by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Trolls - Can't Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster
Jim: The James Foley Story - The Empty Chair by J Ralph and Sting

Best original score

Jackie by Mica Levi
La La Land by Justin Hurwitz
Lion by Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka
Moonlight by Nicholas Britell
Passengers by Thomas Newton

Best cinematography

La La Land

Best costume design

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

Best make-up and hairstyling

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Best live action short

Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights

Best sound editing

Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Best sound mixing

Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Best documentary short

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

Best production design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land

Best visual effects

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best animated short

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Best film editing

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land

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