Not Surprisingly, La La Land, Moonlight, Arrival Lead 2017 Oscar Nominees

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Not Surprisingly, La La Land, Moonlight, Arrival Lead 2017 Oscar Nominees

On Tuesday morning the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2017 Oscar nominees, and not surprisingly Damien Chazelle’s La La Land has two-stepped its way to the front of the pack. The “unbearably white” jazz musical received a record-tying 14 nominations, including: Best Picture, Best Actress (Emma Stone), Best Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Director (Chazelle), Best Original Screenplay (Chazelle), Best Original Score and Best Cinematography (Linus Sandgren).

Barry Jenkins’ remarkable coming-of-age film Moonlight and Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi brain-bender Arrival each scooped up eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Kenneth Lonergan’s beautifully melancholic Manchester by the Sea, a resurgent Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge and Garth Davis’ Lion all earned six nominations.

One other particularly notable nomination is Ezra Edelman’s towering, eight-hour docOJ: Made in America which initially debuted in wide release on ESPN this past summer. It’s the first such major nomination for the sports giant, and could well represent a sea change in what gets nominated for Academy Awards.

To see if OJ: Made in America, or any of the other films win, tune in to the Academy Awards on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. EST on ABC, and check out the entire list of nominees below. There’s plenty of overlap between The Academy’s picks and Paste’s—find our favorite films of 2016 here.

Best Picture
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
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 Documentary Feature
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life Animated
O.J.: Made in America

Best Director
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Adapted Screenplay
Arrival, Eric Heisserer
Fences, August Wilson
Hidden Figures, Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
Lion, Luke Davis
Moonlight, Barry Jenkins with story by Tarell Alvin McCraney

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

Best Foreign Language Film
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best Original Score
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 Cinematography
La La Land

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

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Best Costume Design
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
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 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 Live Action Short
Ennemis Intérieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights

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

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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