Posted January 24, 2017 by GP Manalo in Movies/TV

Oscars Nominations 2017: ‘La La Land’ and ‘Moonlight’ Takes the Charge!

The-Oscars-2017-Betting-OddsThe full list for the 89th Academy Awards has finally arrived! The members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences have decided on their picks for the films and the artists behind said films on and off the camera to have the highest recognition in this year’s Oscars. It does look like it will be an interesting race this year with, La La Land following its Golden Globes awards streak by bagging 14 nominations in the Oscars (the most nominations since Titanic and Ben-Hur) and Mel Gibson receiving his first directing nomination for Hacksaw Ridge since 1995’s Braveheart. However, a speculation such as Kimi No Nawa was nowhere to be found while Scoresese’s Silence only got one award nod for Cinematography. To see more of your favorites read on for the full list of nominees below!

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

Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

Ruth Negga (Loving)

Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Emma Stone (La La Land)

Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)


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 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 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 Animated Feature

    Finding Dory


    My Life as a Zucchini

    The Red Turtle



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 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 Live-Action  Short


    Ennemis Interieurs

    La Femme et le TGV

    Silent Nights




Best Sound Editing



    Deepwater Horizon

    Hacksaw Ridge

    La La Land



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 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 Film Editing


    Hacksaw Ridge

    Hell or High Water

    La La Land



The Oscars will be hosted by Jummy Kimmel and will be broadcasted on Feb. 26.

GP Manalo

G.P. Manalo is a student by day, and a resident tortured writer by night. Writing to keep him sane from all the Business School papers and presentations piling up each week.