The 89th Academy Award nominations are finally here with La La Land tying the record for most nominations (14) ever given to one film. There are no major surprises; maybe Amy Adams deserved to be nominated for her role in Arrival but she wasn’t. Amazon made Oscar history as first streaming service Best Picture nominee with Manchester By The Sea; and Mel Gibson’s name is back in bright lights thanks to his film Hacksaw Ridge.


Best Picture



Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land


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 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 Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

O.J.: Made in America



Best Cinematography

Bradford Young, Arrival

Linus Sandgren, La La Land

Grieg Fraser, Lion, Grieg Fraser

James Laxton, Moonlight

Rodrigo Prieto, Silence


Best Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine, Denmark, Martin Zandvliet, director

A Man Called Ove, Sweden, Hannes Holm, director

The Salesman, Iran, Asghar Farhadi, director

Tanna, Australia, Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directors

Toni Erdmann, Germany, Maren Ade, director


Best Costume Design

Allied, Joanna Johnston

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Colleen Atwood

Florence Foster Jenkins, Consolata Boyle

Jackie, Madeline Fontaine

La La Land, Mary Zophres


Best Original Score

Jackie, Micachu

La La Land, Justin Hurwitz

Lion, Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka

Moonlight, Nicholas Britell

Passengers, Thomas Newman


Best Original 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 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


Best Documentary Short

4.1 Miles, University of California, Berkeley

Extremis, f/8 Filmworks in association with Motto Pictures

Joe’s Violin, Lucky Two Productions

Watani: My Homeland, ITN Productions

The White Helmets, Grain Media and Violet Films


Best Production Design

Patrice Vermette, Arrival

Stuart Craig, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

Sandy Reynolds-Wasco and David Wasco, La La Land

Guy Hendrix Dyas, Passengers


Best Original Screenplay

Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis 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 Tarell Alvin McRaney, Moonlight


Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings


My Life As a Zucchini

The Red Turtle



Best Animated Short

Blind Vaysha , National Film Board of Canada

Borrowed Time, Quorum Films

Pear Cider and Cigarettes, Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation

Pearl, Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures

Piper, Pixar


Best Film Editing

Joe Walker, Arrival

John Gilbert, Hacksaw Ridge

Jake Roberts, Hell or High Water

Tom Cross, La La Land

Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders, Moonlight


Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad



The 89th Academy Awards will air live on February 26 on ABC and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

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