2017 Oscar Nominees Announced

lalaland2A full list of nominees has been announced for the 89th annual Academy Award Ceremony. After cleaning up at last weeks Golden Globe Awards, Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ leads the way with a record equaling 14 nominations.

This years Oscars looks set to be a fantastic event after another incredible year in world cinema. It comes as absolutely no surprise to see both ‘La La Land’ and ‘Manchester By The Sea’ nominated for all of the top prizes, and no doubt the question on everybody’s lips will be ‘Gosling or Affleck?’.

Since its release on December 9th, ‘La La Land’ has become one of the most critically acclaimed films of the decade, and has already managed to bag a number of prestigious awards including seven Golden Globes and eight Critics Choice Awards.

The bookies are all leaning towards another clean sweep for ‘La La Land’; however, Casey Affleck may just edge Ryan Gosling in the ‘Best Actor’ category after his dazzling performance in Massachusetts drama ‘Manchester By The Sea’.

Other nominees include Meryl Streep (who receives her 20th Oscar nomination for ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’), Natalie Portman (Jackie), Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) and Denzel Washington (Fences).

Here is a list of some of the top nominees:

Best Picture
Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell Or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester By The Sea

Moonlight

Best Director
Denis Villenueve – Arrival

Barry Jenkins – Moonlight

Damian Chazelle – La La Land

Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge

Kenneth Lonegan – 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 Actress

Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Ruth Negga – Loving

Natalie Portman – Jackie

Emma Stone – La La Land

Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

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