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Oscar Nominations Are Here!

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2017’s Oscar Noms are here!

We’re still a month away from the 89th Academy Awards, but Oscar buzz has finally made its decisions.

Standouts include La La Land, which stole the show and set a record for most wins at the Golden Globes. For this year’s Oscars, the film’s nominations top out at 14, tying the number for most nominations for an Academy Award.

Meryl Streep, who starred in Florence Foster Jenkins this past year, received her 20th nomination, the most ever by any one person. Certainly, Streep is perfectly rated.

Last year, the Academy drew quite a lot of backlash, with a whitewashed group of nominees. This sparked the trend #OscarsSoWhite, and resulted in numerous artists boycotting the event. This is not the case this time around. This batch of nominees is the most diverse yet, especially in the supporting actress category, where black women are the majority. Viola Davis is the first black woman to receive three Oscar nominations.

Of course there are some misses, including no women nominated for best director, which has only been won by a woman once. And, Asians only represent one percent of the nominees this year.

You can find some of the top categories and its nominees below. For a complete list of nominees, go to http://oscar.go.com/nominees.

Best picture:

  • Arrival,
  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • Lion
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • La La Land
  • Moonlight

Actress in a leading role:

  • Isabelle Huppert, Elle
  • Ruth Negga, Loving
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie
  • Emma Stone, La La Land
  • Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Actor in a leading role:

  • Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
  • Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
  • Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  • Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
  • Denzel Washington, Fences

Actress in a supporting role:

  • Viola Davis, Fences
  • Naomie Harris, Moonlight
  • Nicole Kidman, Lion
  • Octaiva Spencer, Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Actor in a supporting role:

  • Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
  • Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
  • Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
  • Dev Patel, Lion
  • Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Directing:

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

Animated feature film:

  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • My Life as a Courgette
  • The Red Turtle
  • Zootopia

Music (original score):

  • Jackie La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight
  • Passengers

The Academy Awards take place on February 26 on ABC at 4 p.m.

Drew has lived in San Diego going on two years, and can't imagine living anywhere else. She loves the city's beaches, food, and shows. You can contact her at drew@sdentertainer.com.

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