Oscars 2017: the nominations in full

La La Land becomes one of the most nominated films ever, with nods in 14 categories, while Moonlight and Arrival both take eight.

24 January 2017

La La Land (2016)

Damien Chazelle’s vibrant musical La La Land continues its awards season landgrab, scooping a total of 14 Academy Award nominations – the joint record for any film in history. Its nods include best picture, best director, best actor for Ryan Gosling and best actress for Emma Stone. Previous films to garner 14 nominations are All about Eve (1950), which won six, and Titanic (1997), which went on to win 10.

Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama Moonlight and Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi Arrival follow on eight nominations each. Meanwhile, Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, Garth Davis’s Lion and Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge all picked up six.

British talent to bag nominations include actors Dev Patel for Lion and Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge; Naomie Harris for best supporting actress for Moonlight; musician Mica Levi, nominated for her score for Jackie; producer Iain Canning and the team at See-Saw for Lion, which is up for best picture; and production designers Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock, who are recognised for their work on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. In addition, British editor Jake Roberts competes for the editing prize with Hell or High Water, Joanna Johnston for costume design for Allied, and Sting is in the running for best song for ‘The Empty Chair’ from Jim: The James Foley Story.

Best original screenplay nominee The Lobster was backed by Lottery funding through the BFI Film Fund. Additional British films or co-productions with nominations include Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (up for both best sound mixing and visual effects), Florence Foster Jenkins, The Jungle Book, Doctor Strange, Passengers and The White Helmet.

Amanda Nevill, CEO of the BFI comments: “My warmest congratulations to all today’s nominees, with a special hat-tip to the British nominees and films who are so brilliantly flying the flag for UK film – including of course, The Lobster, nominated for Best Original Screenplay and which the BFI is proud to have helped bring to the screen with National Lottery funding.”

La La Land, Moonlight and Arrival all first screened to UK audiences at the BFI London Film Festival, along with other best picture nominees Manchester by the Sea and Lion. Other nominated LFF alumni include 13th, Nocturnal Animals, Toni Erdmann, The Salesman, Tanna, Land of Mine and The Red Turtle.

“We are thrilled that the BFI London Film Festival was the UK launchpad for so many of the Oscar nominees, including La La Land, Lion and Arrival, and the first film festival outside North America to premiere Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea,” comments Clare Stewart, the Festival Director. “Also fantastic to see our strong links with the Foreign Language category continue with Land of Mine (LFF 2015), The Salesman, Tanna (LFF 2015) and Toni Erdmann all featuring in our line-ups.”

In contrast to recent years, when the awards have attracted controversy for focusing on white actors in its nominations, resulting in the #oscarssowhite hashtag, this year’s slate recognises a more diverse range of performers in all four acting categories.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 26 February 2017.

Here are the nominations in full.

Best picture

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

Moonlight (2016)

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

Lion (2016)

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

Hidden Figures

Best original screenplay

Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

The Lobster (2015)

Best animated feature

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

Best film editing

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land

Best documentary feature

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America

Best foreign language film

Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Toni Erdmann (2016)

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

Arrival (2016)

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 short

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes

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