Tuesday, January 24, 2017

'LA LA LAND' LEADS 2017 OSCAR NOMINATIONS

By: Connor Glowacki

Image result for oscars 2017     The musical 'La La Land', starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, earned 14 Academy Awards nominations for the 2017 Oscars, which is tied with 'Titanic' and 'All About Eve' for most nominations received in the history of the Academy Awards.

     It's important to note that a big storyline coming into the 2017 award show are the success of black actors and actresses receiving multiple nominations, especially after the #OscarsSoWhite controversy for the last few years that consisted of the lists for nominated actors and actresses being primarily caucasian.

     Also, Mel Gibson was actually nominated for best director for his film 'Hacksaw Ridge.' Who saw that coming?

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'La La Land' received the most
nominations with 14 total.
Photo from LACurb.com
Check out the list of nominees for some of the major categories below. Genres of the film are placed in parenthesis.

BEST PICTURE:

*'Arrival' (Science Fiction)
*'Fences' (Drama)
*'Hacksaw Ridge' (Biographical War Drama)
*'Hell Or High Water' (Western/Crime)
*'Hidden Figures' (Biographical Drama)
*'La La Land' (Romantic/Musical Comedy, Drama)
*'Lion' (Drama)
*'Manchester By The Sea' (Drama)
*'Moonlight' (Drama)

BEST ACTRESS:

*Isabelle Huppert in 'Elle'
*Ruth Negga in 'Loving'
*Natalie Portman in 'Jackie'
*Emma Stone in 'La La Land'
*Meryl Streep in 'Florence Foster Jenkins'

BEST ACTOR:

*Casey Affleck in 'Manchester By The Sea'
*Andrew Garfield in 'Hacksaw Ridge'
*Ryan Gosling in 'La La Land'
*Viggo Morgenstein in 'Captain Fantastic'
*Denzel Washington in 'Fences'

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

*Viola Davis in 'Fences'
*Naomie Harris in 'Moonlight'
*Nicole Kidman in 'Lion'
*Octavia Spencer in 'Hidden Figures'
*Michelle Williams in 'Manchester By The Sea'

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

*Mahershala Ali in 'Moonlight'
*Jeff Bridges in 'Hell Or High Water'
*Lucas Hedges in 'Manchester By The Sea'
*Dev Patel in 'Lion'
*Michael Shannon in 'Nocturnal Animals'

BEST DIRECTOR:

*Damien Chazelle for 'La La Land'
*Mel Gibson for 'Hacksaw Ridge'
*Barry Jenkins for 'Moonlight'
*Kenneth Lonergan for 'Manchester By The Sea'
*Denis Villeneuve for 'Arrival'

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Who's going to win? Leave a comment below or let me know on Twitter @ConnorGlowacki.

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