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1/24/2017

Oscar Nominations!

Oscar nominations! A big day for Canada with well-deserved nominations for Denis Villeneuve (Best Director, Arrival), Ryan Gosling (Best Actor, La La Land), Patrice Vermette and Paul Hotte (Best Production Design, Arrival), and in a nomination that's long overdue, Theodore Ushev (Best Animated Short, Blind Vaysha). Canada's It's Only the End of the World didn't make the cut for Best Foreign Language Film, but it made it further in the race than anticipated. The nominees in that category are a strong bunch with heavy favourite Toni Erdmann leading the pack and dark horse Tanna passing most pundits' expectations.

It was also a historic day for Cinemablographer favourite Meryl Streep, who broke her own record and landed her whopping 20th Oscar nomination with a Best Actress bid for Florence Foster Jenkins. Streep joins Jackie's Natalie Portman and Elle's Isabelle Huppert, plus frontrunner Emma Stone (La La Land) and surprise nominee Ruth Negga (Loving). In the snub heard around the Internet, Arrival's Amy Adams missed out despite a very strong showing for the film. Sometimes an omission is really all just about numbers.

More thoughts to follow, but this year's nominees are:

Best Picture:
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge


Best Director
Damian Chazelle, La La Land
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

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

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea 
Andrew GarfieldHacksaw Ridge 
Ryan Gosling, La La Land 
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia SpencerHidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

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


Adapted Screenplay
Arrival
Fences
Lion
Hidden Figures
Moonlight

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


Best Documentary


Best Foreign Language Film
Land of Mine (Denmark)
A Man Called Ove (Sweden)
The Salesman (Iran)
Tanna (Australia)
Toni Erdmann (Germany)

Also shortlisted: It's Only the End of the World (Canada), The King's Choice (Norway), My Life as a Courgette (Switzerland), Paradise (Russia)

Best Animated Film
The Red Turtle
Zootopia


Best Film Editing
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

Best Cinematography
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

Best Score
Jackie
La La Land
Lion*
Moonlight
Passengers

Best Song
Jim: The James Foley Story, "The Empty Chair"
La La Land, “City of Stars
La La Land, Audition - Fools Who Dream
Moana, “How Far I'll Go

Best Costumes
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

Best Production Design
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
La La Land
Passengers


Best Hair and Make-Up
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad  

Best Sound Mixing
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours

Best Sound Editing
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully
Best Visual Effects
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Animated Short
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

Best Live Action Short
Ennemis Interieurs
Le femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode

Best Documentary (Short Subject)
Extremis
4.1 Miles
Joe's Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets