2017 Oscar Noms

Oscars 2017

As a film aficionado, I always look forward to watch awards show and other special events that related to Oscar like the Hollywood Costume presented in 2014 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It was the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition that delves into the role of costume design as an integral tool of cinematic storytelling.Two years ago I went to my first Pre-Oscar Week. I felt the amazing atmosphere – the giant curtain and the Oscar statue, construction on the stage, lighting and audio. It is stunning how they magically convert Hollywood and Highland into one of the glamorous events in the world.

The Oscar Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel

The Oscar Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel

The Hollywood Film Awards which is usually held in November kicks off the awards season – SAG Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Golden Globes, BAFTA Awards, Independent Spirit Awards and of course the Academy Awards. I’m stoked to see two of my favorite movies win awards – La La Land and Lion. La La Land swept the Golden Globes. Will the film directed and written by Damien Chazelle do the same with the Oscars? The 89th Oscars will air Sunday, February 26, live on ABC at 4 pm PT. Jimmy Kimmel will host this year. Jennifer Todd and Mike De Luca are the awards producers.

Oscars Producers Jennifer Todd and Mike De Luca

Oscars Producers Jennifer Todd and Mike De Luca

In the mean time, Here are some of the Oscar Noms list

Best Motion Picture of the Year

  1. Arrival (Paramount) – Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder and David Linde, producers
  2. Fences (Paramount) – Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black, producers
  3. Hacksaw Ridge (Summit Entertainment) – Bill Mechanic and David Permut, producers
  4. Hell or High Water (CBS Films and Lionsgate) – Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn, producers
  5. Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox) – Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams and Theodore Melfi,
  6. La La Land (Summit Entertainment) – Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt, producers
  7. Lion (The Weinstein Company) – Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder, producers
  8. Manchester by the Sea (Amazon Studios) – Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck and Kevin J. Walsh,
  9. Moonlight (A24) – Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, producers

Achievement in Directing

  1. Arrival – Denis Villeneuve
  2. Hacksaw Ridge – Mel Gibson
  3. La La Land – Damien Chazelle
  4. Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
  5. Moonlight – Barry Jenkins

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:

  1. Casey Affleck (“Lee Chandler” in Manchester by the Sea)
  2. Andrew Garfield (“Desmond Doss” in Hacksaw Ridge)
  3. Ryan Gosling (“Sebastian” in La La Land)
  4. Viggo Mortensen (“Ben” in Captain Fantastic)
  5. Denzel Washington (“Troy Maxson” in Fences)

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role:

  1. Mahershala Ali (“Juan” in Moonlight)
  2. Jeff Bridges (“Marcus Hamilton” in Hell or High Water)
  3. Lucas Hedges (“Patrick Chandler” in Manchester by the Sea)
  4. Dev Patel (“Saroo Brierley” in Lion)
  5. Michael Shannon (“Bobby Andes” in Nocturnal Animals)

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:

  1. Isabelle Huppert (“Michèle” in Elle)
  2. Ruth Negga (“Mildred” in Loving)
  3. Natalie Portman (“Jackie Kennedy” in Jackie)
  4. Emma Stone (“Mia” in La La Land)
  5. Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins” in Florence Foster Jenkins)

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role:

  1. Viola Davis (“Rose Maxson” in Fences)
  2. Naomie Harris (“Paula” in Moonlight)
  3. Nicole Kidman (“Sue Brierley” in Lion)
  4. Octavia Spencer (“Dorothy Vaughan” in Hidden Figures)
  5. Michelle Williams (“Randi Chandler” in Manchester by the Sea)

Adapted Screenplay:

  1. Arrival – Screenplay by Eric Heisserer (based on the story “Story of Your Life” written by Ted Chiang)
  2. Fences – Screenplay by August Wilson (based on his play)
  3. Hidden Figures – Screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi (based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly)
  4. Lion – Screenplay by Luke Davies (adapted from the book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley)
  5. Moonlight – Screenplay by Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney (based on the play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney)

Original Screenplay:

  1. Hell or High Water – Written by Taylor Sheridan
  2. La La Land – Written by Damien Chazelle
  3. The Lobster – Written by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
  4. Manchester by the Sea – Written by Kenneth Lonergan
  5. 20th Century Women – Written by Mike Mills

Best Foreign Language Film:

  1. Land of Mine (Denmark) [Directed by Martin Zandvliet.]
  2. A Man Called Ove (Sweden) [Directed by Hannes Holm.]
  3. The Salesman (Iran) [Directed by Asghar Farhadi.]
  4. Tanna (Australia) [Directed by Bentley Dean and Martin Butler.]
  5. Toni Erdmann (Germany) [Directed by Maren Ade.]

Best Animated Feature Film:

  1. Kubo and the Two Strings (Focus Features) – Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
  2. Moana (Walt Disney) – John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer
  3. My Life as a Zucchini (GKIDS) – Claude Barras and Max Karli
  4. The Red Turtle (Sony Pictures Classics) – Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki
  5. Zootopia (Walt Disney) – Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer

For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Academy Awards website, www.oscar.com.


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