Oscars 2017: Fantastic Beasts, Suicide Squad, Rogue One Have Academy Award Nominations

Fantastic Beasts, Suicide Squad, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Doctor Strange, and Star Trek Beyond are now Academy Award nominated films. I mean, this is TheNerdyBird.com, what did you expect me to lead with?

You can view the complete list of nominees here but here’s a few of the categories:

Best Picture

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

Actress in a Supporting Role

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

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

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

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

Adapted Screenplay

Arrival, Eric Heisserer
Fences, August Wilson
Hidden Figures, Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi
Lion, Luke Davies
Moonlight, Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan
La La Land, Damien Chazelle
The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan
20th Century Women, Mike Mills

Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea, Gianfranco Rosi and Donatella Palermo
I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul Peck, Remi Grellety and Hebert Peck
Life, Animated, Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman
O.J.: Made in America, Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow
13th, Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish

Animated Feature Film

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

Original Score

Jackie, Mica Levi
La La Land, Justin Hurwitz
Lion, Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka
Moonlight, Nicholas Britell
Passengers, Thomas Newman

Original Song

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” La La Land (Music by Justin Hurwitz, lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls (Music and lyrics by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster)
“City of Stars,” La La Land (Music by Justin Hurwitz, lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)
“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story (Music and lyrics by J. Ralph and Sting)
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana (Music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda)

Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Costume Design

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

Makeup and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

I must have watched too much television this year because this may be the most Oscar nominated films I’ve yet to see. I mean, I also don’t like leaving the house so that also factors in…

Anyway, what do you think of this year’s nominees? Anyone you think think deserved one that didn’t make the list?

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  • VindicaSean

    I’ve seen half the Best Picture nominees this time around (not common for me), and I gotta say…they nominated Meryl for that piece of crap movie over Amy Adams, who almost literally IS the movie Arrival? They nom’d the director, the movie, the screenplay, but not the actress that freaking made the movie. (I really really liked Arrival)

  • Dang, a lot I haven’t seen this time around. …everyone else also having trouble working up enthusiasm? I feel like I need some kinda drug. Fukitol or something.