Oscars 2017: La La Land leads the race with 14 nominations

Oscars 2017: La La Land leads the race with 14 nominations

And this time the nominations have more diversity than last year.
Updated 25 Jan, 2017

Hollywood gears up for its most prestigious awards night, The Academy Awards on February 26 as #OscarNoms are revealed.

Romantic musical La La Land is the movie to beat at the Academy Awards after earning 14 nominations in a diverse list that silenced the #OscarsSoWhite controversy of the last two years.

Whereas last year all 20 acting nominees were white, unleashing an #OscarsSoWhite backlash, seven people of color are among this year's acting nominees - the highest ever ethnic representation. Four of the nine best picture contenders told African-American or Asian stories.

They include supporting actor nominees Dev Patel for the Indian adoption story Lion, Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris for Moonlight and Viola Davis who is expected to win for Fences.

"The Oscars have rallied to do a better job reflecting the diversity of America and the world," said Tom O'Neil, founder of awards website

Here's the complete list of nominees for this year's 89th Academy Awards:

Best picture

"La La Land"


"Manchester by the Sea"




"Hidden Figures"

"Hacksaw Ridge"

"Hell or High Water"

Best director

Damien Chazelle, "La La Land"

Barry Jenkins, "Moonlight"

Denis Villeneuve, "Arrival"

Kenneth Lonergan, "Manchester by the Sea"

Mel Gibson, "Hacksaw Ridge"

Best actor in a leading role

Ryan Gosling, "La La Land"

Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea"

Denzel Washington, "Fences"

Andrew Garfield, "Hacksaw Ridge"

Viggo Mortensen, "Captain Fantastic"

Best actress in a leading role

Natalie Portman, "Jackie"

Emma Stone, "La La Land"

Isabelle Huppert, "Elle"

Meryl Streep, "Florence Foster Jenkins"

Ruth Negga, "Loving"

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"

Best supporting actress

Viola Davis, "Fences"

Michelle Williams, "Manchester by the Sea"

Octavia Spencer, "Hidden Figures"

Naomie Harris, "Moonlight"

Nicole Kidman, "Lion"

Best adapted screenplay

"Moonlight," Barry Jenkins

"Arrival," Eric Heisserer

"Lion," Luke Davies

"Fences," August Wilson

"Hidden Figures," Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi

Best original screenplay

"La La Land," Damien Chazelle

"Hell or High Water," Taylor Sheridan

"Manchester by the Sea," Kenneth Lonergan

"The Lobster," Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou

"20th Century Women," Mike Mills

Best animated feature film


"Kubo and the Two Strings"


"The Red Turtle"

"My Life as a Zucchini"

Best animated short film



"Borrowed Time"

"Pear Cider and Cigarettes"

"Blind Vaysha"

Best foreign language film

"Toni Erdmann"

"The Salesman"

"Land of Mine"

"A Man Called Ove"


Best documentary

"O.J.: Made in America"


"I Am Not Your Negro"

"Fire at Sea"

"Life Animate"

Best cinematography

"Moonlight," James Laxton

"La La Land," Linus Sandgren

"Arrival," Bradford Young

"Silence," Rodrigo Prieto

"Lion," Greig Fraser

Best documentary short subject

"The White Helmets"


"Watani: My Homeland"

"4.1 Miles"

"Joe's Violin"

##Best live action short film**


"Sing (Mindenki)

"Silent Nights"

"Ennemis Interieurs"

"La Femme et le TGV"

Best visual effects

"The Jungle Book"

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"

"Doctor Strange"

"Deepwater Horizon"

"Kubo and the Two Strings"

Best sound editing

"La La Land"

"Hacksaw Ridge"



"Deepwater Horizon"

Best original song

"How Far I'll Go," "Moana"

"City of Stars," "La La Land"

"Audition (The Fools Who Dream)," "La La Land"

"Can't Stop the Feeling!" "Trolls"

"The Empty Chair," "Jim: The James Foley Story"

Best original score

"La La Land," Justin Hurwitz

"Moonlight," Nicholas Britell

"Lion," Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka

"Jackie," Mica Levi

"Passengers," Thomas Newman

Best film editing

"La La Land"


"Hacksaw Ridge"


"Hell or High Water"

Best sound mixing

"La La Land"

"Hacksaw Ridge"

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"


"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi"

Best sound editing

"La La Land"

"Hacksaw Ridge"



"Deepwater Horizon"

Best costume design

"La La Land"

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

"Florence Foster Jenkins"



Best makeup and hair styling

"Star Trek Beyond"

"Suicide Squad"

"A Man Called Ove"

Best production design

"La La Land"

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"


"Hail Caesar"



M. Emad Jan 25, 2017 09:55am
No Pakistani film nominated for Oscars 2017 (Foreign Language Film ).
zafar Jan 25, 2017 10:37am
Praying for Dev Patel to win an Oscar.
Tom neast Jan 25, 2017 12:34pm
Thrilled to see La La Land, the brilliant, marvelous tribute to Fred and Ginger, SSinging in the Rain and to a Hollywood long gone, win 14 nominations. Well deserved for sure. Of course, not everyone agrees. Count Jeff Lang among them. In what can only be considered a hate piece, he bassicly attacks the film for what? Is it a bad flick? No. Is the acting bad? No. The directing? Well, no. Indeed the only thing wrong with the film for Lang it seems is the film is too white. He apparently has a thing about white people. And guess what? He even brings Donald Trump into his piece. What a shocker. piece about La La. land. What a shocker.
Aamer Jan 25, 2017 12:38pm
i have seen 'Manchester by the Sea' Cassy Aflek did a great job but i vote for LA LA LAND both Emma and Ryan were fantastic.
@ABD Jan 25, 2017 02:00pm
@Aamer la la land will sweep all awards.
Daniyal Jan 25, 2017 02:31pm
Hope LA LA Land wins all the awards it is nominated for.