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Oscar nominations 2017: the complete list

La La Land leads the pack with 14 nominations

The 89th annual Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday, January 24, honoring the best films of 2016 as chosen by members of the film industry. You can watch the announcement on the Oscars’ official YouTube channel, which is also embedded above. The awards themselves will be held Sunday, February 26. The broadcast airs on ABC at 8:30 pm Eastern.

This year’s nominations are led by the musical La La Land, whose 14 nominations tie it for the record for most nominations for a single film, currently held by 1997’s Titanic and 1950’s All About Eve. It’s followed by sci-fi drama Arrival and the sensitive coming-of-age story Moonlight, both with eight nominations. War film Hacksaw Ridge, “based on a true story” drama Lion, and the grief-stricken Manchester by the Sea have six nominations apiece.

Performers nominated included La La Land’s Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, Manchester By the Sea’s Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams, and FencesDenzel Washington and Viola Davis.

One bit of fun Oscar trivia: Meryl Streep is now the first actor to reach 20 nominations in her lifetime, with a Best Actress nomination for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins. No other actor comes close to her total.

The awards are handed out in 24 categories, most of which have five nominees. The two exceptions: Best Picture, which can have between five and 10 nominees (and has nine nominees this year); and Makeup and Hairstyling, which has three nominees.

This year, the Academy tried something slightly different with its announcement. Instead of a formal presentation, the nominees were announced via a variety of short videos featuring previous nominees and winners, including last year’s Best Actress Brie Larson, 2007’s Best Supporting Actress Jennifer Hudson, former nominee Ken Watanabe, former nominee Jason Reitman, and others.

To compare the actual list to our predictions for the 2017 Oscars, go here, and for a full explanation of how the Oscars' voting process works, go here. If you’re wondering what some of these categories mean, go here.

The complete list of 2017 Oscar nominees is below.

Best Picture

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis in Fences
Denzel Washington and Viola Davis star in Fences.
Paramount Pictures


Actor in a Leading Role

Actress in a Leading Role

Actress in a Supporting Role

Actor in a Supporting Role

Dev Patel in Lion
Dev Patel stars in Lion.
The Weinstein Company

Adapted Screenplay

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

Original Screenplay

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

Animated Feature Film

Kubo and the Two Strings
Kubo and the Two Strings received two nominations.

Foreign Language Film

Documentary Feature


  • Arrival, Bradford Young
  • La La Land, Linus Sandgren
  • Lion, Greig Fraser
  • Moonlight, James Laxton
  • Silence, Rodrigo Prieto

Film Editing

Arrival received eight nominations, including for its film editing.
Paramount Pictures
  • Arrival, Joe Walker
  • Hacksaw Ridge, John Gilbert
  • Hell or High Water, Jake Roberts
  • La La Land, Tom Cross
  • Moonlight, Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon

Production Design

  • Arrival, Patrice Vermette and Paul Hotte
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock
  • Hail, Caesar! , Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh
  • La La Land, Davis Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
  • Passengers, Guy Hendrix Dyas and Gene Serdena

Costume Design

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • A Man Called Ove, Eva von Bahr and Love Larson
  • Star Trek Beyond, Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo
  • Suicide Squad, Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, and Christopher Nelson

Original Score

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star in Passengers
Passengers is now a two-time Oscar nominee.
Sony Pictures
  • Jackie, Mica Levi
  • La La Land, Justin Hurwitz
  • Lion, Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka
  • Moonlight, Nicholas Brittell
  • Passengers, Thomas Newman

Original Song

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

Sound Editing

  • Arrival, Sylvain Bellemare
  • Deepwater Horizon, Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli
  • Hacksaw Ridge, Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright
  • La La Land, Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
  • Sully, Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Sound Mixing

  • Arrival, Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye
  • Hacksaw Ridge, Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, and Peter Grace
  • La La Land, Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee, and Steve A. Morrow
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio, and Stuart Wilson
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush, and Mac Ruth

Visual Effects

Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange’s trippy visuals earned it a Visual Effects nomination.
Marvel Studios
  • Deepwater Horizon, Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Justin Billington, and Burt Dalton
  • Doctor Strange, Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, and Paul Corbould
  • The Jungle Book, Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Dan Lemmon
  • Kubo and the Two Strings, Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean, and Brad Schiff
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, and Neil Corbould

Animated Short Film

Live Action Short Film

Documentary Short Subject

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