89th Academy Awards: Nominations & Snubs

To no one’s surprise, La La Land leads the pack with the most nominations. However to the degree the lavish musical dominated is very impressive. Not only does it become the most nominated musical of all-time, surpassing Mary Poppins‘ 13 nods, but it joins Titanic (1997) and All About Eve (1950) as the most-nominated films in Oscar history with 14 nominations. Tying for second place with eight nominations were Arrival and Moonlight.

After two years of #OscarsSoWhite, diversity was the name of the game thanks to films such as Fences, Moonlight, Hidden Figures and Lion. Viola Davis, Dev Patel, Octavia Spencer, Denzel Washington, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and Ruth Negga all scored individual acting nods. Davis, with her third nom, became the most-nominated black actress in Oscar history.

Non-white filmmakers also made an impact. Moonlight director Barry Jenkins made the Best Director category, making him only the fourth-ever black best director nominee. Meanwhile, Bradford Young become the first black cinematographer to be nominated in the category. With Manchester by the Sea nominated for Best Picture, Kimberly Steward is only the second black female to be nominated for producing. Oprah Winfrey was the first for her work on Selma. And lastly, the Best Documentary Feature category, was made up almost entirely of people of color with Ava DuVernay leading the charge.

In other noteworthy news, Meryl Streep broke her own record of being the most-nominated actor of all time with her 20th nod for her work in Florence Foster Jenkins. Lin-Manuel Miranda could make history by becoming the youngest EGOT winner, should Moana‘s “How Far I’ll Go” win Best Original Song.

Now let’s get to the snubs. Deadpool, which was poised to become the first superhero to earn a Best Picture nod, failed to make the cut in any category. Adding insult to injury, Suicide Squad managed to score some love for Best Makeup & Hairstyling.

Notable omissions in the acting categories include Amy Adams (Arrival), Tom Hanks (Sully), Annette Bening (20th Century Women), Hugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins) and Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures). Martin Scorsese, despite being an Oscar favorite, was snubbed for Silence, which he worked on for thirty years. Even Finding Dory, which was one of the year’s biggest blockbusters, was tossed aside. It wasn’t among the Best Animated Feature nominees.

The winners will be revealed on Feb. 26. Check out all the nominees below. Weigh in afterward on which nominations surprised you the most and which omissions are the most glaring.

89th Academy Award Nominations

Best Picture

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

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actress

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

Best Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

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 Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life Animated
O.J.: Made in America

Best Director

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

Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival, Eric Heisserer
Fences, August Wilson
Hidden Figures, Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
Lion, Luke Davis
Moonlight, Barry Jenkins with story by Tarell Alvin McCranley

Best 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

Best Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best Original Score

La La Land

Best Original Song

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

Best Cinematography

La La Land

Best Production Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Best Costume Design

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

Best Visual Effects

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

Best Sound Editing

Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Best Sound Mixing

Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Best Documentary Short

4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Best Live Action Short

Ennemis Intérieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights

Best Animated Feature

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

Best Film Editing

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land

Best Animated Short

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes