Movie Report: Academy Award Nominations Announced With ‘La La Land’ In Front

The nominations for award season’s grand finale were announced Tuesday morning with “La La land” being the heavy favorite. After all was said and done, the musical had earned 14 Oscar nominations, tying “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for the most all time.

Along with “La La Land,” movies that have already had success this award season such as “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” also earned plenty of recognition. On the other side of the spectrum, a surprise this morning was how many movies that have flown more under the radar have picked up nominations. Films like “Hell or High Water” and “Hacksaw Ridge” both earned numerous noms.

With that said, many of these awards will still likely go to the Hollywood love letter “La La Land.”

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best picture:

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

Lead actor:

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

Lead actress:

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

Supporting actor:

  • Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
  • Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”
  • Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
  • Dev Patel, “Lion”
  • Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”

Supporting actress:

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

Best director:

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

Animated feature:

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

Animated short:

  • “Blind Vaysha”
  • “Borrowed Time”
  • “Pear Cider and Cigarettes”
  • “Pearl”
  • “Piper”

Adapted screenplay:

  • “Arrival”
  • “Fences”
  • “Hidden Figures”
  • “Lion”
  • “Moonlight”

Original screenplay:

  • “20th Century Women”
  • “Hell or High Water”
  • “La La Land”
  • “The Lobster”
  • “Manchester by the Sea”

Cinematography:

  • “Arrival”
  • “La La Land”
  • “Lion”
  • “Moonlight”
  • “Silence”

Best documentary feature:

  • “13th”
  • “Fire at Sea”
  • “I Am Not Your Negro”
  • “Life, Animated”
  • “O.J.: Made in America”

Best documentary short subject:

  • “4.1 Miles”
  • “Extremis”
  • “Joe’s Violin”
  • “Watani: My Homeland”
  • “The White Helmets”

Best live-action short film:

  • “Ennemis Interieurs”
  • “La Femme et le TGV”
  • “Silent Nights”
  • “Sing”
  • “Timecode”

Best foreign language film:

  • “A Man Called Ove”
  • “Land of Mine”
  • “Tanna”
  • “The Salesman”
  • “Toni Erdmann”

Film editing:

  • “Arrival”
  • “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • “Hell or High Water”
  • “La La Land”
  • “Moonlight”

Sound editing:

  • “Arrival”
  • “Deep Water Horizon”
  • “Hacksaw Ridge”
  • “La La Land”
  • “Sully”

Sound mixing:

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

Production design:

  • “Arrival”
  • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
  • “Hail, Caesar!”
  • “La La Land”
  • “Passengers”

Original score:

  • “Jackie”
  • “La La Land”
  • “Lion”
  • “Moonlight”
  • “Passengers”

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”

Makeup and hair:

  • “A Man Called Ove”
  • “Star Trek Beyond”
  • “Suicide Squad”

Costume design:

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

Visual effects:

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

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Meanwhile, at the weekend box office, M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film “Split” earned the top spot by a large margin, earning more than $40 million.

The full top five from the weekend was:

1. Split – $40,010,975
2. xXx: The Return of Xander Cage – $20,130,142
3. Hidden Figures – $15,721,606
4. Sign – $9,003,780
5. La La Land – $8,427,583

Next week’s box office should have a bit of a shakeup, as three releases hit the screens. Those films include the action sequel “Resident Evil: The (hopefully) Final Chapter,” the family film “A Dog’s Purpose” and the drama “Gold.”

On the smaller screen, audiences can expect two new releases. They include:

  • Inferno, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 19%
  • The Light Between Oceans, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 60%

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