89th Annual Academy Awards – full nominees list for 2017 Oscars & our picks to win

89th Annual Academy Awards – full nominees list for 2017 Oscars & our picks to win


The nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards have been released this morning, and you can see the full list below along with our picks to win. The show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and take place at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. Who would have thought SUICIDE SQUAD would be up for an Academy Award?! One very noticeable difference this year is in people of color being represented in several categories, particularly Best Supporting Actress. This is a direct result of last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy, though in my opinion it has more to do with the film selections this year than anything else. Hollywood also seems to be embracing Mel Gibson again, as his movie HACKSAW RIDGE is nominated for Best Picture, and he’s nominated for Best Director. How was Taraji P. Henson snubbed for HIDDEN FIGURES?!? Some great choices this time around, who would you pick to win? Will LA LA LAND sweep? Maybe MANCHESTER BY THE SEA? ABC will broadcast the show live on Sunday, Feb. 26, starting at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Best Picture:
Arrival (Produced by Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder and David Linde)
Fences (Produced by Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black)
Hacksaw Ridge (Produced by Bill Mechanic and David Permut)
Hell or High Water (Produced by Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn)
Hidden Figures (Produced by Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams and Theodore Melfi)
La La Land (Produced by Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt) – our pick to WIN!
Lion (Produced by Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder)
Manchester by the Sea (Produced by Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck & Kevin J. Walsh)
Moonlight (Produced by Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner)

Best Director:
Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land) – our pick to WIN!
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best Actor:
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) – our pick to WIN!
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best Actress:
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Natalie Portman (Jackie) – our pick to WIN!
Emma Stone (La La Land)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Best Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) – our pick to WIN!
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) – our pick to WIN!
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best 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) – our pick to WIN!

Best 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) – our pick to WIN!
20th Century Women (Mike Mills)

Best Animated Feature:
Kubo and the Two Strings (Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner)
Moana (John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer)
My Life as a Zucchini (Claude Barras and Max Karli)
The Red Turtle (Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki)
Zootopia (Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer) – our pick to WIN!

Best Documentary:
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) – our pick to WIN!
13th (Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish)

Best Foreign Language Film:
Land of Mine (Denmark)
A Man Called Ove (Sweden)
The Salesman (Iran)
Tanna (Australia)
Toni Erdmann (Germany) – our pick to WIN!

Best Cinematography:
Arrival (Bradford Young)
La La Land (Linus Sandgren) – our pick to WIN!
Lion (Greig Fraser)
Moonlight (James Laxton)
Silence (Rodrigo Prieto)

Best Film Editing:
Arrival (Joe Walker)
Hacksaw Ridge (John Gilbert) – our pick to WIN!
Hell or High Water (Jake Roberts)
La La Land (Tom Cross)
Moonlight (Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders)

Best Costume Design:
Allied (Joanna Johnston)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Colleen Atwood) – our pick to WIN!
Florence Foster Jenkins (Consolata Boyle)
Jackie (Madeline Fontaine)
La La Land (Mary Zophres)

Best Makeup and Hair:
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) – our pick to WIN!

Best Original Score:
Jackie (Mica Levi)
La La Land (Justin Hurwitz) – our pick to WIN!
Lion (Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka)
Moonlight (Nicholas Britell)
Passengers (Thomas Newman)

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

Best Production Design:
Arrival (Production design: Patrice Vermette; Set decoration: Paul Hotte)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Production design: Stuart Craig; Set decoration: Anna Pinnock)
Hail, Caesar! (Production design: Jess Gonchor; Set decoration: Nancy Haigh)
La La Land (Production design: David Wasco; Set decoration: Sandy Reynolds-Wasco)
Passengers (Production design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set decoration: Gene Serdena) – our pick to WIN!

Best Sound Editing:
Arrival (Sylvain Bellemare)
Deepwater Horizon (Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli)
Hacksaw Ridge (Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright) – our pick to WIN!
La La Land (Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan)
Sully (Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman)

Best Sound Mixing:
Arrival (Bernard Gariepy 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) – our pick to WIN!
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)

Best Visual Effects:
Deepwater Horizon (Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton)
Doctor Strange (Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould) – our pick to WIN!
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)

Best Animated Short:
Blind Vaysha (Theodore Ushev)
Borrowed Time (Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj)
Pear Cider and Cigarettes (Robert Valley and Cara Speller)
Pearl (Patrick Osborne)
Piper (Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer)

Best Documentary Short:
Extremis (Dan Krauss)
4.1 Miles (Daphne Matziaraki)
Joe’s Violin (Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen)
Watani: My Homeland (Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis)
The White Helmets (Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara)

Best Live Action Short:
Ennemis Interieurs (Selim Azzazi)
La Femme et le TGV (Timo von Gunten and Giacun Caduff)
Silent Nights (Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson)
Sing (Kristof Deak and Anna Udvardy)
Timecode (Juanjo Gimenez)

Agree with our picks? Disagree? Let us know in the comments below. The 2017 Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and take place at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. ABC will broadcast the show live on Sunday, February 26, starting at 7:30pm Central.

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.