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'Moonlight,' 'Hidden Figures' Lead Diversified 2017 Oscars

#OscarsBlackAF: 'Fences,' 'Moonlight' + 'Hidden Figures' Lead Diversified 2017 Oscars Noms

Okayplayer's Own Frank Longo Presents The Official Pass The Popcorn Picks For The Oscars 2016.

Oscar voters might’ve showered La La Land with 14 nominations (as you can see below) but the real breakthrough was the several black actors announced as nominees in all four acting categories. In addition to that, lauded films such as Moonlight, Fences, Hidden Figures all received “Best Picture” nods. Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) also received a look in the “Best Directors” category and will be up against Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) and Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea) in that category.

After last year’s (and the year before) #OscarsSoWhite controversy, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs made it her priority to ensure that future award programs would be all inclusive of the beautiful diverse content created by black-and-brown filmmakers and performers. Such distinction as this for these projects + its stars made it clear that the Academy President was going to follow through on her promise. From Mahershala Ali receiving a nod for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” for Moonlight to Ruth Negga earning one for the interracial love story, Loving — this year’s Oscars is looking to be black AF.

We are especially looking at Moonlight to be the Oscars darling, as the film also received recognition for the aforementioned Directing, but also for Cinematography, Original Score, Film Editing and Adapted Screenplay. These nominations plus one in particular for Moonlight co-editor, Joi McMillon, are historical as McMillon becomes the first African American woman to be recognized by the Academy for editing. Moonlight is Joi’s first feature film editing credit. Viola Davis also made history as becoming the first African American female to nominated for an Oscar three times. On the documentary side, Ava DuVernay‘s stellar project about the prison-industrial complex, 13th, and the James Baldwin documentary, I Am Not Your Negro both scored big for “Best Documentary Feature”.

Watch the recap of all the nominations in the video below. Or just peruse the list underneath.

BEST PICTURE
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

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

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

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

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

BEST FILM EDITING
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

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

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

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 SOUND EDITING
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

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

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

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

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Extremis
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Ennemis Entreniers
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

H/T: Oscars



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