89th Academy Awards Nominations Announced - Full List for 2016

January 24, 2017

Academy Awards Nominations

The complete list of nominees for the 89th Academy Awards, the most prestigious award in Hollywood, have been announced today (via The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees this morning via live broadcast and on their website. They've nominated many outstanding films, and lots of amazing performances from 2016, though there are always others that deserve recognition. There's no need to spend any more time introducing this, so let's get right into it! This year, The Academy selected a total of nine Best Picture nominees, including: La La Land, Moonlight, Arrival, Manchester by the Sea, Lion, Hidden Figures, and Hell or High Water. So without further ado, here is the full list of noms.

The 89th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 26th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast airing on ABC starting at 7PM (EST) / 4PM (PST). The upcoming 2017 ceremony is being hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel. Here's the complete list of 2016 Academy Awards nominees:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Man Called Ove
Land of Mine
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

La La Land

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

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

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Ennemis Intérieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights

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

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

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

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land

Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours

Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Jackie - Mica Levi
La La Land - Justin Hurwitz
Lion - Dustin O'Halloran
Moonlight - Nicholas Britell
Passengers - Thomas Newman

"Audition" from 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

Congratulations to all of this year's nominees. What an exciting year! As expected, La La Land (my #1 movie of 2016) and Moonlight are the biggest nominees and that's fine with me - they're two of the best movies of the year. I'm also very happy for Kubo and the Two Strings and Viggo Mortensen from Captain Fantastic, since I love both of these movies. I am very, very surprised that Amy Adams did not get a nomination for Arrival, she really deserved it. I'm also surprised to see Michael Shannon nominated, but all the better. I'm intrigued to see Lion and Hacksaw Ridge getting so many noms, but they are both great films so that does make sense in the end. And sadly, no Deadpool anywhere. I'm very happy with these picks this year, but I'm sure there will be plenty of discussion/complaints about them as always. What do you think of these noms?

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  • Doug
    Argh!!! Amy Adams getting snubbed is really awful, especially when Hollywood continues to recognize the talented, but over-praised Meryl Streep. This smacks of reputation over performance.
  • Jon Odishaw
    I finally saw Hacksaw Ridge and was surprised by how much of a great period film it was. Until the action started. For some one like Mel who slams Hollywood blockbusters he sure didn't hold back on the ultra stylized war scenes. Still a solid film but the action was distracting from the tone it started out with. Great performances though I would like to see Andrew win.
    • Enola
      To me it seemed more like he was slaming Superhero movies for having action with no consequences. People get smashed in the face and no blood, people get riddled with bullets and no bullet holes etc Hacksaw Ridge to me had a more raw feeling than "ultra stylized", and when people get hit they get fucked up... War is hell and he shows it. Agree that Andrew did a good job, but have to give it to Casey. Not that I think the movie was as great as everybody is saying, but that scene at the police department and the scene with Michelle W. Damn that was hard to watch...
    LA LA LAND will almost assuredly sweep this year's awards. I guess that is okay, but if the rest of 2016 was a complete S show, I think something less peppy would have nabbed the little gold statues.
  • III
    Amy x Annette (thought she was locked for sure) snubbed! Biggest snub to me was Silence-only Cinematography. What happen!? I think La La Land will take at least half of its nominations home but what about the categories that count (Best Pic, Director, Actor, Actress...).
  • joroidescons
    So sad Goodman did not get a nomination for 10 Cloverfield Lane, he really deserved it.
    • John Doe
      Damn, I forgot about him.
  • Chris McDermid
    Have to say I am surprised Trolls was not nominated for best Animated film..
  • CShane
    I'm surprised Silence didn't get more recognition... =0
  • RAW_D
    If Kubo and Two Strings or My Life as a Zucchini doesn't win best animated picture, I'm gonna riot. Zootopia definitely doesn't deserve it and Moana, eh whatever. I'm tired of Disney taking academy awards for computer animated fare. The real artistry is stop-motion. That's a HELL of a time commitment and craft man!
    • Duane
      Was a huge fan of Paranorman. Was bummed when that lost to Brave. I have mad love for Laika.... but Disney Pixar corners the market man...unless the Pixar release is Cars....
      • RAW_D
        Sad but true. Here's hoping I guess...
    • Jon Odishaw
      Zootopia was amazing but Kubo might be the best animated film I've ever seen
      • RAW_D
        The soundtrack was phenomenal, the story was different and intriguing AND covered heavy topics of loss of a loved one. And visually...AMAZING. Zootopia was bubblegum and popcorn. Kubo was a elegant and RICH meal.
        • DAVIDPD
          Probably went over most people's heads.
        • Jon Odishaw
          That's what Zootopia is supposed to be though. It's still a kids movie. Kubo is not. The attention to detail and animation was downright impressive in Zootopia.
          • RAW_D
            Honestly I didn't really notice that about Zootopia. Maybe I should give it another watch. I felt the same about Kubo though (regarding the attention to detail). And most of that stuff was handcrafted. The water....was ridiculous!
      • DAVIDPD
        True this, Jon.
  • Lagoya
    Arrival??!!!! Really??!!1 Villeneuve GTFO of here with that garbage. Aliens that look like a cross between a squid and an elephants foot? Come on! And no resolution as to why anything in the film happened at all. I'm still angry and I didn't even pay to watch it.
    • bumboclot
      What you talking about? They explained everything.
      • Lagoya
        Maybe Amy Adams' personal life was explained but not why the aliens came. It was a drama about her personal life with a twist anyone with a single brain cell could see coming from a mile away. The aliens were just 'there', no explanation as to where they came from, why they needed help, who they were, why there were 12 of them, or where they vanished to after Amy phoned the Chinese PM to tell him something about his wife which we don't get to find out either. It's Independence day crossed with the theory of everything minus the good parts from both.
    • Payne by name
      I agree. I thought the film was wildly overrated.
  • Lagoya
    It certainly baffles me as to why only a 'certain type' of film gets nominated for an Oscar. Deadpool? No... Even though not a single person on the planet disliked that movie. But, we get La La Land, Manchester by the Sea and Hidden Figures, none of which I have ever heard of or have any interest in. I guess they fit the mould though right? So called intellectual drama's that are 'beyond the grasp of the average movie goer'. The ones that the critics get moist for. In reality ask anyone on the street and they couldn't give a sh_t about any of those films.
  • bumboclot
    I've only seen a few of these, but these 2016 titles look pretty weak as a group. Do better Hollywood!
  • Oriyan J. Ovadia
    I'm glad to see Arrival is getting some love from critics, personally I loved it. But I'm kinda bummed that Deadpool didn't get any attention.
  • Payne by name
    Fingers crossed that Streep doesn't win and we won't have to endure another pretentious, hypocritical, political rant. After last year's ridiculous shenanigans, I find it hard to look at the Oscar nominee list and not thing that some kind of political officer has had to give it the one over.
    • Dan Hibiki
      I hope Suicide Squad gets an Oscar this year. A perfect cherry on this shit Sunday.
      • Lagoya
        Lol! could we ever take the Oscars seriously if that happened?




Alex's Top 10 - 2016
1. La La Land
2. Paterson
3. Arrival
4. Captain Fantastic
5. 20th Cent. Women
6. Pete's Dragon
7. Jackie
8. Kubo & Two Strings
9. Everybody Wants
10. Wilderpeople
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Jeremy's Top 10 - 2016
1. Moonlight
2. The Handmaiden
3. High-Rise
4. Elle
5. Arrival
6. Kubo & Two Strings
7. 13th
8. Jackie
9. Toni Erdmann
10. The Witch
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