The 89th Academy Awards ceremony is around the corner. To say the least, it is a record-tying, diverse list – Oscars nominations 2017.
Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will honor the best films of 2016 in Hollywood next month. In this respect, AMPAS released the Oscars nominations 2017 in a rather unorthodox way. The announcements were made by Hollywood personalities through pre-recorded live-stream videos. Unlike the conventional announcement, the AMPAS website had a global live-streaming announcement, of course.
Oscars Nominations 2017: Concise List
The takeaway from this year’s list of nominees is a new record, thanks to Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. The musical earned a whopping 14 nominations tied with the likes of Titanic and All About Eve. Arrival and Moonlight, on the other hand, are next in line with 8 nominations each.
Despite the ongoing criticism, Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge got the nod in a few categories. The same applies to Manchester By the Sea, whose actor Casey Affleck saw some backlash after winning Golden Globes. Amid sexual harassment allegations, Casey Affleck’s nominations isn’t going down well with everyone. Also, Casey and his movie has Oscars nominations 2017 in the best actor and best movie categories.
However, it’s La La Land‘s turn this year to dominate the nominations. The Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling starrer equaled the nominations received by decades old classics. Another takeaway from the ceremony was the third nomination for Viola Davis. By this, the Fences actress became the first African-American actress to get three nominations. Respect, indeed.
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Hell or High Water finds itself in the nomination category of best supporting actor and best picture. The same applies to Jackie and Lion too. Both have nominations in a couple of category. Not to mention, Lion‘s Dev Patel is one of the few Indian origin actors to get an Oscar nod. Apart from the aforementioned movies, not many movies have more than one nomination.
Out of the 24 categories in the Oscars, most nominations are the foretold ones. In other words, there aren’t many surprise inclusions this time. Come Feb. 27, TV host Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony for the first time. One can only hope that this year’s ceremony will be devoid of controversies, which was mutually inclusive with Oscars for a while now.