The Oscar nominations have been released for the 89th Annual Academy Awards that will take place on February 26, 2017 and begin at 5:30 PM PT. This year La La Land dominates the categories along with Manchester by the Sea. This will be Mel Gibson’s first nomination since his fallout with Hollywood and his last nomination by a major Hollywood institute in 2006 when he gained acclaim for his “Apocalypto.” This also proves to be an exceptional year for animated films as the two Disney films nominated have real competition. Here they are-

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

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

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

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Actor in a Supporting Role • Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight” • Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water” • Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea” • Dev Patel, “Lion” • Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals” Actress in a Leading Role: • Emma Stone, “La La Land” • Natalie Portman, “Jackie” • Ruth Negga, “Loving” • Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins” • Isabelle Huppert, “Elle” Actress in a Supporting Role • Viola Davis, “Fences” • Naomie Harris, “Moonlight” • Nicole Kidman, “Lion” • Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures” • Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

Adapted Screenplay •  “Lion,” by Luke Davis •  “Arrival,” by Eric Heisserer •  “Moonlight,” by Barry Jenkins •  “Hidden Figures,” by Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder •  “Fences,” by August Wilson Original Screenplay •  “Manchester by the Sea,” by Kenneth Lonergan •  “Hell or High Water,” by Taylor Sheridan •  “La La Land,” by Damien Chazelle •  “20th Century Women,” Mike Mills •  “The Lobster,” by Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos Cinematography • Bradford Young, “Arrival” • Linus Sandgren,“La La Land” • Greig Fraser, “Lion” • James Laxton, “Moonlight” • Rodrigo Prieto, “Silence” Documentary Feature • “Fire at Sea” • “I am Not Your Negro” • “Life, Animated” • “OJ: Made in America” • “13th” Documentary Short: • “Extermis” • “4.1 miles” • “Joe’s Violins” • “Watani: My Homeland” • “The White Helmets” Foreign language film: • “Toni Erdmann,” Germany • “The Salesman,” Iran • “A Man Called Ove,” Sweden • “Tanna,” Australia • “Land of Mine,” Denmark Sound Editing • “Arrival” • “Deepwater Horizon” • “Hacksaw Ridge” • “La La Land” • “Sully” Sound Mixing • “Arrival” • “Hacksaw Ridge” • “La La Land” • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” • “13 Hours”

Original Score • Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land” • Mica Levi, “Jackie” • Nicholas Britell, “Moonlight” • Volker Bertelmann and Dustin O’Halloran, “Lion” • Thomas Newman, “Passengers” Original Song • “City of Stars” (“La La Land”) • “How Far I’ll Go” (“Moana”) • “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” (“La La Land”) • “The Empty Chair” (“Jim: The James Foley Story”) • “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (“Trolls”) Production Design • “Arrival” (Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte) • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (Stuart Craig, Anna Pinnock) • “Hail, Caesar!” (Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh) • “La La Land” (David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco) • “Passengers” (Guy Hendrix Dyas, Gene Serdena) Visual Effects: • “Deepwater Horizon” • “Doctor Strange” • “The Jungle Book” • “Kubo and the Two Strings” • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

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Makeup and Hairstyling • “A Man Called Ove” • “Star Trek Beyond” • “Suicide Squad” Costume Design • Mary Zophres, “La La Land” • Madeline Fontaine, “Jackie” • Consolata Boyle, “Florence Foster Jenkins” • Colleen Atwood, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” • Joanna Johnston, “Allied” Film Editing • “Arrival” • “Hell or High Water” • “Hacksaw Ridge” • “La La Land” • “Moonlight” Live-action Short • “Ennemis intérieurs,” Selim Azzazi • “La femme et le TGV,” Timo von Gunten • “Silent Nights,” Aske Bang, Kim Magnusson • “Sing,” Kristof Deák, Anna Udvardy • “Timecode,” Juanjo Gimenez Animated Short Film • “Blind Vaysha” • “Borrowed Time” • “Pear Cider and Cigarettes” • “Pearl” • “Piper” Animated Feature Film • “Kubo and the Two Strings” • “Moana” • “My Life as a Zucchini” • “The Red Turtle” • “Zootopia”

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