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The 2017 Oscar nominations

The full list of Academy Award nominees is finally here

The 89th Academy Awards will mark the very first time Australia has received more than a single nominee for best picture at the Oscars, with two stunning films nominated for best picture - Lion and Hacksaw Ridge.

Lion, the wonderfully cast tearjerker from Aussie director Garth Davis, has picked up six nods including Australian-sweetheart Nicole Kidman for best supporting actress and Dev Patel for supporting actor.

Next up is Mel Gibson’s intense drama Hacksaw Ridge which has also received six nominations. Mel, who has spent years as a Hollywood pariah after a slew of anti-semitic comments in 2006, beat out veteran directors Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood for the nomination of best director.

Aussie Joel Edgerton was predicted to receive a nod for best actor for his stunning performance in the inter-racial romance Loving but lost to the likes of Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) and Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge).

The clear frontrunner from the nominations announcement is director Damien Chazelle’s love letter to the golden age of Hollywood - La La Land.

Lauded by fans and critics alike, the smash-hit musical - led by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling - has received a whopping 14 nominations, tying with iconic films such as Titanic and All About Eve for the most nominations received by a single film in Oscar’s history.

Other standouts include critical-darling, Moonlight, which is up for a total of eight nominations, including best picture, director and supporting awards for Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris and mystery sci-fi film Arrival, which has also attracted eight nods.

Despite predictions, Amy Adams failed to receive a nod for her stellar portrayal in Arrival, which has instead been favoured for its production design, cinematography and sound awards - not to mention best picture and director.

After last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy, it is pleasing to see that seven of the 20 actors nominated for awards are non-white.

Amy Adams at the world premiere of Arrival.
Amy Adams at the world premiere of Arrival.

Check out the full list of nominations below:

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 and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Best Original Score

Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

Best Original Score

“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

This story originally appeared on Woman's Day Australia

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