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Here Are Your Nominees For The 89th Annual Academy Awards

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What a difference a year (and Leonardo DiCaprio getting His Precious after a bear took advantage of him) can make. The 88th Academy Awards aired on February 28, 2016, when no one took Republican upstart Donald Trump very seriously. The only references to the Celebrity Apprentice host came from Best Adapted Screenplay winner Adam McKay, who pleaded, “If you don’t want big money to control government, don’t vote for candidates that take money from big banks, oil, or weirdo billionaires,” and mo-cap superstar Andy Serkis, who told host Chris Rock that “if you were to put on a motion capture suit right now, you could play anything from a planet-threatening megalomaniacal monster to Donald Trump… actually, that’s not diverse, but anyway.”

There will undoubtedly be loads more references to our now-president during this year’s ceremony on February 26, especially with Jimmy Kimmel (and not the other late-night Jimmy) at the helm. But before then, let’s all turn into Trump watching SNL, and complain about everything that didn’t get nominated. Or rejoice about what did! (Maybe — and please hear me out — Moonlight and La La Land are both great!) The 89th Academy Award nominees were announced Tuesday morning by director Jason Reitman, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, actresses Brie Larson and Jennifer Hudson, actor Ken Watanabe, and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki.

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)
Emma Stone (La La Land)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
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 (Taylor Sheridan)
La La Land (Damien Chazelle)
The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou)
Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
20th Century Women (Mike Mills)

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Best Animated Feature Film

Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life As a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Best Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

Best Documentary – Feature

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

Best Documentary – Short Subject

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

Best Animated Short Film

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

Best Original Score

Jackie (Micachu)
La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)
Lion (Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka)
Moonlight (Nicholas Britell)
Passengers (Thomas Newman)

Best Original Song

“Audition” (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 Cinematography

Arrival (Bradford Young)
La La Land (Linus Sandgren)
Lion (Grieg Fraser)
Moonlight (James Laxton)
Silence (Rodrigo Prieto)

Best Visual Effects

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

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 89th Academy Awards take place on February 26 at 8:30 p.m. EST.

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