2017 Oscar Nominations Revealed: La La Land, Moonlight and Arrival Lead the Pack

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Here, an Oscar statue is seen at the nominations announcement for the 87th Academy Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 15, 2015. The 2017 nominations are somewhat more diverse than last year's. Phil McCarten/Reuters

The 2017 Academy Award nominations are here and there are very few surprises: La La Land led the board with a whopping 14 nominations, followed by Moonlight and Arrival with eight nominations each. Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, appeared in a video streamed Tuesday morning, along with past Oscar winners and nominees, including Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson and Ken Watanabe, to announce the candidates in 24 categories.

La La Land, the movie-musical throwback to the golden days of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, garnered the most nods by far, including for best picture, lead actor and actress, director, screenplay, score and song. Earlier this month, the film also became the biggest winner at the Golden Globes, taking home all seven awards for which it was nominated. 

As for the other two critical darlings: Moonlight received eight nods including for best picture, director, screenplay and actor and actress in a supporting role. Arrival, with the same number of nominations, can also be counted among the candidates for best picture, as well as awards for directing and screenplay.

Also in the running for the prestigious best picture award are Manchester by the Sea, Lion and Hacksaw Ridge, which each received six nominations, as well as Fences, Hell or High Water and Hidden Figures

Related: 'The Revenant,' 'Mad Max' lead 2016 Oscar nominations

The nominations are unequivocally more diverse than they were last year, when stars such as Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Spike Lee boycotted the ceremony in protest and the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite was revived. In  June, Isaacs invited 683 new members into the Academy and into the voting pool as part of an attempt to rectify the glaring lack of diversity. Of these new members whose opinions will now influence the awards, 46 percent are female and 41 percent are non-white. While the list of nominees announced Tuesday marks a significant improvement—with nominations for Barry Jenkins, Ruth Negga, Denzel Washington and several others—the starting point was so dismal as to render it a somewhat inglorious accomplishment overall.  

This year's awards ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be broadcast on ABC at 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 26. 

Here is a full list of nominees: 

BEST PICTURE

Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
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 DIRECTOR

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

SUPPORTING ACTOR

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

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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

ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS

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

ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN

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

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Arrival, Eric Heisserer
Fences, August Wilson
Hidden Figures, Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
Lion, Luke Davies
Moonlight, Barry Jenkins, story by Tarell Alvin McCraney

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

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

ORIGINAL SCORE

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

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Land of Mine (Denmark)
A Man Called Ove (Sweden)
The Salesman (Iran)
Tanna (Australia)
Toni Erdmann (Germany)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"Audition (The Fools Who Dream)," La La Land
"Can't Stop The Feeling," Trolls
"City of Stars," La La Land
"How Far I'll Go," Moana
"The Empty Chair," Jim: The James Foley Story

ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

Arrival
La La Land
Moonlight
Silence
Lion

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

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

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

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

ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN

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

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING

Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Ennemis Intérieurs
La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

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