#OscarsLessWhite: “Moonlight” & “13th” Among 2017 Oscar Nominees

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(TIML NEWS) The nominees are in for the 89th annual Academy Awards, with Moonlight and Fences securing several nominations.

After taking home a win for Best Drama Motion Picture at the Golden Globes earlier this year, Moonlight picked up Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Best Director, and more. It got eight nominations in total.

The Denzel Washington-directed Fences received four nominations, including Best Picture and Lead Actor.

The film that got the most nominations was Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, which scored 14. That ties it with Titanic and All About Eve for the most nominations in Oscar history.

On the documentary front, Ava DuVernay’s film on mass incarceration, 13th, received a nom for Best Documentary Feature. O.J.: Made in America and I Am Not Your Negro were also nominated for Best Documentary Feature.

Today’s (January 24) announcements come roughly one year after the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag went viral due to a lack of diversity from the nominees. This year’s group of nominees include six black actors, a record high.

A list of nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards, which will air on February 26, is below

Best Picture

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

Lead Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Lead Actress

Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

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

Best Director

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

Adapted Screenplay

Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

Cinematography

Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

Best Documentary Feature

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

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