The OSCARs 2017 | 89th Academy Awards

The OSCARs 2017 | 89th Academy Awards

The 89th Academy Awards (OSCARs 2017) will honor the best films of 2016 in 24 categories.  The ceremony will be held on 26th February, 2017 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The OSCARs 2017 will live telecast in the United States by American Broadcasting Company (ABC).  The ceremony will host by Jimmy Kimmel for the first time and the telecasting will produce by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd.

Schedule of 89th Academy Awards (OSCARs 2017)

6-Feb-2017 (Monday)    : Nominees Luncheon

11-Feb-2017 (Saturday) : Scientific and Technical Awards presentation

13-Feb-2017 (Monday)  : Final voting starts

21-Feb-2017 (Tuesday)  : Final polls end at 5:0pm PST (01:00, 22 Feb. UTC)

26-Feb-2017 (Sunday)    : 89th Annual Academy Awards (OSCARs 2017) presentation

Nominees of 89th Academy Awards (OSCARs 2017)

The nominees for the 89th Academy Awards (OSCARs 2017) already announced on 24th January 2017 at 5:18am PST (13:18 UTC) by Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, directors Guillermo del Toro, Jason Reitman, actresses Brie Larson, Glenn Close, Gabourey Sidibe, Marcia Gay Harden and Jennifer Hudson, actors Ken Watanabe, Demian Bichir, Terrence Howard,  and writer Dustin Lance Black. The nominees were revealed through global live stream for the first time ever in the Academy’s history at the Academy’s official websites and via local broadcasters. LA LA LAND film received the record most nominations (in 14 different categories) tying with 1950’s “ALL ABOUT EVE” and 1997’s “TITANIC”. ARRIVAL and MOONLIGHT films are in second place received the second most nominations (in 8 different categories).

Best Picture (Movie)

  • Arrival: Shawn Levy, Aaron Ryder, Dan Levine, and David Linde, Producers
  • Fences: Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, and Todd Black, Producers
  • Hacksaw Ridge: Bill Mechanic and David Permut, Producers
  • Hell or High Water: Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn, Producers
  • Hidden Figures: Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, and Theodore Melfi, Producers
  • La La Land: Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, and Marc Platt, Producers
  • Lion: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, and Angie Fielder, Producers
  • Manchester by the Sea: Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, and Kevin J. Walsh, Producers
  • Moonlight: Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers


  • Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
  • Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
  • Damien Chazelle (a La Land)
  • Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
  • Barry Jenkins 9Moonlight)

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) as Lee Chandler
  • Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) as Desmond T. Doss
  • Ryan Gosling (La La Land) as Sebastian Wilder
  • Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) as Ben Cash
  • Denzel Washington (Fences) as Troy Maxson

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Isabelle Huppert (Elle) as Michèle LeBlanc
  • Ruth Negga (Loving) as Mildred Loving
  • Natalie Portman (Jackie) as Jackie Kennedy
  • Emma Stone (La La Land) as Mia Dolan
  • Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins) as Florence Foster Jenkins

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) as Juan
  • Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) as Marcus Hamilton
  • Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) as Patrick Chandler
  • Dev Patel (Lion) as Saroo Brierley
  • Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals) as Detective Bobby Andes

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Viola Davis (Fences) as Rose Lee Maxson
  • Naomie Harris (Moonlight) as Paula
  • Nicole Kidman (Lion) as Sue Brierley
  • Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures) as Dorothy Vaughan
  • Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea) as Randi

Writing (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)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

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

Animated Feature Film

  • Kubo and the Two Strings (Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner)
  • Moana (John Musker, Ron Clements, and Osnat Shurer)
  • My Life as a Zucchini (Claude Barras and Max Karli)
  • The Red Turtle (Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki)
  • Zootopia (Byron Howard, Rich Moore, and Clark Spencer)

Foreign Language Film

  • Land of Mine (Denmark): Martin Zandvliet
  • A Man Called Ove (Sweden): Hannes Holm
  • The Salesman (Iran): Asghar Farhadi
  • Tanna (Australia): Martin Butler and Bentley Dean
  • Toni Erdmann (Germany): Maren Ade

Documentary (Feature)

  • Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi and Donatella Palermo)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety, and Hébert Peck)
  • Life, Animated (Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman)
  • J.: Made in America (Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow)
  • 13TH (Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick, and Howard Barish)

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • Extremis (Dan Krauss)
  • 1 Miles (Daphne Matziaraki)
  • Joe’s Violin (Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen)
  • Watani: My Homeland (Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis)
  • The White Helmets (Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara)

Short Film (Live Action)

  • Ennemis intérieurs (Sélim Azzazi)
  • La Femme et le TGV (Timo von Gunten and Giacun Caduff)
  • Silent Nights (Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson)
  • Sing (Kristóf Deák and Anna Udvardy)
  • Timecode (Juanjo Giménez)

Short Film (Animated)

  • Blind Vaysha (Theodore Ushev)
  • Borrowed Time (Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj)
  • Pear Cider and Cigarettes (Robert Valley and Cara Speller)
  • Pearl (Patrick Osborne)
  • Piper (Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer)

Music (Original Score)

  • Jackie (Mica Levi)
  • La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)
  • Lion (Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka)
  • Moonlight (Nicholas Britell)
  • Passengers (Thomas Newman)

Music (Original Song)

  • AUDITION (THE FOOLS WHO DREAM) from the movie “La La Land”: Music (Justin Hurwitz) and Lyric (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)
  • CAN’T STOP THE FEELING from the movie “Trolls”: Music and Lyric (Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, and Karl Johan Schuster)
  • CITY OF STARS from the movie “La La Land”: Music (Justin Hurwitz) and Lyric (Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)
  • THE EMPTY CHAIR from the movie “Jim: The James Foley Story”: Music and Lyric (J. Ralph and Sting)
  • HOW FAR I’LL GO from the movie “Moana”: Music and Lyric (Lin-Manuel Miranda)

Sound Editing

  • Arrival (Sylvain Bellemare)
  • Deepwater Horizon (Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli)
  • Hacksaw Ridge (Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright)
  • La La Land (Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan)
  • Sully (Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman)

Sound Mixing

  • Arrival (Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye)
  • Hacksaw Ridge (Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie , and Peter Grace)
  • La La Land (Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee, and Steve A. Morrow)
  • Rogue One (A Star Wars Story: David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio, and Stuart Wilson)
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush, and Mac Ruth)

Production Design

  • Arrival (Patrice Vermette and Paul Hotte)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock)
  • Hail, Caesar! (Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh)
  • La La Land (Sandy Reynolds-Wasco and David Wasco)
  • Passengers (Guy Hendrix Dyas and Gene Serdena)


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

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • A Man Called Ove (Eva von Bahr and Love Larson)
  • Star Trek Beyond (Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo)
  • Suicide Squad (Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, and Christopher Nelson)

Costume Design

  • Allied (Joanna Johnston)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Colleen Atwood)
  • Florence Foster Jenkins (Consolata Boyle)
  • Jackie (Madeline Fontaine)
  • La La Land (Mary Zophres)

Film Editing

  • Arrival (Joe Walker)
  • Hacksaw Ridge (John Gilbert)
  • Hell or High Water (Jake Roberts)
  • La La Land (Tom Cross)
  • Moonlight (Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon)

Visual Effects

  • Deepwater Horizon (Craig Hammeck, Jason Snell, Jason Billington, and Burt Dalton)
  • Doctor Strange (Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, and Paul Corbould)
  • The Jungle Book (Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Dan Lemmon)
  • Kubo and the Two Strings (Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean, and Brad Schiff)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, and Neil Corbould)

Films w/ Multiple Nominations

For the 89th Academy Awards (OSCARs 2017), La La Land film achieved the top most nominations (in 14 different categories). Second most nominations (in 8 different categories) films are “Arrival’ and “Moonlight”. Third most nominations (in 6 different categories) films are “Hacksaw Ridge”, “Lion” and “Manchester by the Sea”.  Fourth most nominations (in 4 different categories) films are “Fences” and “Hell or High Water”. Fifth most nominations (in 3 different categories) films are “Hidden Figures” and “Jackie”. Sixth most nominations (in 2 different categories) films are “Deepwater Horizon”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, “Florence Foster Jenkins”, “Kubo and the Two Strings”, “A Man Called Ove”, “Moana”, “Passengers” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.

In conclusion, the Academy Awards or “OSCARs” is a yearly American awards ceremony presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to honor superiority in cinematic achievements in the US film industry as evaluated by the Academy’s voting membership. A variety of category winners are honored a copy of a statuette, formally called the Academy Award of Merit and it has become universally known by its nickname “OSCAR”. The first OSCAR awards presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are h by AMPAS.

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