‘La La Land’ and diversity dominate 2017 Academy Awards nominations

'La La Land' received 14 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director.
'La La Land' received 14 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director.

Oscar nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards were announced Tuesday morning, with “La La Land” netting a record-tying 14 nominations — the most ever for a musical.

Academy president Cheryl Boone was joined by several Oscar-winning and nominated members, including Brie Larson, Guillermo del Toro, Jason Reitman, Terrence Howard, Ken Watanabe and Gabourey Sibide in the early morning live-stream.

This year’s nominations also reverse last year’s #OscarSoWhite trend, where no performers of color were recognized in the major acting categories. In fact, this was the best showing for actors of color in a single year in the history of the Academy Awards.

Among this year’s nominees were seven non-white actors: Dev Patel, Octavia Spencer, Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, and Ruth Negga.

Meryl Streep also broke her own record for the most Academy nominations for a performer, earning her 20th nod.

The awards show, which takes place on Feb. 26, will be hosted by late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. This is the first time Kimmel is hosting the Oscars, although he has hosted other awards shows in the past.

Best picture:

“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land”
“Manchester by the Sea”

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”

Animated feature:

“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“The Red Turtle”

Best documentary feature:

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

Best foreign language film:

“A Man Called Ove,” Sweden
“Land of Mine,” Denmark
“Tanna,” Australia
“The Salesman,” Iran
“Toni Erdmann,” Germany

Original song:

“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”

The complete list of nominations can be found on the Academy website.

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