The 89th Academy Award Nominations and My Predictions

And the nominees are…

Here we have it, the Oscar nominations for 2017. What we have is a mostly predictable list of nominations. However there seems to be something wrong with the Best Actress category. It would seem Meryl Streep’s standard middle of the road performance is better than that of Amy Adams’ in Arrival. Really?? It’s such an insult to what is one of the best performances of the past 12 months but that’s merely my opinion.

With 14 nominations, La La Land has matched the most nominations ever garnered by one film and it’s now the most Oscar nominated musical. It’s no real surprise after it’s been so well-received by critics and audiences alike as well as gaining other awards and nominations during this season. Anyway, with that said, see below for the fill list of nominations as well as my predictions in bold.

The ceremony takes place on the 26th February and is hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Stay tuned for my live blog taking place on the night for those of you willing to stay up until around 5am, GMT.

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Best Picture

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester By the Sea

Moonlight

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Best Director

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)

Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By the Sea)

Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

 

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 Actor

Casey Affleck (Manchester By the Sea)

Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)

Ryan Gosling (La La Land)

Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

Denzel Washington (Fences)

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Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis (Fences)

Naomie Harris (Moonlight)

Nicole Kidman (Lion)

Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)

Michelle Williams (Manchester By the Sea)

 

Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert (Elle)

Ruth Negga (Loving)

Emma Stone (La La Land)

Natalie Portman (Jackie)

Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

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Best Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water

La La Land

The Lobster

Manchester By the Sea

20th Century Women

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival

Fences

Hidden Figures

Lion

Moonlight

 

Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life As a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

Zootopia

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Best Animated Short

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Pearl

Piper

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Best Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

OJ: Made in America

13th

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Best Documentary Short

4.1 Miles

Extremis

Joe’s Violin

Watani: My Homeland

The White Helmets

 

Best Score

Jackie

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Passengers

 

Best 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 Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine

A Man Called Ove

The Salesman

Tanna

Toni Erdmann

 

Best Costume Design

Allied

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Jackie

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Best Production Design

Arrival

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail Caesar

La La Land

Passengers

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Best Cinematography

Arrival

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Silence

 

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

 

Best Film Editing

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Moonlight

 

Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Best Makeup and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad

 

Keep. It. Reel.

BAFTA nominations 2015

Well,  we’re finally at award season and the first proper nominations for a major event in 2015 have been announced. BAFTA 2015 is taking place in a months time on the 8th February. So plenty of time to get thinking about who will win what!

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The fantastically quirky and wonderful Grand Budapest Hotel has received a surprising 11 nods, who’d have thought that a film by Wes Anderson could do so well at the BAFTAs? We’ll see how the film does on the night. Other bits of interesting news include Mr. Turner being mostly overlooked and The Imitation Game hasn’t done quite as well as The Theory of Everything.

Anyway, here is a full list of the nominations, see what you think and as always, Keep. It Reel.

Best film

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • The Theory of Everything

Outstanding British film

  • ’71
  • The Imitation Game
  • Paddington
  • Pride
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Under The Skin

Best Actor

  • Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
  • Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
  • Michael Keaton – Birdman
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Best Actress

  • Amy Adams – Big Eyes
  • Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
  • Julianne Moore – Still Alice
  • Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl
  • Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Supporting actor

  • Steve Carell – Foxcatcher
  • Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
  • Edward Norton – Birdman
  • Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
  • JK Simmons – Whiplash

Supporting actress

  • Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
  • Rene Russo – Nightcrawler
  • Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
  • Imelda Staunton – Pride
  • Emma Stone – Birdman

Best Director

  • Wes Anderson – Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Damian Chazelle – Whiplash
  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman
  • Richard Linklater – Boyhood
  • James Marsh – The Theory of Everything

Best Adapted screenplay 

  • American Sniper – Jason Hal
  • Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
  • The Imitation Game – Graham Moore
  • Paddington – Paul King
  • The Theory of Everything – Anthony McCarten

Original screenplay

  • Birdman – Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Armando Bo
  • Boyhood – Richard Linklater
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson
  • Nightcrawler – Dan Gilroy
  • Whiplash – Damien Chazelle

Animated film

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Boxtrolls
  • The Lego Movie

Documentary

  • 20 Feet from Stardom
  • 20,000 Days on Earth
  • Citizenfour
  • Finding Vivian Maier
  • Virunga

Foreign film

  • Ida
  • Leviathan
  • The Lunchbox
  • Trash
  • Two Days, One Night

Cinematography

  • Birdman – Emmanuel Lubezki
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Robert Yeoman
  • Ida – Lukasz Zal, Ryszard Lenczewski
  • Interstellar – Hoyte van Hoytema
  • Mr Turner – Dick Pope

Costume design

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Into the Woods
  • Mr Turner
  • The Theory of Everything

Editing

  • Birdman – Douglas Crise, Stephen Mirrione
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Barney Pilling
  • The Imitation Game – William Goldenberg
  • Nightcrawler – John Gilroy
  • The Theory of Everything – Jinx Godfrey
  • Whiplash – Tom Cross

Make-up and hair

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Frances Hannon
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou, David White
  • Into the Woods – Peter Swords King, J Roy Helland
  • Mr Turner – Christine Blundell, Lesa Warrener
  • The Theory of Everything – Jan Sewell

Music

  • Birdman – Antonio Sanchez
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Alexandre Desplat
  • Interstellar – Hans Zimmer
  • The Theory of Everything – Johann Johannsson
  • Under the Skin – Mica Levi

Production design

  • Big Eyes – Rick Heinrichs, Shane Vieau
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock
  • The Imitation Game – Maria Djurkovic, Tatiana MacDonald
  • Interstellar – Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis
  • Mr Turner – Suzie Davies, Charlotte Watts

Sound

  • American Sniper – Walt Martin, John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman
  • Birdman – Thomas Varga, Martin Hernandez, Aaron Glascock, Jon Taylor, Frank A Montaño
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wayne Lemmer, Christopher Scarabosio, Pawel Wdowczak
  • The Imitation Game – John Midgley, Lee Walpole, Stuart Hilliker, Martin Jensen
  • Whiplash – Thomas Curley, Ben Wilkins, Craig Mann

Visual effects

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Erik Winquist, Daniel Barrett
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – Stephane Ceretti, Paul Corbould, Jonathan Fawkner, Nicolas Aithadi
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R Christopher White
  • Interstellar – Paul Franklin, Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past – Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Tim Crosbie, Cameron Waldbauer

British short animation

  • The Bigger Picture – Chris Hees, Daisy Jacobs, Jennifer Majka
  • Monkey Love Experiments – Ainslie Henderson, Cam Fraser, Will Anderson
  • My Dad – Marcus Armitage

British short film

  • Boogaloo and Graham – Brian J Falconer, Michael Lennox, Ronan Blaney
  • Emotional Fusebox – Michael Berliner, Rachel Tunnard
  • The Karman Line – Campbell Beaton, Dawn King, Tiernan Hanby, Oscar Sharp
  • Slap – Islay Bell-Webb, Michelangelo Fano, Nick Rowland
  • Three Brothers -S Aleem Khan, Matthieu de Braconier, Stephanie Paeplow

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

  • Elaine Constantine (writer/director Northern Soul)
  • Gregory Burke, Yann Demange (writer and director ’71)
  • Hong Khaou (writer/director Lilting)
  • Paul Katis, Andrew De Lotbiniere (director/producer and producer Kajaki: The True Story)
  • Stephen Beresford, David Livingstone (writer and producer Pride)

Rising Star award

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw
  • Jack O’Connell
  • Margot Robbie
  • Miles Teller
  • Shailene Woodley