Oscar Nominations 2017: Viola Davis Makes History, Mahershala Ali First Nom, 6 Black Noms & More

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2017 Oscar Nominations

The 2017 Oscar nominations are in. Viola Davis, and Mahershala Ali make history! It was announced Tuesday Jan 24th, about a month before the Oscars. Finally people of colour weren’t left out this year, and with 6 nominations going to people of colour, we are going to the Oscars this year baby!

February 26th 8:30pm the Oscars airs on ABC. Viola Davis is the only Afrikan American in history to have three Oscar nominations! While she’s the only one, she’s certainly not the only deserving one. With her powerful performance in “FENCES” she may just win.

Mahershala Ali who’s performance in “MOONLIGHT” is some of his best work to date makes history as this is his first Oscar nomination ever, welcome to the Academy! Although his category is a tough one he too is a shoe-in to win this year, and I hope he does.

“Moonlight” scores 8 nominations, including the director, Barry Jenkin’s first nomination with Moonlight being only his second feature film! “FENCES” comes in with 4 nominations both are in the top leading for sweeps. Among the above is Octavia Spencer for “Hidden Figures” which lands 2 nominations, and Ruth Negga in “LOVING”.

Oscar Nominations;

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

Best actress in a leading role
Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”
Ruth Negga, “Loving”

Best actor in a leading role
Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”
Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Denzel Washington, “Fences”
Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”

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

Actress in a supporting role
Viola Davis, “Fences”
Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”
Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman, “Lion”

Actor in a supporting role
Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”
Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel, “Lion”
Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”

Best adapted screenplay
“Moonlight,” Barry Jenkins
“Arrival,” Eric Heisserer
“Lion,” Luke Davies
“Fences,” August Wilson
“Hidden Figures,” Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi

Best cinematography
“Moonlight,” James Laxton
“La La Land,” Linus Sandgren
“Arrival,” Bradford Young
“Silence,” Rodrigo Prieto
“Lion,” Greig Fraser

Full List

– :) Thanks For Reading #SOULdiers

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