Moonlight Scores 8 Oscar Nominations, Fences And Hidden Figures Also Honored

La La Land leads the pack with the most nominations at the 2017 Academy Awards.

January 24, 2017
<i>Moonlight</i> Scores 8 Oscar Nominations, <i>Fences</i> And <i>Hidden Figures</i> Also Honored Getty

The 2017 Academy Awards are scheduled to air on Sunday February 26 on ABC and the nominations were announced this Tuesday morning.


La La Land ties the all-time record for Oscar nominations with 14, including nods in the Best Picture category plus Best Actor and Actress for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone respectively. Moonlight also picked up a Best Picture nomination with Barry Jenkins in the running for Best Director.

Elsewhere there were multiple nods for Fences and Hidden Figures plus a Best Original Score nomination for Micachu and her work on Jackie.


This year's awards will be held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Los Angeles and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

The nominees for some of the biggest categories are below, but the full list of nominations can be viewed here.

Best Picture

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell Or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea

Best Director

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

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea

Best Actor

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

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 Cinematography

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

Best Documentary Feature

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

Best Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best Original Score

Jackie, Micachu
La La Land , Justin Hurwitz
Lion, Dustin O'Halloran, Hauschka
Moonlight, Nicholas Britell
Passengers, Thomas Newman

Best Original 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 Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester By The Sea
20th Century Women

Best Adapted Screenplay

Hidden Figures

Best Animated Feature

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

Moonlight Scores 8 Oscar Nominations, Fences And Hidden Figures Also Honored