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And the 2017 Oscar nominees are …

Best picture

  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hidden Figures
  • Fences
  • Hell or High Water
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight

Actor in a leading role

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

Actress in a leading role

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

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

Actress in a supporting role

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

Animated feature film

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

Cinematography

  • Arrival
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight
  • Silence

Costume design

  • Allied
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jackie
  • La La Land

Directing

  • Arrival, Denis Villenuve
  • Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson
  • La La Land, Damien Chazelle
  • Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Monergan
  • Moonlight, Barry Jenkins

Documentary (feature)

  • Fire at Sea
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Life, Animated
  • OJ: Made in America
  • 13th

Documentary (short subject)

  • Extremis
  • 4.1 Miles
  • Joe’s Violin
  • Watani: My Homeland
  • The White Helmets

Film editing

  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • La La Land
  • Moonlight

Foreign language film

  • Land of Mine
  • A Man Called Ove
  • The Salesman
  • Tanna
  • Toni Erdmann

Makeup and hair styling

  • A Man Called Ove
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Suicide Squad

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

Original score

  • Jackie
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight
  • Passengers

Production design

  • Arrival
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • La La Land
  • Passengers

Short film (animated)

  • Blind Vaysha
  • Borrowed Time
  • Pear Cider and Cigarettes
  • Pearl
  • Piper

Short film (live action)

  • Ennemis Interieurs
  • La femme et le TGV
  • Silent Nights
  • Sing
  • Timecode

Sound editing

  • Arrival
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Sully

Sound mixing

  • Arrival
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Visual effects

  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Doctor Strange
  • The Jungle Book
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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

Writing (original screenplay)

  • Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan
  • La La Land, Damien Chazelle
  • The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou
  • Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan
  • 20th Century Women, Mike Mills

well we already know the academy voters don’t even watch the animated films and just pick the one that they recognise sooo… it’s zootopia vs moana


L E T   T H E   D I S C O U R S E   C O M M E N C E

Tomorrow could be a big day for animation when the Oscar nominations come out. Other than this year’s animation film class being particularly strong (maybe the strongest ever?), animated films have a realistic shot at several non-animation category nominations, which are always a rarity.

  1. Kubo is a real player this year in the Academy’s technical categories (and rightly so, it’s one of the most gorgeous looking movies ever). The grand prize would be a Best Visual Effects nomination, and it actually might get it. It’d be only the 2nd animated film to be nominated in this category (Nightmare Before Christmas in 1993) and would be a big deal.
  2. Kubo also has an outside shot at Costume Design and Best Score nominations, which would also be big wins.
  3. Zooptopia has an outside shot at a Best Original Screenplay nom.
  4. Animated films always have the potential to do well in the Best Song category. This year, “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana looks like a lock, and “Faith” from Sing and “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from Trolls have real shots as well at a nomination.
  5. My Life as a Zucchini from Switzerland has a shot at a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
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Hey all, so I made a film this semester! It was supposed to be a 30-second film but I went a little overboard. This was a lot of fun to do and I’m pretty happy with the results. Featuring the wonderful tunes of @everydaylouie, thank you for letting me use your music! Anyways, hope you all enjoy!

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Okay I know everyone wanted to keep the song “Unstoppable” in the movie and believe me its a damn shame it was cut, but I think that the song ”More” NEEDED TO BE IN THE MOVIE BECAUSE HOLY SHIT IS IT HEARTBREAKING AND MAKES ME CRY LIKE A LITTLE BITCH! 

- It explains that Moana was given her name by Grandma Tala meaning “Ocean” and not given by her dad that wanted her to stay away from it 

- It hurts because she’s talking about the one person who truly supported her in everything Moana believed in 

- I MEAN HER GRANDMA JUST DIED AND SHE KNOWS SHE MUST COMPLETE HER CALLING MOANA IS STRONG AF

- Just the evolution of the song is amazing it goes from Moana recognizing all that her grandmother has taught her and how she wished she could stay and guide her

- Then it becomes extremely powerful as she is determined to lead her people as a true chief and fufill her duty to the sea and her tribe 

- Marcy Harriel does a beautiful rendition of the song I mean the way her voice breaks makes you bawl and how strong she belts out just makes you shook 

-BUT IMAGINE IF AULI’I CRAVALHO SANG IT ABSOLUTE  PERFECTION!!

- I’ve memorized the entire lyrics and it’s in the soundtrack and movie to me because I don’t give a fuck it didn’t deserved to be cut