The Oscar Nominations Are Here, And Not Everyone Is Happy

This morning, the nominees for the 86th annual Academy Awards were announced — and, as usual, everyone has quite a few feelings about the contenders for the high-profile award.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, along with Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Jason Reitman, Gabourey Sidibe, and Ken Watanabe, came together to announce the nominees for the 24 different categories.

Thus far, the frontrunner seems pretty clear, as musical darling La La Land made history by tying with Titanic and All About Eve for the most Oscar nominations received for a single film (which, incase you were curious, is 14). However, Arrival and Moonlight also received some considerable with love, with each film garnering eight nominations.

The full list of nominations are as follows:

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

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
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Animated short:
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

Adapted Screenplay:
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

Original Screenplay:
20th Century Women
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea

Cinematography:
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

Best documentary feature:
13th
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America

Best documentary Short Subject:
4.1 Miles
Extremis
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Best Live-Action Short Film:
Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode

Best Foreign Language Film:
A Man Called Ove
Land of Mine
Tanna
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Film Editing:
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

Sound Editing:
Arrival
Deep Water 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

Production Design:
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers

Original Score:
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

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

Makeup And Hair:
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Costume Design:
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

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

The diversity among this year’s nominees was striking and heartening for many, and Twitter users praised the many people of color who were named as Oscar contenders.

However, there are certainly people who are displeased by the list — specifically, many audience members are enraged over the fact that Casey Affleck was nominated amidst the troublesome sexual harassment allegations that have been following him around this awards season.

Some viewers were displeased that Suicide Squad (a film which was also nominated for a Razzie Award) received more Oscar nods than Deadpool.

Everyone seems to agree that one of the most glaring snubs was Amy Adams not receiving a nomination for her role in Arrival, despite the fact that the movie itself was nominated for eight awards.

However, everyone is pretty happy that Meryl Streep broke her own record for the most Oscar nominations this morning, after receiving her 20th Academy Award nomination.

You win some (gold statues), you lose some (gold statues) — but Meryl will always be the queen.

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