2017 Oscar Nominations: Who Was Honored? Who Was Snubbed?

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Finally, 2017 offers some good news for folks of a  liberal/progressive slant, as it looks like there won't be a need to trot out the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag again this year.

The nominees of the 89th Academy Awards were announced this morning, and many were pleased to find that four of the nine Best Picture candidates feature people of color in the lead role.

Moonlight Movie Poster

Of course, the leading contender for the night's biggest prize remains La La Land, which tied the record for most nominations for a single film with an astonishing 14.

This year's notable snubs include Amy Adams - who many thought was a lock for her role in Arrival - Martin Scorsese, Taraji P. Henson, and Deadpool - a hopeful underdog in several categories.

Check out the list of nominees for every major category below:

Best Picture:


La La Land


Manchester By the Sea



Hell of High Water

Hidden Figures

Hacksaw Ridge

Best Director:

Denis Villeneuve - Arrival

Mel Gibson - Hacksaw Ridge

Damien Chazelle - La La Land

Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea

Barry Jenkins - Moonlight

Ryan Gosling at the Globes

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 Actress:

Isabelle Huppert - Elle

Ruth Negga - Loving

Natalie Portman - Jackie

Emma Stone - La La Land

Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins

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

Dev Patel Attends UNICEF Event

Best Supporting Actress:

Viola Davis - Fences

Naomie Harris - Moonlight

Nicole Kidman - Lion

Octavia Spencer - Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams - Manchester by the Sea

Best Original Screenplay:

Hell or High Water

La La Land

The Lobster

Manchester by the Sea

20th Century Women

Octavia Spencer at the Oscars

Best Adapted Screenplay:



Hidden Figures



Best Cinematography:


La La Land 




The 2017 Academy Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, February 26 on ABC.

Whether Meryl Streep wins or not, you can bet that the Trump jokes will be flying fast and furious!

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