Academy AwardsThe much-awaited Academy Awards is almost here. With less than 24 hours left, excitement is at its peak, there are anticipations and opinions and of course the star-studded red carpet appearances.

As per tradition, the 89th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, this Sunday.The live show will be broadcasted on Monday, February 26, 2017, at 5.30 am. Also, the repeat telecast is scheduled at 9 pm. This time, US comedian and talk show host Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2017 Oscars ceremony. Kimmel has also hosted the Emmys twice and the VMA as well. The presenters include Leonardo Di Caprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Dakota Johnso. The performances by Auli’i Cravalho and Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend, Sting, and Justin Timberlake are going to make the event more happening.

To watch your favourite actor collect the Oscar, you can tune into ABC.comStar Movies, Star Movies HD, and Star Movies Select HD channels.

Let’s take a look at the nominees

BEST PICTURE

Arrival – Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder, and David Linde
Fences – Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, and Todd Black
Hacksaw Ridge – Bill Mechanic and David Permut
Hell or High Water – Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn
Hidden Figures – Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams, and Theodore Melfi
La La Land – Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, and Marc Platt
Lion – Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, and Angie Fielder
Manchester by the Sea – Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, and Kevin J. Walsh
Moonlight – Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner

BEST DIRECTOR

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

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Zootopia –Byron Howard, Rich Moore, and Clark Spencer 
Kubo and the Two Strings –
Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
Moana –
John Musker, Ron Clements, and Osnat Shurer
My Life as a Zucchini –
Claude Barras and Max Karli
The Red Turtle –
Michaël Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea as Lee Chandler
Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge as Desmond T. Doss
Ryan Gosling – La La Land as Sebastian Wilder
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic as Ben Cash
Denzel Washington – Fences as Troy Maxson

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali – Moonlight as Juan 
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water as Marcus Hamilton
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea as Patrick Chandler
Dev Patel – Lion as Saroo Brierley
Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals as Detective Bobby Andes

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Isabelle Huppert -Elle
Ruth Negga – Loving
Emma Stone -La La Land
Natalie Portman – Jackie
Meryl Steep – Florence Foster Jenkins.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Viola Davis – Fences as Rose Maxson 
Naomie Harris – Moonlight as Paula
Nicole Kidman – Lion as Sue Brierley
Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures as Dorothy Vaughan
Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea as Randi

Best Original Screenplay

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

Best Adapted Screenplay

Moonlight – Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney from In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Arrival – Eric Heisserer from “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang
Fences – August Wilson from Fences by August Wilson (posthumous nomination)
Hidden Figures – Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi from Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Lion – Luke Davies from A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley and Larry Buttrose

Best Foreign Language Film

The Salesman (Iran) in Persian – Asghar Farhadi
Land of Mine (Denmark) in Danish – Martin Zandvliet
A Man Called Ove (Sweden) in Swedish – Hannes Holm
Tanna (Australia) in Nauvhal – Martin Butler and Bentley Dean
Toni Erdmann (Germany) in German – Maren Ade

Best Original Score

La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
Jackie – Mica Levi
Lion – Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka
Moonlight – Nicholas Britell
Passengers – Thomas Newman

Best Original Song

“City of Stars” from La La Land – Music by Justin Hurwitz, Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land – Music by Justin Hurwitz, Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” from Trolls – Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, and Karl Johan Schuster (Shellback)
“The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story – Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting
“How Far I’ll Go” from Moana – Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best Sound Editing

Arrival – Sylvain Bellemare 
Deepwater Horizon – Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli
Hacksaw Ridge – Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright
La La Land – Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
Sully – Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Best Sound Mixing

Hacksaw Ridge – Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, and Peter Grace
Arrival – Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye
La La Land – Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee, and Steve A. Morrow
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio, and Stuart Wilson
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – Greg P. Russell,[n 1] Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush, and Mac Ruth

Best Cinematography

La La Land – Linus Sandgren
Arrival – Bradford Young
Lion – Greig Fraser
Moonlight – James Laxton
Silence – Rodrigo Prieto

Best Film Editing

Hacksaw Ridge – John Gilbert
Arrival – Joe Walker
Hell or High Water – Jake Roberts
La La Land – Tom Cross
Moonlight – Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon

Best Visual Effects

The Jungle Book – Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Dan Lemmon
Deepwater Horizon – Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington, and Burt Dalton
Doctor Strange – Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, and Paul Corbould
Kubo and the Two Strings – Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean, and Brad Schiff
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, and Neil Corbould

 

 

 

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The much-awaited Academy Awards is almost here. With less than 24 hours left, excitement is at its peak, there are anticipations and opinions and of course the star-studded red carpet appearances. As per tradition, the 89th Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, this...

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