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2017 Oscar Nominations Include 3 Black Screenwriters

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Nominations for the 2017 Oscars have been announced. (The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)

By    |   Tuesday, 24 Jan 2017 11:03 AM

The 2017 Oscars is set to air on Feb. 26, and nominees have been revealed, with three black screenwriters earning nominations for the first time and "La La Land" leading the way with 14 nominations.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced this year’s nominees on Tuesday, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs finalized nominations with the help of Academy members, such as Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe, each of whom have either won an Oscar or been nominated for one in the past, E! News noted.

The Oscars appears to be moving away from the racial controversy it was under last year, as the Academy has nominated three black screenwriters all in the same year for the first time in its 89-year history, according to The Wrap.

Barry Jenkins, Tarell McCraney and the late August Wilson are those being nominated.

Together, Jenkins and McCraney wrote the screenplay for “Moonlight,” while Wilson has been nominated for his writing for “Fences.”

Last year, the Academy faced a backlash when no minorities were nominated in acting categories for the second year.

Damien Chazelle’s musical “La La Land,” which did well at the Golden Globes, leads all nominations for the Oscars with 14, tying with "Titanic" (1997) and "All About Eve" (1950) for the most nominations given in Oscars history, Entertainment Weekly noted.

The 2017 Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will be held at the Dolby Theater, airing on ABC at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26.

Here’s the full list of nominees for the 2017 Oscars, per Entertainment Weekly.

Best Picture

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

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 Documentary Feature

  • "Fire at Sea"
  • "I Am Not Your Negro"
  • "Life Animated"
  • "O.J.: Made in America"
  • "13th" 

Best Director

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

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • "Arrival," Eric Heisserer
  • "Fences," August Wilson
  • "Hidden Figures," Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
  • "Lion," Luke Davis
  • "Moonlight," Barry Jenkins with story by Tarell Alvin McCranley

Best Original Screenplay

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

Best Foreign Language Film

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

Best Original Score

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

Best 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"

Best Cinematography

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

Best Production Design

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

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

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

Best Costume Design

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

Best Visual Effects

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

Best Sound Editing

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

Best Sound Mixing

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

Best Documentary Short

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

Best Live Action Short

  • "Ennemis Int√©rieurs"
  • "La Femme et le TGV"
  • "Silent Nights"
  • "Sing"
  • "Timecode"

Best Animated Feature

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

Best Film Editing

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

Best Animated Short

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

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