Image: Arrival, Paramount

It doesn’t even matter that Arrival managed to get into the Best Picture and Best Directing categories, because we all know the only thing nerds are going to be able to talk about is the snubbing of Deadpool.

Arrival is the most significant science fiction contender this year, and it’s looking a lot like it’s going to be the year’s Mad Max—recognized, but only a winner in the technical categories, where genre film gets its dues. (Look at the Visual Effects category, damn.) Somehow, Deadpool didn’t even get one of those. Or one of the adapted screenplay nominations, which seemed a gimme. But Suicide Squad got a make-up and costume nominations. Yes, as of today Suicide Squad has an Academy Award nomination, so let that sink in.

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Here are the big categories and a few of the smaller ones relevant to us.

Update: The actual Oscars website partially listed the wrong leading actors and actresses, the most notable change for us being that Amy Adams was apparently not nominated for Best Actress for her performance in Arrival. The article has been updated to correct the error.


Best Picture

La La Land

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Moonlight

Manchester by the Sea

Arrival

Lion

Hacksaw Ridge

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Hidden Figures

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Fences

Hell or High Water

Best Director

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

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Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)

Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By The Sea)

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Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Emma Stone, La La Land

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Natalie Portman, Jackie

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

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Ruth Negga, Loving

Image: Hidden Figures, Fox

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis, Fences

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Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

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Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

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Denzel Washington, Fences

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

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Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

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Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Dev Patel, Lion

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

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Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Image: Zootopia, Disney

Best Animated Feature Film

Kubo and the Two Strings

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Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

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Zootoopia

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Manchester by the Sea by Kenneth Lonergan

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Hell or High Water by Taylor Sheridan

La La Land by Damien Chazelle

20th Century Women by Mike Mills

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The Lobster by Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Lion by Luke Davis

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Arrival by Eric Heisserer

Moonlight by Barry Jenkins

Hidden Figures by Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder

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Fences by August Wilson

Best Original Song

“Audition” (La La Land)

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“Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (Trolls)

“City of Stars” (La La Land)

“The Empty Chair” (Jim: The James Foley Story)

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“How Far I’ll Go” (Moana)

Best Original Score

Jackie (Micachu)

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La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)

Lion (Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka)

Moonlight (Nicholas Britell)

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Passengers (Thomas Newman)

Best Cinematography

Arrival

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La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove

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Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad

Image: Rogue One, Disney/Lucasfilm

Best Visual Effects

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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The Jungle Book

Doctor Strange

Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them

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Arrival

The BFG

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Kubo and the Two Strings

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A Monster Calls

Best Production Design

Arrival (Patrice Vermette)

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Stuart Craig)

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Hail Caesar

La La Land (Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco)

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Passengers (Guy Hendrix Dyas)

Best Sound Mixing

Arrival

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Hacksaw Ridge

LaLa Land

Rogue One

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13 Hours

Best Sound Editing

Arrival

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Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

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