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"La La Land" is nominated for a record 14 Academy Awards. The 89th Academy Awards will be broadcast Sunday night on ABC.
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IF YOU WATCH…

What: The 89th Academy Awards

When: Sunday, Feb. 26, 5 p.m.

Where: ABC

More Info: oscar.go.com

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AND THE NOMINEES ARE…

BEST PICTURE

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

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ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

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ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

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ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

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ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

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ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

Zootopia

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CINEMATOGRAPHY

Arrival

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Silence

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COSTUME DESIGN

Allied

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie

La La Land

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DIRECTING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

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DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

O.J.: Made in America

13th

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DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

Extremis

4.1 Miles

Joe’s Violin

Watani: My Homeland

The White Helmets

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FILM EDITING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Moonlight

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FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Land of Mine

A Man Called Ove

The Salesman

Tanna

Toni Erdmann

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MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad

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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

Jackie

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Passengers

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MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

“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

“City Of Stars” from La La Land -Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

“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

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PRODUCTION DESIGN

Arrival

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

La La Land

Passengers

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SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Pearl

Piper

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SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

Ennemis Intérieurs

La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights

Sing

Timecode

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SOUND EDITING

Arrival

Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Sully

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SOUND MIXING

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

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VISUAL EFFECTS

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

Arrival

Fences

Hidden Figures

Lion

Moonlight

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WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

Hell or High Water

La La Land

The Lobster

Manchester by the Sea

20th Century Women

Tied for the most Oscar nominations in history, with 14, “La La Land” looks poised to dominate at Sunday night’s Academy Awards.

The musical is the odds-on favorite to win Best Picture, best director for Damien Chazelle and best actress for Emma Stone. It’s leading the pack in the strongest Best Picture field in recent years.

But, of course, nothing is ever a sure thing at the Oscars (other than the anti-Trump speeches sure to come from the stage this year and some Matt Damon razzing from host Jimmy Kimmel).

Among the more interesting categories this year, from a horserace perspective, is best actor. Casey Affleck’s quietly devastated turn in “Manchester By the Sea” helped him pick up most of the early awards season trophies – but Denzel Washington beat him out for the Screen Actors Guild Award, which is usually a strong predictor for the Oscar.

Mahershala Ali is still the heavy favorite for supporting actor for “Moonlight” (GoldDerby.com has his odds at 1-to-4), though Dev Patel of “Lion” recently shook things up when he won the BAFTA award, indicating he has a lot of support as well among Academy voters.

The lock for your Oscar pool is Viola Davis, who is up for Best Supporting Actress in “Fences” and is likely to get her well-deserved first Academy Award.

None of Aspen’s own movie stars are nominated this year, though Damien Chazelle is an Aspen Shortsfest alum from 2013, when his short version of “Whiplash” played the local festival. At age 31, he’d be the second youngest Best Director winner in history if he takes the prize.

If you’re brushing up on the movies before Sunday’s broadcast, here’s a crash course from film coverage in the Aspen Times:

* FENCES Best Picture, Best Actor (Denzel Washington), Best Supporting Actress (Viola Davis), Adapted Screenplay

Actor Stephen Henderson discusses taking the August Wilson play from stage to screen.

* HELL OR HIGH WATER Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Jeff Bridges), Film Editing, Original Screenplay

Screenwriter talks about his inspiration for the contemporary western and his ongoing “Wind River” trilogy.

* LION Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Dev Patel), Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Kidman), Cinematography, Original Score, Adapted Screenplay

Director Garth Davis on depicting the true story of Saroo Brierly on-screen.

* MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Best Picture, Best Actor (Casey Affleck), Best Supporting Actor (Lucas Hedges), Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams), Directing (Keneth Lonergan), Original Screenplay

Producer Kimberly Steward discusses her auspicious, and possibly history-making, debut behind the camera.

* JACKIE Best Actress (Natalie Portman), Costume Design, Original Score

Producer Juan de Dios Larrain talks about collaborating with his director brother and telling the story of an American icon.

* I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Documentary Feature

Director Raoul Peck on the 10-year journey of making his James Baldwin film.

* THE WHITE HELMETS Documentary Short Subject

Producer-director team Joanna Natasegara and Orlando von Einsiedel discuss the extraordinary rescue workers saving lives in the Syrian civil war.

atravers@aspentimes.com


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