2017 Academy Awards Nominations for Best Picture

Posted January 24, 2017

Below are the Academy Award nominees for Best Picture from 2016.  The winner will be announced on February 26th, 2017.  La La Land leads all films with 14 nominations, with Arrival and Moonlight tied for second with 8 nominations each.  Check back after the winner is announced for updated rankings!

Moonlight

Directed by Barry Jenkins | Rated R | 111 min | 2016

A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.


La La Land

Directed by Damien Chazelle | Rated PG-13 | 128 min | 2016

A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.


Manchester by the Sea

Directed by Kenneth Lonergan | Rated R | 137 min | 2016

An uncle is forced to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.


Arrival

Directed by Denis Villeneuve | Rated PG-13 | 116 min | 2016

When 12 mysterious spacecraft appear around the world, linguistics professor Louise Banks is tasked with interpreting the language of the apparent alien visitors.


Fences

Directed by Denzel Washington | Rated PG-13 | 138 min | 2016

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.


Hacksaw Ridge

Directed by Mel Gibson | Rated R | 139 min | 2016

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.


Hell or High Water

Directed by David Mackenzie | Rated R | 102 min | 2016

A divorced father and his ex-con older brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's ranch in West Texas.


Hidden Figures

Directed by Theodore Melfi | Rated PG | 127 min | 2016

A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.


Lion

Directed by Garth Davis | Rated PG-13 | 118 min | 2016

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.