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Thursday, February 23, 2017

89th Oscars: Best Director

The nominees are:

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Oscar History: 1 previous nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for Whiplash (2014). Also nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

Total Nominations for the Film: 14 - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Original Score, Best Original Song (2), Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

89th Oscars: Best Actress

The nominees are:

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Role: Michele Leblanc, a woman who is raped and, due to a negative experience with police in her childhood, opts not to report the crime and instead takes matters into her own hands, becoming fascinated with her assailant in the process.

Oscar History: first nomination

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

89th Oscars: Best Actor

The nominees are:

Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea

Role: Lee Chandler, a man still grappling with the tragedy of his past when he's called upon to become the guardian of his teenage nephew after the death of his brother.

Oscar History: 1 previous nomination for Best Supporting Actor for The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Monday, February 20, 2017

89th Oscars: Best Supporting Actress

The nominees are:

Viola Davis, Fences

Role: Rose Maxson, a wife and mother who believes that she's living a happy life with her husband, only to have the rug pulled out from under her, leaving her trying to pick up the pieces of her shattered world.

Oscar History: 2 previous nominations for Best Supporting Actress for Doubt (2008) and Best Actress for The Help (2011)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

89th Oscars: Best Supporting Actor

The nominees are:

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Role: Juan, a man who takes the film's protagonist under his wing and becomes his father figure, but whose occupation as a drug dealer has contributed to the hostile and unstable home environment that makes him suffer so much.

Oscar History: first nomination