La La Land 2016

La La Land, Moonlight and Arrival Top Oscar Nominations

25 Jan 2017

The race for the Academy Awards is on!

Movies including La La Land, Moonlight and Arrival will compete for the Best Picture award at the 2017 Oscars.

The three movies also face competition from Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hidden Figures, High or Hell Water, Lion and Manchester by the Sea for the prestigious prize.

La La Land, which has been a huge success, continued its awards show streak by leading the nominations. The musical also got nods in the Best Actress category for Emma Stone, Best Actor for Ryan Gosling, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Damien Chazelle, plus two Best Original Song nods, and a number of technical categories such as Costume and Production Design.

Emma will compete with Isabelle Huppert for Elle, Ruth Negga for Loving, Natalie Portman for Jackie and Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins for the Best Actress award, while in the best actor category Ryan is up against Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea, Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge, Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic and Fences star Denzel Washington.

Best Supporting Actress nominees include Washington's Fences co-star Viola Davis, Naomie Harris for Moonlight, Nicole Kidman for Lion, Octavia Spencer for Hidden Figures and Michelle Williams for Manchester by the Sea, while the Best Supporting Actor accolade is a battle between Mahershala Ali for Moonlight, Jeff Bridges for Hell or High Water, Lucas Hedges for Manchester of the Sea, Dev Patel for Lion and Michael Shannon for Nocturnal Animals.

The 89th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will take place on 26 February in Los Angeles.