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The 2017 Oscar Nominations have been announced and the nominees paired with Black Magic is astounding! Ending off the list were the picks for Best Picture which included Moonlight, Hidden Figures, Fences, Arrival, La La Land, Manchester of The Sea and more.

In total, a number of 7 African-Americans have been nominated for the iconic accolade.

The movie ‘Moonlight’ received a number of 8 nods. These nominations make Moonlight co-editor Joi McMillon the first African-American woman to be recognized by the Academy for editing and director Barry Jenkins only the fourth African-American to be nominated for “Best Director” (John Singleton, Lee Daniels and Steve McQueen were prior nominees). This is Joi’s first feature film and Barry’s second feature.

Written and directed by Jenkins, ‘Moonlight’ is having an incredible awards season. The film is the only release of 2016 that has topped over 300 Top 10 Lists praised by writers and critics nationwide. In addition to taking home “Best Motion Picture – Drama” at the Golden Globes earlier this month, Moonlight has earned six NAACP Image Award nominations, a Critics’ Choice Award, four Gotham Awards including “Best Picture,” a National Board of Review Award, three SAG nominations and much more.

The Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will air LIVE on ABC on Feb. 26.

Check out the complete list below:

Best picture:



“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hell or High Water”

“Hidden Figures”

“La La Land”

“Manchester by the Sea”



Lead actor:

Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Ryan Gosling, “La La Land,”

Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”

Denzel Washington, “Fences”

Lead actress:

Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”

Ruth Negga, “Loving”

Natalie Portman, “Jackie”

Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Supporting actor:

Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”

Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”

Dev Patel, “Lion”

Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”

Supporting actress:

Viola Davis, “Fences”

Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”

Nicole Kidman, “Lion”

Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”

Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

Best director:

Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”

Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”

Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”

Animated feature:

“Kubo and the Two Strings”


“My Life as a Zucchini”

“The Red Turtle”


Animated short:

“Blind Vaysha”

“Borrowed Time”

“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”



Adapted screenplay:



“Hidden Figures”



Original screenplay:

“Hell or High Water”

“La La Land”

“The Lobster”

“Manchester by the Sea”

“20th Century Women”



“La La Land”




Best documentary feature:

“Fire at Sea”

“I Am Not Your Negro”

“Life, Animated”

“OJ: Made in America”


Best documentary short subject:


“4.1 Miles”

“Joe’s Violin”

“Watani My Homeland”

“The White Helmets”

Best live-action short film:

“Ennemis Interieurs”

“La Femme et le TGV”

“Silent Nights”



Best foreign language film:

“A Man Called Ove”

“Land of Mine”


“The Salesman”

“Toni Erdmann”

Film editing:


“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Hell or High Water”

“La La Land”


Sound editing:


“Deep Water Horizon”

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“La La Land”


Sound mixing:


“Hacksaw Ridge”

“La La Land”

“Rogue One”

“13 Hours”

Production design:


“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

“Hail Caesar!”

“La La Land”


Original score:


“La La Land”




Original song:


Can’t Stop the Feeling

City of Stars

Empty Chair

How Far I’ll Go

Makeup and hair:

“A Man Called Ove”

“Star Trek Beyond”

“Suicide Squad”

Costume design:


“Fantastic Beasts”

“Florence Foster Jenkins”


“La La Land”

Visual effects:

“Deepwater Horizon”

“Doctor Strange”

“Jungle Book”


“Rogue One”

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