Is anyone ever really surprised by Oscar nominations, especially since the Golden Globes always air prior? Really?

Like, sure, maybe we didn't know La La Land would hoard exactly 14 nominations (tied with Titanic and All About Eve, for the most in the Academy Awards' history, if you want some trivia), but we knew it was def gonna be an annoying number.

Following La La Land are the similarly raved about (but *cough* NOT overrated *cough*) Moonlight, and the alien invasion film Arrival, which both landed 8 nominations apiece.

The real news is that after two years of #OscarsSoWhite, 7 out of the 20 actors nominated were people of color, so we're gonna have to change the hashtag. #OscarsStillPrettyWhiteButNotAsWhite. #OscarsKindOfGreyishInColor. 

We're accepting submissions.

We kid, we kid, but still, it's important to highlight that while there have been instances of snubbing POC in the past (Re: Everything about Selma), it's much easier for the Academy to nominate non-white people when there are non-white films being made.

This year is obviously an excellent example, with four films specifically about highlighting racism in America: Hidden Figures, Fences, 13th, and O.J.: Made in America. Let's keep it up, okay Hollywood? Please?

Of course, we've still got plenty to complain about, because that's basically what awards shows are all about. Making fully formed opinions about a list of movies, in which you've only seen 3 or 4. And nope, not allowed to count Rogue One or Suicide Squad, BTW.


But seriously, we need to talk about how Meryl Streep gets a nomination for whatever happened in Florence Foster Jenkins, but Taraji P. Henson's name is nowhere to be found? Lol, imagine if Florence Foster Jenkins was actually the best movie ever, no one would ever know, BECAUSE NO ONE WATCHED THAT F*CKING MOVIE.

Not that we would mind letting Meryl get her hands on the mic again, just saying.

Well, we're definitely going to be tuning in on February 26th– stay tuned for where you can go to catch the show (Oh, you have cable? GOOD FOR YOU).

Check out the rest of the noms below:

Best Picture




Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land


Manchester By The Sea


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

Actress in a Leading Role


Isabelle Huppert - Elle

Ruth Negga - Loving

Natalie Portman - Jackie

Emma Stone - La La Land

Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins

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

Actress in a Supporting Role


Viola Davis - Fences

Naomie Harris - Moonlight

Nicole Kidman - Lion

Octavia Spencer - Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams - Manchester By The Sea

Animated Feature Film


Kubo and the Two Strings


My Life as a Courgette

The Red Turtle





La La Land




Costume Design



Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins


La La Land



Arrival - Denis Villeneuve

Hacksaw Ridge - Mel Gibson

La La Land - Damien Chazelle

Manchester By The Sea - Kenneth Lonergan

Moonlight - Barry Jenkins

Documentary (Feature)


Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

O.J.: Made in America


Documentary (Short Subject)