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:
Hell or High Water
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
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
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America
Documentary (Short Subject)