Scoop: ‘La La Land’ dominates Oscar nods, ‘Dory,’ Amy, Annette shut out

It’s Oscar nomination time — which means surprises and snubs!

Meryl Streep earning her 20th Academy Award nomination on Tuesday wasn’t a surprise, although many thought her best actress nod could go to Amy Adams (“Arrival”) or Annette Bening (“20th Century Women”).

Streep, who played a tone-deaf singer in “Florence Foster Jenkins,” reacted via a GIF of her jumping around in a Paul McCartney music video. She’ll also be remembered for her speech denouncing Donald Trump after she won a Golden Globe for the role.

Even though Aaron Taylor-Johnson got a supporting actor Golden Globe for “Nocturnal Animals,” he didn’t get an Oscar nod, but his costar Michael Shannon got one. Hugh Grant, in “Florence Foster Jenkins,” was shut out for supporting actor.

Unbelievably, Pixar’s “Finding Dory” didn’t get a nod for best animated feature, but a French-Swiss stop-motion animated film did.

Against odds, the World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge” earned six nominations, including for best picture, lead actor (Andrew Garfield) and best director (Mel Gibson). Gibson, recently known for anti-Semitic and misogynist rants, edged out industry favorites Martin Scorsese (“Silence”) and Clint Eastwood (“Sully”).

“Deadpool,” the R-rated superhero film which was a commercial hit and earned two Golden Globe nods, was not recognized by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voters.

As expected “La La Land,” dominated, with 14 nominations, including actor, actress, director and picture. (It tied the record, with “Titanic” and “All About Eve,” for most nominations ever.)

On the local front, Bay Area filmmaker Daphne Matziaraki’s “4.1 Miles,” about the refugee crisis in her native Greece, was nominated for best documentary short subject.

The 2017 Oscars will be awarded Feb. 26 in Los Angeles with host Jimmy Kimmel.

Here are nominations for the 89th Academy Awards in major categories:

PICTURE: “Arrival,” “Fences,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hell or High Water,” “Hidden Figures,” “La La Land,” “Lion,” “Manchester by the Sea, “Moonlight”
DIRECTING: Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”; Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”; Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”; Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”; Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
LEADING ACTOR: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”; Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”; Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”; Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”; Denzel Washington, “Fences”
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”; Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”; Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”; Dev Patel, “Lion”; Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”
LEADING ACTRESS: Emma Stone, “La La Land”; Natalie Portman, “Jackie”; Ruth Negga, “Loving”; Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”; Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Viola Davis, “Fences”; Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”; Nicole Kidman, “Lion”; Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”; Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”
ANIMATED FEATURE: “Kubo and the Two Strings”; “Moana”; “My Life as a Zucchini”; “The Red Turtle”; “Zootopia”

— Los Angeles Times


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