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The Oscar nominees for the 89th Academy Awards were announced this Tuesday morning.

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs was joined by Demian Bichir, Dustin Lance Black, Glenn Close, Guillermo del Toro, Marcia Gay Harden, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Jason Reitman, Gabourey Sidibe, and Ken Watanabe to announce all the nominees in a whopping 24 categories.

Among the nominees, not a single Deadpool in sight. Not even in the technical categories. For as surprisingly good it was — for a low-budget, high-profile superhero action comedy — one would have thought there’d be some love for the film. At least in the sound-mixing or whatever. Nothin’. Oh well, I guess we’ll have to settle for just the one make-out session between Ryan Reynolds and Andrew Garfield.

Whatevs. The Academy Awards is known for being hoity toity anyway. They can’t handle awesome shenanigans like this:

Also missing from certain categories are Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures and Amy Adams in Arrival. Neither were nominated for Best Lead Actress. I’m not arguing against the other noms, they’re all excellent, but…c’mon. My biased opinion demands justice for the two movies I’ve seen this year (that had nothing to do with comic book superheroes or remakes)!

Also missing is the Japanese anime Your Name. This particular animated film has been receiving significant buzz all through Japan — and with American cinephiles. So much so, that the director is being categorized as the next Hayao Miyazaki. If you have even a cursory knowledge of who that is and what sort of impact he’s had in Japanese animation, then you know how big of a deal that comparison is. If you don’t, think of Miyazaki as Japan’s version of Walt Disney. Your Name even had a limited American release just so it can make the cute off date to be qualified for this year’s Academy Awards. Don’t worry, though. It’ll return again later this year in a wider release. I guess we’ll have to settle for Zootopia winning again, continuing Kubo and the Two Strings streak as the most underrated animated feature film of 2016.

Silver lining: science fiction’s most important film of 2016, Arrival, made it onto the Best Picture nomination list. I’m sure the linguistics community is super hyped about that, as well. AND! The list is way more diverse this year.

Also something to note while looking over the nominations below is that Manchester by the Sea is the first film from a streaming service (Amazon Studios) to make it into the Best Picture race.

The full list of nominees for the 2017 Oscars

Best picture:
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land”
“Lion”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight”

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:
Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”

Animated feature:
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Moana”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“The Red Turtle”
“Zootopia”

Animated short:
“Blind Vaysha”
“Borrowed Time”
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”
“Pearl”
“Piper”

Adapted screenplay:
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Hidden Figures”
“Lion”
“Moonlight”

Original screenplay:
“20th Century Women”
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“The Lobster”
“Manchester by the Sea”

Cinematography:
“Arrival”
“La La Land”
“Lion”
“Moonlight”
“Silence”

Best documentary feature:
“13th”
“Fire at Sea”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“Life, Animated”
“O.J.: Made in America”

Best documentary short subject:
“4.1 Miles”
“Extremis”
“Joe’s Violin”
“Watani: My Homeland”
“The White Helmets”

Best live-action short film:
“Ennemis Interieurs”
“La Femme et le TGV”
“Silent Nights”
“Sing”
“Timecode”

Best foreign language film:
“A Man Called Ove”
“Land of Mine”
“Tanna”
“The Salesman”
“Toni Erdmann”

Film editing:
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“Moonlight”

Sound editing:
“Arrival”
“Deep Water Horizon”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“La La Land”
“Sully”

Sound mixing:
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“La La Land”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

Production design:
“Arrival”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Hail, Caesar!”
“La La Land”
“Passengers”

Original score:
“Jackie”
“La La Land”
“Lion”
“Moonlight”
“Passengers”

Original song:
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” “La La Land”
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” “Trolls”
“City of Stars,” “La La Land”
“The Empty Chair,” “Jim: The James Foley Story”
“How Far I’ll Go,” “Moana”

Makeup and hair:
“A Man Called Ove”
“Star Trek Beyond”
“Suicide Squad”

Costume design:
“Allied”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“Jackie”
“La La Land”

Visual effects:
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Doctor Strange”
“Jungle Book”
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

The Academy Awards — hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the first time — will air live on ABC on February 26, 2017.

Source: Variety

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Christina E. Janke

Christina is the co-host of “Intro to Geek” on Shauncastic and Editor-in-Chief at Agents of Geek. Her love of all things Mass Effect knows no bounds. She also carries an obsession with comic books, video games, and quirky television shows. Her heroes are Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Gail Simone. She hopes to be just like them when she grows up.

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