Oscar Noms Announced, Tom Hanks, Clint Eastwood, and ‘Deadpool’ All Snubbed

See all the nominations here.

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At this point, it is safe to say La La Land, with 14 nominations, will dominate at this year’s Academy Awards ceremony. Still, there are plenty of surprises and snubs to be found on this year’s roster, released Tuesday, January 24.

Deadpool was nowhere to be seen, which is common for a superhero flick but nonetheless dismaying given that the critically derided Suicide Squad was at least nominated for Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Clint Eastwood was also shut out of the Best Director race for Sully, and his star, Tom Hanks, also failed to secure a nomination.


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Anyone who checked the nomination list right as it was posted may need to check again. The original list erroneously reported Amy Adams had been nominated for Arrival and Tom Hanks for Sully, a major slip-up that likely got some intern fired. The list has since been corrected.

Below, see the nominations for the most contested categories. Did your favorite make the list?

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:

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
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle

Original screenplay:

20th Century Women
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea


La La Land

Best documentary feature:

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America

Best foreign language film:

A Man Called Ove
Land of Mine
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Original score:

La La Land

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

See the full list of nominations on the Oscars website.