Nominations Announced for 89th Academy Awards

The Oscars airs this Sunday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. Photo Credit / Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.
The Oscars airs this Sunday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. Photo Credit / Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.
The Oscars airs this Sunday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. Photo Credit / Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

The Oscars airs this Sunday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.
Photo Credit / Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.

By Yaasmeen Piper
Staff Writer

“La La Land,” “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight” are just some of the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards.

This show will be hosted by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. 2017 will be Kimmel’s first year hosting the Oscars, but he is no stranger to the gig.

He graced the Emmy’s twice, ESPY’s and the American Music Awards an astonishing five times.

As for the nominations, there are some familiar award faces. Natalie Portman, Emma Stone and Meryl Streep are just some of the stars up for Best Actress.

The Best Actors are no different.

Denzel Washington, Casey Affleck, Viggo Mortensen, Andrew Garfield and Ryan Gosling are all fighting for the award.

An Entertainment Weekly poll shows Emma Stone leading the Best Actress category with over fifty percent.

Stone’s “La La Land” costar is just below “Manchester By the Sea’s” Casey Affleck who leads best actor.

Viola Davis gathered the highest percentage. With a stunning 68 percent, she is predicted to take the award for her supporting role in “Fences.”

“La La Land” is the predicted big winner for Best Picture.

According to Washington Post, the film gathered 14 nominations ranking with “Titanic” and “All About Eve,” for the most nominated films in history.

“Moonlight” is said to be the biggest to “La La Land’s” Best Picture snag. The film rounded up eight nominations but already picked up several wins during the award season.

Disney’s “Moana” grabs nomination for Animated Film and Original Music by Hamilton’s own Lin Manuel Miranda.

But can it beat another Disney flick and predicted winner “Zootopia?”

The Oscars are set to air this Sunday at 8 p.m. with red carpet coverage starting at 7 p.m. on ABC or the ABC app.

Tune in to see if your predictions come true.

Email Yaasmeen at:
ypiper@live.esu.edu

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