• Sarah E. Masin

Snubbed: The 2017 Oscar Nominations or How Hollywood Really Really Likes Itself


On Tuesday, January 24th the 2017 Oscar Nominations were announced per usual at 0500 Pacific Time. Leading the pack is this year's apparent favorite, LA LA LAND with a record setting 14 nominations. So should it win? Is it justified? If you've been paying attention to Hollywood's ever-extending, back patting award season, you'll know that justice has nothing to do with the Oscars.

That said, their were two films this year that we felt should have received multiple nominations, SING STREET and THE HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE, both were snubbed. The Harold & Maudecast reviewed 12 of the films that received Oscar nominations for 2016. Take a look at the complete list and take a listen to our reviews -- listed next to their respective nominees. We've taken the liberty of writing in SING STREET and THE HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE.

Best Picture

“Arrival” - LISTEN to Our Review ”Fences” ”Hacksaw Ridge” ”Hell or High Water” - LISTEN to Our Review ”Hidden Figures” ”La La Land” ”Lion” ”Manchester by the Sea” ”Moonlight”

Shoulda Coulda Been

"Hunt for the Wilderpeople" - LISTEN to Our Review

Sing Street" - LISTEN to Our Review

Best Director

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

Best Actress

Emma Stone, “La La Land” Natalie Portman, “Jackie” - LISTEN to Our Review Ruth Negga, “Loving” Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins” Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”

Best Actor

Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea” Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge” Ryan Gosling, “La La Land” Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic” - LISTEN to Our Review Denzel Washington, “Fences”

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, “Fences” Naomie Harris, “Moonlight” Nicole Kidman, “Lion” Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures” Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight” Jeff Bridges,”Hell or High Water” Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea” Dev Patel, “Lion” Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”

Best Adapted Screenplay

“Arrival” ”Fences” ”Hidden Figures” ”Lion” ”Moonlight”

Best Original Screenplay

“Hell or High Water” ”La La Land” ”The Lobster” - LISTEN to Our Review ”Manchester by the Sea” ”20th Century Women”

Best Foreign Language Film

“Land of Mine,” Martin Zandvliet, Denmark ”A Man Called Ove,” Hannes Holm, Sweden ”The Salesman,” Asghar Farhadi, Iran ”Tanna,” Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, Australia, ”Toni Erdmann,” Maren Ade, Germany

Best Documentary Feature

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

Best Animated Feature

“Kubo and the Two Strings” - LISTEN to Our Review ”Moana” - LISTEN to Our Review ”My Life as a Zucchini” ”The Red Turtle” ”Zootopia”

Best Film Editing

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

Best 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”

Best Original Score

“Jackie” ”La La Land” ”Lion” ”Moonlight” ”Passengers”

Best Cinematography

“Arrival,” Bradford Young ”La La Land,” Linus Sandgren ”Silence,” Rodrigo Prieto ”Lion,” Grieg Fraser ”Moonlight,” James Laxton

Best Costume Design

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

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“A Man Called Ove” ”Star Trek Beyond” - LISTEN to Our Review ”Suicide Squad” - LISTEN TO Our Review

Best Production Design

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

Best Sound Editing

“Arrival” ”Deepwater Horizon” ”Hacksaw Ridge” ”La La Land” ”Sully”

Best Sound Mixing

“Arrival” ”Hacksaw Ridge” ”La La Land” ”Rogue One” - LISTEN to Our Review ”13 Hours”

Best Visual Effects

“Rogue One” ”The Jungle Book” - LISTEN to Our Review ”Doctor Strange” - LISTEN to Our Review ”Deepwater Horizon” ”Kubo and the Two Strings”

Best Short Film, Live Action

“Ennemis Intérieurs” ”La Femme et le TGV” ”Silent Nights” ”Sing” ”Timecode”

Best Short Film, Animated

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

Best Documentary, Short Subject

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

The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air live on ABC at 8:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 26.


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