Academy Awards are arguably the most anticipated and/or respected awards for the celebration of movies across the world. 89th Academy Awards for the movies released in 2016 was kick started yesterday with the announcement of list of nominees. The main award ceremony will be hosted by comic Jimmy Kimmel on February 27 at Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center.
62– Number of films (including live action, animated, documentary and short film) that have won at least one nomination in the year.
24- Number of categories in which the awards will be presented with 9 films competing for Best Picture category.
20– Meryl Streep wins her 20th Academy Award nomination for her performance in “Francis Foster Jenkins”. The highest number of nominations for any individual across categories.
14– Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” wins the highest number of nominations, equaling the record of James Cameroon’s “Titanic” (1997) and Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s “All About Eve” (1950).
8– Number of movie with nominations in TWO award categories.
8–Number of nominations for Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival” and Barry Jenkins “Moonlight”.
6– Number of nominations for Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” and Garth Davis’s “Lion”.
5– Number of nominations for Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge” and David Mackenzie’s “Hell or High Water”.
4– Number of nominations for Denzel Washington’s directorial “Fences”
3– Number of nominations for Pablo Larrain’s “Jackie” and Theodore Melfi’s “Hidden Figures”
Kenneth Lonergan (Director, Screen Writing), Daniel Chazelle (Director, Screen Writing) and Denzel Washington (Actor, Producer) won nominations in TWO different categories.
The films nominated in the“Best Picture Category” did well for themselves having won 59 nominees from the total 122 nominees (48%).
Best Picture Nominees (and the number of total nominations):
La La Land — 14
Moonlight — 8
Arrival — 8
Lion — 6
Manchester by the Sea — 6
Hacksaw Ridge — 5
Hell or High Water — 5
Fences — 4
Hidden Figures — 3
The complete list of nominees can be found here: Nominees.
If you wish to stream or rent the 62 movies nominated this year, the list of sources is compiled here.