The nominees for the films that came out in 2016 are up. As usual, genre films are passed over, but at least Arrival seems to have caught the Academy’s attention for some of the major awards. While not genre, per se, Hidden Figures is definitely a geek-friendly movie and highly recommended by the Bureau staff.

Best Picture

  • La La Land
  • Moonlight
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Arrival
  • Lion
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hidden Figures
  • Fences
  • Hell or High Water

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 in a Leading Role

  • Emma Stone, La La Land
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie
  • Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Isabelle Huppert, Elle
  • Ruth Negga, Loving

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Viola Davis, Fences
  • Naomie Harris, Moonlight
  • Nicole Kidman, Lion
  • Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
  • Denzel Washington, Fences
  • Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  • Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
  • Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

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

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • The Red Turtle
  • Zootoopia

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • Manchester by the Sea by Kenneth Lonergan
  • Hell or High Water by Taylor Sheridan
  • La La Land by Damien Chazelle
  • 20th Century Women by Mike Mills
  • The Lobster by Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • Lion by Luke Davis
  • Arrival by Eric Heisserer
  • Moonlight by Barry Jenkins
  • Hidden Figures by Theodore Melfi and Allison Schroeder
  • Fences by August Wilson

Best Original Song

  • “Audition” (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 (Micachu)
  • La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)
  • Lion (Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka)
  • Moonlight (Nicholas Britell)
  • Passengers (Thomas Newman)

Best Cinematography

  • Arrival
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

Best Visual Effects

Best Production Design

  • Arrival (Patrice Vermette)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Stuart Craig)
  • Hail! Caesar
  • La La Land (Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco)
  • Passengers (Guy Hendrix Dyas)

Best Sound Mixing

Best Sound Editing

  • Arrival
  • Deepwater Horizon
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • La La Land
  • Sully