Full list of 2017 Oscar nominees

Here are the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards. The awards will take place on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

Performance by an actor in a leading role

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


Performance by an actor in a supporting role

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


Performance by an actress in a leading role

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


Performance by an actress in a supporting role

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


Best animated feature film of the year

  • “Kubo and the Two Strings” Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
  • “Moana” John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer
  • “My Life as a Zucchini” Claude Barras and Max Karli
  • “The Red Turtle” Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki
  • “Zootopia” Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer


Achievement in cinematography

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


Achievement in costume design

  • “Allied” Joanna Johnston
  • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Colleen Atwood
  • “Florence Foster Jenkins” Consolata Boyle
  • “Jackie” Madeline Fontaine
  • “La La Land” Mary Zophres


Achievement in directing

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


Best documentary feature

  • “Fire at Sea” Gianfranco Rosi and Donatella Palermo
  • “I Am Not Your Negro” Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety and Hébert Peck
  • “Life, Animated” Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman
  • “O.J.: Made in America” Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow
  • “13th” Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish


Best documentary short subject

  • “Extremis” Dan Krauss
  • “4.1 Miles” Daphne Matziaraki
  • “Joe’s Violin” Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen
  • “Watani: My Homeland” Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis
  • “The White Helmets” Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara


Achievement in film editing

  • “Arrival”Joe Walker
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” John Gilbert
  • “Hell or High Water” Jake Roberts
  • “La La Land” Tom Cross
  • “Moonlight” Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon


Best foreign language film of the year

  • “Land of Mine” Denmark
  • “A Man Called Ove” Sweden
  • “The Salesman” Iran
  • “Tanna” Australia
  • “Toni Erdmann” Germany


Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • “A Man Called Ove” Eva von Bahr and Love Larson
  • “Star Trek Beyond” Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo
  • “Suicide Squad” Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson


Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • “Jackie” Mica Levi
  • “La La Land” Justin Hurwitz
  • “Lion” Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka
  • “Moonlight” Nicholas Britell
  • “Passengers” Thomas Newman


Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land”
    Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from “Trolls”
    Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster
  • “City Of Stars” from “La La Land”
    Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • “The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story”
    Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting
  • “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”
    Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda


Best motion picture of the year

  • “Arrival” Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder and David Linde, Producers
  • “Fences” Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black, Producers
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” Bill Mechanic and David Permut, Producers
  • “Hell or High Water” Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn, Producers
  • “Hidden Figures” Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams and Theodore Melfi, Producers
  • “La La Land” Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt, Producers
  • “Lion” Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder, Producers
  • “Manchester by the Sea” Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck and Kevin J. Walsh, Producers
  • “Moonlight” Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers


Achievement in production design

  • “Arrival” Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Paul Hotte
  • “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
  • “Hail, Caesar!” Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
  • “La La Land” Production Design: David Wasco; Set Decoration: Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
  • “Passengers” Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena


Best animated short film

  • “Blind Vaysha” Theodore Ushev
  • “Borrowed Time” Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj
  • “Pear Cider and Cigarettes” Robert Valley and Cara Speller
  • “Pearl” Patrick Osborne
  • “Piper” Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer


Best live action short film

  • “Ennemis Intérieurs” Sélim Azzazi
  • “La Femme et le TGV” Timo von Gunten and Giacun Caduff
  • “Silent Nights” Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson
  • “Sing” Kristof Deák and Anna Udvardy
  • “Timecode” Juanjo Giménez


Achievement in sound editing

  • “Arrival” Sylvain Bellemare
  • “Deepwater Horizon” Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright
  • “La La Land” Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
  • “Sully” Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman


Achievement in sound mixing

  • “Arrival” Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye
  • “Hacksaw Ridge” Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace
  • “La La Land” Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steve A. Morrow
  • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson
  • “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Mac Ruth


Achievement in visual effects

  • “Deepwater Horizon” Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton
  • “Doctor Strange” Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould
  • “The Jungle Book” Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon
  • “Kubo and the Two Strings” Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff
  • “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould


Adapted screenplay

  • “Arrival” Screenplay by Eric Heisserer
  • “Fences” Screenplay by August Wilson
  • “Hidden Figures” Screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
  • “Lion” Screenplay by Luke Davies
  • “Moonlight” Screenplay by Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney


Original screenplay

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

Check out The Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer

Let the countdown to the new Spider-Man film begin… On the 25th of April, the film will release in South African cinema. (If you’re in the US, you’ll have to wait until the 2nd of May).  Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone return once again and youll also get to see the ever cool, Jamie Foxx too.

You can watch the official trailer above. Check out the synopsis below:

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield).  For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone).  But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city.  With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp.

2011 MTV Movie Award nominees

The 2011 MTV Movie Awards take place this Sunday/ Monday morning live from Universal City in California. The show will be hosted by actor and comedian Jason Sudeikis. You can watch the show live on MTV Base, DStv channel 322 from 3am. Congrats to Oliver Schmitz and the rest of the team involved in Life, Above All. The film is up for an award in the Best African Movie category. See the rest of the nominees are below:


A Screaming Man

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Executive Producer: Florence Stern. Foreign Producer: Diana Elbaum

Life, Above All

Director: Oliver Schmitz, Producers: Oliver Stoltz, Greig Buckle

Viva Riva!

Director: Djo Tunda Wa Munga, Producers: Bors van Gils, Michael Goldberg, Djo Tunda Wa Munga.  Co-producer: Steven Markovitz

Restless City

Director: Andrew Dosunmu, Producers: Katie Mustard, Matt Parker; Executive Producers: David Raymond and Tony Okungbowa


Natalie Portman- Black Swan

James Franco- 127 Hours

Justin Bieber- Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page- Inception

Steve-O- Jackass 3D


“The Social Network- “If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook” AND “…A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool?” “You?””A billion dollars and shut up everybody up”

“Inception- “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling”

“Grown Ups”- “I want to get wasted on chocolate”

“Easy A” – “There’s a higher power that will judge you for your indecency.” “Tom Cruise?”


Adam Sandler- Just Go With It

Ashton Kutcher- No Strings Attached

Emma Stone– Easy A

Russell Brand- Get Him To The Greek

Zach Galifianakis- Due Date


Black Swan

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1


The Social Network

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

BEST MOVIE (voting stays live throughout the 2011 Movie Awards ceremony)

Black Swan

Director: Darren Aronofsky, Producers: Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin (Fox Searchlight)

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1

Director: David Yates, Producers:  David Heyman and David Barron (Warner Bros. Pictures)


Director: Christopher Nolan, Producers: Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan (Warner Bros. Pictures)

The Social Network

Director: David Fincher, Producers: Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin (Sony Pictures)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Director: David Slade, Producers: Wyck Godfrey and Karen Rosenfelt (Summit Entertainment)


Emma Stone – Easy A (Sony Pictures)

Emma WatsonHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jennifer Aniston – Just Go With It (Sony Pictures)

Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

Natalie Portman – Black Swan (Fox Searchlight)


Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jesse EisenbergThe Social Network (Sony Pictures)

Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

Zac Efron – Charlie St. Cloud (Universal Pictures)


Andrew Garfield  – The Social Network (Sony Pictures)

Chloë Grace Moretz – Kick-Ass (Lionsgate)

Hailee Steinfeld – True Grit  (Paramount Pictures)

Jay Chou – The Green Hornet (Sony Pictures)

Olivia Wilde – TRON: Legacy (Walt Disney Pictures)

Xavier Samuel – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)


Adam Sandler – Just Go With It (Sony Pictures)

Ashton Kutcher – No Strings Attached (Paramount Pictures)

Emma Stone – Easy A (Sony Pictures)

Russell Brand – Get Him to the Greek (Universal Pictures)

Zach Galifianakis – Due Date (Warner Bros. Pictures)


Alexys Nycole Sanchez – Grown Ups (Sony Pictures)

“I want to get chocolate wasted.”

Amanda Bynes and Emma Stone – Easy A (Sony Pictures)

Amanda Bynes: “There is a higher power that will judge you for your indecency.”

Emma Stone: “Tom Cruise?”

Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network (Sony Pictures)

“If you guys were the inventors of Facebook, you’d have invented Facebook.”

Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield – The Social Network (Sony Pictures)

Justin Timberlake: “…a million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool?”

Andrew Garfield: “A billion dollars. And that shut everybody up.”

Tom Hardy – Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)

“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger darling.”


Christoph Waltz – The Green Hornet (Sony Pictures)

Leighton Meester – The Roommate (Screen Gems)

Mickey Rourke – Iron Man 2 (Paramount Pictures)

Ned Beatty – Toy Story 3 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Tom Felton – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)


Amy Adams vs. The Sisters – The Fighter (Paramount Pictures)

Chloë Grace Moretz vs. Mark Strong – Kick-Ass (Lionsgate)

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint vs. Death Eaters  – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt vs. Hallyway Attacker – Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Robert Pattinson vs. Bryce Dallas Howard and Xavier Samuel – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)


Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit Entertainment)

Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis – Black Swan (Fox Searchlight)


James Franco – 127 Hours, Cuts Off His Arm (Fox Searchlight)

Justin Bieber – Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Performance Spectacular (Paramount Pictures)

Leonardo DiCaprio and Ellen Page – Inception, Paris Café Scene (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Natalie Portman – Black Swan, Mutilation: Pulls The Skin Off Her Finger (Fox Searchlight)

Steve-O – Jackass 3D, Port-A-Potty Bungee Stunt (Paramount Pictures)



Ashley Bell – The Last Exorcism (Lionsgate)

Ellen Page – Inception (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jessica Szohr – Piranha 3D (The Weinstein Company)

Minka Kelly – The Roommate (Screen Gems)

Ryan Reynolds – Buried (Lionsgate)



Alex Pettyfer – I Am Number Four (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Chloë Grace Moretz – Kick-Ass (Lionsgate)

Jaden Smith – The Karate Kid (Sony Pictures)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Inception (Warner Bros.)

Robert Downey Jr. – Iron Man 2 (Paramount Pictures)

Golden Globes- Burlesque wins Best Original Song

Andrew Garfield of The Social Network and the new Spiderman had a bit of trouble reading the autocue

Alec Baldwin and Jennifer Lopez present the award for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture. The award goes to Burlesque for the song “YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE LAST OF ME”. Sung by Cher and the music and lyrics by: Diane Warren.

Best Original Score goes to Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for The Social Network.

The Social Network no.1 at the Box Office, gets Oscar buzz

A couple of years ago, Justin Timberlake brought Sexy Back when he released his Grammy/ Platinum and all-round awesome album, FutureSex/LoveSounds. Now the star has seemingly taken a step back from the music scene and jumped full throttle into acting. His new film, The Social Network is sitting at number one on the US Box Office charts, having taken over $23million this weekend alone. The film might be fresh on the movie scene, but already it’s garnering Oscar buzz. JT in particular who plays the role of Sean Parker. When asked by the Chicago Tribune about the Oscar talk, the star said, ” That’s very kind, but I don’t know how to respond to that. I’m physically uncomfortable with this right now. I just feel like there’s nothing I can say. At the risk of sounding cliche, there was a reason why I have always wanted to get into film, but an award was never a part of it. After all, I started off doing sketch comedy and music on a television show on the Disney Channel when I was a kid.”

Don’t be so humble and modest JT, you’re good… go with it!

Just reading Parker’s Wiki entry and how he was forced to leave the multimillion dollar corporate that is Facebook because of being in possession of cocaine in 2004.

Here’s a brief synopsis of the film:
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history… but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications.

Check out the trailer below:

The Social Network opens in South African theatres on the 5th of November.