Key Takeaways from the 2017 Oscar Nominations

Key Takeaways from the 2017 Oscar Nominations

The snubs and standouts from this year's list of Oscar nominations.

The snubs and standouts from this year's list of Oscar nominations.

Text: Ian David Monroe

  1. Amy Adams was completely snubbed for Lead Actress with her role in Arrival, not to mention that she entered this congratulatory lottery twice with her other lead role in Nocturnal Animals. To add salt to the wound, this morning, the Oscars mobile website originally published that Adams was nominated, but that was quickly amended and replaced with Ruth Negga in Loving. Suspicious?
  2. Lin-Manuel Miranda is one Oscar win away from grabbing the coveted EGOT with his work in Moana. If Miranda's track "How Far I'll Go" wins, the artist will be the youngest person to win the award, and also the fastest—at 37 years old and in 9 years time.
  3. La La Land is tied with Titanic for most Academy Award nominations for a single film—coming in at a whopping 14! You'll have to watch it to decide if the accolades are deserving. After all, this is a film about Hollywood and nominated by people in Hollywood. They love it—see 2012's The Artist and 2015's Birdman.
  4. Speaking of La La Land, since that's all anyone seems to do lately, the film was nominated twice in the Best Original Song category, but good luck remembering any of them.
  5. Justin Timberlake is also nominated for Best Original Score for his track "Can't Stop the Feeling" on the Trolls soundtrack, making the film probably more heard than seen.
  6. Annette Bening was ROBBED for her role in 20th Century Women. That is all.
  7. Meryl Streep has now been nominated 20 times for an Oscar, meaning she is still the most Oscar-nominated actress of all time. That shouldn't surprise you.
  8. Fashionistas will (maybe) be disappointed that designer Tom Ford wasn't nominated for Best Director or Original Screenplay with Nocturnal Animals, his second stab at filmmaking after 2009's A Single Man.
  9. The historically, and contentiously, white-washed nomination list is surprisingly more diverse this year. Actually, it's the most diverse ever, with 2017 having the largest list of black actors ever.

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