Kevin Winter/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

The 2017 Oscars Nominees List Holds Lots Of Promise For Our Favorite Actors & Actresses

Share

Airing live on Sunday, February 26, the Academy Awards will reward all of the year's most compelling, exciting, and fantastic actors, actresses, and individuals for their work in front of and behind the silver screen. Though the awards-show race is already well underway, the 2017 Oscars nominees list holds lots of promise for the actors and actresses fans adore most. From fan-favorites Denzel Washington, Emma Stone, and Viola Davis, to the groundbreaking and incredible performances from Ruth Negga, Janelle Monae, and Dev Patel, this year's Oscars hopefuls have shown depth, breadth, and sheer talent.

As president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Cheryl Boone Isaacs will announce the full list of nominees for this year's show. Joined on stage by Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, the threesome (who may also be joined by other past Oscar winners) will announce the top contenders. In the Best Film category, early predictions have La La Land taking home top honors, but many believe that Hidden Figures, Moonlight, or Lion could unseat the film and take home the Academy Award instead. Of course, it'll be a showdown in the Best Actress category — Natalie Portman's performance in Jackie, as well as Viola Davis' depth in Fences have had critics speculating for months — but after this morning's livestream, we'll officially know who's in the running.

Best Actor In A Leading Role

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Denzel Washington, Fences

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Best Actress In A Leading Role

Emma Stone, La La Land

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Ruth Negga, Loving

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

Viola Davis, Fences

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

Best Documentary Feature

OJ: Made in America

13th

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

Best Original Song

"City of Stars," La La Land

"Audition (The Fools Who Dream)," La La Land

"How Far I'll Go," Moana

"Can't Stop the Feeling," Trolls

"The Empty Chair," The James Foley Story

Best Animated Feature Film

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

Zootopia

The Red Turtle

Best Picture

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Hidden Figures

Manchester by the Sea

You can view the full list of the 2017 Oscars nominees online. The show, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air Sunday, February 26.