Finally! The mother ship of the Awards season, the Academy Awards, have released the full list of nominees for the Oscars 2017, which will take place at the Dolby theater in Hollywood on Feb. 26.
Leading the pack is La La Land, with 14 nominations for best picture, director, actor, actress, cinematography, costume design, film, original screenplay, two original song nominations, production design, sound mixing and sound editing.
“I am so grateful for this honor and I’m so happy to share this feeling with my La La Land family,” Emma Stone, who is nominated for Best Actress, told Entertainment Weekly. “The greatest part of life is connecting with people, and I love the deeply talented, kind and passionate people I was lucky enough to work with on this movie.”
Meanwhile, Best Actor nominee, Ryan Reynolds said, “I’m very grateful to the Academy for recognizing my work in La La Land. It was a true collaboration, so to see everyone else’s wonderful work on the film acknowledged so generously makes it even more special.”
Of course, other nominees shared their excitement in being recognized by one of the most prestigious award-giving bodies in the world.
“Thank you to the Academy for recognizing this extraordinary, important film and my work in it. Thank you Denzel for being at the helm!” said Viola Davis, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the film, Fences.
On the other hand, Michael Shannon, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Nocturnal Animals was glad to hear some good news.
“I am thrilled! Loved making this film,” he said. “I would work with Tom anytime, anywhere. Jake and Aaron and Karl made it easy for me. Nice to get some good news in the midst of all the carnage, so to speak.”