So the 89th Academy Award nominations were released at 8:18 EST this morning, and the news has been very positive for a number of movies. La La Land, the current Best Picture frontrunner, tied for the most Oscar nominations ever with Titanic and All About Eve at 14 nominations. La La Land was followed closely by, well not much, as the next films with multiple award nominations were Arrival and Moonlight, both of which got eight nominations, almost half of the number of La La Land. Then Hacksaw Ridge, Lion, and Manchester by the Sea, all of which got six nominations, Fences and Hell or High Water with four, then Hidden Figures and Jackie both with three. For the complete list of nominees look here. By the way, La La Land already has over $170 million at the box office, so I’m expecting that number to go north of $200 million after this weekend with news like this. So that being said, here are some major snubs or surprises that happened, as well as what these nominations mean for potential winners going forward.
In addition to the new trailer for Peter Berg’s Patriots Day, which you can watch right here, three new exciting trailers for some of my more anticipated movies of the year have been released. The first is the trailer for Edge of Seventeen, a coming-of-age comedy starring Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in September to great reviews and opens wide on November 18th! Next up is a trailer from the upcoming Robert Zemeckis film Allied, a World War II-era thriller starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard that comes out on November 23rd. And finally a trailer from Pablo Larrain’s highly anticipated Jackie, which stars Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy immediately after her husband’s assassination in 1963. Jackie opened to rave reviews at the Venice Film Festival in early September, and after a quick turnaround by Fox Searchlight Pictures will be coming to theaters on December 2nd, with much acclaim for Portman’s performance, Larrain’s direction, the script by Noah Oppenheim, and the supporting performance of Peter Sarsgaard as JFK’s late brother Robert. Definitely take a look, the Jackie trailer is especially riveting!