A Comparative Look at the 2017 Movie Awards Season

oscarEarlier this week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards. Honoring achievements in film, the Oscars are the culmination of the film awards season, following on the heels of the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA Awards), the Critics’ Choice Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, and the various guild awards (Screen Actors Guild, Producers Guild, and Directors Guild).

Below, I have compiled a list of movies, directors, actors and actresses who have been nominated for each of the awards listed above. Personally, I like breaking down the awards in this fashion because it allows me to easily see trends and make predictions for which movies might win at the Academy Awards in February. To make filling out my annual Oscar party ballot even easier, the winners for some of these awards have already been announced. In these instances, the award is noted in bold.

For a look at the entire list of nominations for each award show, visit the Academy Award website, the BAFTA Awards website, the Critics' Choice Awards website, the Golden Globe Awards website, the Producers Guild Awards website, the Directors Guild Awards website, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards website.

Best Film:

Best Director:

  • Damien Chazelle for La La Land: Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, DGA, Golden Globe
  • Garth Davis for Lion: DGA
  • Tom Ford for Nocturnal Animals: BAFTA, Golden Globe
  • Mel Gibson for Hacksaw Ridge: Academy Award, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe
  • Barry Jenkins for Moonlight: Academy Award, Critics’ Choice, DGA, Golden Globe
  • Ken Loach for I, Daniel Blake: BAFTA
  • Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea: Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, DGA, Golden Globe
  • David Mackenzie for Hell or High Water: Critics’ Choice
  • Denis Villeneuve for Arrival: Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, DGA
  • Denzel Washington for Fences: Critics’ Choice

Best Performance by a Lead Actor:

  • Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea: Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, SAG
  • Joel Edgerton in Loving: Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe
  • Colin Farrell in The Lobster: Golden Globe
  • Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge: Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, SAG
  • Ryan Gosling in La La Land: Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, SAG
  • Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins: Golden Globe
  • Jake Gyllenhaal in Nocturnal Animals: BAFTA
  • Tom Hanks in Sully: Critics’ Choice
  • Jonah Hill in War Dogs: Golden Globe
  • Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic: Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG
  • Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool: Golden Globe
  • Denzel Washington in Fences: Academy Award, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, SAG

Best Performance by a Lead Actress:

  • Amy Adams in Arrival: BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, SAG
  • Annette Bening in 20th Century Women: Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe
  • Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train: BAFTA, SAG
  • Jessica Chastain in Miss Sloane: Golden Globe
  • Lily Collins in Rules Don’t Apply: Golden Globe
  • Isabelle Huppert in Elle: Academy Award, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe
  • Ruth Negga in Loving: Academy Award, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe
  • Natalie Portman in Jackie: Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, SAG
  • Hailee Steinfeld in The Edge of Seventeen: Golden Globe
  • Emma Stone in La La Land: Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, SAG
  • Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins: Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor:

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress:

  • Viola Davis in Fences: Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, SAG
  • Greta Gerwig in 20th Century Women: Critics’ Choice
  • Naomie Harris in Moonlight: Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, SAG
  • Nicole Kidman in Lion: Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, SAG
  • Janelle Monae in Hidden Figures: Critics’ Choice
  • Octavia Spencer in Hidden Figures: Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG
  • Hayle Squires in I, Daniel Blake: BAFTA
  • Michelle Williams in Manchester by the Sea: Academy Award, BAFTA, Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, SAG

Many of these movies are still playing in theaters, so are not yet listed in the HCPL catalog. Links have been provided for the few movies already available in the catalog.

Don’t miss the Oscars on Sunday, February 26th!

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