It is once again time for awards season, which means that the Oscars are right around the corner. The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, is hosted annually by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences. The academy, which is made up from more than 7,000 elite filmmakers and film professionals vote for the winner in various categories. The 89th Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 26th at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. This area is busy so you may consider hotels near Hollywood Blvd if you are traveling to make this event.
Movies that were nominated for Best Picture include Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight. Nominees for Actress in a Leading Role include Isabelle Huppert in Elle, Ruth Negga in Loving, Natalie Portman in Jackie, Emma Stone in La La Land, and Meryl Streep in Florence Foster Jenkins. Nominees for Actor in a Leading Role include Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea, Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge, Ryan Gosling in La La Land, Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic and Denzel Washington in Fences
Movies that were nominated for Original Screenplay include 20th Century Women, Hell or High Water, La La Land, The Lobster, and Manchester by the Sea. Movies nominated for best Animated Feature include Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, My Life as a Zucchini, The Red Turtle, and Zootopia. Movies nominated for best Foreign Language Film include A Man Called Ove from Sweden, Land of Mine from Denmark, The Salesman from Iran, Tanna from Australia, and Toni Erdmann from Germany. Nominees for best Director include Damien Chazelle for La La Land, Mel Gibson for Hacksaw Ridge, Barry Jenkins for Moonlight, Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea and Denis Villeneuve for Arrival.
Be sure to catch the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26th on ABC.