Oscar Nominations 2017: Hidden Figures, Moonlight, Fences and more

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The 2017 Oscar Nominations have been announced and the nominees paired with Black Magic is astounding! Ending off the list were the picks for Best Picture which included Moonlight, Hidden Figures, Fences, Arrival, La La Land, Manchester of The Sea and more.

In total, a number of 7 African-Americans have been nominated for the iconic accolade.

The movie ‘Moonlight’ received a number of 8 nods. These nominations make Moonlight co-editor Joi McMillon the first African-American woman to be recognized by the Academy for editing and director Barry Jenkins only the fourth African-American to be nominated for “Best Director” (John Singleton, Lee Daniels and Steve McQueen were prior nominees). This is Joi’s first feature film and Barry’s second feature.

Written and directed by Jenkins, ‘Moonlight’ is having an incredible awards season. The film is the only release of 2016 that has topped over 300 Top 10 Lists praised by writers and critics nationwide. In addition to taking home “Best Motion Picture – Drama” at the Golden Globes earlier this month, Moonlight has earned six NAACP Image Award nominations, a Critics’ Choice Award, four Gotham Awards including “Best Picture,” a National Board of Review Award, three SAG nominations and much more.

The Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will air LIVE on ABC on Feb. 26.

Check out the complete list below:

Best picture:
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land”
“Manchester by the Sea”

Lead actor:
Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling, “La La Land,”
Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington, “Fences”

Lead actress:
Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
Ruth Negga, “Loving”
Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Supporting actor:
Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”
Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel, “Lion”
Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”

Supporting actress:
Viola Davis, “Fences”
Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman, “Lion”
Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

Best director:
Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”
Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”

Animated feature:
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“The Red Turtle”

Animated short:
“Blind Vaysha”
“Borrowed Time”
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”

Adapted screenplay:
“Hidden Figures”

Original screenplay:
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“The Lobster”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“20th Century Women”

“La La Land”

Best documentary feature:
“Fire at Sea”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“Life, Animated”
“OJ: Made in America”

Best documentary short subject:
“4.1 Miles”
“Joe’s Violin”
“Watani My Homeland”
“The White Helmets”

Best live-action short film:
“Ennemis Interieurs”
“La Femme et le TGV”
“Silent Nights”

Best foreign language film:
“A Man Called Ove”
“Land of Mine”
“The Salesman”
“Toni Erdmann”

Film editing:
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”

Sound editing:
“Deep Water Horizon”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“La La Land”

Sound mixing:
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“La La Land”
“Rogue One”
“13 Hours”

Production design:
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Hail Caesar!”
“La La Land”

Original score:
“La La Land”

Original song:
Can’t Stop the Feeling
City of Stars
Empty Chair
How Far I’ll Go

Makeup and hair:
“A Man Called Ove”
“Star Trek Beyond”
“Suicide Squad”

Costume design:
“Fantastic Beasts”
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“La La Land”

Visual effects:
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Doctor Strange”
“Jungle Book”
“Rogue One”

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On The Gram: Stacey Dash Blessed With Slander After Surprise Appearance At The Oscars

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28:  Actress Stacey Dash speaks onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 28: Actress Stacey Dash. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

In what was clearly a joke that went over the heads of everyone last night, Stacey Dash made a surprise appearance at last nights Oscars. Dash was brought out by Chris Rock after his monologue where he slammed Hollywood over it’s lack of diversity. Dash who was clearly the butt of the joke, was introduced by Rock as the “director of minority outreach program”.


The joke totally bombed, but that didn’t stop the internet from awarding Stacey with golden slander and being blessed with another classic Chrissy Teigen face.

Hit the gallery below to see the all the well deserved shade thrown her way.

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Is Ice Cube Mad or Nah?, Responds To ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Oscar Snub and Gives The Best Answer Ever


Social Media went ham this week once Oscar 2016 nominations rolled in on Thursday, January 14th, showing one, JUST 1 mention for the epicness that is, Straight Outta Compton movie holding down the Best Original Screenplay category.

Fans felt some type of way as they expressed their opinions that the top box office film should’ve received a plethora on noms.

Ice Cube sat down with Wendy Williams as she asked his thoughts on the Oscar news. Cube, in BOSS fashion gave the best answer ever.

“I’m not pissed. I’m not surprised, you know what I mean? It’s the Oscars, they do what they do. The people loved the movie. The people supported the movie. Number one at the box office, over $200 million dollars worldwide, you know? I can’t be mad.”

Peep the interview below:

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K. Michelle Hands Out a “Oscar” or Two To Those Who Broke Her Heart [New Music]

K. Michelle has been on a roll this week! Giving her fans a sneak streaming peek of the upcoming album Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart (Dec. 9th), to now releasing a track that didn’t make #AWBAH entitled “Oscar.” In the song, K. Michelle hands out a few Oscars to the one’s played and broke her heart. We’re not sure why this track didn’t make the album, but K clearly has a hit right here! Check it out below…


Janelle Monae – ‘Simply Irresistible’ (Cover) [SFPL Tunes]


Janelle Monae makes #Oscar waves with her a new Robert Palmer cover of the classic hit “Simply Irresistible.” The hit song was said to be a cover placement for “E!’s Live from the Red Carpet 2014” soundtrack. Check it out below and let us know what you think….

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[The Word] Why Mary J. was snubbed by the Oscars …


So The Academy award nominations ARE IN! And ‘The Help’ is one of the leading films grabbing nods for Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Although The Help raked them in for the Big Screen, Musically, not so much. Mary J, Blige’s ‘The Living Proof,’ the original song from ‘The Help,’ wasn’t included as one of nominees for Best Original Song.

And Mary seemed a bit upset as she tweeted;

“I’m so thankful for true fans like you all. It saddens me & feels like the Academy is being mean. 2 only nominate 2 of the 5 slots is…….”

Many angry fans began to tweet claims of racism and unfairness due to the Academy’s alleged snub. But you know what? We’re indifferent. You really want to know why Mary wasn’t nominated?

Because the Academy didn’t like the song.

[The End]

Let’s not think that just because ‘The Help’ is getting so much Golden Globe and Oscar Love that the song accompanying it automatically has to, because that’s not true. It’s not a joint deal. Obviously. The Academy didn’t feel the need to nominate it, and they didn’t.

Why the need to shout Racism ALL THE TIME?

But Mary was nominated for a Golden Globes in the Best Original Song category, isn’t that an amazing accomplishment in itself?

Guys, such is life, You win some and you loose some.


-Stay Fly!