Here are all the talented people celebrating their first ever Oscar nomination

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and we are SO excited for all the nominees. There’s an awesome and diverse group of talented nominees for this year’s Academy Awards. But for a lot of these amazingly talented actors, directors, and other artists, this will be their first nomination, which makes the whole process that much more exciting. The 2017 Academy Awards, which will air on ABC February 26th, actually feature a lot of first time nominees. We love that, because it means that new voices and points of view are being celebrated, and we couldn’t be happier for everyone. So, here are all the awesome people that are nominated for their very first Oscar this year.

Best Picture

Manchester by the Sea


This film makes the list, because it’s the first time that a film produced by a streaming service has been nominated for an Oscar.

Best Actor

Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge


Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert in Elle. 


Ruth Negga in Loving.


Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali in Moonlight


Lucas Hedges in Manchester by the Sea 


Dev Patel in Lion 


Best Supporting Actress

Naomie Harris in Moonlight


Best Director

Barry Jenkins for Moonlight 


Denis Villeneuve for Arrival


Best Original Song

Justin Timberlake for “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from Trolls


He wrote the music and lyrics with Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster.

Lin-Manuel Miranda for “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana


Congratulations to all the awesome nominees! We can’t wait for you to have your big moment on Oscar night.

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