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.
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.
Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge
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
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.