On this second episode of this year’s breakdown of the Best Picture nominated films Dakota Arsenault talks about Hidden Figures and La La Land. On last week’s episode of Contra Zoom he discussed Hacksaw Ridge and Arrival. 

These are the nominations for Hidden Figures

  • Best Picture 
  • Best Supporting Actress- Octavia Spencer
  • Best Adapted Screenplay- Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi

These are the nominations for La La Land

  • Best Picture 
  • Best Actor- Ryan Gosling
  • Best Actress- Emma Stone
  • Best Director- Damien Chazelle
  • Best Original Screenplay- Damien Chazelle
  • Best Cinematography- Linus Sandgren
  • Best Film Editing- Tom Cross
  • Best Production Design- David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
  • Best Costume Design- Mary Zophres
  • Best Original Score- Justin Hurwitz
  • Best Original Song: “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”- Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • Best Original Song: “City of Stars”- Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • Best Sound Mixing- Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steven Morrow
  • Best Sound Editing- Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou

Make sure you check out this week’s Oscar Primer where Dakota goes over Florence Foster Jenkins, Kubo and the Two Strings and The Lobster. These Primers will be posted once a week on Tuesdays. 

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