The nominations for the 89th annual Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 8:18 a.m. ET. PBS NewsHour will live stream the event.
Favorites for nominations this year include the breakout musical, “La La Land,” the affecting drama, “Manchester by the Sea,” and the coming-of-age film, “Moonlight,” all three of which performed well in the Golden Globes. “Moonlight,” which follows a boy as he grows up black, gay and poor during the era of the “War on Drugs,” took home the Golden Globe for best picture.
In an interview with PBS NewsHour arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown, “Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins said, “I think that right now there’s a time in this country where people want to see beyond the barriers of their own experience.”
Other favorites include the film “Loving,” which tells the real-life story of two people fighting for a mixed-race marriage, “Hidden Figures,” about three black women who helped launch the first American into space, and “Fences,” the on-screen adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson play.
Favored actors include “La La Land’s” Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, “Moonlight’s” Mahershala Ali, “Fences'” Viola Davis and “Paterson’s” Adam Driver.
See more of our favorite movies from 2016 here.