‘La La Land’ dominates Gold Derby Film Award nominations with 16

La La Land” ran the board in the 2017 Gold Derby Film Award nominations, earning a remarkable 16 bids, including Best Picture. These awards are decided by YOU, our Gold Derby readers who register to choose the best films of the 2016 calendar year. See the complete list of Gold Derby Award nominations below.

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The musical romantic comedy earned nominations in every category where it received Oscar noms and then some. But Gold Derby only has one category for Best Sound instead of two, so the accomplishment is even more impressive. The nominations for the film include unsurprising bids for Best Director (Damien Chazelle), Best Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Actress (Emma Stone) and Best Original Screenplay, but it also picked up a third songwriting nomination for the film’s opening number “Another Day of Sun” (which joins Oscar nominees “Audition” and “City of Stars”), a bid for Best Ensemble (despite SAG snubbing its cast), and even one for Best Makeup and Hairstyling.

Arrival” is the next most nominated film with 10. It contends for Best Picture and Best Director (Denis Villeneuve), but Gold Derby voters also vindicated lead actress Amy Adams, whom the Oscars snubbed, composer Johann Johannsson, whom the Oscars disqualified, and the visual effects, which missed the cut with the academy after it made the top 10 finalists in the category.

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Moonlight” is next up with nine nominations, adding Best Ensemble to the eight categories where it matches the Oscars, including Picture, Director (Barry Jenkins), Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Supporting Actress (Naomie Harris) and Adapted Screenplay.

By far the biggest deviation from the Oscars is our voters’ embrace of “Jackie,” which under-performed throughout awards season save consistent Best Actress nominations for Natalie Portman as grieving first lady Jackie Kennedy. The Gold Derby Awards not only nominated the film for Portman’s performance, but also for Pablo Larrain‘s direction and for Best Picture. It has a total of eight nominations.

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The strength of “Jackie” is reminiscent of when Gold Derby rallied behind another dark film about a complicated woman, “Gone Girl,” which similarly had an underwhelming Oscars.

Manchester by the Sea” also has eight nominations, exceeding its Oscar total by two. It earned nominations for Picture and Director (Kenneth Lonergan), plus acting bids for lead star Casey Affleck and supporting players Lucas Hedges and Michelle Williams.

There’s a steep drop-off after those five films. “Fences” is next in line with four nominations, though it was left out of the top category. Rounding out the Best Picture contest are “Hell or High Water,” “Hidden Figures,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Silence” and “Zootopia.”

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Missing from Gold Derby’s list of the best films are “Lion,” which earned just a single nomination for supporting actor Dev Patel, and “Hacksaw Ridge,” which has three nominations including a lead-acting bid for Andrew Garfield.

Unique to the Gold Derby Awards is the race for Best Breakthrough Performer, which honors the best overall achievements by relative newcomers. Nominated in that race are “Manchester” breakout Hedges along with “Loving” star Ruth Negga, “The Witch” star Anya Taylor-Joy and two actors who made a strong impression in two films in 2016: Janelle Monae (“Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight”) and Alden Ehrenreich (“Hail, Caesar!” and “Rules Don’t Apply”).

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See the complete list of Gold Derby Award nominations below. To vote for the winners, visit our predictions center. Then scroll down to “Gold Derby Film Awards 2017” and click the green box to the right that says “VOTE” to enter your picks in as many or as few categories as you like. This is a plurality vote, so select your top choice ONLY in each category. The top five vote-getters in each category will be the final winners.

Voting ends on Sunday, February 19 at 11:59pm ET. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, February 22, just four days before the Oscars, which are handed out on Sunday, February 26.

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“Arrival” — Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder, David Linde

“Hell or High Water” — Carla Hacken, Julie Yorn

“Hidden Figures” — Peter Chernin, Donna Gigliotti, Theodore Melfi, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams

“Jackie” — Darren Aronofsky, Pascal Caucheteux, Scott Franklin, Ari Handel, Juan de Dios Larrain, Mickey Liddell

“La La Land” — Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz, Marc Platt

“Manchester by the Sea” — Lauren Beck, Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Kevin J. Walsh

“Moonlight” — Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski

“Nocturnal Animals” — Tom Ford, Robert Salerno

“Silence” — Vittorio Cecchi Gori, Barbara De Fina, Randall Emmett, David Lee, Gastón Pavlovich, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Irwin Winkler

“Zootopia” — Clark Spencer

Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
Pablo Larrain, “Jackie”
Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”

Amy Adams, “Arrival”
Annette Bening, “20th Century Women”
Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
Emma Stone, “La La Land”

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

Viola Davis, “Fences”
Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
Janelle Monae, “Hidden Figures”
Molly Shannon, “Other People”
Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”
John Goodman, “10 Cloverfield Lane”
Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel, “Lion”

“Arrival” — Eric Heisserer
“Deadpool” — Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
“Fences” — August Wilson
“Moonlight” — Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney
“Nocturnal Animals” — Tom Ford

“Hell or High Water” — Taylor Sheridan
“La La Land” – Damien Chazelle
“The Lobster” — Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
“Manchester by the Sea” — Kenneth Lonergan
“Zootopia” — Jared Bush, Phil Johnston, Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jim Reardon, Josie Trinidad, Jennifer Lee

Top 15 Films Nominated for Oscars and Razzies

“Fences” — Jovan Adepo, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Saniyya Sidney, Denzel Washington, Mykelti Williamson

“Hidden Figures” — Mahershala Ali, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Olek Krupa, Janelle Monáe, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell, Octavia Spencer

“La La Land” — Rosemarie DeWitt, Ryan Gosling, Callie Hernandez, John Legend, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, Tom Everett Scott, J.K. Simmons, Emma Stone, Finn Wittrock

“Manchester by the Sea” — Casey Affleck, Anna Baryshnikov, Matthew Broderick, Heather Burns, Kyle Chandler, Tate Donovan, Kara Hayward, Lucas Hedges, Gretchen Mol, Michelle Williams, C.J. Wilson

“Moonlight” — Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders

Alden Ehrenreich
Lucas Hedges
Janelle Monae
Ruth Negga
Anya Taylor-Joy

“Arrival” — Bradford Young
“Jackie” — Stéphane Fontaine
“La La Land” — Linus Sandgren
“Moonlight” — James Laxton
“Silence” — Rodrigo Prieto

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” — Colleen Atwood
“Florence Foster Jenkins” — Consolata Boyle
“Hail, Caesar!” — Mary Zophres
“Jackie” — Madeline Fontaine
“La La Land” — Mary Zophres

“Arrival” — Joe Walker
“Hacksaw Ridge” — John Gilbert
“La La Land” — Tom Cross
“Manchester by the Sea” — Jennifer Lame
“Moonlight” — Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders

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“Deadpool” — Bill Corso, S. Anne Carroll
“Florence Foster Jenkins” — Daniel Phillips
“Jackie” — Odile Fourquin, Sarai Fiszel, Debi Young, Catherine Leblanc
“La La Land” — Torsten Witte, Barbara Lorenz
“Star Trek Beyond” — Joel Harlow, Richard Alonzo

“Arrival” — Patrice Vermette
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” — Stuart Craig, James Hambidge
“The Handmaiden” — Ryu Seong-hie
“Jackie” — Jean Rabasse
“La La Land” — David Wasco

“Arrival” — Johann Johannsson
“Jackie” — Mica Levi
“La La Land” — Justin Hurwitz
“Moonlight” — Nicholas Britell
“Nocturnal Animals” — Abel Korzeniowski

“La La Land” – “Another Day of Sun” by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
“La La Land” – “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
“La La Land” – “City of Stars” by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
“Moana” – “How Far I’ll Go” by Lin-Manuel Miranda
“Sing Street” – “Drive it Like You Stole It” by Gary Clark

“Arrival” — Bernard Gariépy Strobl, Claude La Haye, Sylvain Bellemare

“Deepwater Horizon” — Dror Mohar, Ron Bartlett, Eric Hoehn, Michael KEller, Mike Prestwood Smith, David Wyman, Wylie Stateman, Renee Tondelli

“Hacksaw Ridge” — Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, Peter Grace

“La La Land” — Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee, Steven Morrow, Mildred Iatrou

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” — David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood

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“Arrival” — Louis Morin

“Doctor Strange” — Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, Paul Corbould

“Kubo and the Two Strings” — Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean, Brad Schiff

“The Jungle Book” — Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, Dan Lemmon

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” — John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal T. Hickel, Neil Corbould

“Finding Dory” — Andrew Stanton, Lindsey Collins
“Kubo and the Two Strings” — Travis Knight, Arianne Sutner
“Moana” — Ron Clements, John Musker, Osnat Shurer
“Sausage Party” — Greg Tiernan, Conrad Vernon, Megan Ellison, Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
“Zootopia” — Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Clark Spencer

“Cameraperson” — Kirsten Johnson, Marilyn Ness
“I Am Not Your Negro” — Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety, Hébert Peck
“O.J.: Made in America” — Ezra Edelman, Caroline Waterlow
“13th” — Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick, Howard Barish
“Weiner” — Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg

“Elle” — Paul Verhoeven, Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt (France)

“The Handmaiden” — Park Chan-wook, Syd Lim (South Korea)

“A Man Called Ove” — Hannes Holm, Annica Bellander, Nicklas Wikström Nicastro (Sweden)

“My Life as a Zucchini” — Claude Barras, Marc Bonny, Armelle Glorennec, Pauline Gygax, Max Karli, Kate Merkt, Michel Merkt (Switzerland)

“Toni Erdmann” — Maren Ade, Jonas Dornbach, Janine Jackowski, Michel Merkt (Germany)


“La La Land”



“Manchester by the Sea”


“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hidden Figures”
“Nocturnal Animals”

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“The Handmaiden”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

“Captain Fantastic”
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Doctor Strange”
“Finding Dory”
“Hail, Caesar!”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“The Jungle Book”
“The Lobster”
“A Man Called Ove”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“O.J.: Made in America”
“Other People”
“Sausage Party”
“Sing Street”
“Star Trek Beyond”
“10 Cloverfield Lane”
“Toni Erdmann”
“20th Century Women”

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