Summit Entertainment headed into the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday as the studio with the most nominations. It had scored 22 in total: a record-tying 14 bids for “La La Land,” six for “Hacksaw Ridge” and a pair for “Deepwater Horizon.” It ended the night with a leading eight Oscars as “La La Land” won a half dozen — Director (Damien Chazelle), Actress (Emma Stone), Cinematography, Production Design, Score and Song — while “Hacksaw Ridge” claimed Film Editing and Sound Mixing. (See the full film-by-film breakdown.)
Paramount had 18 nominations spread across seven films: eight for “Arrival,” four for “Fences,” two for “Florence Foster Jenkins” and one apiece for “Allied,” “Silence,” “Star Trek Beyond” and “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.” It ended up with just two trophies as “Arrival” and “Fences” prevailed in a single race: sound editing and supporting actress (Viola Davis) respectively.
A24 had 10 nominations from a trio of films: eight for “Moonlight,” and one apiece for “The Lobster” and “20th Century Women.” Of these, “Moonlight” won three awards, including the biggest one of all, Best Picture as well as Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Adapted Screenplay.
The seven bids for Walt Disney were spread out over five films: two each for “Moana” and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and single nominations for “Doctor Strange,” “The Jungle Book,” “Zootopia.” Of these, only the latter two prevailed, with “The Jungle Book” taking Best Visual Effects and “Zootopia” being named Best Animated Feature.
Amazon had made its mark with seven as well: six for “Manchester by the Sea” and one for “The Salesman.” The former won two races: Best Actor (Casey Affleck) and Best Original Screenplay (Kenneth Lonergan).