Academy Award Nominations 2016
In the Best Original Score category, the nominees are:
- NICHOLAS BRITELL for Moonlight
- JUSTIN HURWITZ for La La Land
- MICA LEVI for Jackie
- DUSTIN O’HALLORAN and VOLKER “HAUSCHKA” BERTELMANN for Lion
- THOMAS NEWMAN for Passengers
These are the first Oscar nominations for Britell, Hurwitz, Levi, O’Halloran and Bertelmann, although Hurwitz did win the Golden Globe for Best Original Score earlier during the season. It is the 14th Oscar nomination for Newman, but he has never won, thus ensuring that this year’s winner will be a first time Oscar champion.
In the Best Original Song category, the nominees are:
- JUSTIN HURWITZ, BENJ PASEK, and JUSTIN PAUL for “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land
- JUSTIN HURWITZ, BENJ PASEK, and JUSTIN PAUL for “City of Stars” from La La Land
- LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA for “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana
- JOSHUA RALPH and GORDON SUMNER (STING) for “The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story
- JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, MAX MARTIN, and KARL JOHAN SCHUSTER (SHELLBACK) for “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” from Trolls
The winners of the 89th Academy Awards will be announced on February 26, 2017.