On 24th January 2017, the Oscars committee has announced the final nomination list of best picture for the final voting will be held on 13 February 2017. In the history of Academy Awards, for the first time, La La Land has nominated in 14 categories out of 24. Critics are so interested in it and are waiting to see finally how many awards La La Land grabs in its pocket. The other nominated best pictures are Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, Lion, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight. Now let’s have a look at the background information of these nominated movies.

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La La Land

Mia (Emma Stone) is actress and dreams of a glorious career in Hollywood. But rather than to be cast in the role of a lifetime, she is dismantling to the bearer of the coffee in a bar. Jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is also seeking a takes off in Los Angeles. But in reality, he keeps up with smaller jobs in bars about the waiter. When their paths intersect one day, they fall in love at first sight. They aimed together to conquer the stages of the world, but soon realize that show business is harder than deduced.
Genre Musical & Performance Arts, Drama and Comedy
Written by Damien Chazelle
Directed by Damien Chazelle
Producer Marc Platt
Casting Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Rosemaire DeWitt, Thom Shelton
In Theaters December 9, 2016
Length 128 minutes
Box office $177.7 million
Studio Liongate Films

Arrival

When mysterious spacecraft touched down in 12 locations across the world, Linguistics Professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team to investigate. When the world is standing on the brink of global war, Banks and her elite team must race against time find out the way to communicate with the strangers make her life into threat and does it possible all of the humanity.

Genre Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Written by Eric Heisserer
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
Casting Jeremy Renner, Amy Adams, Michael Stuhlbarg, Forest Whitaker
In Theaters November 11, 2016
Length 116 minutes
Box office $174.4 million
Studio Paramount Pictures

Fences

Fences is the story of Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington), an African-American sanitation worker and dreamed of being a baseball sportsman in the mid-50s in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Troy’s family consists of wife Rose (Viola Davis), who knows all of Troy’s whims – loves him, if he is mild mannered and endures it if he is bossy. The family persists from son Cory (Jovan Adepo), a teenager with ambitions on a football career. Troy has never been able to take advantage of his baseball career, and his son suffers from his strict regime.

Genre Drama
Written by August Wilson
Directed by Denzel Washington
Casting Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo
In Theaters December 25, 2016
Length 133 minutes
Box office $50.8 million
Studio Paramount Pictures

Hacksaw Ridge

The movie has plotted based on a true story of Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield) who was a US Army doctor on the battlefield of WWII in 1942 but refused to kill and to bear arms. He believed that the war was just, but killing was nevertheless wrong. He was only weapon less US solider in the battlefield of Okinawa, who managed to save 75 men to evacuate, wounded and he was a war hero who took risks to save the lives of his comrades.

Genre Drama, Action and Adventure
Written by Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight
Directed by Mel Gibson
Casting Andrew Garfield, Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey
In Theaters November 4, 2016
Length 139 minutes
Box office $163.2 million
Studio Summit Entertainment

Hell or High Water

Criminal drama Hell or High Water, which is a story of a divorced father and his brother, who has just been released from prison, forged a desperate plan to save their family farms in western Texas. Toby (Chris Pine) and Tanner (Ben Foster) want to attack several banks to prevent the money gained in this manner from falling back on their highly indebted home, including lands, to the state.

Genre Mystery and Suspense, Drama
Written by Taylor Sheridan
Directed by David Mackenzie
Casting Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster
In Theaters August 12, 2016
Length 102 minutes
Box office $31.9 million
Studio Sidney Kimmel Entertainment

Hidden Figures

In the 1950s and 1960s, the USA and the Soviet Union were racing: Which of the two supervisors would be the first to send a rocket into space? In order to provide the mathematical computing power that is necessary to successfully implement such a mission, the American space agency, NASA, has been working since the 1940s on a group of African-Americans who have distinguished themselves by their education and knowledge. Since the Second World War makes men scarce, a female think tank is created in this way. Hidden Figures tells the story of these women Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), and Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer), who secretly contributed to the US spaceflight John Glenn back into space and also safely back.

Genre Drama
Written by Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi
Directed by Theodore Melfi
Casting Taraj P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae
In Theaters December 25, 2016
Length 127 minutes
Box office $104 million
Studio 20th Century Fox

Lion

In 1987, the five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) lived with his siblings and his mother in the Indian Pampa. Together with his brother, he goes to small raids at the end of which each looks for some money for the family. When the two are on the road, one-night Saroo loses his brother’s eyes. Tired, he lies down in a train, which takes off and does not stop for more than 1600 kilometers to Kolkata. Saroo is completely lost and has no idea how to get home again. When he is taken to a children’s shelter, the couple John (David Wenham) and Sue Brierley (Nicole Kidman) take him to their home country Australia.

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Genre Drama
Written by Luke Davies
Directed by Garth Davis
Casting Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, David Wenham
In Theaters November 25, 2016
Length 120 minutes
Box office $28.3 million
Studio Transmission Films

Manchester by the Sea

Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is a craftsman in Boston. Silent and quite lonely, he does his work until the news of the sudden death of his brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) brings Chandler’s monotonous life into turmoil. For now he is to take care of the 16-year-old son Patrick (Lucas Hedges). That is why he moved back to the American east coast to his hometown – Manchester. The task that awaits him is unfamiliar, for he has no children and is now supposed to be a substitute for a teenager from zero to one hundred. He also meets his ex-wife Randi (Michelle Williams) in his hometown harbor town, with which he is associated with a chaotic but largely happy past. Old wounds tear open and Lee has to deal with the present pain. He begins to reflect on his life and makes an effort to get to grips with the past. At the same time, it is also necessary to determine what it must do to start a successful future.
Genre Drama
Written by Kenneth Lonergan
Directed by Kenneth Lonergan
Casting Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler
In Theaters November 18, 2016
Length 135 minutes
Box office $41.6 million
Studio Amazon Studios

Moonlight

The 80s in the Miami, a 9-year-old Chiron (Alex R. Hibbert) has everything else than easy. At school, the lanky boy is constantly beaten by his classmates, and his lonely, cracking mother Paul (Naomie Harris) is waiting for him at home. Only his best friend Kevin (Jaden Piner) seems to hold to the boy. When one day Chiron hides in front of his classmates, he meets drug dealer Juan (Mahershala Ali), who takes him home and builds the boy slowly. It is Juan, who supplies Chirson’s mother with drugs.

Genre Drama
Written by Barry Jenkins
Directed by Barry Jenkins
Casting Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Andre Holland
In Theaters October 21, 2016
Length 110 minutes
Box office $17.7 million
Studio A24 Films