“Academy Awards 2017”: surprises and curiosities of the excellence award in cinematic achievements

7 Feb 2017

On February 26th, there will be assigned to “Dolby Theatre” in Los Angeles, the “Academy Awards”, well-known as “Oscar”, recognize as excellence award in cinematic achievements. Assigned, for the first time in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the Oscars were broadcast on radio in 1930 and landed on the television in 1953. Currently, the Ceremony is a media event particularly where meet cinema, glamour and fashion. The 89th edition has reserved some surprises and a lot of curiosity among the other the 20th nomination for Meryl Streep, record for an actor.

Australia, with a nomination for “Best Foreign Film” to “Tanna (directed by Martin Butler and Bentley Dean), gets the first ever candidature as well as the French actress Isabelle Huppert (since her debut in 1971, more than 100 movies and television productions). “La La Land”, directed by Damien Chazelle, with 14 nominations, equals “Titanic” directed by James Cameron. “Kubo and the magic sword directed by Travis Knight is the first animated film to be nominated as “Best visual effects” since “Nightmare Before Christmas (1993). First nomination for African Americans people: the director Barry Jenkins, “Best screenplay”, “Best Director” and “Best Film” for “Moonlight and the director of photography Bradford Young “Best Cinematography” for “Arrival”.