Academy Awards: Suicide Squad and Doctor Strange

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A couple of weeks ago, the Five Academy Award Viewer Ryan Reynolds launched a late and unlikely campaign for the Oscars. This came after Deadpool grabbed a couple of high-profile Golden Globe nominations, for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. But an Oscar nomination for Deadpool would have been a major surprise.

There was no surprise as far as Deadpool was concerned. But there was a big one for another comic book movie - Suicide Squad received an Academy nod for Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling (to be noted, Eddy Murphy's Norbit was nominated in the same category).

Suicide Squad wasn't the only comic book movie to be nominated for an Academy Award this year. Doctor Strange received a nomination in the Best Achievement in Visual Effects category. And this is no surprise, given the nature of the flick.

Anyway, here are the rest of the main Academy Award nominations for 2017:

Best Picture

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Best Director

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Supporting Actress

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Viola Davis, Fences

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali , Moonlight

Jeff Bridges , Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life As a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

Zootopia

Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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