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Oscars 2017 So PG-13… Finally!

This year's Oscar nominations, released on January 24, represent some of the very best films of 2016 -- and even we at Parent Previews agree. And that is rather unusual because we have seen other years where the major nominations were mostly R-rated films that offered few positive characters or storylines. That's not the case this year, with headliners like La La Land and giving audiences reason to leave the theater with a smile on their face and even a song in their heart.

We are also thrilled to see such a wide variety of nominations. While La La Land is the big focus with a record-tying 14-nominations, we are happy to see amazing movies like Hidden Figures (getting a rare PG rating) and Lion also in the mix for Best Motion Picture along with other award nominations.

So, here's a year where you can share many of the best movies with various ages of family members. We have compiled the complete list below and each title links through to our content information page where you can determine what your Oscar picks will be. We have also indicated the MPAA rating for the nine nominations for Best Motion Picture of the Year. Enjoy!

Best motion picture of the year

  • "Arrival" (PG-13) Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder and David Linde, Producers
  • "Fences" (PG-13) Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black, Producers
  • "Hacksaw Ridge" (R) Bill Mechanic and David Permut, Producers
  • "Hell or High Water" (R) Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn, Producers
  • "Hidden Figures" (PG) Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams and Theodore Melfi, Producers
  • "La La Land" (PG-13) Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt, Producers
  • "Lion" (PG-13) Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder, Producers
  • "Manchester by the Sea" (R) Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck and Kevin J. Walsh, Producers
  • "Moonlight" (R) Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers

Performance by an actor in a leading role


Performance by an actor in a supporting role


Performance by an actress in a leading role


Performance by an actress in a supporting role


Best animated feature film of the year

  • "Kubo and the Two Strings" Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner
  • "Moana" John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer
  • "My Life as a Zucchini" Claude Barras and Max Karli
  • "The Red Turtle" Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki
  • "Zootopia" Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer

Achievement in cinematography


Achievement in costume design


Achievement in directing


Best documentary feature

  • "Fire at Sea" Gianfranco Rosi and Donatella Palermo
  • "I Am Not Your Negro" Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety and Hébert Peck
  • "Life, Animated" Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman
  • "O.J.: Made in America" Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow
  • "13th" Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish

Best documentary short subject

  • "Extremis" Dan Krauss
  • "4.1 Miles" Daphne Matziaraki
  • "Joe’s Violin" Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen
  • "Watani: My Homeland" Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis
  • "The White Helmets" Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

Achievement in film editing


Best foreign language film of the year

  • "Land of Mine" Denmark
  • "A Man Called Ove" Sweden
  • "The Salesman" Iran
  • "Tanna" Australia
  • "Toni Erdmann" Germany

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • "A Man Called Ove" Eva von Bahr and Love Larson
  • "Star Trek Beyond" Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo
  • "Suicide Squad" Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)


Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" from "La La Land"
    Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • "Can’t Stop The Feeling" from "Trolls"
    Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster
  • "City Of Stars" from "La La Land"
    Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • "The Empty Chair" from "Jim: The James Foley Story"
    Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting
  • "How Far I’ll Go" from "Moana"
    Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Achievement in production design

  • "Arrival" Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Paul Hotte
  • "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
  • "Hail, Caesar!" Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
  • "La La Land" Production Design: David Wasco; Set Decoration: Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
  • "Passengers" Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena

Best animated short film

  • "Blind Vaysha" Theodore Ushev
  • "Borrowed Time" Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj
  • "Pear Cider and Cigarettes" Robert Valley and Cara Speller
  • "Pearl" Patrick Osborne
  • "Piper" Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer

Best live action short film

  • "Ennemis Intérieurs" Sélim Azzazi
  • "La Femme et le TGV" Timo von Gunten and Giacun Caduff
  • "Silent Nights" Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson
  • "Sing" Kristof Deák and Anna Udvardy
  • "Timecode" Juanjo Giménez

Achievement in sound editing


Achievement in sound mixing


Achievement in visual effects


Adapted screenplay

  • "Arrival" Screenplay by Eric Heisserer
  • "Fences" Screenplay by August Wilson
  • "Hidden Figures" Screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
  • "Lion" Screenplay by Luke Davies
  • "Moonlight" Screenplay by Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Original screenplay

More details about the movies mentioned in this post…

Arrival

Arrival

First impressions are everything.

Fences

Fences

Fenced in, or fenced out?

Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

Not every hero carries a gun.

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water

One way or another, the debt will be paid.

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures

More than just a pretty face.

La La Land

La La Land

Can dreams really come true?

Lion

Lion

No matter how far away, the heart still longs for home.

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester by the Sea

Family ties.

Moonlight

Moonlight

The search for self.

Loving

Loving

Love is never black and white.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins

A legend in her own mind.

Jackie

Jackie

A personal look at First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy.

Elle

Elle

Revenge is a dangerous game.

Kubo and the Two Strings

Kubo and the Two Strings

The power of music is magic.

Moana

Moana

This Disney animation sets sail in the South Pacific.

The Red Turtle

The Red Turtle

Friend or foe?

Zootopia

Zootopia

Clever as a fox - Quick as a bunny.

Allied

Allied

It takes a spy to know a spy.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them

A suitcase full of surprises.

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

The rebooted Star Trek crew embark on a third mission.

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad

Using the bad guys for a good cause.

Passengers (2016)

Passengers (2016)

It’s a bad time to suffer from insomnia.

Hail Caesar!

Hail Caesar!

It's all about making the audience believe.

Sully

Sully

Behind every hero is an ordinary man.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Another tale from a (familiar) galaxy far, far away...

Captain Fantastic

Captain Fantastic

Can love be too smothering?

13 Hours - The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

13 Hours - The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Terror in Libya.

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

The disaster that spread and spread.

The Jungle Book (2016)

The Jungle Book (2016)

The jungle animals come to life in this live-action remake of Disney's classic animation.

Doctor Strange

Doctor Strange

A second chance to heal mankind.

Silence

Silence

Can God hear our pleas?

Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals

Is his story fiction or a premeditated plot for murder.

20th Century Women

20th Century Women

The blind leading the blind.