The nominations for the 89th annual Academy Awards were announced just this morning, and a Hunger Games alum made the list!
Our Boggs, Mahershala Ali, has been making waves through awards season as one of the frontrunners this year for his role in Moonlight, and today the Academy recognized his talent with a nomination in the Best Supporting Actor category. He’s facing off against fellow actors of the caliber of Jeff Bridges, Lucas Hedges, Dev Patel and Michael Shannon, but he’s got a lot of momentum going for him, so we’re more than optimistic about his chances!
Moonlight is also one of the leaders in Oscar nominations, with a total of 8, including many of the major categories such as Best Supporting Actress, Best Director and Best Picture. Apart from that, Hidden Figures (in which both Mahershala Ali and Maria Howell acted) was nominated for 3 Oscars including Best Picture, and Jennifer Lawrence’s Passengers also received two nominations, in the categories of Best Production Design and Best Original Score.
The 89th Academy Awards ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will air live on ABC on February 26th, starting at 7 pm EST/4 pm PST.