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Which Studios Nabbed the Most Academy Awards Nominations?

The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its Academy Award nominations Tuesday morning. In all, nine films were nominated for the award as Best Picture, and five nominees were named in each of the Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Director categories.

The winners will be announced on February 26, and between now and then everyone has a chance to become an expert and to judge for himself or herself which were 2016’s best.

Behind each of these nominations is a studio, and we wondered how the big studios fared in these four top categories. As it turns out, 20 nominations went to major publicly traded studios and just four went to independents.

Here’s our list of nominees in each of four categories along with the name of the studio:

Best Picture
Arrival: Paramount, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB)
Fences: Paramount
Hacksaw Ridge: Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE: LGF)
Hell or High Water: Lions Gate
Hidden Figures: Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ: FOXA)
La La Land: Lions Gate/Summit
Lion: Weinstein Company
Manchester by the Sea: Roadside Attractions, a Lions Gate company
Moonlight: A24

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea: Lions Gate
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge: Lions Gate
Ryan Gosling, La La Land: Lions Gate
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic: Bleeker Street
Denzel Washington, Fences: Paramount

Best Actress
Isabelle Huppert, Elle: Sony Corp. (NYSE: SNE)
Ruth Negga, Loving: Focus Features, a subsidiary of Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ: CMCSA)
Natalie Portman, Jackie: Fox
Emma Stone: La La Land: Lions Gate
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins: Paramount

Best Director
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival: Paramount
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge: Lions Gate
Damien Chazelle, La La Land: Lions Gate
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea: Lions Gate
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight: A24

Lions Gate has at least one nomination in every category and a total of 11 in all four. That’s nearly half the 24 total available. February 26 should be a big night for the company.

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