The nominees for this year's Academy Awards were announced earlier today. Film lovers breathed a sigh of relief that the Oscars weren't as white as they were last year. Many minority actors — including Mahershala Ali, Dev Patel, Naomie Harris, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Ruth Negga and Denzel Washington — were nominated for best or best supporting actor/actress.
Most of the leading ladies and fellows came from films also nominated in the best picture category. This year's best picture contenders are: "Moonlight," "Manchester by the Sea," "Arrival," "Fences," "Hidden Figures," "La La Land," "Lion," "Hacksaw Ridge" and "Hell or High Water." Which flick do you think deserves the Oscar? Rank the contestants below.