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ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) -- Dancing with the Stars co-host and ESPN personality Erin Andrews revealed Tuesday that she battled cervical cancer late last year.

The 38-year-old told Sports Illustrated's MMQB in a new interview that she underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 11.

At the time, Andrews, who is also a sideline reporter on Fox NFL Sunday, missed two tapings of DWTS, but told her oncologist: "I’m not watching any football games at home. This is [Fox’s] Super Bowl year, and I’m not missing the Super Bowl."

Five days later, she was back to work on the sidelines of a Green Bay Packers game.

"Should I have been standing for a full game five days after surgery? Let’s just say the doctor didn’t recommend that," Andrews told SI. "But just as I felt during my trial, sports were my escape. I needed to be with my crew."

Andrews went through a second procedure on Nov. 1 and was later told she wouldn't need radiation or chemotherapy.

The cancer battle came toward the end of an emotional year for Andrews. In March, she was awarded $55 million in her civil lawsuit against a stalker and a hotel owner over a secret recording and release of a video showing her naked during a hotel stay.

"Throughout my career, all I’ve ever wanted is to just fit in," Andrews told
Sports Illustrated. "That I had this extra baggage with the scandal, I didn’t want to be any different. I felt that way about being sick too. I don’t want players or coaches to look at me differently."

She ended the year on a happier note. Last month, Andrews got engaged to her longtime boyfriend, hockey player Jarret Stoll.

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Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in "La La Land"; Dale Robinette/Lionsgate(LOS ANGELES) -- Here are some of the reactions from this year's Oscar nominees, following the nominations announcement Tuesday morning:

Emma Stone, Best Actress nominee, La La Land:  "What a morning...The greatest part of life is connecting with people, and I love the deeply talented, kind and passionate people I was lucky enough to work with on this movie. I'm also overjoyed that the movie has connected with audiences in the way it has, and that it's hopefully bringing a kick in their step to those who watch it. This is beyond any of our wildest imaginings and we can't wait to celebrate together."

Ryan Gosling, Best Actor nominee, La La Land: "I'm very grateful to the Academy for recognizing my work in La La Land. It was a true collaboration, so to see everyone else's wonderful work on the film acknowledged so generously makes it even more special."

Damien Chazell, Best Director nominee, La La Land:  "...I am thrilled that the Academy is celebrating the work of Emma and Ryan, who brought these characters to life with such humanity and depth, and also the work of my college roommate Justin [Hurwitz] who created the beautiful music.  As a filmmaker, you are only as strong as the team around you and so to share this moment and recognition with my brilliant team...the people that worked so hard and tirelessly and collaborated so creatively, is more than I could ask for."

Viola Davis, Best Actress nominee, Fences: "Thank you to the Academy for recognizing this extraordinary, important film and my work in it. Thank you Denzel for being at the helm!” said Davis, as per EW.

Nicole Kidman, Best Supporting Actress nominee, Lion:  “I want to thank the Academy for all of the acknowledgements you have given this heartfelt film. But, most importantly, I want to thank the Brierley family for putting themselves in such a vulnerable place and sharing their story with the world...Woo Hoo!” Lion is based on the true story of Saroo Brierly, an Indian man who searches for his family decades after becoming separated from them and subsequently being adopted by an Australian family. In the film, Kidman plays Saroo's adoptive mother.

Dev Patel, Best Supporting Actor nominee, Lion:  "I just talked to my mum in London and she is screaming and crying and people are looking into her office to see what’s wrong," Patel tells the Hollywood Reporter. "These nominations only mean we will get more butts in the seats for a movie that talks about something that is very important — those lost children on the streets of India."

Michelle Williams, Best Actress nominee, Manchester By the Sea:  As per EW, the actress said, "...Making this film was incredibly rewarding and none of it would have been possible without the guidance from our fearless leader, Kenneth Lonergan. I am thrilled to share this nomination with Kenny, Casey, Lucas and the rest of the cast, producers and crew. Congratulations to my fellow nominees. It is truly an honor to be included among such amazing women in this category.”

Jeff Bridges, Best Supporting Actor Nominee, Hell or High Water:  According to EW, the actor said, "...What a thrill, especially for a movie that is so close to my heart...Woo Hoo! Thanks Academy.”

Viggo Mortensen, Best Actor nominee, Captain Fantastic: "I was hoping our movie would get lucky and I’m really proud to be able to represent Captain Fantastic. It was the little movie that could. It was one of the finest I’ve ever been part of ... For a small movie like ours, it means the world to us," he told ABC's Good Morning America.

Mel Gibson, Best Director nominee, Hacksaw Ridge: "What could be more exciting than listening to the nominations being announced while holding my newborn son! This is a truly wonderful honor," said Gibson about his first Oscar nod since Braveheart, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "The Academy's recognition of our film is a testament to every single person who worked on Hacksaw Ridge, and to every soldier who made the sacrifices they made to fight for their country."

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Best Original Song nominee, "How Far I'll Go," from Moana:  "I'm beyond, beyond beyond thrilled," he told ABC's Good Morning America. "The directors of this film changed my life when I was 9 years old and they directed The Little Mermaid… I think this movie is about an amazing young woman who changed the world."

Michael Shannon, Best Supporting Actor nominee, Nocturnal Animals: "Obviously it’s kind of a dark movie, very emotional, but it seems to be striking a chord with some people," he told ABC's Good Morning America.

Kenneth Lonergan, writer and director, Best Picture nominee Manchester By the Sea: “I’m really overwhelmed...It’s such an honor to be counted alongside our fellow nominees and all the really extraordinary movies that came out this year. We tried to make a movie about people standing by each other no matter what; thank you to everyone who let us try, and to everyone out there trying to tell the truth about what it is to be a human being.”

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Getty Images/Steve Granitz(LOS ANGELES) -- On the day his career comeback appears official, thanks to Best Director and Best Picture Oscar nominations for Hacksaw Ridge Mel Gibson has something of a personal nature to celebrate as well: he's become a dad for the ninth time.

Gibson, 61, and his girlfriend of two years, Rosalind Ross, 26, welcomed Lars Gerard Gibson into the world on January 20, People reports. A source tells the magazine, "They're thrilled and Lars is adorable. Their family is all around them and Mel is over the moon. They're home and everybody is healthy and happy!"  

A rep for Gibson has confirmed the details to ABC News.

Oscar winner Gibson has seven children -- a daughter and six sons -- from his 28-year marriage to ex-wife Robyn Moore; the couple divorced in 2011.  He also has a 7-year-old daughter with ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.

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Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in "La La Land"; Lionsgate(BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- Modern-day musical La La Land leads the nominations for the 89th Annual Academy Awards with a record-tying 14 nods.  The only other movies that have received that many nominations are All About Eve and Titanic

The film, about a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress who fall in love, is up for, among other categories, Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor and Actress for stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

The sci-fi drama Arrival and Moonlight, about a boy from a broken home coming to terms with his sexuality, both have eight nominations. Manchester By the Sea, about a janitor who has to deal with a family tragedy, earned six nods, as did two films based on real-life stories: the war drama Hacksaw Ridge and Lion, about a man who searches for his family decades after become separated from them.

Also of note: the #OscarsSoWhite controversy of last year has been addressed, somewhat: 35% of this year's acting nominees are people of color, including Denzel Washington, Mahershala Ali, Dev Patel and Octavia Spencer.

Meryl Streep received her 20th nomination for Florence Foster Jenkins; she's won three times.

The Oscars, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air February 26 on ABC.

Best Actor

Casey Affleck -- Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield -- Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling -- La La Land
Viggo Morgenson -- Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington -- Fences

Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert -- Elle
Ruth Negga  -- Loving
Emma Stone -- La La Land
Natalie Portman -- Jackie
Meryl Streep -- Florence Foster Jenkins

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 Supporting Actress

Viola Davis -- Fences
Naomie Harris -- Moonlight 
Nicole Kidman -- Lion 
Octavia Spencer -- Hidden Figures 
Michelle Williams -- Manchester by the Sea 

Best Picture

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester By the Sea

Best Director

Arrival -- Denis Villeneuve
Hacksaw Ridge -- Mel Gibson
La La Land -- Damien Chazelle
Manchester by the Sea -- Kenneth Lonergan
Moonlight -- Barry Jenkins

Best Cinematography

Arrival - Bradford Young
La La Land - Linus Sandgren
Lion - Grieg Fraser
Moonlight - James Laxton
Silence - Rodrigo Prieto

Best Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America

Best Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine, Denmark, dir: Martin Zandvliet 
A Man Called Ove, Sweden,  dir: Hannes Holm  
The Salesman, Iran, Asghar Farhadi, director
Tanna, Australia, dir: Bentley Dean, Martin Butler 
Toni Erdmann, Germany,  dir: Maren Ade  

Best Costume Design

Allied -- Joanna Johnston
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them -- Colleen Atwood
Florence Foster Jenkins -- Consolata Boyle
Jackie -- Madeline Fontaine
La La Land -- Mary Zophres

Best Original Score

Jackie -- Micachu
La La Land -- Justin Hurwitz
Lion -- Dustin O'Halloran, Hauschka
Moonlight -- Nicholas Britell
Passengers -- Thomas Newman

Best Original Song

"Audition" -- La La Land
"Can’t Stop the Feeling!" -- Trolls
"City of Stars" -- La La Land
"The Empty Chair" -- Jim: The James Foley Story
"How Far I'll Go" -- Moana

Best Sound Editing

Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Best Sound Mixing

Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours

Best Production Design

Arrival -- Patrice Vermette
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them -- Stuart Craig
Hail Caesar
La La Land -- Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco
Passengers -- Guy Hendrix Dyas

Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings -- Focus Features
Moana -- Disney
My Life As a Zucchini -- GKIDS
The Red Turtle -- Sony Classics
Zootopia -- Disney

Best Animated Short

Blind Vaysha -- National Film Board of Canada
Borrowed Time -- Quorum Films
Pear Cider and Cigarettes -- Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation
Pearl -- Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures
Piper -- Pixar

Best Film Editing

Arrival -- Joe Walker
Hacksaw Ridge -- John Gilbert
Hell or High Water -- Jake Roberts
La La Land -- Tom Cross
Moonlight -- Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders 

Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

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Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in "La La Land"; Dale Robinette/Lionsgate(NEW YORK) -- The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards will be announced this morning, and one film’s definitely the frontrunner.

La La Land, a modern-day musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as a jazz pianist and an aspiring actress, won a record seven Golden Globes earlier this month, including Best Actor and Actress nods, and is expected to pick up nominations in many of the major categories this morning, including Best Original Song.

MoonlightFencesLionManchester by the Sea and Hidden Figures are also frontrunners, but the R-rated action comedy Deadpool could also find its way onto the list.

Manchester by the Sea's Casey Affleck and FencesViola Davis also took home acting awards at the Golden Globes and have a good shot at Oscar nods, along with Davis' Fences co-star and director, Denzel WashingtonAnnette Bening may be nominated for Best Actress for her role as a single mom trying to raise her son in the '70s in the film 20th Century Women.

Other films to keep an eye on are ArrivalHell or High WaterJackieSullyFlorence Foster Jenkins and Loving.

Actor Ken Watanabe, actresses Jennifer Hudson and Brie Larson, along with cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and film director Jason Reitman are among the Academy members who will join its President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to reveal the nominations today.  Unlike previous years, when the press was invited to a live announcement event, this year's nominations will be announced via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, a satellite feed, and local broadcasters, including ABC's Good Morning America.

Jimmy Kimmel will host the 89th Academy Awards, airing live from Hollywood's Dolby Theatre February 26 on ABC.

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ABC/Craig Sjodin(NEW YORK) -- On Monday night’s episode of The Bachelor, Nick Viall called it one of his favorite weeks ever -- but it’s likely Corinne didn’t feel the same.

As Vanessa continued to confront Nick about his behavior with Corinne in the bouncy house, Taylor and Sarah went directly to Corinne -- warning her the other girls were upset with her and she’d better get her act together.

At the rose ceremony, the other women hoped Corinne was headed home, but ultimately, Nick saved the last rose for his trouble-making bouncy-house partner. Christen and Brittany were sent on their way.

This season, hometown dates came a little early, as the entire troupe headed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin where Nick grew up. Danielle L. spent the day exploring Nick’s favorite haunts, even managing to make an encounter with one of his exes go smoothly.

At dinner, Danielle opened up about how her own parents’ divorce made her uneasy about finding happiness for herself. The night ended with a rose for Danielle and a surprise serenade, as she and Nick danced while country singer Chris Lane performed his latest hit, “For Her.”

With the show relocated to dairy country, it only made sense that the group date would be on a dairy farm. From feeding and milking cows, to shoveling poop -- the ever-troubled Corinne was having none of it. Sitting out the poop-scooping portion of the date once again landed her in hot water with the rest of the bachelorettes.

With a rose on the line, both Sarah and Kristina clashed with Corinne, as they questioned her intentions. Feeling neglected by Nick, Corinne decided to steal some one-on-one time, which much to her dismay ended without a kiss. Things only got worse for her when Nick excitedly awarded Kristina the rose.

Nick seemed to connect with his most promising partner so far, choosing Raven for a one-on-one date to a soccer game with his little sister, Bella. Raven not only won Bella over, but got to meet Nick’s parents as well. As the soccer game transitioned to a trip to the skating rink with Bella and her friends, Nick and Raven’s connection only seemed to grow.

On a romantic nighttime date at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Raven opened up about catching her most recent boyfriend in the act of infidelity. Nick seemed unfazed even by the uncomfortable details, and wasted no time giving Raven a rose.

Meanwhile, Corinne and Taylor continued on their collision course, as each was determined to set the other straight.  The show ended with the promise that only one of them will survive next week’s episode.

We’ll find out which one it is, when The Bachelor airs next Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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ABC/Phillippe Bosse(NEW YORK) -- Tonight, ABC's twisty spy drama Quantico returns, and its star, Priyanka Chopra appeared On Live with Kelly, to promote the show and its new Monday at 10 p.m. Eastern time slot. 

However, Kelly Ripa and her guest co-host Anderson Cooper wanted to know if the Bollywood superstar was okay, considering she suffered a concussion on the show's New York set last week.

"I wish I had a better story to tell, where I would be like, 'I was doing these stunts, and, you know, somebody hit me in the jaw,' Chopra joked, "but I just slipped on a rainy day...It was such an anti-glamorous way of getting a concussion."

Priyanka noted that she slipped, hit her head on a car bumper, then on the ground. "So I was rushed to the ER -- but I still...finished the scene," she joked, earning an "Attagirl!" from Ripa.

Chopra explained that although it's apparently an "old wives' tale," her doctor recommended she not go to sleep after suffering the brain bruise, leading to a recovery method that involved a famous comedienne.  

"I did have someone waking me up every two hours to see if I was fine. I wasn't supposed to watch TV or read anything...So I ... couldn't do anything. So I had a weekend off with just Amy Schumer in my ears, listening to her new book, because I couldn't do anything else. Which was great," Chopra joked, "I love the book."

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2016 - Warner Bros. Pictures(LOS ANGELES) -- In a grateful response to a fan's tweet that called the polarizing movie "a masterpiece," Suicide Squad director David Ayer posted a heartfelt note that is even getting respect from the film's detractors.

"I know it’s a controversial film, I really tried to make something different, with a look and a voice of its own," Ayer wrote. "I went for it."

He then admitted, "...I know Squad has its flaws, Hell, the World knows it. Nothing hurts more than to pick up a newspaper and see a couple years of your blood, sweat and tears ripped to shreds. The hate game is strong out there."

"The movie was wildly successful commercially," Ayer continued, admitting that part of the process was learning where the movie strayed.  Ayer feels much of that comes down to Jared Leto's Joker, who was only in the movie for a few minutes.

"Wish I had a time machine. I’d make Joker the main villain and engineer a more grounded story," said Ayer; many say the movie suffered for putting a group of grounded anti-heroes, like Margot Robbie's bat-wielding fan fave Harley Quinn against an ancient supernatural demon.

Still, Ayer said graciously, "I have to take the good and bad and learn from it. I love making movies and I love DC. I’m a High School dropout and used to paint houses for a living. I’m lucky to have the job I have. I have to give the characters the stories and plots they deserve next time. Real talk."

He also added, for good measure, "And no, there isn’t a secret edit of the film with a bunch of Joker scenes hidden in a salt mine somewhere."

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Universal Pictures - 2017(LOS ANGELES) -- Gavin Polone, a producer of A Dog's Purpose, has spoken out about the now-infamous video taken on the film's set that depicted a dog being pushed into turbulent water against its will.  Polone, who's also a columnist for The Hollywood Reporter, wrote an essay for the publication condemning the footage, but explaining the context in which it was taken.

Although he was not on set the day the German shepherd named Hercules was allegedly forced into the water, Polone wrote that he found the footage to be "absolutely inexcusable."

"The dog trainer should have stopped trying to get the dog to go in the water as soon as the dog seemed uncomfortable, and the trainers should have had support under the dog as soon as he came to the side of the pool and/or had less turbulence in the water so he never would have gone under," Polone wrote.

"The American Humane Association representative who is paid by the production to 'ensure the safety and humane treatment of animal actors'....should have also intervened immediately on both of those parts of the filming," he added. "So should have whomever was running the set. Those individuals should be held accountable and never used again by that studio or its affiliates."

Polone said that Hercules was "spooked" because he'd rehearsed the scene from a different side of the pool, and added that when the position was returned to the original one, "The dog was comfortable and went in on his own."

Polone also disagreed with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal's call for a boycott.  Lisa Lange, senior vice president at PETA, responded to Polone in a statement provided to ABC News.

"What matters is that...this dog made his feelings known, loud and clear, about being forced into rushing water...yet into the water he was made to go," the statement said.

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Scott Kowalchyk/CBS (NEW YORK) -- They don't even take place until September, but the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards have a host -- Stephen Colbert.  It'll be Colbert's first time hosting the telecast, which will air live from L.A. on Sunday, September 17 on CBS.

In a statement the chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, which hands out the Emmys, says, "He's a formidable showman and we are delighted to begin working with him and the entire CBS team.”


Colbert himself noted -- in a nod to White House press secretary Sean Spicer's comments about how many people watched the inauguration -- that "This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period. Both in person and around the globe.”

Colbert is now the host of CBS' Late Show with Stephen Colbert. His previous show, The Colbert Report, won multiple Emmys.

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Andrew LipovskyNBCNEW YORK) -- Alec Baldwin, virtually a fixture on Saturday Night Live since now-President Donald Trump became the Republican front-runner, will step back onto the stage at Studio 8H for the 17th time as host on February 11.

NBC has announced Baldwin will return ahead of the premiere of his animated film Boss Baby, with Ed Sheeran making his second appearance as the show's musical guest.

Baldwin is beating his own record; Steve Martin has hosted the show 15 times since 1976. 

Saturday Night Live will return with the first of two back-to-back new shows, with Kristen Stewart hosting on February 4 alongside another SNL first-timer, "Know-It-All" singer Alessia Cara.

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2016 - Lucasfilm(NEW YORK) -- The late Alan Rickman’s Hans Gruber in Die Hard; Peter Cushing’s Tarkin in Star Wars; Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter; Tom Hiddleston as Marvel’s Loki.

Examples abound, but just why do Brits make good baddies?

Writing in the online academic journal Jstor, linguist Chi Luu notes "Whether it’s Nazis, Romans, countrymen, or other bad guys of yesteryear (regardless of actual country of origin), it seems the prestige accent of villainy ... has typically had something in common with the Queen: namely, the Queen’s English, a dialect that is at the same time both terribly posh and deliciously evil."

She analysed the tongues under those famously stiff upper lips, and found that to those Americans she surveyed, British accents come across as "more educated but less trustworthy ... sincere and friendly" than non-RP [non-British accented] counterparts.

Writing in the online academic journal Jstor, Luu said that makes for, a "good start for a villain."

What's more, Luu cites studies that reveal we "love" hearing different accents, and part of the appeal of a British accent is that it's just more exotic sounding to those in the former Colonies.

Interestingly, however, the roles are reversed with popular music, with British acts often affecting American accents when they sing.

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Lucasfilm - 2015(LOS ANGELES) -- There is an official name for Episode VIII.

Lucasfilm just announced that it will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

This is fitting since 2015's The Force Awakens ended with Daisy Ridley's Rey tracking down Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, who had been in hiding from the villainous First Order.

The title may be referring to Luke as the last Jedi or maybe someone else...perhaps Rey, who has shown she is Force sensitive, thanks to her beat-down of Kylo Ren in Episode VII.

Or, it can refer to more than one -- as the plural of "Jedi," like "samurai" is also the singular form.

"We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy," Disney and Lucasfilm said in a statement. "In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI."

Rian Johnson, the director of the film, said he's had this title in mind for a while.

"It was in the very first draft I wrote," he told USA Today earlier this month.

Carrie Fisher had already completed her scenes as General Leia Organa for Episode VIII before her death last month.

The film is set to be released nationwide on Dec. 15.  Disney is the parent company of ABC News and Lucasfilm.

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Paramount Pictures - 2016(LOS ANGELES) -- A day before the Academy Award nominations make headlines, The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has announced the nominations for its annual 37th Razzie Awards, which recognize the worst in movies over the past year.

Leading the list was Zoolander No. 2, which earned nine nominations to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice's 8.

According to the Razzie Awards organizers, "2016 was so overfull of bad movies," that this year's awards were expanded from five nominees to six in each of its nine Worst Achievement in Film categories.

Here's the full list of nominees:

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Dirty Grandpa
Gods of Egypt
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Independence Day: Resurgence
Zoolander No. 2

Ben Affleck / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Gerard Butler / Gods of Egypt & London Has Fallen
Henry Cavill / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Robert de Niro / Dirty Grandpa
Dinesh D’Souza [as Himself] Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Ben Stiller / Zoolander No. 2

Megan Fox / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Tyler Perry / BOO! A Madea Halloween
Julia Roberts / Mother’s Day
Becky Turner [as Hillary Clinton] Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Naomi Watts / Divergent Series: Allegiant & Shut-In
Shailene Woodley / Divergent Series: Allegiant

Julianne Hough / Dirty Grandpa
Kate Hudson / Mother’s Day
Aubrey Plaza / Dirty Grandpa
Jane Seymour / Fifty Shades of Black
Sela Ward / Independence Day: Resurgence
Kristen Wiig / Zoolander No. 2

Nicolas Cage / Snowden
Johnny Depp / Alice Through the Looking Glass
Will Ferrell / Zoolander No. 2
Jesse Eisenberg / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Jared Leto / Suicide Squad
Owen Wilson / Zoolander No. 2

Ben Affleck & His BFF (Baddest Foe Forever) Henry Cavill / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Any 2 Egyptian Gods or Mortals / Gods of Egypt
Johnny Depp & His Vomitously Vibrant Costume / Alice Through the Looking Glass
The Entire Cast of Once Respected Actors / Collateral Beauty
Tyler Perry & That Same Old Worn Out Wig / BOO! A Madea Halloween
Ben Stiller and His BFF (Barely Funny Friend) Owen Wilson / Zoolander No. 2

Dinesh D’Souza and Bruce Schooley / Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Roland Emmerich / Independence Day: Resurgence
Tyler Perry / BOO! A Madea Halloween
Alex Proyas / Gods of Egypt
Zack Snyder / Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Ben Stiller / Zoolander No. 2

Alice Through the Looking Glass
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: Dawn of Justice
Fifty Shades of Black
Independence Day: Resurgence
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Zoolander No. 2

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Dirty Grandpa
Gods of Egypt
Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Independence Day: Resurgence
Suicide Squad

Zoolander No. 2 = 9
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice = 8
Dirty Grandpa = 6
Gods of Egypt = 5
Hillary’s America = 5
Independence Day: Resurgence = 5
Alice Through the Looking Glass = 3

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ABC/A.M.P.A.S.(NEW YORK) -- It's hard to imagine a comedy making the list for best picture when the nominees for the 89th Academy Awards are announced Tuesday.

"It's a pileup of sad on the front burner," Thelma Adams, longtime film critic and contributor to the New York Observer, told ABC News about this year's frontrunners. "Never has it been harder for a comedy to wade through."

Adams is referring to the content, not the quality, of the three top pictures in this year's Oscar race. In Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight and even La La Land," grief and loss are prominent themes.

Also on Tuesday, she expects to see several nods for black actors.

"What you're seeing is a certain amount of reaction to #OscarsSoWhite," she said, using the popular hashtag that cropped up last year when not a single person of color received a nomination in the four acting categories.

Nominations will be announced at 5:18 a.m. PST/8:18 a.m. EST via a live stream on the Academy's official website and will also be carried live by ABC's Good Morning America as well as local broadcasters and satellite feed. Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman, Ken Watanabe and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will do the honors.

Here's what to expect when they make the announcements Tuesday:

Best Picture

There are up to 10 slots in this category, but Adams expects only eight films will receive a nomination. In addition to the frontrunners, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, and La La Land, she said Arrival, Lion, and Hidden Figures have a strong chance at scoring a nod. She called Hidden Figures, a "movie for our time," and said like previous Best Picture winner Crash, "it may be that it comes in at the end and finishes strong."

To Hell or High Water and Hacksaw Ridge are also in the running, she said. But she's not sure that Loving, which she also called a movie for our time, will make the cut. "People said from the beginning, it's too small, too quiet, but that’s exactly why I love it, because you have to lean in and listen," she said. "But it hasn't come out stronger in the end."

Similarly, Sully, which was a box office hit, hasn't had a strong showing on the awards circuit thus far, but Adams said it might still make the cut.

Best Actor
Adams puts Affleck at the top of this list, adding that the only person capable of upsetting him right now is Denzel Washington, who she believes will score his fifth best actor nomination.

She also expects Ryan Gosling to score a nod, as well as Andrew Garfield, who had strong performances in both Hacksaw Ridge and Silence. The fifth slot, Adams said, will likely go to Viggo Mortensen for his performance in Captain Fantastic.

Both Joel Edgerton and Tom Hanks were in films that have since waned, hurting their chances, according to Adams.

Best Actress
Adams is excited by all the strong female roles this year, which will make this category a competitive one. She called Emma Stone the "safe choice" and French actress Isabelle Huppert, "the upset for the win." Surprisingly, Huppert, who is considered an actor's actress, has never been nominated for an Academy Award.

Adams also expects that Natalie Portman will get a nomination, even if her film Jackie doesn't have the buzz, and Amy Adams will score a spot for her role in Arrival. As for the fifth slot, Adams sees a number of possibilities: Annette Bening, who "couldn't be better," Meryl Streep after her Golden Globes speech and Taraji P. Henson in the popular Hidden Figures.

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali seems to be everywhere these days, and Adams thinks he'll not only score a nod but win this category. Others she expects to make the list are Jeff Bridges, Dev Patel and Lucas Hedges from Manchester by the Sea. The fifth spot could go to Hugh Grant, she said, or more likely one of the stars of Nocturnal Animals, with Aaron Taylor-Johnson having an edge after his Golden Globe win.

Best Supporting Actress
Topping this list is Viola Davis, who Adams said will likely win for her performance in Fences. That means she will push aside the other sure nominee, Michelle Williams. Adams also expects to see Naomie Harris and Nicole Kidman scoring a nod, and she said Octavia Spencer will likely grab the fifth spot.

Best Director

Looking at all the relatively new directors likely to be nominated, Adams called this category the greenest. She puts Damien Chazelle at the top of the list for his second film, La La Land, followed by Barry Jenkins for his second film, Moonlight. Designer Tom Ford could also score a nod for his second film, Nocturnal Animals, as well as indie director Jeff Nichols for Loving.

Other possibilities, Adams said, include Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea and Denzel Washington for Fences. As for previous Oscar winner Mel Gibson, Adams said, "I don't think he will get nominated. There's still a little more time needed to heal the wound."

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