(photo A.M.P.A.S) Dev Patel portrays Saroo Brierley, an Australian adopted in India as a child, whose resurfacing memories prompt him to use emerging technology to locate his birth family in the film Lion.
This is the first Academy Award nomination for Patel.

The other Actors in a Supporting Role nominations are:

  • Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
  • Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
  • Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
  • Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

(Photo A.M.P.A.S) As he grows from childhood to adulthood in Miami, a young black man grapples with surviving the poverty and drugs that pervade his neighborhood, establishing his own identity and accepting his sexuality in the film Moonlight.

As Juan, Mahershala Ali portrays a Cuban-born drug dealer living in Miami who becomes a surrogate father to a bullied youngster and tries to instill confidence in him.
This is the first Academy Award nomination for Ali.

(Photo A.M.P.A.S) Toby and his ex-con brother Tanner rob branches of a West Texas bank to obtain enough money to prevent the foreclosure of their family ranch.

Jeff Bridges plays Marcus Hamilton, a Texas Ranger who is about to retire when he draws one last case, that of two brothers robbing local banks in the film Hell or High Water.
This is the seventh Academy Award nomination for Bridges. He was previously nominated for:
TRUE GRIT (2010)
Nominee, Actor in a Leading Role
CRAZY HEART (2009)
Winner, Actor in a Leading Role
THE CONTENDER (2000)
Nominee, Actor in a Supporting Role
STARMAN (1984)
Nominee, Actor in a Leading Role
THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT (1974)
Nominee, Actor in a Supporting Role
THE LAST PICTURE SHOW (1971)
Nominee, Actor in a Supporting Role

As Patrick Chandler, Lucas Hedges portrays a teenager dealing with the death of his father and the halting attempts of his uncle to connect with him emotionally in the film Manchester by the Sea.
This is the first Academy Award nomination for Hedges.

(Photo A.M.P.A.S) When his beloved older brother dies, handyman Lee Chandler (Hedges) returns to his hometown, a close-knit fishing community in Massachusetts.

Michael Shannon plays Bobby Andes, a gruff, small-town Texas sheriff who takes unexpected action when investigating a brutal crime involving three tourists in the film Nocturnal Animals.

(Photo A.M.P.A.S) Art gallery owner Susan is disconcerted when her ex-husband Edward (Shannon) sends her a manuscript dedicated to her. Susan, whose second marriage is faltering, becomes engrossed in Edward’s novel.
This is the second Academy Award nomination for Michael Shannon. He was previously nominated for:

REVOLUTIONARY ROAD (2008)
Nominee, Actor in a Supporting Role

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST.