La La Land Makes History With 14 Oscar Nominations

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La La Land looks set to continue it’s clean up of the awards season at the Oscars on 26 February with no less than 14 Academy Award nods. The musical ties with The Titanic (1997) and All About Eve (1950) for the most nominations in Oscars history.

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are both up for Best Actress/Actor, while filmmaker Damian Chazelle is up for Best Director. The romantic musical has also been nominated for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, Best Score, Best Costume Design… The list goes on.

Mel Gibson appears to have made a huge comeback to the awards, after years of Hollywood exile following his downward spiral of alleged domestic abuse and anti-Semitism. His dramatic WWII movie Hacksaw Ridge is up for Best Picture, while its star Andrew Garfield is nominated in the Best Actor category. Gibson himself also received a nod in the Best Actor category.


Refreshingly, the nominations reflected a far more diverse pool of acting and filmmaking talent than it did in 2016. Last year, the Academy was accused of overlooking black actors and actresses. However, thanks to lead roles in Lion, Moonlight, Fences and Hidden Figures, this year is different.

Ruth Negga is nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in Loving, while Denzel Washington received a nod in the Best Actor category or his part in Fences.

Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Naomi Harris and Dev Patel are all up for awards for supporting roles, while Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has been nominated for Best Director.

See the main list of nominations below. The Academy Awards takes place on 26 February.

Best picture

Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester By the Sea
Moonlight

Best cinematography

Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

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 documentary

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
OJ: Made in America
13th

Best foreign language film

Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

Best actor

Casey Affleck (Manchester By the Sea)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best costume design

Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

Best score

Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

Best 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 original screenplay

Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester By the Sea
20th Century Women

Best adapted screenplay

Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

Best animated feature

Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life As a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Best supporting actress

Viola Davis (Fences)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Michelle Williams (Manchester By the Sea)

Best actress

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

Best director

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By the Sea)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

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