‘La La Land’ Leads The Way With 14 Oscar Nominations
The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards have been announced and La La Land is leading the way with an incredible 14 nominations.
This year’s nominees were announced today in Los Angeles, and even though it was expected for the musical romance film to do well, it has stunned everyone with its record number of nominations.
Titanic and All About Eve are the only other films in Oscar history to receive 14 nominations, with the 2017 movie matching the all-time record.
Among the several nominations that La La Land has received, the film is up for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, as well as the two leading stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling gaining recognition in the Best Actress and Best Actor categories.
The musical hit broke records at the Golden Globes earlier this month, taking home seven awards and winning every one it was nominated for.
This was the most Golden Globes any film has ever won in the history of the awards ceremony.
It looks like the 2017 heartfelt movie, directed by Damien Chazelle, is hoping to have the same triumph at this year’s Academy Awards.
La La Land has put most other award-worthy films out of the spotlight.
Moonlight – that tells the story of a young black man at various points throughout his life – came in with eight nominations, joint second place with sci-fi Arrival.
Other contenders for the 2017 awards ceremony, which will take place on February 26, 2017 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, are Manchester By The Sea with a solid six nominations, and Mel Gibson‘s Hacksaw Ridge with the same.
Despite the other films’ success, La La Land has blown everything else out of the water.
The other nominations it has received come from the Best Costume Design, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Original Score, Best Original Song – for both ‘City of Stars’ and ‘Audition’ – Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing categories.
Another record broken this year is by Meryl Streep, who has now racked up a total of 20 Oscar nominations in the Best Actress category during her career, thanks to this year’s additional nomination for her lead role in Florence Foster Jenkins.