‘La La Land’ Scores 14 Oscar Nominations, Ties With ‘Titanic’ For Most Ever
La La Land’s seven wins at the Golden Globes earlier this month was no fluke; the Hollywood-themed modern day musical just scored 14 Academy Award nominations. The Summit/Lionsgate film is tied with All About Eve and Titanic for the most nods in Oscar history. Meanwhile, gone, it seems, are the days when the nominees are announced via a live press conference — something to do, perhaps, with being in front of reporters following the #OscarsSoWhite drama in recent years. Instead, it’s all being revealed via some two-part online rollout or other this morning.
Among the first batch of nominations announced were Best Picture, where La La Land will go up against Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell Or High Water, Hidden Figures, Lion, Manchester By The Sea and Moonlight.
For Best Director, La La Land’s Damien Chazelle faces competition from Mel Gibson, (Hacksaw Ridge) Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) and Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By The Sea).
For Best Actor, it’s Ryan Gosling (La La Land) versus the following: Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea), Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) and Denzel Washington (Fences). La La Land’s Emma Stone made a showing in the Best Actress category, and is pitted against Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Ruth Negga (Loving), Natalie Portman (Jackie) and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins).
Meanwhile, the La La Land soundtrack has proven to be a hit, too, as it continues to hover this week near the upper reaches of the Billboard 200 album chart. The film has so far earned $89 million at the box office, against its $30 million production budget.
Below is the full list of music nominees:
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” (Trolls) — Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” (La La Land) — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
“City Of Stars” (La La Land) — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
“How Far I’ll Go” (Moana) — Lin-Manuel Miranda
“The Empty Chair” (Jim: The James Foley Story) — J. Ralph, String
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Jackie – Mica Levi
La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
Lion – Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka
Moonlight – Nicholas Britell
Passengers – Thomas Newman