Ryan Gosling's La La Land leads Golden Globe nominations with 7 nods

Dev Patel's Lion comes second with four nominations.

Mumbai: ‘La La Land,’ director Damien Chazelle's sparkling ode to classic Hollywood musicals, is leading the 74th Golden Globe Awards with seven nominations while India-Australia set drama "Lion" has bagged four nods, including the best supporting actor for Dev Patel.

The nominations, which were announced today by Don Cheadle, Laura Dern, and Anna Kendrick, saw ‘La La Land’ win nods for its lead pair Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, best musical or comedy film and Chazelle.

Coming-of-age drama ‘Moonlight’ follows closely with six nominations.

The movie will compete with ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘Hell Or High

Water,’ ‘Manchester By The Sea,’ and ‘Lion’ in the best motion picture - drama category.

Its other nominations include the best director for Barry Jenkins, best original score, best supporting actor and actress nod for Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris and best screenplay.

‘Lion’ is the moving true story of Saroo Brierley, a young Indian man, who tracks his family in India with the help of Google map years after being separated from them.

Patel will be pitted against Ali ('Moonlight'), Jeff Bridges ('Hell or High Water'), Simon Helberg ('Florence Foster Jenkins') and Aaron Taylor Johnson ('Nocturnal Animals').

Kidman, who plays Patel's adoptive Australian mother, is nominated in the best supporting actress role. The movie has also earned best motion picture ? drama and best original score nominations.

Besides ‘La La Land, the best motion picture musical or comedy category has ‘Deadpool’, ‘Sing Street’, ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ and ‘20th Century Women’. Casey Affleck ('Manchester By The Sea'), Joel Edgerton ('Loving'), Andrew Garfield ('Hacksaw Ridge'), Denzel Washington ('Fences') and Viggo Mortensen ('Captain Fantastic') are set to fight it out for the best actor trophy in the drama category.

Amy Adams' performance as a linguist in sci-fi movie ‘Arrival’ has earned her a nod in best actress in a drama category, in which she will be competing with Jessica Chastain ('Miss Sloane'), Ruth Negga ('Loving'), Natalie Portman in ‘Jackie’ and French star Isabella Huppert for ‘Elle’.

In the musical or comedy actress category, Stone seems to be the clear front-runner. She will compete with Lily Collins ('Rules Don't Apply'), Meryl Streep ('Florence Foster

Jenkins'), Annette Bening ('20th Century Women') and Hailee Steinfeld ('The Edge of Seventeen').

Gosling is pitted against fellow Canadian and namesake Ryan Reynolds ('Deadpool'), in the best actor musical or comedy category. Others who have made it to the list are Collin Farrell for the ‘Lobster,’ Hugh Grant for ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ and Jonah Hill for ‘Wardogs’.

The 2017 ceremony, produced by Dick Clark productions and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will take place on January 8. Comedian Jimmy Fallon will host the ceremony.

Besides movies, the Golden Globe also honours TV performances of the year.

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