La La Land topped the Oscars nominations list with 14 nods tying the all-time record set by Titanic.
Los Angeles: Romantic showbiz musical La La Land topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday with a whopping 14 nods tying the all-time record set by Titanic and All About Eve.
The movie — a whimsical tribute to Hollywood’s Golden Age of musicals, set in modern-day Los Angeles — earned nods for best picture, director for 32-year-old Damien Chazelle, and for its two stars, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. In second place were sci-fi movie Arrival and coming-of-age drama Moonlight, tied at eight nominations each.
This year’s crop of nominees clearly reflected a push by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to show more diversity after the #OscarsSoWhite controversy of the past two years, with multiple black actors and filmmakers earning nods. For best actor, Gosling will be vying for a golden statuette along with Golden Globe winner Casey Affleck, while in the best actress category, France’s Golden Globe winner Isabelle Huppert was nominated for her role the rape-revenge thriller Elle, along with Stone.
Meanwhile, in the best supporting actor category, Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) will take on Mahershala Ali of Moonlight, Dev Patel (Lion), Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea).
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La La Land topped the Oscars nominations list with 14 nods tying the all-time record set by Titanic and All About Eve. Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel was nominated for the best supporting actor award for his role in Lion
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