‘La La Land’ receives 14 nominations, matching the record set by ‘Titanic’ and ‘All About Eve’. The film, a tribute to Los Angeles, is nominated for best picture and best director, with its lead actors also recognized.
Dominating the Nominations
‘La La Land,’ a musical tribute to Los Angeles, has emerged as the frontrunner in this year’s Oscar nominations. The film has received a staggering 14 nominations, tying the record set by ‘Titanic’ and ‘All About Eve.’ Directed by 32-year-old Damien Chazelle, the movie is nominated for best picture and best director.
Recognition for Lead Actors
In addition to the film’s success, both Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, the lead actors of ‘La La Land,’ have been acknowledged for their performances. Gosling and Stone play big city dreamers in love, and their portrayals have earned them nominations for best actor and best actress respectively.
While ‘La La Land’ leads the pack with its 14 nominations, it faces tough competition in the major categories. ‘Arrival,’ an alien invasion thriller, and ‘Moonlight,’ a drama set during the crack epidemic in Florida, have both received eight nominations. These two films are expected to give ‘La La Land’ a run for its money.
Three films have tied for third place with six nominations each. ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ a World War II drama, ‘Lion,’ a true story about a man searching for his family in India using Google, and ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ a tragic tale, are all vying for recognition. ‘Manchester by the Sea’ is particularly notable as it marks the first time a streaming service, Amazon Studios, has received a best picture nomination.
Kenneth Lonergan’s Comeback
The nomination for ‘Manchester by the Sea’ is a significant milestone for director Kenneth Lonergan. After facing setbacks following the release of his previous film, ‘Margaret,’ in 2011, Lonergan has made a powerful comeback. He is nominated for best original screenplay and best director for ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ which is backed by Amazon Studios.
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