“La La Land”, “Moonlight” Score Major Nominations For 2017 Academy Awards

"La La Land" made Hollywood history with a record 14 nominations.

It’s official: the Academy is in love with La La Land.The modern day musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling scored a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations this morning. (The only other movies to earn that many nods were Titanic and All About Eve.)

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La La Land

Moonlight received eight nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director, for Barry Jenkins. The film, adapted by Jenkins from a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, follows the troubled life of Chiron, a sexually confused black youth in Miami in the 1980s.

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Moonlight

Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali was also nominated for Best Supporting Actor for playing Juan, a sympathetic dealer who serves as a surrogate father for Chiron. Naomie Harris also scored a nod for her role as Chiron’s abusive mother.

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Moonlight

In addition to La La Land, Moonlight, the other Best Picture nominees were Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, Lion and Manchester by the Sea.

And Meryl Streep was nominated once again for Best Actress, for Florence Foster Jenkins, meaning we could be in store for another bravura acceptance speech/call to arms.

After last year’s controversial #OscarsSoWhite campaign, this year’s nominations offered more diversity—including multiple nominations for Fences, Hidden Figures and Moonlight, and a Best Supporting Actor nom for Dev Patel in Lion.

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I Am Not Your Negro

Queer poet James Baldwin is back with us (and do we ever need him) in the acclaimed documentary I Am Not Your Negro, which earned a Best Documentary Feature nomination for director-producer Raoul Peck and co-producers Hébert Peck and Rémi Grellety.

Below, check out the full list of nominees for the 89th annual Academy Awards, airing February 26 on ABC.

BEST PICTURE

Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

BEST DIRECTOR

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

BEST ACTRESS
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals
Dev Patel, Lion
Lucas Hedges ,Manchester by the Sea

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream),” La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

BEST SOUND EDITING

Arrival Deepwater Horizon Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

BEST SOUND MIXING

Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America
13th

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna Toni Erdmann

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Extremis
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Ennemis Entreniers
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode

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