The candy-colored love letter to musicals “La La Land” has landed a record-tying 14 Academy Awards nominations, matching it with “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for many nominations ever.
“La La Land” has earned nods for greatest image, its stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, its songs and its 32-year-old writer-director, Damien Chazelle.
The opposite nominees for greatest image are: “Moonlight,” “Arrival,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Hell or Excessive Water,” “Lion,” “Fences,” “Hidden Figures” and “Hacksaw Ridge.”
Following two years of “OscarsSoWhite” furor, the Academy of Movement Footage fielded a notably extra various discipline of nominees, led by Barry Jenkins’ luminous coming-of-age portrait “Moonlight,” Denzel Washington’s “Fences” and Theodore Melfi’s “Hidden Figures.”
“Moonlight” tied with Denis Villeneuve’s cerebral science fiction thriller “Arrival” for second most nominees with eight every.
The largest shock of the morning was the robust increase of assist for Mel Gibson, who had lengthy been shunned in Hollywood. Not solely did his World Warfare II drama “Hacksaw Ridge” land a greatest image nod, however Gibson scored an sudden greatest director nomination.
The nominees for greatest actor are: Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”), Andrew Garfield (”Hacksaw Ridge”), Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”), Viggo Mortensen (”Captain Improbable”), Denzel Washington (“Fences”).
The nominees for greatest supporting actor are: Mahershala Ali (”Moonlight”), Jeff Bridges (“Hell or Excessive Water”), Michael Shannon (”Nocturnal Animals”), Lucas Hedges (“Manchester by the Sea”) and Dev Patel (”Lion”).
Whether or not pretty or not, the nominations have been seen as a check for the revamped movie academy. It is going to be the primary Oscars voted on since academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs ushered in new membership guidelines and added 683 new members as a strategy to diversify a predominantly white, male and aged group, which now numbers 6,687.
The Oscars additionally rejiggered its nominations format. As an alternative of saying nominees reside in Los Angeles, pre-produced movies of earlier winners launched every class on Tuesday morning.
Although “La La Land” and different best-picture nominees similar to “Arrival” and (much less definitely) “Hidden Figures” are knocking on the door of $100 million on the North American field workplace, not one of the greatest image nominees has but grossed greater than $100 million.
After an unlikely awards season run, the smart-aleck superhero “Deadpool” ($363.1 million) didn’t managed to crash the occasion, making this yr’s greatest image nominees one of many lowest grossing bunch ever.
The common enterprise of immediately’s corporate-driven Hollywood is more and more set aside from the business’s awards season, the place smaller, critically adored movies like “12 Years a Slave,” “Birdman,” “Boyhood” and “Highlight” have lately dominated. Just one main studio — Paramount, which distributed “Arrival” and “Fences” scored a greatest image nomination.
Amazon, nonetheless, landed its first greatest image nomination for Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea,” which the streaming retailer partnered with Roadside Points of interest to distribute.
The dearth of blockbusters will pose a check for host Jimmy Kimmel, who’ll be presiding over the Feb. 26 Oscarcast for the primary time. Whereas the Academy Awards are nonetheless among the many most-watched TV packages of the yr, scores have been in decline the final two years. Final yr’s broadcast, hosted by Chris Rock, drew 34.four million viewers, an eight-year-low.
Rock’s present, which he launched as “the White Individuals’s Selection Awards,” was rife with Hollywood’s variety debate. This yr’s — the place politics could take over the highlight — will certainly be seen as an enchancment. However many have at all times held that the business’s inclusivity issues are rooted not in its award reveals however in its energy brokers: executives, brokers and producers.