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PopWrapped | Movies

La La Land Ties Record At 89th Academy Awards Nominations

Matt Mitchell | PopWrapped Author

Matt Mitchell

Updated 01/27/2017 7:13pm
La La Land Ties Record At 89th Academy Awards Nominations | Nominations
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The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced this morning. The big stand out was La La Land, which received 14 nominations, matching the current record set by All About Eve in 1950 and Titanic in 1997. With nominations for Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Original Screenplay, La La Land could potentially join a small group of three films that have currently won the big five categories. A sweep for La La Land is far from a lock; just take a look at the nominees for the big awards.

Check out the nominations below.

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 in a Leading Role

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Original Screenplay

Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou, The Lobster

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Mike Mills, 20th Century Women

For all the other award categories, check out the complete list of nominations on the Academy's website.

This year, there are several other things of interest to look out for or impress your friends with at your Oscars viewing party. Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is nominated for Best Original Song. His song "How Far I'll Go" from Moana is up against two La La Land numbers, but a win will complete Miranda's EGOT. Miranda currently has two Grammys, three Tony Awards, and one Emmy. Having won his first Tony Award in 2008, a win at this year's Oscars ceremony will make him the fastest person to achieve EGOT status -- as well as the youngest.

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Everyone remembers the #OscarsSoWhite controversy surrounding last year's ceremony, but don't expect more boycotts this year. Seven actors and actresses of color have been nominated: Denzel Washington, Dev Patel, Ruth Negga, Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, and Octavia Spencer. There is also diversity on other nominations in other big categories such as writing and directing.

Manchester by the Sea earned Amazon its first Best Picture nomination, something the other streaming giant Netflix has yet to achieve.

Plenty of great films and talented people are nominated this year! Who do you think will take home the statues? Let us know in the comments or tweet your predictions at us.

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