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‘La La Land,’ Diversity, Dominate This Year’s Oscar Nominations

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The 2017 Oscar nominations were revealed on Tuesday morning, and, as expected, La La Landled all films with a whopping 14 nominations, tying the all-time record for most nods in a single year (also held by Titanic and All About Eve). The retro musical is officially the frontrunner for Best Picture and will go toe-to-toe with Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, andMoonlightfor the top prize. 

Both Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, who play the film's star-crossed lovers, earned top acting nods, and while Stone is widely expected to win a category that also includes Natalie Portman (Jackie), Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Ruth Negga (Loving), and Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins), Gosling will be in tough against this year's favorite, Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea), as well as Denzel Washington (Fences), Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge), and Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic).

La La Land's directing wunderkind, Damien Chazelle, will battle it out for Best Director against Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), and Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge), whose inclusion in this year's awards season has left many feeling puzzled after a tumultuous past that includes both racist tirades and wildly misogynistic behavior. 

While the Academy may find themselves having to answer for Gibson's nomination as the show nears, they'll also be commended for rectifying the lack of diversity in last year's nominees, when #OscarsSoWhite dominated the narrative leading up to Oscar night. This year, six black actors were nominated including three in the Best Supporting Actress category alone, with Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures), Naomie Harris (Moonlight), and Viola Davis (Fences) all earning nods. 

Find out who takes home the gold, when the 89th Academy Awards unfold on February 26. See the full list of nominees below.

BEST PICTUREArrivalFencesHacksaw RidgeHell or High WaterHidden FiguresLa La LandLionManchester by the SeaMoonlight

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

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

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 WaterLa La LandThe LobsterManchester by the Sea20th Century Women

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

ArrivalFencesHidden FiguresLionMoonlight

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

ArrivalLa La LandLionMoonlightSilence

BEST FILM EDITING

ArrivalHacksaw RidgeHell or High WaterLa La LandMoonlight

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Deepwater HorizonDoctor StrangeThe Jungle BookKubo and the Two StringsRogue One: A Star Wars Story

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

ArrivalFantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemHail, Caesar!La La LandPassengers

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

AlliedFantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemFlorence Foster JenkinsJackieLa La Land

BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING

A Man Called OveStar Trek BeyondSuicide Squad

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

JackieLa La LandLionMoonlightPassengers

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

ArrivalDeepwater HorizonHacksaw RidgeLa La LandSully

BEST SOUND MIXING

ArrivalHacksaw RidgeLa La LandRogue One: A Star Wars Story13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Kubo and the Two StringsMoanaMy Life as a ZucchiniThe Red TurtleZootopia

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Fire at SeaI Am Not Your NegroLife, AnimatedO.J.: Made in America13th

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Land of MineA Man Called OveThe SalesmanTannaToni Erdmann

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Extremis4.1 MilesJoe's ViolinWatani: My HomelandThe White Helmets

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT

Ennemis EntreniersLa Femme et le TGVSilent NightsSingTimecode

BEST ANIMATED SHORT

Blind VayshaBorrowed TimePear Cider and CigarettesPearlPiper