La La Land Leads, Nabs Record-Tying 14 Oscar Nominations


Los Angeles: Awards season moved into the homestretch on Tuesday with the announcement of the 89th annual Academy Award nominations.

La La Land leads all comers, tying the record for most Oscar nominations with 14 nods. That puts it in the same company as Titanic and All about Eve, which also scored 14 nominations.
Moonlight and Arrival followed close behind in second place, scoring nine nominations each — both including Best Picture.

Despite the film earning a Best Picture nod, Amy Adams missed out on a nomination for her performance in Arrival. Other notable snubs include Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures, Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins and Finding Dory in the Animated Film category.

And after sparking increased controversy over the past two years, this year’s Oscars produced one of its most diverse crop of nominees ever. A number of high-profile performances and films featuring actors of color have been recognized for top honors, including Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Dev Patel, Ruth Negga, Octavia Spencer, Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris.

The Oscars – to be presented Feb. 26 – honor the year’s top films and performances across 24 categories. Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2017 awards ceremony. While this will be his first time as Oscars emcee, Kimmel has hosted several major awards shows in the past — including last year’s Emmy Awards.

The Oscars will air live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT.