La La Land Heads Into Academy Awards With 14 Nominations | Playbill

Film & TV News La La Land Heads Into Academy Awards With 14 Nominations The 89th Annual Academy Awards are held February 26 in Los Angeles.

The 89th Annual Academy Awards are held February 26 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony that will be televised live on ABC at 7 PM ET, and around the world.

A number of theatre artists—actors and creatives alike—are among this year’s nominees, including Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Dear Evan Hansen songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who are represented for their work on the musical films Moana and La La Land, respectively.

Both films are poised to make Oscar history tonight.

La La Land heads into the ceremony with a total of 14 nominations—including Best Motion Picture and Best Original Screenplay—more than any other film featured. Pasek and Paul received two Best Original Song nominations for songs they co-penned with composer Justin Hurwitz: “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars.”

The unabashedly heartfelt picture—a modern love letter to classic MGM movie musicals—joins All About Eve and Titanic as the most nominated films in Oscar history, each earning 14 nominations apiece. All About Eve won in six of its categories in 1951, while Titanic swept with 11 wins in 1998. Both of La La Land’s predecessors won Best Picture, with All About Eve beating out Sunset Boulevard.

Miranda is also nominated in the Best Original Song category for “How Far I’ll Go,” from the hit Disney film Moana.

If Miranda wins, he will join the exclusive club of people who have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Awards, and the even more rarefied group of people who have also won a Pulitzer Prize.


Notable nominations also include Barry Jenkins’ film Moonlight, adapted from playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney’s story, which is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Motion Picture. The film received eight nominations including Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Naomie Harris), Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Mahershala Ali), Directing (Jenkins), and Original Score (Nicholas Britell).

Lucas Hedges, who is currently making his New York stage debut in the MCC production of Yen Off-Broadway, was nominated for Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Kenneth Lonergan’s film Manchester by the Sea—another hit film nominated for Best Motion Picture. The film received a total of six nominations.

Fences, adapted from August Wilson’s play of the same name and starring Denzel Washington, was nominated for four awards: Best Picture, Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Washington), Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Viola Davis), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Wilson). Tony-winning Broadway producer Scott Rudin, along with Washington and Todd Black, are the producers of the film.

Meryl Streep was nominated for Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in Florence Foster Jenkins. The film was also nominated for Costume Design.

See below for the complete list of nominations.

Best Picture
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell Or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester By The Sea

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)

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)

Actress in a Leading Role
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Emma Stone (La La Land)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis (Fences)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Michelle Williams (Manchester By The Sea)

Animated Feature Film
Kubo And The Two Strings (Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner)
Moana (John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer)
My Life As a Zucchini (Claude Barras and Max Karli)
The Red Turtle (Michael Dudok De Wit and Toshio Suzuki)
Zootopia (Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer)

Arrival (Denis Villeneuve)
Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson)
La La Land (Damien Chazelle)
Manchester By The Sea (Kenneth Lonergan)
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Arrival (Screenplay by Eric Heisserer)
Fences (Screenplay by August Wilson)
Hidden Figures (Screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi)
Lion (Screenplay By Luke Davies)
Moonlight (Screenplay by Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney)

Writing (Original Screenplay)
Hell Or High Water (Written by Taylor Sheridan)
La La Land (Written by Damien Chazelle)
The Lobster (Written by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou)
Manchester By The Sea (Written by Kenneth Lonergan)
20th Century Women (Written by Mike Mills)

Music (Original Score)
Jackie (Mica Levi)
La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)
Lion (Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka)
Moonlight (Nicholas Britell)
Passengers (Thomas Newman)

Music (Original Song)
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”
From La La Land; Music by Justin Hurwitz; lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
“Can't Stop The Feeling”
From Trolls; Music and lyrics by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster
“City Of Stars”
From La La Land; Music by Justin Hurwitz; lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
“The Empty Chair”
From Jim: The James Foley Story; Music and lyric by J. Ralph And Sting
“How Far I'll Go”
From Moana; Music and lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Arrival (Bradford Young)
La La Land (Linus Sandgren)
Lion (Greig Fraser)
Moonlight (James Laxton)
Silence (Rodrigo Prieto)

Costume Design
Allied (Joanna Johnston)
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (Colleen Atwood)
Florence Foster Jenkins (Consolata Boyle)
Jackie (Madeline Fontaine)
La La Land (Mary Zophres)

Documentary (Feature)
Fire At Sea (Gianfranco Rosi and Donatella Palermo)
I Am Not Your Negro (Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety and Hébert Peck)
Life, Animated (Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman)
O.J.: Made In America (Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow)
13th (Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish)

Documentary (Short Subject)
Extremis (Dan Krauss)
4.1 Miles (Daphne Matziaraki)
Joe's Violin (Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen)
Watani: My Homeland (Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis)
The White Helmets (Orlando Von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara)

Film Editing
Arrival (Joe Walker)
Hacksaw Ridge (John Gilbert)
Hell or High Water (Jake Roberts)
La La Land (Tom Cross)
Moonlight (Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon)

Foreign Language Film
Land Of Mine (Denmark)
A Man Called Ove (Sweden)
The Salesman (Iran)
Tanna (Australia)
Toni Erdmann (Germany)

Makeup and Hairstyling
A Man Called Ove (Eva Von Bahr and Love Larson)
Star Trek Beyond (Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo)
Suicide Squad (Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson)

Production Design
Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Paul Hotte
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
Hail, Caesar!
Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
La La Land
Production Design: David Wasco; Set Decoration: Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena

Short Film (Animated)
Blind Vaysha (Theodore Ushev)
Borrowed Time (Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj)
Pear Cider And Cigarettes (Robert Valley and Cara Speller)
Pearl (Patrick Osborne)
Piper (Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer)

Short Film (Live Action)
Ennemis Intérieurs (Sélim Azzazi)
La Femme Et Le TGB (Timo Von Gunten and Giacun Caduff)
Silent Nights (Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson)
Sing (Kristof Deák and Anna Udvardy)
Timecode (Juanjo Giménez)

Sound Editing
Arrival (Sylvain Bellemare)
Deepwater Horizon (Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli)
Hacksaw Ridge (Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright)
La La Land (Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan)
Sully (Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman)

Sound Mixing
Arrival (Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye)
Hacksaw Ridge (Kevin O’connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace)
La La Land (Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steve A. Morrow)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson)
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Mac Ruth)

Visual Effects
Deepwater Horizon (Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton)
Doctor Strange (Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould)
The Jungle Book (Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon)
Kubo And The Two Strings (Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian Mclean and Brad Schiff)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould)


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