Oscar Nominees: ‘La La Land’ Earns 14 Nods, with ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Arrival’ Tied with Eight


The SNL sketch this weekend — in which Aziz Ansari gets interrogated by two rough cops for having critiqued La La Land on a date — was a good precursor to the Oscars announcements this morning. The film this morning earned 14 Oscar Nominations — as many as Titanic and All About Eve, the other two that’ve made the record-achieving historical tie for most nominations ever. Praise for the film (which — sorry for adding more — I also happened to love) is ubiquitous, though there has been some honestly refreshing pushback recently, and now the Oscars seems to be an overarching love-fest for the dreamy, technicolor love-fest.

Following that are Moonlight and Arrival, each nominated in eight categories — no surprise for the former, but after something of a Golden Globes snub, it felt uncertain that the exquisite, thoughtful and unostentatious sci-fi drama would go as recognized here. Manchester By the Sea, Lion and Hacksaw Ridge all earned nominations in six categories; Fences and Hell or High Water earned four; and Hidden Figures was recognized in three, while Loving, Elle, and Jackie — all of which could’ve easily been contenders in other categories — each only earned nominations for their leads, Ruth Negga, Isabelle Huppert, and Natalie Portman, respectively.

Here’s the full, just-announced list:

Best Picture Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight

Best Director Damien Chazelle, La La Land Barry Jenkins, Moonlight Denis Villeneuve, Arrival Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

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

Actor in a leading role Ryan Gosling, La La Land Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea Denzel Washington, Fences Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Actress in a Supporting Role Viola Davis, Fences Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures Naomie Harris, Moonlight Nicole Kidman, Lion

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

Animated Feature Film Kubo and the Two Strings Moana My Life as a Zucchini The Red Turtle Zootopia

Original Screenplay Hell or High Water La La Land The Lobster Manchester by the Sea 20th Century Women

Adapted Screenplay Arrival Fences Hidden Figures Lion Moonlight

Cinematography Arrival La La Land Lion Moonlight Silence

Foreign Language Film Land of Mine A Man Called Ove The Salesman Tanna Toni Erdmann

Documentary Feature Fire at Sea I Am Not Your Negro Life, Animated O.J.: Made in America 13th

Costume Design Allied Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Florence Foster Jenkins Jackie La La Land

Documentary Short Subject Extremis 4.1 Miles Joe’s Violin Watani: My Homeland The White Helmets

Live Action Short Film Ennemis Intérieurs La Femme et le TGV Silent Nights Sing Timecode

Animated Short Film Blind Vaysha Borrowed Time Pear Cider and Cigarettes Pearl Piper

Film Editing Arrival Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water La La Land Moonlight

Production Design Arrival Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Hail, Caesar! La La Land Passengers

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

Original Score Jackie La La Land Lion Moonlight Passengers

Visual Effects Deepwater Horizon Doctor Strange The Jungle Book Kubo and the Two Strings Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Makeup and Hairstyling A Man Called Ove Star Trek Beyond Suicide Squad

Sound Editing Arrival Deepwater Horizon Hacksaw Ridge La La Land Sully

Sound Mixing Arrival Hacksaw Ridge La La Land Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi