Oscar voters showered the neo-musical “La La Land” with 14 nominations on Tuesday, a tie with “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for the most in Academy Award history. But a diverse array of films, notably “Moonlight,” about a young black man in Miami, also picked up honors in multiple major races, moving the ceremony beyond two #OscarSoWhite years.
Competing against “La La Land” and “Moonlight” for best picture will be “Manchester by the Sea”; “Arrival”; “Lion”; “Fences”; “Hell or High Water”; “Hidden Figures”; and “Hacksaw Ridge,” which also drew a nomination for its director, Mel Gibson, officially ending his 10-year status as a Hollywood pariah.
Filling out the directing field were Damien Chazelle (“La La Land”), Denis Villeneuve (“Arrival”), Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) and Kenneth Lonergan (“Manchester by the Sea”).
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced nominations for the 89th Academy Awards in two batches on Tuesday morning, the first group including mostly further-flung categories. Among the major races unveiled, Ryan Gosling (“La La Land”); Viggo Mortensen (“Captain Fantastic”); and Andrew Garfield (“Hacksaw Ridge”) will join Casey Affleck, who plays a handyman in “Manchester by the Sea,” and Denzel Washington, the lead in “Fences,” as nominees for best actor.
Supporting actor nominees will include Jeff Bridges from “Hell or High Water,” Mahershala Ali from “Moonlight,” Dev Patel from “Lion,” Lucas Hedges from “Manchester by the Sea” and Michael Shannon from “Nocturnal Animals.”
Other categories for which the movie was nominated include Best Film Editing; Best Original Song; Best; Original Score; Best Cinematography; Best Costume Design; Best Production Design; Sound Editing; Sound Mixing.
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