“La La Land” did what 800-lb gorillas are supposed to do: dominate the Oscar nominations tally, pulling down 14, including actor, actress, director and picture. That ties the record shared only with "All About Eve" and "Titanic."
"Arrival" and "Moonlight" each came away with eight nominations. Ava DuVernay’s “13th” joins “O.J.: Made in America” among best documentary feature nominees, continuing our ongoing conversation about race in the United States. Speaking of which, with Viola Davis, Dev Patel, Octavia Spencer, Denzel Washington, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and Ruth Negga getting acting nominations, the 89th Academy Awards will definitely not be so white.
The 89th Academy Awards will take place on Feb. 26 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and will air live at 5:30 p.m. PT.
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One is a tale of backstabbing betrayal and a blueprint for withering repartee.
Another documented the grandeur and sad fate of the most notorious shipwreck in history.
And the third is a musical love letter to Los Angeles, full of whimsical song and dance.
The storylines couldn't be more disparate, but "La La Land," 1950's "All About Eve" and 1997's "Titanic" now share the distinction of being the most nominated films in Oscar history, with 14 apiece.
If history repeats itself, it might not be a clean sweep for "La La Land." At the 1951 Academy Awards ceremony, "All About Eve" won six of its 14 nominations, including best picture, but snubbed Bette Davis for best actress (insert Bette Davis death glare here).
"Titanic," however, steamrolled its competition, picking up 11 awards, including best picture and director (but, again, denying the best actress award to Kate Winslet).
So fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night on Feb. 26. Or maybe not.