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“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.

Meryl Streep breaks her own record for most Oscar nominations

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Looks like the Academy doesn't think Meryl Streep is overrated.

Streep received a lead actress nomination Tuesday for her role in "Florence Foster Jenkins."  This is the 20th nomination for Streep, adding to her tally of most acting Oscar nominations for a single person. Katharine Hepburn and Jack Nicholson follow with 12 nominations each.

Streep was first nominated in 1979 in the supporting actress category for her performance in "The Deer Hunter." Her 20 nominations include 16 for actress in a leading role and four for supporting actress.

Streep was last nominated in 2015 for "Into the Woods." Her nominations have lead to three wins: supporting actress in 1980, lead actress in 1983 and lead actress again in 2012.

Streep, of course, was most recently honored at the Golden Globes, where she gave a political, provocative speech in accepting the Cecil B. DeMille  Award for lifetime achievement.

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