La La Land Ties Record with 14 Oscar Nominations

Robert Sterner, Advisor

The musical “La La Land” secured 14 Academy Award nominations including Best Picture tying a record held by
“Titanic” and “All About Eve.”

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone visit a planetarium in a scene from “La La Land.” Each actor earned an Oscar Nomination for their performances and the film secured a record 14 nominations. (Summit Entertainment/Dale Robinette)

Stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone each earned a nod for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively.  The whimsical romantic musical earned nominations in 13 categories, including two for Best Song for “Audition” and “City of Stars.”

For his work, director Damien Chazelle was nominated for both Best Director and Best Original Screenplay.

The film also garnered nominations for costume design, production design, cinematography, and both sound mixing

and sound editing.

“La La Land” has a chance to tie or exceed the record of 11 Oscar wins held by “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic,” and “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.”

Additionally “La La Land” may join elite company of films that have won the so-called Big Five.  “It Happened One Night,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” and “Silence of the Lambs” each won Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, and Screenplay (Original or Adapted).

Previously “La La Land” earned a record seven Golden Globe awards.  With wins for Best Musical or Comedy and Best Actor and Best Actress, La La Land surpassed a record previously held by “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Midnight Express.”

Starring Ryan Gosling as a down on his luck jazz pianist and Emma Stone as a struggling actress, “La La Land” has earned a record tying 14 Oscar Nominations including: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress.