La La Land Hits Record of Most Oscar Nominations

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As the nominations for the Oscars 2017 have been announced, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s musical La La Land earns the most nominations.

The nominations for the Oscars 2017 have rolled in and La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is leading the way with the most nominations.

This year, Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the Oscars.

It is suspected that this year may be highly political, especially following Meryl Streep’s political speech at the Golden Globes.

The Nominations

La La Land has now reached the record held by Titanic (1997) and All About Eve (1950), as the film with the most Oscar nominations of all time.

The movie earned nominations for Best Picture, director, actor, actress, original screenplay, cinematography, costume design, film editing, original score, original song (for both City of Stars and Audition), production design, sound editing and sound mixing.

#OscarsSoWhite

For the past two years, the Oscars has received immense criticism and protests due to lack of racial diversity in their nominations.

In 2015 and 2016, there wasn’t a single actor of color that was nominated for the award. This prompted an outrage with the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite spreading all over the world.

This year, the Academy had taken the protests into action and addressed the issue. 683 new invitees last summer were 46% women and 41% of color. Barry Jenkins, the director of Moonlight, which also earned nominations this year, told the Guardian “this year isn’t an aberration.”

“It’s lovely to see the work that’s nominated reflect the world at large,” he said. “But it’s difficult: the films this year won’t be the same films as next year. We just have to be diligent and be mindful of these different voices and different kinds of work.”