Oscar Nominees: ‘La La Land’ Earns 14 Nods, with ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Arrival’ Tied with Eight

The SNL sketch this weekend — in which Aziz Ansari gets interrogated by two rough cops for having critiqued La La Land on a date — was a good precursor to the Oscars announcements this morning. The film this morning earned 14 Oscar Nominations — as many as Titanic and All About Eve, the other two that’ve made the record-achieving historical tie for most nominations ever. Praise for the film (which — sorry for adding more — I also happened to love) is ubiquitous, though there has been some honestly refreshing pushback recently, and now the Oscars seems to be an overarching love-fest for the dreamy, technicolor love-fest.

Following that are Moonlight and Arrival, each nominated in eight categories — no surprise for the former, but after something of a Golden Globes snub, it felt uncertain that the exquisite, thoughtful and unostentatious sci-fi drama would go as recognized here. Manchester By the Sea, Lion and Hacksaw Ridge all earned nominations in six categories; Fences and Hell or High Water earned four; and Hidden Figures was recognized in three, while Loving, Elle, and Jackie — all of which could’ve easily been contenders in other categories — each only earned nominations for their leads, Ruth Negga, Isabelle Huppert, and Natalie Portman, respectively.

Here’s the full, just-announced list:

Best Picture
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

Actress in a Leading Role
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Actor in a leading role
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Denzel Washington, Fences
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis, Fences
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion

Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Animated Feature Film
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia

Original Screenplay
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

Adapted Screenplay
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

Cinematography
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

Foreign Language Film
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

Documentary Feature
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America
13th

Costume Design
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

Documentary Short Subject
Extremis
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Live Action Short Film
Ennemis Intérieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode

Animated Short Film
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper

Film Editing
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

Production Design
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers

Original Song
Audition (The Fools Who Dream), La La Land
Can’t Stop The Feeling, Trolls
City Of Stars, La La Land
The Empty Chair, Jim: The James Foley Story
How Far I’ll Go, Moana

Original Score
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

Visual Effects
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Makeup and Hairstyling
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Sound Editing
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

Sound Mixing
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi