La La Landslide: Movie Musical Gets a Record 14 Oscar Nods; Tom Hanks, Amy Adams Snubbed
The awards will be handed out February 26.
The Oscar nominations are in, and there are a slew of surprises.
The musical La La Land took a record-tying 14 nods, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress for Emma Stone and Best Actor for Ryan Gosling.
The acclaimed film Moonlight was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali and Actress for Naomie Harris.
This year, instead of a live news conference, nominees were announced in pre-taped videos by former Oscar winners, including Brie Larson and Jennifer Hudson.
This year's nods include much more diversity among nominees with at least 10 actors and filmmakers of color getting nods, a sharp contrast to last year's "#OscarsSoWhite" controversy where all the major nominees were Caucasian.
One surprise is Hollywood’s embrace of Mel Gibson after he was shunned for years. His World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge received nominations for Best Picture and Gibson got a nod for Best Director.
Hollywood icon Meryl Streep received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her role in Florence Foster Jenkins. It was her 20th nomination, breaking her own record.
The eight-hour-long O.J. Simpson documentary, O.J.: Made in America received a nomination in its respective category.
While many of this year's Academy Award nominations are of little surprise, there were some surprising snubs.
Martin Scorsese’s religious epic, Silence, a film he had been trying to make for nearly 30 years was overlooked for Best Picture and Best Director.
In addition, Tom Hanks was overlooked for his titular role in Sully, and Amy Adams was left off the list for her starring role in Arrival.
The envelopes will be opened in Hollywood on February 26, where Jimmy Kimmel will host the big show.
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