"La La Land", Damien Chazelle's dreamy ode to classic Hollywood musicals, swept the 89th Academy Awards nominations today by becoming the only third movie in the Oscars history to bag a record 14 nods.
The movie, about two artistes who fall in love while trying to make a career in Hollywood, bagged nominations in all the key categories including the best picture, best director for Chazelle and best actress and actor for its leading stars -- Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, respectively.
"La La Land" equalled the record 14 nominations of "All About Eve" in 1959 and "Titanic" in 1997.
The second most nominated films this year are sci-fi drama "Arrival" and coming-of-age story "Moonlight" with both bagging 8 nods each.
British-Indian actor Dev Patel bagged his first nomination in the best supporting actor category for his moving India-set drama "Lion".
Past Oscar winners and nominees Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe joined Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs in presenting the 24 categories for the 89th Academy Awards.
The 2017 Academy Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and take place at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood on February 26.
The complete list of nominees is as follows:
Best Picture Arrival Fences Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Hidden Figures La La Land Lion Manchester By the Sea Moonlight
Best Actor Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge) Ryan Gosling (La La Land) Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) Denzel Washington (Fences)
Best Actress Isabelle Huppert (Elle) Ruth Negga (Loving) Emma Stone (La La Land) Natalie Portman (Jackie) Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)
Best Supporting- Actor Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water) Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) Dev Patel (Lion) Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals).
Best Supporting- Actress Viola Davis (Fences) Naomie Harris (Moonlight) Nicole Kidman (Lion) Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures) Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)
Best Director Arrival -- Denis Villeneuve Hacksaw Ridge -- Mel Gibson La La Land -- Damien Chazelle Manchester by the Sea -- Kenneth Lonergan Moonlight -- Barry Jenkins
Best Foreign Language Film Land of Mine, Denmark, Martin Zandvliet, director A Man Called Ove, Sweden, Hannes Holm, director The Salesman, Iran, Asghar Farhadi, director Tanna, Australia, Bentley Dean, Martin Butler, directors Toni Erdmann, Germany, Maren Ade, director.
Best Original Score Jackie (Micachu) La La Land (Justin Hurwitz) Lion (Dustin O'Halloran, Hauschka) Moonlight (Nicholas Britell) Passengers (Thomas Newman)
Best Original Song "Audition" (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)
Best Original Screenplay Hell or High Water (Taylor Sheridan) La La Land (Damien Chazelle) The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou) Manchester by the Sea (Kenneth Lonergan) 20th Century Women (Mike Mills)
Best Adapted Screenplay Arrival (Eric Heisserer) Fences (August Wilson) Hidden Figures (Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi) Lion (Luke Davies) Moonlight (Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McRaney)
Best Cinematography Arrival (Bradford Young) La La Land (Linus Sandgren) Lion (Grieg Fraser) Moonlight (James Laxton) Silence (Rodrigo Prieto)
Best Documentary Feature Fire at Sea I Am Not Your Negro Life, Animated O.J.: Made in America The 13th
Best Costume Design Allied (Joanna Johnston) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Colleen Atwood) Florence Foster Jenkins (Consolata Boyle) Jackie (Madeline Fontaine) La La Land (Mary Zophres).
Best Sound Editing Arrival Deepwater Horizon Hacksaw Ridge La La Land Sully
Best Sound Mixing Arrival Hacksaw Ridge La La Land Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 13 Hours
Best Documentary Short 4.1 Miles (University of California, Berkeley) Extremis (f/8 Filmworks in association with Motto Pictures) Joe's Violin (Lucky Two Productions) Watani: My Homeland (ITN Productions) The White Helmets (Grain Media and Violet Films)
Best Production Design Arrival (Patrice Vermette) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Stuart Craig) Hail Caesar La La Land (Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David Wasco) Passengers (Guy Hendrix Dyas)
Best Animated Feature Kubo and the Two Strings (Focus Features) Moana (Disney) My Life As a Zucchini (GKIDS) The Red Turtle (Sony Classics) Zootopia (Disney)
Best Animated Short Blind Vaysha (National Film Board of Canada) Borrowed Time (Quorum Films) Pear Cider and Cigarettes (Massive Swerve Studios and Passion Pictures Animation) Pearl (Google Spotlight Stories/Evil Eye Pictures) Piper (Pixar)
Best Film Editing Arrival (Joe Walker) Hacksaw Ridge (John Gilbert) Hell or High Water (Jake Roberts) La La Land (Tom Cross) Moonlight (Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders)
Best Visual Effects Deepwater Horizon Doctor Strange The Jungle Book Kubo and the Two Strings Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Best Makeup and Hairstyling A Man Called Ove Star Trek Beyond Suicide Squad.
Davis, who won the Golden Globe, is a likely front-runner in the best supporting actress category for her role in "Fences". She will face competition from Nicole Kidman ("Lion"), Spencer ("Hidden Figures"), Michelle Williams in "Manchester by the Sea" and Naomie Harris in "Moonlight".
Golden Globe best supporting actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson did not feature in the nominations list but his "Nocturnal Animals" co-star Michael Shannon was a suprise entrant.
Mahershala Ali ("Moonlight"), Jeff Bridges ("Hell or High Water"), Lucas Hedges in ("Manchester by the Sea") and Patel in ("Lion") are the other nominees.
Best foreign language film nominations went to "Land of Mine" from Denmark, "A Man Called Ove" from Sweden, "The Salesman" from Iran, "Tanna" from Australia and German drama "Toni Erdmann".
"Kubo and the Two Strings", "Moana", "My Life as a Zucchini", "The Red Turtle" and "Zootopia" feature in the best animated category.
Like every year, there were a number of snubs, most notable being the absence of Amy Adams in the best actress list despite her moving role of a linguist in sci-fi drama "Arrival".
Hugh Grant, Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese were other major snubs.Jimmy Kimmel will host this year's ceremony on February 26. The Academy tried to make the nominations more interesting this year by inviting previous honorees to share anecdotes about their win as they announced the nominees.
Marcia Gay Harden, Glenn Close, Brie Larson, and Ken Watanabe shared stories about what it felt to win or get nominated at Academy awards.