‘La La Land’ leads Oscar nominations


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Actress Emma Stone has been nominated for best actress for her work in ‘La La Land.’ She portrays an aspiring actress named Mia who meets and falls in love with a musician named Sebastian (Ryan Gosling). Critics praised the film’s screenplay and performance.

Amy Deng, Managing Editor

Hollywood awards season is in full swing, and the renowned ceremonies celebrate famed actors and actresses. The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced Tues., Jan. 24, 2017.

Romantic musical “La La Land” earned 14 nominations, tying the record held by “All About Eve” and “Titanic.” The academy also broke records by nominating six black actors, moving past the #OscarSoWhite years.

“It is so gratifying to see such a diverse group of people be honored for their work and talent in such a competitive field,” said Anais Cabello, 12.

Diverse films such as “Moonlight,” “Fences,” and “Hidden Figures” will all be competing for best picture.

“La La Land” was nominated for best directing, best picture and best original screenplay. The stars of the film, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, are both up for best actor/actress.

“The Oscars are such a glamorous event with a congregation of the most talented people in Hollywood,” said Grace Deng, 9.

The popular old-Hollywood-style film made history at the Golden Globes, winning all seven of the awards it was nominated for.

“‘La La Land’ has definitely stood out to m hosted by ABC talk-show host, Jimmy Kimmel.