LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, A24, Amazon Studios, 20th Century Fox, CBS Films) –
‘La La Land,’ the musical tale of Tinseltown success, earning a record-tying 14 Academy Award nominations Tuesday, including for stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.
This year’s Oscar nominations shunning the traditional pressroom format – relayed instead through a prerecorded streaming package.
Overall, OscarsNOTSoWhite this season…
Speaking of controversy, Meryl Streep – fresh off her Donald Trump takedown at the Golden Globes – extending her record as Oscar’s most-nominated actor with her 20th, for ‘Florence Foster Jenkins.’
And Mel Gibson – whose career famously imploded after spewing anti-Semitic remarks – re-embraced by Hollywood with several nominations for ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ including one for him for Best Director.
The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air February 26th.