Jazz musical movie “La La Land” has met wide commercial and critical acclaim, and is set to sweep the Academy Awards this year.
The Damien Chazelle-directed musical is has been named to 14 nominations, tied with “Titanic” in 1997 and “All About Eve” in 1950 for the most nominations ever.
Of La La Land’s nominations, Chazelle said in an interview with Variety:
“When you mention those movies, it makes my head spin even more than it’s spinning. I’m a little speechless.”
With that many nominations, La La Land is expected to win big at Hollywood’s most prestigious awarding ceremony.
As the voting from the Academy closed this week, film critics and Oscars analysts have predicted La La Land’s wins in certain categories.
Analysts are backing “La La Land,” which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as an aspiring actress and a struggling jazz musician who fall in love in Los Angeles, to win most of the awards for which it is nominated.
Website Gold Derby has forecasted that “La La Land” would win in 10 categories, including best film, director, actress, score and song.
Meanwhile, Emma Stone is also predicted to bag her first Oscar this year but is up against some tough contenders, including Natalie Portman, Ruth Negga, and Meryl Streep, who bagged her 20th Oscar nomination with “Florence Foster Jenkins”.
The Hollywood Reporter said:
“I think (Stone) will win but if she doesn’t, it’s because she makes it look so easy and because you don’t see her putting on an accent, putting on a fake nose, all those things. People like to see the acting. You don’t with her. That is actually why she is so great.”
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