Romantic musical “La La Land” has surpassed all Oscars’ nominations by bagging itself a whopping 14 nods, equaling with the all-time high “Titanic” and “All About Eve.”
The movie is a fanciful tribute to Hollywood’s Golden Age of musicals, pictured in modern-day Los Angeles. It has received nods for best picture & best director for 32-year-old Damien Chazelle, and for its two stars, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Chazelle said he was “stunned and in a daze” after learning of his movie’s record-breaking day.
“The one thing I can say without sounding like a stuttering maniac is this means that so many people who came together to make this movie for me have been recognised, and that just means the world to me,” he was quoted as saying by trade magazine Variety.
“Arrival” and “Moonlight” stand in second place with eight nominations in their bag. But “La La Land” is now well-placed as the movie is expected to rule the Oscars bash on February 26. According to media alerts, the climax of Hollywood’s awards season will be hosted by late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel.