La La Land recieves record-tying 14 nominations, including two for Broadway composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling in La La Land
(Photo: Dale Robinette)
The nominations for the 89th Academy Awards were announced on January 24, and La La Land achieved another record; the movie musical is the third film to receive 14 nominations, following All About Eve and Titanic. In addition to Best Picture, its nominations include two for Best Original Song—an impressive follow-up to Dear Evan Hansen composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s recent Golden Globe win.
Pasek and Paul, who share their nominations for “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars” with Justin Hurwitz, are not the only Broadway favorites to receive recognition in the Best Original Song category. Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda also earned a nod for Moana’s “How Far I’ll Go.” The Disney movie is also up for Best Animated Feature Film.
The Oscars will take place on February 26.