HOLLYWOOD >> The musical love letter to Los Angeles “La La Land” could have a monster night at Sunday night’s 89th Academy Awards thanks to its record-tying 14 nominations, but upstart “Hidden Figures” could steal the spotlight in a ceremony likely to include a heavy dose of political discourse.

Director Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” tied “Titanic” and “All About Eve” with its 14 Oscar nods, and it has an outside chance of at least tying the record for most Oscars ever won by a film — 11 — a number reached by “Ben-Hur,” “Titanic” and “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.”

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But “La La Land” is competing against itself in the original song category, in which it has two nominations, and Ryan Gosling is unlikely to walk away with the best-actor prize, with most pundits eying the race as a toss-up between Denzel Washington (“Fences”) and Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”). Emma Stone is a favorite to win for best actress, but veteran French performer Isabelle Huppert has gained award-season momentum for her work as a revenge-seeking rape victim in “Elle.”

“Hidden Figures,” about three black women — a math whiz, a computer expert and an engineer — who overcome 1960s prejudice to help propel NASA into space, stole some of “La La Land’s” thunder by winning the ensemble-cast honor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and it could score an upset for best picture at the Oscars. Golden Globe winner “Moonlight” could also provide some competition.

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“La La Land” has won most of the other major awards leading up to Oscar night, including the prestigious film prize from the Producers Guild of America, which has traditionally predicted the ultimate Academy Award winner. That trend was broken last year, however, when the PGA honored “The Big Short,” but the Oscar went to “Spotlight.”

Also competing for best picture are “Arrival,” “Fences,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hell or High Water,” “Lion” and “Manchester by the Sea.”

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony will hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and televised live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Find out how to watch the Oscars by clicking here.

Nominations for the 89th Academy Awards:

Best Picture

— “Arrival,” (Paramount) Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, Aaron Ryder and David Linde, Producers

— “Fences,” (Paramount) Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black, Producers

— “Hacksaw Ridge,” (Summit Entertainment) Bill Mechanic and David Permut, Producers

— “Hell or High Water,” (CBS Films and Lionsgate) Carla Hacken and Julie Yorn, Producers

— “Hidden Figures,” (20th Century Fox) Donna Gigliotti, Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, Pharrell Williams and Theodore Melfi, Producers

— “La La Land,” (Summit Entertainment) Fred Berger, Jordan Horowitz and Marc Platt, Producers

— “Lion,” (The Weinstein Company) Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Angie Fielder, Producers

— “Manchester by the Sea,” (Amazon Studios) Matt Damon, Kimberly Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck and Kevin J. Walsh, Producers

— “Moonlight,” (A24) Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers

Best Actor

— Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

— Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”

— Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”

— Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”

— Denzel Washington, “Fences”

Best Actress

— Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”

— Ruth Negga, “Loving”

— Natalie Portman, “Jackie”

— Emma Stone, “La La Land”

— Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Best Supporting Actor

— Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

— Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”

— Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”

— Dev Patel, “Lion”

— Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”

Best Supporting Actress

— Viola Davis, “Fences”

— Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”

— Nicole Kidman, “Lion”

— Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”

— Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

Animated Feature

— “Kubo and the Two Strings,,” (Focus Features) Travis Knight and Arianne Sutner

— “Moana,” (Walt Disney) John Musker, Ron Clements and Osnat Shurer

— “My Life as a Zucchini,” (GKIDS) Claude Barras and Max Karli

— “The Red Turtle,” (Sony Pictures Classics) Michael Dudok de Wit and Toshio Suzuki

— “Zootopia,” (Walt Disney) Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer


— “Arrival,” (Paramount) Bradford Young

— “La La Land,” (Summit Entertainment) Linus Sandgren

— “Lion,” (The Weinstein Company) Greig Fraser

— “Moonlight,” (A24) James Laxton

— “Silence,” (Paramount) Rodrigo Prieto

Costume Design

— “Allied,” (Paramount) Joanna Johnston

— “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” (Warner Bros.) Colleen Atwood

— “Florence Foster Jenkins,” (Paramount) Consolata Boyle

— “Jackie,” (Fox Searchlight) Madeline Fontaine

— “La La Land,” (Summit Entertainment) Mary Zophres


— “Arrival,” (Paramount) Denis Villeneuve

— “Hacksaw Ridge,” (Summit Entertainment) Mel Gibson

— “La La Land,” (Summit Entertainment) Damien Chazelle

— “Manchester by the Sea,” (Amazon Studios) Kenneth Lonergan

— “Moonlight,” (A24) Barry Jenkins

Documentary Feature

— “Fire at Sea,” (Kino Lorber) Gianfranco Rosi and Donatella Palermo

— “I Am Not Your Negro,” (Magnolia Pictures) Raoul Peck, Remi Grellety and Hebert Peck

— “Life, Animated,” (The Orchard) Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman

— “O.J.: Made in America,” (ESPN Films) Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow

— “13th,” (Netflix) Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish

Documentary Short Subject

— “Extremis,” (Netflix) Dan Krauss

— “4.1 Miles” Daphne Matziaraki

— “Joe’s Violin” Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen

— “Watani: My Homeland” Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis

— “The White Helmets,” (Netflix) Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

Film Editing

— “Arrival,” (Paramount) Joe Walker

— “Hacksaw Ridge,” (Summit Entertainment) John Gilbert

— “Hell or High Water,” (CBS Films and Lionsgate) Jake Roberts

— “La La Land,” (Summit Entertainment) Tom Cross

— “Moonlight,” (A24) Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon

Foreign Language Film

— “Land of Mine” Denmark

— “A Man Called Ove” Sweden

— “The Salesman” Iran

— “Tanna” Australia

— “Toni Erdmann” Germany

Makeup and Hairstyling

— “A Man Called Ove,” (Nordisk Film/Music Box Films) Eva von Bahr and Love Larson

— “Star Trek Beyond,” (Paramount) Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo

— “Suicide Squad,” (Warner Bros.) Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson

Original Score

— “Jackie,” (Fox Searchlight) Mica Levi

— “La La Land,” (Summit Entertainment) Justin Hurwitz

— “Lion,” (The Weinstein Company) Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka

— “Moonlight,” (A24) Nicholas Britell

— “Passengers,” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Thomas Newman

Original Song

— “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land” Music by Justin Hurwitz, Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

— “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from “Trolls” Music and Lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster

— “City Of Stars” from “La La Land” Music by Justin Hurwitz, Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

— “The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story” Music and Lyric by J. Ralph and Sting

— “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana” Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Production Design

— “Arrival,” (Paramount) Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Paul Hotte

— “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” (Warner Bros.) Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock

— “Hail, Caesar!,” (Universal) Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

— “La La Land,” (Summit Entertainment) Production Design: David Wasco; Set Decoration: Sandy Reynolds-Wasco

— “Passengers,” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Gene Serdena

Animated Short Film

— “Blind Vaysha,” Theodore Ushev

— “Borrowed Time,” Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj

— “Pear Cider and Cigarettes,” Robert Valley and Cara Speller

— “Pearl,” Patrick Osborne

— “Piper,” Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer

Live Action Short Film

— “Ennemis Interieurs,” Selim Azzazi

— “La Femme et le TGV,” Timo von Gunten and Giacun Caduff

— “Silent Nights,” Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson

— “Sing,” Kristof Deak and Anna Udvardy

— “Timecode,” Juanjo Gimenez

Sound Editing

— “Arrival,” (Paramount) Sylvain Bellemare

— “Deepwater Horizon,” (Summit Entertainment) Wylie Stateman and Renee Tondelli

— “Hacksaw Ridge,” (Summit Entertainment) Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright

— “La La Land,” (Summit Entertainment) Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan

— “Sully,” (Warner Bros.) Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Sound Mixing

— “Arrival,” (Paramount) Bernard Gariepy Strobl and Claude La Haye

— “Hacksaw Ridge,” (Summit Entertainment) Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace

— “La La Land,” (Summit Entertainment) Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steve A. Morrow

— “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” (Walt Disney) David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

— “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” (Paramount) Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Mac Ruth

Visual Effects

— “Deepwater Horizon,” (Summit Entertainment) Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton

— “Doctor Strange,” (Walt Disney) Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould

— “The Jungle Book,” (Walt Disney) Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon

— “Kubo and the Two Strings,” (Focus Features) Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff

— “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” (Walt Disney) John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould

Adapted Screenplay

— “Arrival,” (Paramount) Screenplay by Eric Heisserer

— “Fences,” (Paramount) Screenplay by August Wilson

— “Hidden Figures,” (20th Century Fox) Screenplay by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi

— “Lion,” (The Weinstein Company) Screenplay by Luke Davies

— “Moonlight,” (A24) Screenplay by Barry Jenkins; Story by Tarell Alvin McCraney

Original Screenplay

— “Hell or High Water,” (CBS Films and Lionsgate) Written by Taylor Sheridan

— “La La Land,” (Summit Entertainment) Written by Damien Chazelle

— “The Lobster,” (A24) Written by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou

— “Manchester by the Sea,” (Amazon Studios) Written by Kenneth Lonergan

— “20th Century Women,” (A24/Annapurna) Written by Mike Mills

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