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'La La Land' earns a leading 14 Oscar nominations; 'Arrival' and 'Moonlight' follow with 8 each

Michael Shannon surprised with a nod for "Nocturnal Animals," while Denzel Washington was snubbed for directing Best Picture nominee "Fences" and Amy Adams was left off the Best Actress list for "Arrival."

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Karen Butler
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, winners of the awards for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy respectively for La La Land, appear backstage with their trophies during the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on January 8. The movie was nominated for 14 Oscars on Tuesday. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, winners of the awards for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy respectively for "La La Land," appear backstage with their trophies during the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on January 8. The movie was nominated for 14 Oscars on Tuesday. Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The contemporary musical La La Land was nominated for a leading 14 Oscar nominations -- including Best Picture -- in Beverly Hills Tuesday morning.

The science-fiction picture Arrival and the coming-of-age story Moonlight earned eight nods apiece.

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Michael Shannon surprised with a mention for his work in Nocturnal Animals, while Denzel Washington was snubbed for directing the Best Picture nominee Fences and Amy Adams was left off the Best Actress list for the Best Picture contender Arrival.

Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki, Jason Reitman and Ken Watanabe, as well as Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, read the names during a pre-taped nominations announcement, which was streamed online and broadcast on various television news programs.

The nominees in the top categories are:

Best Picture
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best Director
Denis Villeneuve Arrival
Mel Gibson Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins Moonlight


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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
Mahershali 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

Best Original Screenplay
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

Best Adapted Screenplay
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight

Best Animated Movie
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia


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Winners will be revealed at a ceremony on Feb. 26 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC. Jimmy Kimmel is to serve as host.

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