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La La Land leads the way for Oscar nominations

​Romantic musical "La La Land" led the Oscar nominations with 14 nods, including the top prize of best picture.

By Jamie Fletcher | Published: 24th January 2017 Showbiz

It will contend with sci-fi movie "Arrival" with eight nods; family drama "Manchester by the Sea"; coming of age drama "Moonlight"; war movie "Hacksaw Ridge"; "Hidden Figures," about the U.S. space program; African-American drama "Fences"; modern western "Hell or High Water"; and Indian adoption drama "Lion" for the best picture award at the Academy Awards ceremony in Hollywood on Feb. 26.

Following is a list of nominations in key categories;

Best Picture

- "Arrival"

- "Fences"

- "Hacksaw Ridge"

- "hell or High Water"

- "Hidden Figures"

- "La La Land"

- "Lion"

- "Manchester by the Sea"

- "Moonlight"

Best Actor

- Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea"

- Denzel Washington, "Fences"

- Ryan Gosling, "La La Land"

- Viggo Mortensen, "Captain Fantastic"

- Andrew Garfield, "Hacksaw Ridge"

Best Actress

- Isabelle Huppert, "Elle"

- Ruth Negga, "Loving"

- Natalie Portman, "Jackie"

- Emma Stone, "La La Land"

- Meryl Streep, "Florence Foster Jenkins"

Best Director

- Denis Villeneuve, "Arrival"

- Mel Gibson, "Hacksaw Ridge"

- Damien Chazelle, "La La Land"

- Kenneth Lonergan, "Manchester by the Sea"

- Barry Jenkins, "Moonlight"