“La La Land” has become such a Hollywood favorite that SNL satirized its status, showing police interrogating a movie-goer (Aziz Ansari) who expressed less than feverish devotion.
The film’s Oscar odds are bright in the wake of its Golden Globes haul.
But how many Academy Award nominations will it get?
A record 15, by the count of Anne Thompson — one above the 14 netted by “All About Eve” (1950) and “Titanic” (1997).
“Why so many?” she asked on Indiewire. “It’s a musical, so add score, original song, and appreciation from the many crafts for the ingenious creativity deployed by Damien Chazelle and team for a singing, dancing, and visually sumptuous love letter to show business.”
Thompson joined many in agreeing that the showbiz theme makes it a favorite for the top prize — “a movie that could follow the like-minded ‘Birdman,’ ‘All that Jazz,’ ‘All About Eve,’ and ‘The Artist” to a Best Picture win.”
Daniel Montgomery on goldderby.com predicted 14 Oscar noms and and nine statutes for “La La Land,”
“Of those nominations, we’re forecasting nine victories for the film, including Best Picture,” Montgomery said. “That would be the biggest Oscar haul since ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’ (2003) took home 11 trophies 13 years ago.”
Nominations will be announced at 5:18 a.m. PST Tuesday via global live stream at Academy official websites and other platforms.
“La La Land” will not tie the all-time record for Oscar nominations.
— Kristopher Tapley (@kristapley) January 23, 2017
I’m calling it now: La La Land will break the record for most Oscars won in history.
— Camden McDonald (@camdenmcdonald) January 23, 2017
Right now, and I don’t know that I’ll stick with it, I’m going all in and have @LaLaLand tying the Academy Award nomination record with 14.
— Joey Magidson (@JoeyMagidson) January 14, 2017
Final Oscar Nominations Predictions: Can ‘La La Land’ Tie the Record? Is ‘Arrival’ Going for 10? https://t.co/bF7yZ6z6uT
— Clayton Davis (@AwardsCircuit) January 23, 2017