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Will "La La Land" be super winner of 89th Oscar ?

Editor: Zhang Jianfeng 丨Xinhua

02-26-2017 10:14 BJT

LOS ANGELES, Feb.25, (Xinhua) -- After snagging all seven of the rewards it was nominated on Golden Global in January, it led 14 nominations for the 89th Oscar and tied the record of nomination numbers held by "All About Eve" and "Titanic".

There was no doubt that "La La Land" would be a hot topic on the upcoming Sunday's 89th annual Academy Awards, the only suspense was how many awards it finally would bring home.

The musical story happened in Hollywood, Where Mia (Played by Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Played by Ryan Gosling) meet each other and fall in love.

Mia dropped out of college five years ago to pursue her actress dream. Sebastian, a jazz pianist, who had trouble emotionally playing music he didn't like just to get a paying gig, pursued a dream to open his own jazz club.

They were attracted by each other for the passions they had, while the passions of pursuit their dreams also took all their energies and time, with nothing left for their relationship.

"La La Land" was the winner of seven nominations for the 74th Golden Global Award, including Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy, Best Director and more other awards. With "La La Land", Emma Stone also won the Best Actress for the 23th Screen Actors Guild Awards in January. The 32 years old director of "La La Land" , Damien Chazelle, won the best feature prize at the Directors Guild of America Awards in February.

"La La Land" also led 14 nominees for 89th Oscar Academy Awards, only two movies "All About Eve" in 1950 and "Titanic" in 1997 earned so many nominations. The nominations included Best Picture, Best Director, Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Original Song and several others.

"Creating nostalgia for nostalgia's sake has resulted in success for films in recent years, but 'La La Land' took a different, more complex approach, choosing to honor the past while placing it in a contemporary environment", ABC News posted.

Since the story happens in Hollywood, it might resonate with many Hollywood people. An article on Bloomberg pointed out, "for Hollywood, 'La La Land' represents a new script for success, and its legacy will be that precious currency: optimism."

However, La La land was also controversial among the audience and critics. A report from Bloomberg showed that 36 percent audience of this movie were male while a quarter of the audience were under 25 and one quarter above 55.

As a musical movie, the professional music critic Keith Harris felt bad about its original music, which had earned the nomination. She personally thought that the music did not achieve the expectation by music fans audience.

Senior journalist John said, "I don't see any romantic or love story. It's all about the crucial reality, Mia and Sebastian's experiences are so Los Angeles."

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