La La Land, the musical tale of Tinseltown success, earning a record tying 14 Academy Award Nominations Tuesday. Including for stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.>> Nominees for lead actor are.>> This year's Oscar nominations shunning the traditional pressroom format, relayed instead through a prerecorded streaming package. Thank you so much for joining us this-
] Overall, Oscars not so white this season. Multiple nods for Moonlight, Fences, and Hidden Figures showcasing diversity. Finally, burying the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag that's plagued Hollywood for the past two years.>> You never done nothing but hold me back, afraid I was gonna be better than you.>> Speaking of controversy, Meryl Streep, fresh off her Donald Trump takedown at the Golden Globes, extending her record as Oscar's most nominated actor with her 20th for Florence Foster Jenkins.
And Mel Gibson, whose career famously imploded after spewing anti-Semitic remarks, reembraced by Hollywood with several nominations for Hacksaw Ridge. Including one for him for Best Director.
Don't seem like such a bad thing to me to wanna put a little bit of it back together.>> Finally, Amazon beat rival Netflix to the punch, as a major category contender with Manchester by the Sea, produced by Amazon Studios, picking up a handful of nominations.
The 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air February 26th.>> To me, that's very exciting.