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AirTalk listeners weigh in on Oscars: ‘La La Land’ dominates, but diverse films also receive nods




NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20:  Trevante Rhodes, Barry Jenkins, Nicholas Britell, Patrick Harrison and Andre Holland attend The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosts an Official Academy screening of MOONLIGHT at MOMA on October 20, 2016 in New York City.
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20: Trevante Rhodes, Barry Jenkins, Nicholas Britell, Patrick Harrison and Andre Holland attend The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosts an Official Academy screening of MOONLIGHT at MOMA on October 20, 2016 in New York City.
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“La La Land,” the Hollywood musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, received a record 14 Oscar  nominations, tying “Titanic” and “All About Eve” for the most nominations a movie has ever garnered.

Despite the dominance of “La La Land”, the Academy of Motion Pictures seems to have moved past the #OscarSoWhite controversy that had dogged it for the last two years. A number of films with diverse casts and themes have received nominations this year, including “Moonlight” (8 noms), The Ava DuVernay doc “13th,” and acting noms for actors from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

See full list of Oscar nominees.

Guest:

Tim Gray, awards editor at Variety. He tweets from @timgray_variety