Illustration by Kyle Hilton originally in The Hollywood Reporter
While nearly everyone worth their weight in Oscar predicting is in agreement that La La Land will win Best Picture, Director, Actress and Sound Mixing, the Gold Rush Gang feels pretty secure that it will pick up six more at the 89th Academy Awards. That will put it just one below the all-time record of 11 Oscars which is currently held by three films: Ben-Hur (1959), Titanic (1997) and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003).
10 Oscars is nothing to shake a stick at, to be sure. That puts it in alongside another musical, West Side Story (1961). La La Land‘s 14 nominations, however, beats West Side Story‘s 11 and puts the modern-day musical in the same category as the above-mentioned Titanic and All About Eve (1950) for the most of all time. Titanic won 11, while All About Eve won just 6. It’s probably fair to say that La La Land will fall somewhere in between there.
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