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Golden Globes 2017: La La Land leads nominees

La La Land

Story by Jack Foley

MUSICAL La La Land leads the nominees for this year’s Golden Globe nominations, with seven nods in total.

Damien Chazelle’s movie is up for best musical or comedy film, while there are acting nominations for its stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

Chazelle is also in the running for best film director and for original screenplay, score and song.

Following closely behind was coming-of-age drama Moonlight, which landed six nods, including best drama film. British actress Naomie Harris is up for best supporting actress for her role as a drug addict in the film.

Manchester By The Sea, which follows a caretaker who finds himself taking in his teenage nephew, has five nominations, including best drama film, original screenplay, director for Kenneth Lonergan, actor for Casey Affleck and supporting actress for Michelle Williams.

The other best drama actor nominees are Joel Edgerton for mixed-race drama Loving, Andrew Garfield for Mel Gibson’s WWII drama Hacksaw Ridge, Viggo Mortensen for indie darling Captain Fantastic and Denzel Washington for Fences.

Natalie Portman is favourite for the best drama actress award for playing Jacqueline Kennedy in the biopic Jackie. But she faces competition from Arrival‘s Amy Adams, Jessica Chastain for Miss Sloane, Isabelle Huppert for Paul Verhoeven’s Elle and Ruth Negga for Loving.

World War II biopic Hacksaw Ridge, Texan crime drama Hell or High Water and Indian/Australian coming-of-age movie Lion are also up for best drama film.

In the best motion picture, comedy or musical category La La Land is up against 20th Century Women, Sing Street, Florence Foster Jenkins and subversive superhero flick Deadpool.

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is shortlisted in the best comedy or musical best actor category, alongside Britain’s Colin Farrell, for The Lobster, Gosling for La La Land, Hugh Grant for Florence Foster Jenkins and Jonah Hill for War Dogs.

Among the TV categories, BBC spy drama The Night Manager scored highly, with nods for its British stars Olivia Colman, Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie. It is also up for best limited series.

Colman faces fellow Brit Thandie Newton (Westworld) for best supporting actress in a limited TV series, as well as Game of Thrones star Lena Heady plus Chrissy Metz and Mandy Moore, who are both recognised for family comedy drama This Is Us.

The Night Of‘s British star Riz Ahmed is nominated alongside Hiddleston for best actor in a limited TV series, as well as his own co-star, John Turturro. Courtney B Vance, for American Crime Story: OJ Simpson v The People, and Bryan Cranston, for All The Way, complete the nominees in that category.

American Crime Story: OJ Simpson v The People is also recognised with acting nominations for John Travolta, Sterling K Brown and Sarah Paulson alongside Vance, while the drama itself is also up for best limited series.

Netflix’s The Crown also secured three nominations, including one for leading lady Claire Foy.

The Golden Globes will be handed out in Los Angeles on January 8, 2017, at a ceremony hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

Among the notable snubs were Martin Scorsese’s latest epic, Silence, which may not have screened in time for critics, as well as Clint Eastwood’s Sully.

See the nominations in full