'La La Land' Movie: Musical Could Break Record For Most Oscar Wins In History [VIDEO]
La La Land is in the position to become the all-time Oscar-winning movie of all time.
La La Land already made Oscar history with 14 nominations, tying all-time leaders All About Eve and Titanic. In total, the film is nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor for Ryan Gosling, Best Actress for Emma Stone, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Damien Chazelle, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song (x2) for "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" and "City of Stars".
According to awards experts from various sites (compiled by GoldDerby), La La Land will be winning a whole bunch of these categories on Oscar night. Most experts agree that La La Land will win Oscars for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Original Score and Best Original Song for "City of Stars". That's nine awards, which is already the most any movie has won since 2003's The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, which won 11 Oscars.
Who's to say La La Land can't win more, though? The Academy clearly loves the film, and some experts believe it can also win for Best Original Screenplay and Best Costume Design, bringing it up to 11. Then, if Academy members are already voting for the film in Sound Mixing and don't really know how it differs from Sound Editing, it could very well win there too.
If this happens, La La Land would be the winningest film in Oscar history - but why stop there? If the voters clearly love every single aspect of the film, including Stone, then why can't Gosling be included in the sweep? Gosling's performance is a nice alternative to the more dramatic Casey Affleck and Denzel Washington, so he could be swept along for the ride.
This would put the win total at 13, and it's tough to imagine another film coming along and supplanting this record. Even 12 would be hard to accomplish, but that's very much in reach for La La Land. If it wins 11, it will tie the record alongside Ben-Hur, Titanic and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.
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