MOST GOLDEN GLOBE NOM­I­NA­TIONS GO TO “LA LA LAND”

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Damien Chazelle’s Los An­ge­les mu­si­cal “La La Land” sang and danced its way to a lead­ing seven Golden Globes nom­i­na­tions, with Barry Jenk­ins’ cel­e­brated comin­gof-age tale “Moon­light” close on its heels with six nods.

“La La Land” earned nom­i­na­tions for its lead ac­tors, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, as well as best pic­ture, com­edy or mu­si­cal. The film also scored nom­i­na­tions for di­rect­ing, screen­play, score and orig­i­nal song in the nom­i­na­tions an­nounced Mon­day in Los An­ge­les by the Hol­ly­wood For­eign Press As­so­ci­a­tion.

“Moon­light,” spread across three chap­ters of a young man’s life in Miami, led the field in the dra­matic cat­e­gories, in­clud­ing best pic­ture. It earned nods for Jenk­ins’ di­rect­ing and script, sup­port­ing ac­tor fa­vorite Ma­her­shala Ali and sup­port­ing ac­tress Naomie Har­ris.

“When you see that the HFPA comes back with six nom­i­na­tions you know they saw the work and the love put into the film,” Jenk­ins said by phone. “It fills my heart.”

The other nom­i­nees for best pic­ture, drama, were “Manch­ester by the Sea,” “Lion,” “Hell or High Wa­ter” and “Hack­saw Ridge.”

On the tele­vi­sion side, “The Peo­ple v. O.J. Simp­son” con­tin­ued its awards suc­cess with five nom­i­na­tions, in­clud­ing best lim­ited series and nods for stars Sarah Paul­son, Court­ney B. Vance, Ster­ling K. Brown and John Tra­volta.

Other awards reg­u­lars (“Veep,” “Trans­par­ent”) were rec­og­nized, too, al­though some more re­cent shows not el­i­gi­ble for Septem­ber’s Emmy Awards el­bowed their way in, in­clud­ing “The Night Of,” “West­world,” “At­lanta,” “This Is Us” and “Inse­cure.” HBO led the net­works with 14 nom­i­na­tions.

“Huge thanks to the Hol­ly­wood For­eign Press As­so­ci­a­tion and the Rus­sian hack­ers that made our nom­i­na­tions pos­si­ble,” joked “Veep” star Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus on her eighth Globe nod.

The film nom­i­nees also ver­i­fied that this year’s awards sea­son isn’t nearly so white as last year’s. Along with “Moon­light,” nom­i­na­tions were heaped on Den­zel Washington’s Au­gust Wil­son adap­ta­tion “Fences” (in­clud­ing act­ing nods for Washington and Vi­ola Davis), the in­ter­ra­cial mar­riage drama “Lov­ing” (leads Ruth Negga and Joel Edger­ton were nom­i­nated) and the in­spi­ra­tional NASA drama about African-Amer­i­can math­e­ma­ti­cians “Hid­den Fig­ures” (for which Oc­tavia Spencer was nom­i­nated).

Emma Stone dances with Ryan Gosling in a scene from “La La Land,” nom­i­nated for seven Golden Globes. Lion­s­gate

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