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More than 40 Oscar nominations for Middleburg Film Festival titles, actors

“La La Land” star Emma Stone and director Damien Chazelle, center, stand with Middleburg Film Festival founder Sheila Johnson, left, and Executive Director Susan Koch. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko
Middleburg Film Festival organizers and executives will again be watching the Academy Awards intently this Sunday, crossing their fingers in hopes of a second consecutive Best Picture victory.

Last year's Best Picture Oscar winner, “Spotlight,” opened the 2015 Middleburg Film Fest. This year, an impressive four films screened in Middleburg are up for Best Picture, including front-runner “La La Land,” the 2016 event's centerpiece film.

“Lion,” which kicked off the 2016 installation, is also up for Best Picture, along with Middleburg showings “Manchester by the Sea” and “Moonlight.”

“La La Land” actress Emma Stone and director Damien Chazelle, both of whom were in attendance at Middleburg, are up for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Director, respectively.

All told, films and actors from the 2016 Middleburg Film Festival are up for more than 40 Oscar nominations, including 14 alone from “La La Land.” They include:

Best Picture:

-“La La Land”
-“Manchester by the Sea”

Actor in a Leading Role:

-Casey Affleck – “Manchester by the Sea”
-Ryan Gosling – “La La Land”

Actress in a Leading Role:

-Ruth Negga – “Loving”
-Natalie Portman – “Jackie”
-Emma Stone – “La La Land”

Actor in a Supporting Role:

-Mahershala Ali – “Moonlight”
-Lucas Hedges – “Manchester by the Sea”
-Dev Patel – “Lion”

Actress in a Supporting Role: 

-Naomie Harris – “Moonlight”
-Nicole Kidman – “Lion”
-Michelle Williams – “Manchester by the Sea”

Animated Feature Film:

-“The Red Turtle”


-Linus Sandgren - “La La Land”
-Greig Fraser - “Lion”
-James Laxton – “Moonlight”

Costume Design:

-Madeline Fontaine – “Jackie”
-Mary Zophres – “La La Land”


-Damien Chazelle – “La La Land”
-Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester by the Sea”
-Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight”


-“Fire at Sea”
-“I Am Not Your Negro”

Film Editing:
-Tom Cross - “La La Land”
-Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon – “Moonlight”

Foreign Language Film:

-“Toni Erdmann”
-“The Salesman”
-“Land of Mine”

Music (Original Score):

-Mica Levi – “Jackie”
-Justin Hurwitz – “La La Land”
-Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka – “Lion”
-Nicholas Britell – “Moonlight”

Music (Original Song):

-Audition (The Fools Who Dream) - “La La Land”
-City of Stars – “La La Land”

Production Design:

-David Wasco - “La La Land”

Sound Editing:

-“La La Land”

Sound Mixing:

-“La La Land”


-Screenplay by Luke Davies – “Lion”
-Screenplay by Barry Jenkins – “Moonlight”

Writing (Original Screenplay):

-Written by Damien Chazelle – “La La Land”
-Written by Kenneth Lonergan – “Manchester by the Sea”


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