‘La La Land’ will tie all-time Oscar wins record of 11 according to 23 Experts

The nominated team from “La La Land” is about to tie an impressive Oscar record at the Academy Awards ceremony on February 26. The combined odds of our 23 Experts, journalists who cover entertainment throughout the year, have the musical winning 11 categories this year. That feat would tie it with “Ben-Hur” (1959), “Titanic” (1997), and “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” (2003) for the all-time wins record for a movie.

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The film has 14 nominations in 13 categories (it has two of the slots for Best Original Song). Let’s look at each of those along with the Experts’ odds to win:

1. Best Picture — Far out front with 1/5 odds over “Moonlight” with 14/1 odds

2. Best Director (Damien Chazelle) — A slightly closer race with 2/5 odds over Barry Jenkins (“Moonlight”) at 10/3

3. Best Actress (Emma Stone) — Tipped to win at 4/7 over Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”) at 9/2.

4. Best Original Screenplay — A very slight favorite at 10/11 over “Manchester by the Sea” at 13/10.

5. Best Cinematography — A strong favorite at 1/4 over “Arrival” at 6/1.

6. Best Costume Design — Has a great deal of support at 2/5 over “Jackie” at 4/1.

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7. Best Film Editing — A very big frontrunner at 2/11 over “Hacksaw Ridge” at 14/1

8. Best Production Design — Far out front at 1/4 over “Arrival” at 11/2.

9. Best Original Score — One of its biggest leads at 2/13 over “Moonlight” at 14/1.

10. Best Original Song — Golden Globe winner “City of Stars” at 4/9 is ahead of “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s “Moana” at 10/3.

11. Best Sound Mixing — Musicals have had good success in this category so it has a strong lead of 3/10 over “Hacksaw Ridge” at 4/1.

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For only two other categories, the movie is not expected to prevail:

Best Actor — Casey Affleck (“Manchester by the Sea”) at 2/3 and Denzel Washington (“Fences”) at 9/5 are both way ahead of Ryan Gosling at 50/1.

Best Sound Editing — War movie “Hacksaw Ridge” is a good bit ahead at 2/3 over “La La Land” at 27/10.

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