La La Land tied the record for most Academy Award nominations with 14. Titanic and All about Eve also scored 14. The Academy Awards are Feb. 26.

Our thoughts on the main categories:

Best picture
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land”
“Manchester by the Sea”

Comment: Why couldn’t the Academy max out the field by taking “Deadpool” as the 10th film and make comic book and superhero fans happy? Favorite: “La La Land”

Lead actor
Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling, “La La Land,”
Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington, “Fences”

Comment: No surprises. Mortensen deserves the fifth slot. Favorite: Affleck

Lead actress:
Isabelle Huppert, “Elle”
Ruth Negga, “Loving”
Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Comment: The Academy sure loves Streep, rewarding the legendary actress with her record 20th nomination. Her Golden Globes speech may have helped. Negga is a nice surprise. Amy Adams (“Arrival”) and Annette Bening (“20th Century Women”) fail to make the cut. Favorite: Stone

Supporting actor:
Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”
Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel, “Lion”
Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”

Comment: Shannon gets a nomination over “Nocturnal Animals” co-star Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the Golden Globes winner. Favorite: Ali

Supporting actress:
Viola Davis, “Fences”
Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”
Nicole Kidman, “Lion”
Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

Comment: Noms for three women of color — Davis, Harris and Spencer. Good day for diversity. Favorite: Davis

Best director:
Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”

Comment: It appears Gibson is back. He scores his first nomination since 1995, when he won two Oscars for “Braveheart.” Favorite: Chazelle

Animated feature:
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“The Red Turtle”

Comment: “Finding Dory” can not be found. Favorite: “Zootopia”