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‘La La Land’ director in ‘shock’ over Oscar nods

TOKYO: The director of hit romantic musical "La La Land" said he was jolted and honoured when he learned that his film had earned a record 14 Oscar nominations. Damien Chazelle's whimsical tribute to Hollywood's Golden Age of musicals topped the Academy Award nominations list on Tuesday, tying an all-time record set by "All About Eve" and "Titanic". "It was a little bit of a shock and it was a huge honour," Chazelle told a press conference a day after the film's Japan premiere. The movie scored nods for best…