“La La Land” has become the most awarded film in Golden Globes history!
The Liongate feature film won in each category for which it was nominated, beating “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “Midnight Express” (1978), which had 6 trophies apiece.
“La La Land” took home 7 trophies, including Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Director and Screenplay (Damien Chazelle), Best Original Score (Justin Hurwitz), Best Original Song (“City of Stars” written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul), Best Actor (Ryan Gosling), and Best Actress (Emma Stone).
“This is a film for dreamers. And I think that hope and creativity are 2 of the most important things in the world. And that’s what this movie is about. So to any creative person who has had a door slammed in their face, either metaphorically or physically, or actors who have had their auditions cut off, or waited for a callback that didn’t come, or anybody, anywhere really, that feels like giving up sometimes, but finds it in themselves to get up and keep moving forward, I share this with you. Thank you so much for this. Thank you,” said Emma Stone upon receiving her award.
— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) January 9, 2017
“La La Land” marks Chazelle’s follow-up musical movie since his 2014 critically-acclaimed musical, “Whiplash”. Starring Gosling and Stone, who acted as lovers in “Crazy Stupid Love” (2011) and “Gangster Squad” (2013), the film tells the love story between an aspiring actress and a dedicated jazz musician.
Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
“La La Land” is currently screening in Malaysian cinemas.