Sweeping the recent Golden Globe Awards with a seven-globes-out-of-seven-nominations win, “La La Land” dethroned “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “Midnight Express” (1978) of the title most Golden Globes won by a movie on January 8 at the Beverly Hilton, Los Angeles.
Topped by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s acting awards, the film also notched the best comedy picture, best director, best screenplay, best score and best song awards.
Damien Chazelle won for directing and screenplay, and Justin Hurwitz won for original score. Moreover, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s “City of Stars” won the award for song.
“There was something about these characters and what they’re going through that feels very human and natural even in their fantastic circumstances,” Stone shared backstage about the film. “Struggling and falling in love is something I think everybody can relate to in some way.”
Released on December 9 last year, La La Land is an original musical about everyday life exploring the joy and pain of pursuing one’s dreams.