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La La Land, 2016.
Directed by Damien Chazelle.
Mia is an aspiring actress working as a barista on the Warner Bros. lot. Sebastian is a musician who harbours dreams of opening his own jazz club. The two meet and fall head over heels in love, only for dreams and ambitions to get in the way.
Is it too much to ask for a movie to simply make us feel good? Apparently not as far as the glorious La La Land is concerned. In this era of self-consciously gritty and overblown blockbusters, in waltzes Damien Chazelle’s vibrant homage to the classic movie musical, one whose emotional acuity and storytelling parameters couldn’t be better defined, and whose jubilant spirit is ultimately impossible to resist.
- Sean Wilson
MaryAnn’s quick take… A marvel. Funny and exuberant and bittersweet and cliché-busting and unexpected as hell. We are going to need more movies like this one. I’m “biast” (pro): loved Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash, love Gosling and Stone
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Hopeful yet pragmatic. Fantastical yet down-to-earth. Revolutionary yet traditional. Old-fashioned in the best way and totally modern at the same time. Pure escapist cinematic joy that you don’t need to turn your brain off to get thoroughly lost in. La La Land is a movie to make you fall in love with movies all over again, just when, I suspect, we’re going to be leaning on movies a lot merely to maintain our sanity. This is an instant comfort movie, one that wraps you in its warm embrace and never lets you go. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
As of today, Golden Globes-record-breaking film festival and box office sensation “La La Land” will be appearing on IMAX screens in the United States in a digitally re-mastered format. It’s in seven theaters in Los Angeles and approximately 100 nationwide for at least the next week, until “XXX: The Return of Xander Cage” opens and is likely to steal at least a few of those screens.
Last night I had the opportunity to check it out on the IMAX screen in Playa Vista, where they also handed out these gorgeous posters designed especially for the IMAX release. (I may have taken four.) An extra bonus: on the back is the sheet music for “City of Stars,” which won best song at the Globes on Sunday night, with music by Justin Hurwitz and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
The big question everyone asked me after the screening was how the film was different. »
- Jenelle Riley
The BAFTAs are the British equivalent of the Oscars, and although the awards are given overseas, they still factor into the American awards race.
Yet again, we see the same three films having a strong presence here: La La Land, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight. However, BAFTA is also spreading the love to other awards favourites like Arrival, Nocturnal Animals, and Lion.
Some interesting omissions here include Denzel Washington for Fences. His co-star Viola Davis is nominated in the supporting category, but it looks as though BAFTA went for other potential Oscar contenders Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge and Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic. They're also the first major awards body to nominate Jake Gyllenhaal's leading performance in Nocturnal Animals.
The British film and Palm D'Or winner I, »
- Adriana Floridia
Chicago – It was a musical-oriented, high octane night at the 74th Golden Globe Awards on January 8th, 2017. Hosted by Jimmy Fallon of NBC-tv’s “The Tonight Show,” the Globes celebrated the best in TV and film in 2016, and selected Best Pictures “La La Land” (Comedy/Musical) and “Moonlight” (Drama), and honored the Best TV Shows with “Atlanta” (Comedy, FX) and “The Crown” (Drama, Netflix). “La La Land” broke the record for the most Golden Globes in one night, sweeping all seven of the categories the musical film was nominated in.
In the film actor and actress categories, the two big surprises were in the Best Actress Drama category, as Isabelle Huppert took home the Globe for “Elle” (a critically acclaimed but little seen French film) over the favored Natalie Portman for “Jackie,” and Aaron Taylor-Johnson won Best Supporting Actor for “Nocturnal Animals,” besting four higher profile performances. In the Comedy/Musical Best Actress category, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Best Picture, DramaHell or High WaterLionManchester by the Sea [our review]Moonlight - Winner [our review]Hacksaw RidgeBest Picture, Musical or Comedy20th Century Women [our review]DeadpoolFlorence Foster JenkinsLa La Land - Winner [our review]Sing StreetBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, DramaAmy Adams (Arrival)Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane)Isabelle Huppert (Elle) - Winner [our review and interview]Ruth Negga (Loving) [our coverage]Natalie Portman (Jackie) [our review]Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaCasey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) - WINNERJoel Egerton (Loving)Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)Denzel Washington (Fences)Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or ComedyColin Farrell (The Lobster) [our coverage]Ryan Gosling (La La Land) - WINNERHugh Grant (Florence Foster Jenkins)Jonah Hill (War Dogs)Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool)Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or ComedyAnnette Benning (20th Century Women)Lily Collins (Rules Don't Apply)Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen)Emma Stone (La La Land »
At Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards, La La Land made history. The spectacular film broke the record for most Golden Globes won by a single film after snagging all seven of the awards it was nominated for. The record of six awards was previously held by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Midnight Express (1978). With an additional eight accolades on the Critics' Choice winners' list and a total of 15 trophies so far, it seems like the musical is set to make an unprecedented sweep through award season. And we're saying this before the Oscar nominations have even been announced! Let's break down every nomination and win so far. Related:Jimmy Fallon Just Pulled Off the Best Golden Globes Opening in YearsLa La Land Is the Most Romantic Movie of the Year - and Also, of Many YearsEmma Stone and Ryan Gosling Couldn't Stop Grinning When La La Land Took »
- Ryan Roschke
La La Land started the 74th Golden Globes with 7 nominations and by the end of the night took home each one of those awards, an all-time high for the ceremony. The film won Best Original Score (Justin Hurwitz), Original Song (“City of Stars“), Screenplay (Damien Chazelle), Director (Damien Chazelle), Actor (Ryan Gosling) and Actress (Emma Stone) […]
Read La La Land Takes Home a Record 7 Golden Globes on Filmonic.
The folks behind "La La Land" won big at Sunday night's Golden Globe Awards ... and then partied big afterward with the real La La Land's biggest stars. A gang of celebs came together at Craig's in WeHo after the show, and it was nothing short of Tinseltown at its finest. Some of those in attendance: Justin Hurwitz, Bob Odenkirk, Susan Kelechi Watson, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... and a dressed down Tobey Maguire. Ryan Gosling was there, »
- TMZ Staff
Not a lot of news breaks backstage at the Golden Globes — as the new winners filter in to speak with the press, the emphasis is on celebrating these triumphs.
Read More: How the Golden Globe Winners Will Shake Up the Oscar Race
It’s a loose, fun atmosphere, albeit one that allows creative people to speak about their passions, and some amazing moments tend to ensue along the way.
“Moonlight” director Barry Jenkins’ mother has still not seen her son’s film. “Mom wants to see it on the small screen, which as a filmmaker makes me cringe,” he said. However, he acknowledged her desire to experience the film on her own terms and “make her peace with it.”
And while she hasn’t seen the film, she has been following its journey through awards season. “Every interview you give,” he said to Best Supporting Actor nominee Mahershala Ali, »
- Liz Shannon Miller
The 74th annual Golden Globe ceremony became a City of Stars, as hot favorite La La Land managed to pick up awards in all seven categories for which it received nominations. Other big winners were Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea. You can view the full list of winners below…
Best Motion Picture — Drama
Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
20th Century Women
Best Director — Motion Picture
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
- Robert Kojder
Going into the 2017 Golden Globes, La La Land had the most nominations of any other film with seven, followed by Moonlight with six nominations and Manchester-by-the-Sea with five nominations. At the end of the night, La La Land made history by winning all seven of the awards it was nominated for, taking the most wins for any film in Golden Globes history. It was also the first movie to win every major Golden Globe it was nominated for since One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1976, which could set it up for a big night on Oscar Sunday next month.
Deadline reports that La La Land ran the table tonight, winning Best Picture Comedy or Musical, filmmaker Damien Chazelle winning Best Director and Best Screenplay, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone for Best Actor and Best Actress, Best Original Score by Justin Hurwitz and Best Original Song for "City of Stars. »
A lot of people still like to talk about the Golden Globes as if they were the less-serious, more-fun, loose-cannon, everyone-in-the-room-is-relaxed-because-they’ve-had-a-few-drinks alternative to the Academy Awards. Okay, that is what they are, and on some level always will be. At this point, however, consigning the Globes to that description may also be a neat way of staying in denial over just how much, in the last 10 years, the once tatty, second-tier Globes have attached themselves, like a big golden mosquito, to the Oscars and sucked up a healthy dose of their mystique.
The difference may come down to how much you weigh perception and reality. Anyone close to the industry — or in it — knows that there’s a universe of difference between the voting body for the Oscars (the 5,783-member Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences) and the one for the Golden Globes (the quirky, at times nearly »
- Owen Gleiberman
The ever-idiosyncratic 90 entertainment reporters who comprise the Hollywood Foreign Press never fail to surprise. The entertaining show itself was hosted by the musically oriented Jimmy Fallon, who predictably leaned into inevitable big winner “La La Land” throughout the show.
The seven-award sweep for musical “La La Land” sets a Globe record and only adds to its Oscar momentum. Academy voters are filling in their ballots now, which are due January 13, but the Globes are not predictive. Remember, there is no overlap with some 6,000 Academy voters. The PGA nominations on January 10 and SAG Awards on January 29 will be more revealing.
The winners’ speeches could have some impact on their fates. Viola Davis got plenty of Globe screen time: Not only did she gracefully win Supporting Actress for “Fences,” but she paid tribute to Cecil B. DeMille winner and “Doubt” costar Meryl Streep, who is competing for Best Actress in “Florence Foster Jenkins. »
- Anne Thompson
Simon Brew Jan 9, 2017
Well, awards seasons is in full flow, and it seems fair to now mark Moonlight and La La Land as the frontrunners for this year's Oscars. They both collected big gongs at the annual Golden Globe awards. And here's the full list of winners from last night's event...
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
20th Century Women
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
La La Land reigned supreme at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, scooping up all seven trophies it was nominated for during a relatively staid installment of what's typically the most unpredictable night of awards season.
La La Land dominated the Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical categories with wins for stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, writer-director Damien Chazelle, composer Justin Hurwitz and lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Trophies were more widely distributed on the Drama side of things, with Moonlight winning Best Motion Picture, Casey Affleck taking Best »
La La Land just made history!
The Lionsgate film took home a staggering seven Golden Globe awards on Sunday, making it the most decorated film in the award show’s history.
The film, which stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, beat the previous record for most Golden Globes won by a single film, held by One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Midnight Express (1978), which garnered six shiny statues each.
Directed by Damien Chazelle, the box-office hit won in each category for which it was nominated, including Best Motion Picture in a Musical or Comedy.
Chazelle won two awards for directing and screenplay. Gosling and Stone proudly accepted their awards for best actor and actress in a Musical or Comedy, respectively.
Composer Justin Hurwitz won for Best »
Many were predicting a good night for “La La Land” at the Golden Globes, but even the musical’s biggest fans might have been surprised at just how well the evening went. In a record-breaking win, Damien Chazelle’s love letter to artists and dreamers walked away with seven Golden Globes, more than any other film in the show’s history. The closest films are 1975’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and 1978’s “Midnight Express,” which both won six prizes.
“This is so insane, I can’t even tell you,” producer Fred Berger said upon accepting the film’s best musical/comedy win. “Six years ago when we started working on this movie (it) was an utter fantasy.”
The fantasy became a reality when the film won in the comedy/musical category for best film, actress, and actor, in addition to winning director, screenplay, score, and song (for »
- Jenelle Riley
La La Land was the big winner at the 74th Golden Globes. With a record 7 awards, the film garnered wins for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), Best Director and Screenplay (Damien Chazelle), Best Actress (Emma Stone), Best Actor (Ryan Gosling), Best Score (Justin Hurwitz) and Best Song (Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul).
Written and directed by Chazelle, La La Land (review) tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.
- Michelle McCue
“La La Land” has just set the Globes’ all-time record, as Lionsgate’s musical love note to the City of Angels claimed its seventh trophy with its win for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. “La La Land” has already claimed hardware for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Ryan Gosling), Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Emma Stone), Best Director (Damien Chazelle), Best Screenplay (Chazelle), Best Original Score (Justin Hurwitz) and Best Original Song (Hurwitz et al for “City of Stars.”) Chazelle’s musical entered Sunday night as a heavy favorite in almost every. »
- Matt Pressberg
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