‘La La Land’, won several awards at last night Golden Globes. The musical comedy has now set itself up for major wins at the Oscars.
The film was nominated for a globe in seven categories, and it won all seven. The film has been described as a nostalgic look back at the Golden Age of Hollywood musicals.
During the three hour ceremony, it was felt that the film brought an optimistic note to a troubled 2016 where racial tensions grew. Many gave political speeches on Trump’s election win.
Emma Stone, who won best actress in a musical/comedy for her part as Mia, said, “This is a film for dreamers.
“I think that hope and creativity are two of the most important things in the world. And that’s what this movie is about.”
Her co-star Ryan Gosling won best actor, Chazelle won best screenplay and director. The film also won best original score, and best song for ‘City of Stars’.
The film’s seven golden globe win is a record breaker. Prior to last night, ‘Midnight Express’, and ‘One flew over the cuckoo’s nest’ won six awards at the Globes.
Gosling, paid tribute to his partner, Eva Mendes.
He said, “I would like to try to thank one person properly and say while I was singing and dancing and playing piano and having one of the best experiences I’ve ever had on a film, my lady was raising our daughter, pregnant with our second, and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer.
“I love you.”
Other prize winners included Casey Affleck for best actor in a drama for his performance in ‘Manchester by the Sea’, best drama went to ‘Moonlight.’
Isabelle Huppert won best actress in a drama for her performance in ‘Elle’. This has been viewed as a shock as Natalie Portman was expected to win for her performance in ‘Jackie’.