Record Breaking Golden Globes Win For New Musical

La La Land

New musical La La Land has broken records at the Golden Globes.

It led the pack with seven nominations and last night won every single one, making it the most highly awarded film at the Golden Globes ever, surpassing One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) and Midnight Express (1978).

La La Land harks back to the golden age of film musicals and is now highly tipped to do well at the Oscars.

La La Land

Last night it swept the board at the Golden Globes by winning best film (musical or comedy) while lead actors Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone won awards for their performances and Damien Chazelle won best director and best screenplay.

Here's the full list of awards it won:

  • Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy—Emma Stone
  • Best Director – Motion Picture—Damien Chazelle
  • Best Original Song – Motion Picture—"City of Stars" Music by Justin Hurwitz & Lyrics by Benj asek & Justin Paul
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy—Ryan Gosling
  • Best Screenplay – Motion Picture—Damien Chazelle
  • Best Original Score – Motion Picture—Justin Hurwitz
La La Land

All photos by Dale Robinette

At the ceremony Gosling thanked his partner Eva Mendes, saying:

"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 my daughter, pregnant with our second and trying to help her brother fight his battle with cancer."

He dedicated his award to that brother - Juan Carlos Mendes, who died from cancer last year, aged 53.

The film is out in the UK this week - it opens on the 13th.

It was also a good night for the UK at the Golden Globes.

 

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