Every Win La La Land Scored During the 2017 Award Season

By Ryan Roschke

La La Land made history in January, breaking the record for most Golden Globes won by a single film after snagging all seven of the awards it was nominated for. In January, the spectacular film was nominated for 14 Academy Awards, tying with All About Eve and Titanic for the most nominations of all time. Unfortunately, come the big show on Feb. 26, it didn’t break records for most Oscars won, but it did take home quite a few. (Just, uh, not best picture.) Now that award season has officially wrapped, take a look at how many wins (and nominations) La La Land scored.

Oscar Nominations

Won: Best director, Damien Chazelle
Won: Best actress, Emma Stone
Won: Best original song, “Audition
Won: Best achievement in cinematography
Won: Best achievement in production design
Won: Best original score
Best picture
Best actor, Ryan Gosling
Best original screenplay
Best original song, “City of Stars”
Best achievement in costume design
Best achievement in film editing
Best achievement in sound editing
Best achievement in sound mixing
Critics’ Choice Award Nominations and Wins

Won: Best picture
Won: Best director, Damien Chazelle
Won: Best original screenplay, Damien Chazelle
Won: Best cinematography, Linus Sandgren
Won: Best production design, David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
Won: Best editing, Tom Cross
Won: Best song, “City of Stars”
Won: Best score, Justin Hurwitz
Best actor, Ryan Gosling
Best actress, Emma Stone
Best costume design, Mary Zophres
Best song, “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”
Golden Globe Award Nominations

Won: Best motion picture, musical or comedy
Won: Best director, Damien Chazelle
Won: Best actor, musical or comedy, Ryan Gosling
Won: Best actress, musical or comedy, Emma Stone
Won: Best screenplay, Damien Chazelle
Won: Best original score, Justin Hurwitz
Won: Best original song, “City of Stars”
Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations

Won: Outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role, Emma Stone
Outstanding performance by a male actor in a leading role, Ryan Gosling

Matt Damon discovers new culture in the Chinese blockbuster The Great Wall

“I think it’s a pretty classic kind of hero’s journey, similar to Lawrence of Arabia, or Dances with Wolves, or Avatar. It’s a character who starts one way, he’s thinking about himself and his own needs and through his exposure to this different, this other culture, this other way, he starts to wake up to the fact that there are things that are more important than himself”. SOUNDBITE 2 : Matt Damon, actor (man, English, 28 sec) “They had 200 shipping containers that surrounded this giant wall that they built and they covered it in green screen. So it was the largest outdoor green screen in the world. I mean, it was incredible. And then they were days, you know, for the first battle there were 500 or more extras in full battle armor, horses, it was just massive. It felt like doing one of the old MGM movies or something, it was just a bigger scale than anything I’ve ever done”. SOUNDBITE 3 : Matt Damon, actor (man, English, 21 sec) “That first battle sequence is just incredible, like what he (director Zhang Yimou) did. That joy that is almost there, in the filmmaking. And I think that’s a kind of an important thing to have, when you try to make a big entertaining popcorn movie. Obviously, this is not historical fact, this is fantasy, and it’s a monster movie, so it’s got to be fun”. SOUNDBITE 4 : Matt Damon, actor (man, English, 26 sec) “When I talked to him (director Zhang Yimou) about it the first time he said : I want it to be the great wall as if it had been designed by Da Vinci. I want the wall to come alive. This wall does things that the real one doesn’t, with catapults coming out of the wall, and blades coming out, the crane corps, the women diving off the parapets and doing their acrobatics, I mean, it’s a big show”. SOUNDBITE 5 : Matt Damon, actor (man, English, 32 sec) “Every decision he (director Zhang Yimou) was making came out of what was truthful for the characters. So he would design his shot around the actions of the characters behaving honestly. So in an odd way his direction was no different from Martin Scorsese’s, or Francis Ford Coppola’s or Steven Spielberg’s, it all came from the same place. So I think my take away was that it’s still filmmaking, in any language”.