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Critics’ Choice Awards 2016: La La Land wins best picture


Damien Chazelle’s La La Land continues to sing and dance its way through awards season, picking up yet another Best Picture accolade at the Critics Choice Awards.

The romantic musical about two struggling entertainment industry hopefuls — Mia, an actress played by Emma Stone, and Sebastian, a jazz pianist played by Ryan Gosling — won the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s highest award at the g
roup’s annual awards ceremony on Sunday night in Los Angeles, further fueling the film’s bid for the Best Picture Oscar after it took the prestigious TIFF People’s Choice Award in September and the New York Film Critics Circle’s Best Film honor earlier in December.

Accepting the award on behalf of the prod
uction was Chazelle, who stood in front of the Critics Choice crowd with his cast and crew behind him.

“I want to thank my producers… for trying to make this movie for six years. Six years of what seemed like an impossible dream, an uphill climb, and you guys never lost faith. You always pushed me, I can’t thank you guys enough,” Chazelle said while he turned to face the men and women standing behind him.


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