Chazelle becomes youngest directing Oscar winner for ‘La La Land’

HOLLYWOOD: Damien Chazelle was the youngest ever winner of a best possible directing Oscar on Sunday after choosing up the prize for his 3rd function movie, musical “La La Land.”

directing Oscar winner for 'La La Land'
directing Oscar winner for ‘La La Land’

It used to be the primary Academy Award for Chazelle, 32, who used to be the favourite going into Sunday’s rite after profitable Directors Guild and Golden Globe awards previous this yr.

“La La Land,” a modern unique musical, is about in Los Angeles and stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling as an aspiring actress and a tortured jazz musician who fall in love.

Chazelle thanked his female friend, actress Olivia Hamilton, whilst accepting his statuette.

“This used to be a film about love and I used to be fortunate sufficient to fall in love whilst making it,” he stated.

It took six years for Chazelle to discover a studio prepared to finance and take a chance on “La La Land,” which used to be conceived as a contemporary tackle 1940s and 1950s Hollywood musicals. He additionally wrote the screenplay.

In 2015, Chazelle used to be nominated for a very best tailored screenplay Oscar for his breakout movie “Whiplash,” a few younger jazz drummer. That good fortune helped catapult “La La Land” into manufacturing.

Chazelle began out as a jazz drummer at highschool however later studied movie at Harvard University.

He took the Oscar on Sunday over a box that incorporated Denis Villeneuve for “Arrival,” Mel Gibson for “Hacksaw Ridge,” Kenneth Lonergan for “Manchester by way of the Sea,” and Barry Jenkins for “Moonlight.”

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