Oscar season is under way, and there are already a handful of films getting word of nominations. There is one film, however, that is getting more attention than others. That film is La La Land, which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. La La Land was written and directed by Damien Chazelle, who also wrote and directed the critically-acclaimed film Whiplash. The basic premise of the film follows a young musician and aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles.
The film has been heavily praised for many elements. Critics and fans have commented on the brilliant performances of both Stone and Gosling. The film score is another element that has been acclaimed, and while I myself have not seen the movie yet, I can definitely tell how great the songs are by their presence in the trailers. Other elements that people have enjoyed are the production design, cinematography, and costume design. The film is getting all sorts of love, especially by video game designer Hideo Kojima. Kojima is a big movie enthusiast, and in a recent interview he said that La La Land is his favorite movie of the year so far. He loved it so much that he mentions it from time to time on his Twitter (as shown below).
Now, could La La Land take home numerous oscars? The probability is actually high! Unless the movie is not nominated for any oscar, it could take home a few of them. History could repeat itself just like last year’s academy awards. Mad Max was nominated for 10 oscars and won 6 of them! It would be interesting to see how this year’s Oscar season goes with all these great films coming out. I wonder myself if La La Land is worth the hype. I Guess I can find out in a few weeks when the film comes to theaters.
Check out the trailers to see if La La Land catches your interest, and you can also hear a bit of the film’s music from the trailers.