Jacob Staudenmaier decided to aim high and ask La La Land's Emma Stone to his prom, by making his own version of the movie's opening musical number.
Emma Watson was at one time attached to take the Emma Stone role in Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning (well, not that Oscar) ‘La La Land’. “I knew I had horse training, I knew I had dancing, I knew I had three months of singing ahead of me, and I knew I had to be in London to really do that,” she said. Watson wasn’t the only star to miss out on the movie – Miles Teller was also in the frame for a time too, to star opposite Watson.
It was inevitable – ‘La La Land’ is heading to the West End. After almost picking up Best Picture at last night’s Oscar’s, it looks as though the critically-applauded musical drama is being adapted for the West End. According to The Sun, prolific Broadway and West End producer Sonia Friedman revealed that an adaptation of the much-loved movie is already in the works.
With awards season in full swing, it was the turn of the Brits last night to take their time in the limelight at the 70th EE British Academy Film Awards last night. Who were the big winners and losers of the night?
The 70th EE British Academy Film Awards just wrapped up at the Royal Albert Hall in London, with ‘La La Land’ the big winner on the night picking up 5 awards from 11 nominations for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress for Emma Stone, Best Original Music, and Cinematography.
In pole position for this year’s prize is ‘La La Land’, a film arriving as much-needed respite following the many shocks, horrors and uncertainties of 2016. ‘La La Land’ is a mug of hot chocolate after getting caught in a sleet storm. It’s a sincere homage to a bygone Hollywood era, and so there are certainly similarities to be drawn with another Oscar-winner – ‘The Artist’, but none favour the 2012 Best Picture winner. What undoes Michel Hazanavicius’ well-meaning ode to silent movies is its knowing winks, and a single line of illusion-cracking dialogue. ‘La La Land’ by contrast is a wholehearted and true resurrection of a long-forgotten form which pays tribute in all the right ways, but is contemporary also, making the genre work for modern audiences but never trampling its legacy.
Andrew Garfield and Ryan Reynolds’ kiss was easily the highlight of the entire Golden Globes ceremony, as both actors took solace in each other after missing out in their respective Best Actor categories. After the Golden Globes had finally come to an end, Reynolds and Garfield’s smooch was the talk of Tinseltown.
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone’s revivalist musical ‘La La Land’ has swept the board at the nominations for this year’s BAFTAs. The movie received 11 nods in all, including those for Best Movie, Best Actor and Actress for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, and Best Director for Damien Chazelle. Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’ and Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’ also hauled in nine nominations each. Meanwhile, up for Outstanding British film are ‘American Honey’, ‘Denial’, ‘I, Daniel Blake’, ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’, ‘Notes On Blindness’, and ‘Under The Shadow’. ...
Ryan Gosling’s been a busy man in recent years, but 2016 has only seen him star in one movie – Shane Black’s ‘The Nice Guys’ alongside Russell Crowe – but 2017 just got a whole lot busier. With ‘La La Land’ hitting UK cinemas in early January, the ‘Drive’ actor has ‘Blade Runner 2049’ in post-production, with Terrence Malick’s ‘Weightless’ out in March. With Gosling on board after a relatively quiet stint, fans will be glad to see the Canadian back on the big screen after a number of high profiled roles in ‘Gangster Squad’, ‘Only God Forgives’, and ‘The Big Short’ since since 2013.
Emma Stone has spoken about her own experiences of Hollywood sexism, revealing that directors she’s worked with have given lines she came up with on-set to her male co-stars. The ‘La La Land’ star made the remarks in an interview with Rolling Stone.