Broadway’s Pasek and Paul Win Big in Golden Globe Awards
As we had predicted, the talented Broadway writing tandem has started their awards sweep with this year’s Golden Globe Awards.
Justin Paul and Benj Pasek, the creators of Broadway’s critically-acclaimed musical Dear Evan Hansen, wrote the lyrics that accompany Justin Hurwitz’s music in the Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling-starring movie musical, La La Land. The duo won Best Original Song for writing ‘City of Stars’.
La La Land swept the awards at today’s telecast, winning all 7 of its nominations– Best Actor for Ryan Gosling, Best Actress for Emma Stone, Best Director for Damien Chazelle, Best Screenplay for Damien Chazelle, Best Score for Justin Hurwitz, and Best Motion Picture Comedy.
In their acceptance speech, Benj Pasek said, “We never thought that we would get to be a part of an original movie musical. That’s what got us into loving musicals in the first place. This is beyond our wildest expectations! This is for musical theater nerds everywhere. Thank you for this!”
Among their fellow nominees for Best Original Song were Trolls’ Can’t Stop the Feeling, Sing’s Faith, Gold’s Gold, and Moana’s How Far I’ll Go, a song co-written by Hamilton creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Here’s the complete video of Pasek and Paul’s acceptance speech.
Here’s a clip of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone singing City of Stars from the movie.