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‘La La Land’ Sets Record for Golden Globes With Seven Awards

  • Lions Gate film sweeps in big victory for independent studio
  • Diversity also a winner with awards for ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Atlanta’
Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, winners for Best Actor and Best Actress at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 8.

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, winners for Best Actor and Best Actress at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 8.

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“La La Land,” a musical tale of two up-and-coming entertainers struggling to succeed with their careers and with each other under the glare of Hollywood, dominated the Golden Globe awards, winning best picture and setting a record for the annual ceremony.

The film from Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. captured the statuette for best motion picture, musical or comedy, at the ceremony Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, carried on NBC and hosted by Jimmy Fallon. Ryan Gosling won for his role as the jazz pianist Sebastian, while Emma Stone grabbed the Golden Globe for her portrayal of the young actress Mia. The picture also drew honors for director Damien Chazelle and for its musical numbers.