Golden Globes: 'La La Land' Wins Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

The musical set a new record for most wins by a film.

La La Land took home the Golden Globe for best motion picture, comedy or musical, on Sunday night.

The film beat out 20th Century Women, Deadpool, Florence Foster Jenkins and Sing Street to win the award.

The musical drama swept the Golden Globes, winning in all seven categories it was nominated for and setting the record for most wins by a film.

Producers Fred Berger and Marc Platt accepted the award, as the cast and crew stood on stage beside them.

"The idea of making an original L.A.-set musical was an utter fantasy, so to be standing here tonight is more surreal than I can possibly describe," Berger told the audience. Platt echoed his sentiments and thanked director Damien Chazelle.

"Thank you to Damien for reminding us of the magic and the power of cinema — to make us feel not through cynicism or irony, but with unbridled joy and passion, to dream more urgently, to live more fervently and to love more deeply," he said.

Backstage, Chazelle told reporters he was still "processing" the musical's record-setting wins: "This is my first time ever at the Golden Globes. I assume it doesn't [always] go this way. But I was just so honored to be here at all."

He admitted that he was most excited about seeing his college friend, composer Justin Hurwitz, "get on that stage" and accept the award for best original song and score.

Earlier in the night, Chazelle took home awards for best director and best screenplay, Hurwitz won best original song and score, Ryan Gosling won best actor in a motion picture (musical or comedy), and Emma Stone won best actress in a motion picture (musical or comedy).

Jimmy Fallon hosted the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton on Jan. 8.

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