La La Land, the latest film from VES alum Damien Chazelle ’07, received fourteen Oscar nominations, tying Titanic and All About Eve for the most in Academy Award history. The film was nominated in categories including Best Picture, Director, and Original Screenplay, and its score, composed by Harvard grad Justin Hurwitz, was nominated for best Original Score.
For more on the film's connection to Harvard, check out a recent article in the Harvard Gazette on Hurwitz and Chazelle’s time here and how it impacted their work together. And an article in the Boston Globe highlighting nominations with connections to Boston talks about Chazelle and his time in VES working with his mentor Robb Moss.
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