‘La La Land’ to Be Honored With Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Vanguard Award
Movies| | By Sara Wilkins
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s La La Land will be honored with the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Vanguard Award next year.
The movie’s director, Damien Chazelle, Stone, and Gosling will be feted at the Film Awards Gala on January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
“Director and writer Damien Chazelle delivers a resonant cinematic masterpiece with La La Land,” festival chairman Harold Matzner says. “This visually stunning film pays tribute to classic Hollywood musicals with a contemporary love story driven by pitch-perfect performances by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. It is our honor to present the Vanguard Award to La La Land.”
La La Land is set for release next month and has already garnered amazing reviews and multiple film festival awards, including the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada, while Stone picked up the Volpi Cup Best Actress award at the Venice Film Festival in Italy for her role.
Stone and Gosling will also be honored with Outstanding Performer of the Year awards at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February.