'La La Land' Racks Up Seven Awards From The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association

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La La Land was singing a happy tune when The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their top honorees for 2016. The musical love story La La Land was the big winner, racking up seven awards, including Best Film and Best Director (Damien Chazelle).

La La Land, a song-and-dance romance about two star-crossed lovers struggling to make their professional dreams a reality, also earned the Best Original Screenplay prize for Chazelle's adept balance of intimate human drama and heart-soaring musical set-pieces.

The film swept the technical categories, including Best Original Score for Justin Hurwitz's lushly beautiful compositions and Best Cinematography for Linus Sandgren's resplendent lensing.

The film features Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as two hopeful L.A. artists trying to make it in a very difficult industry.

Upon meeting each other, they find love and express it in song and dance. Fans who are patiently awaiting the release of La La Land can catch the film in theaters on December 16.