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When the story of La La Land played out at the Oscars

Last updated on: February 28, 2017 19:39 IST
Missed La La Land at the theatres? Don't worry, the film just played out in real life.
 
Sukanya Verma explains it here.

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling's journey in Damien Chazelle's La La Land starts out like a dancing dream. There are a few twists and turns until it ends into an almost happily-ever-after.

Call it strange happenstance, but that's exactly how the drama unfolded in real life too.

 

On screen

The song City of stars -- which plays in the film -- is shining bright for the gorgeous duo, Mia (Emma Stone, who won the Oscar for Best Actress) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling, who was nominated).

Mood: Ecstatic

Off screen

City of stars is showering the gorgeous duo with Golden Globes.

Mood: Ecstatic

 

On screen

La La Land's unforgettable piano theme by Sebastian is working its magic in Mia's heart.

Mood: Jubilant

Off screen

La La Land's unforgettable piano theme has won most major music awards.

Mood: Jubilant

 

On screen

In the initial bits of the film, Mia's audition rejection and struggle to survive LA's cutthroat movie scene is shaking her confidence.

Mood: Insecure

Off screen

Despite a solid 14 nominations lead, La La Land is still to strike gold at the Oscars as the initial awards are announced.

Mood: Insecure

 

On screen

Things are looking promising for Mia and Sebastian. They've both got gigs and money now.

Mood: Relief

Off screen

La La Land just secured the awards for music and cinematography.

Mood: Relief

 

On screen

Mia takes a break from Sebastian and showbiz.

Mood: Disappointment

Off screen

Hacksaw Ridge's John Gilbert beats La La Land's Tom Cross to collect the Oscar for Best Editing.

Mood: Disappointment

 

On screen

Sebastian shows up on Mia's door and informs her she's got THE audition in the most swoon-worthy fashion.

Mood: Happy

Off screen

Stone, standing next to Gosling, has won the Best Actress Oscar trophy and is applauding director Damien Chazelle, who's created a record by becoming the youngest director to win in Oscar history.

Mood: Happy

 

On screen

It appears as though Mia and Sebastian will live happily ever after.

Mood: Excitement

Off screen

And the Oscar for Best Film goes to La La Land.

Mood: Excitement

 

On screen

Except they don't. It's all a dream.

Mood: *Poof*

Off screen

Except it hasn't. It's all a dream. 'This is not a joke, Moonlight has won,' confirms one of La La Land's producers.

Mood: Something more strongly worded than *poof*

 

On screen

That 'almost' feeling.

Mood: Sigh

Off screen

That 'almost' feeling.

Mood: Sigh!

Sukanya Verma