Scottsdale’s Emma Stone wins Golden Globe for performance in ‘La La Land’
PHOENIX — Scottsdale’s own Emma Stone won a Golden Globe Award Sunday night for her performance in the film “La La Land.”
Stone won the award for best actress in a comedy or musical.
In what was a Globes sweep for “La La Land,” Stone beat out heavyweights like Annette Bening for “20th Century Women” and Meryl Streep for “Florence Foster Jenkins” in the category. On her way up to the stage, she hugged director Damien Chazelle and co-star Ryan Gosling, both of whom had already picked up wins for the film, pausing to kiss Natalie Portman on the cheek before taking the mic.
The 28-year-old has had a tremendous amount of success in her young career. She’s been nominated for an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards. Her win Sunday marks her first victory in either awards show.
“This is a film for dreamers,” Stone said. “For any creative person who has had a door slammed in their face, metaphorically or literally … I share this with you.”
Stone was born and raised in Scottsdale and pursued acting throughout her time in the Valley. She attended Xaver College Preparatory, an all-female private high school in Phoenix before dropping out and moving to Los Angeles with her mother at the age of 15.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.