Arizona native Emma Stone wins Oscar for performance in ‘La La Land’
Feb 26, 2017, 9:58 PM | Updated: Feb 27, 2017, 3:35 pm
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After previously being nominated for “Birdman” in 2014, Arizona native Emma Stone has won her first Oscar.
Stone won the Academy Award in the best actress category for her performance in “La La Land.” She beat out Isabelle Huppert (“Elle”); Ruth Negga (“Loving”); Natalie Portman (“Jackie”); and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”) for the award.
The 28-year-old has had an incredibly successful film career already. She won a Golden Globe Award for the same performance earlier in the year and has three total nominations.
Stone was born and raised in Scottsdale and pursued acting throughout her time in the Valley. She attended Xavier 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.
Valley native Emma Stone snags Best Actress Oscar. Phoenix's Valley Youth Theatre where Stone started gives a shout-out on its marquee. pic.twitter.com/14R1dNKPT4
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Stone’s future projects include “Battle of the Sexes,” a film in which Stone plays Billie Jean King, one of the best tennis players of all time.