'La La Land' Continues Dance to the Oscars With DGA Win - NBC Connecticut

'La La Land' Continues Dance to the Oscars With DGA Win

The film's director, Damien Chazelle, won top honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards

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    Director Damien Chazelle, winner of the Feature Film Award for "La La Land," addresses reporters backstage at the 69th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

    "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle has waltzed off with the top honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards held Saturday in Beverly Hills.

    At 32-years-old, Chazelle, a first-time nominee, is the youngest ever recipient of the prize. The DGA win is the next step on the path to the Oscars. Only seven times has the DGA winner not gone on to win the directing prize at the Academy Awards.

    Chazelle said, "I'm a movie maker because I'm a movie lover."

    Chazelle was up against Barry Jenkins for "Moonlight," Kenneth Lonergan for "Manchester by the Sea," Garth Davis for "Lion," and Denis Villeneueve for "Arrival." All but Davis are also nominated for the Oscar.

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