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‘Big Five’ at the Oscars for La La Land?

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‘Big Five’ at the Oscars for La La Land?

La La Land is the story of Emma Stone’s Mia. She is described as a gifted and aspiring actress who juggles life between auditions and her job at a coffee shop. We also have Ryan Gosling’s Sebastian, a passionate jazz musician who dreams of opening his very own club, spreading his love of jazz. We watch them make a song and dance out of their lives as they navigate through their respective trials and tribulations and struggle to pursue their ambitions. The story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for destroying hopes and breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, this musical about everyday life explores what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love.

In modern day Los Angeles, the couple explores what is most important to them. Love? Life in the spotlight? Or something else…?

Now, La La Land is in pursuit of Oscar’s. Five of them in fact. By all accounts the film has every chance of bagging at least a few Oscar’s, it’s already done well with Golden Globes and BAFTA’s with the liklihood of Oscar’s improving by the day. The big five (Oscar’s) are: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay / Best Adapted Screenplay. The only category the film might struggle with (not predicted to win) is best actor for Ryan Gosling (surely not!)

The likes of Gold Derby and friends say that Emma Stone is furlongs ahead of the rest in terms of picking up the coveted award, the only serious threat being Natalie Portman’s ‘Jackie.’

Véronique’s Verdict

We have the Moon, the Queen of Pentacles and the Ace of Wands.

The Moon
This represents uncertainty, and as with any awards ceremony we do not know the results until they have been announced. There is a sense of hidden opportunity within this card, is a win imminent?

The Queen of Pentacles
This represents theatrical performances and the arts. A sense of good fortune is indicated within this card as well as the social whirl of parties.

The Ace of Wands
This reveals a passion and enthusiasm from those involved in the film. New opportunities are indicated as a result of the film within this card.

Of course, 14 Oscar nominations is an achievement in itself and serves to validate Hollywood’s sense of elitism. I feel that the nominations are as important as the ‘awards.’ Will the film achieve its five Oscars? Possibly some, but I feel that new doors will open for all involved, particularly Emma Stone. Watch this space!
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