Justin Hurwitz, composer of best original score nominee La La Land, and co-writer (with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul) of best original song nominees, “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars,” is riding the high of his first Oscar nominations.
Receiving three of La La Land’s 14 nominations is “incredible,” Hurwitz tells The Hollywood Reporter. “This has been a dream project for me and Damien [Chazelle, the film’s director]. It’s something we started years ago, so just getting it made was a miracle. Having people like it was so fulfilling and to end up here is really kind of wild.”