Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, lyricists behind La La Land’s “Audition” and “City of Stars” — both Oscar-nominated for Best Original Song at the upcoming 2017 ceremonies — have nothing but love to share with their La La Land family and fellow nominees.
“While we might be the lyricists for La La Land, we’re having some real trouble finding words this morning!” Pasek and Paul exclaim in a joint statement. “We had the great honor of writing these songs with the singularly talented Justin Hurwitz, and it was such a privilege to develop them with the visionary Damien Chazelle.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled for the academy to recognize that this film was a collaboration across all departments,” they continue. “And that’s about the maximum amount of English sentences we’re able to string together at this moment!”