Pasek and Paul's "City of Stars" wins Best Original Song at the 2017 Golden Globes
This year’s 74th Golden Globe Awards ceremony on Sunday evening was filled with tons of big winners; however, there was one name in particular that frankly swept shop — Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. The heartwarming musical-comedy took home a total of 7 globes at the awards ceremony such as: Best Picture (comedy or musical), Best Director — and one award particularly close to our heart — Best Original Song.
The Best Original Song winner “City of Stars” was composed by Justin Hurwitz and written by none other than our very own Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are the Tony/Emmy-nominated songwriting team behind the new hit Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen, as well as A Christmas Story, The Musical (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), Dogfight, (Lucille Lortel Award winner, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, London Evening Standard Awards nominations), James and The Giant Peach, and Edges. Their TV credits include Smash, Sesame Street and Johnny and the Sprites. They’ve even had hands in creating the song “Unlimited” for Old Navy’s 2014 back-to-school campaign.
The dynamic songwriting duo are no strangers to major recognition with the New York Times calling them “Inarguably gifted composers who write inarguably elegant songs. Major talents” and Variety penning them as “Broadway wunderkinds. Their songs are timeless and memorable.”
We here at Kobalt love seeing our creators soar and want to extend a huge congratulations to Benj Pasek and Justin Paul on the monumental win. If you haven’t heard “City of Stars” yet, be sure to check it out!