On January the 8th Emma Stone won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her role in La La Land. Stone is also nominated in the Best Actress category at the 89th Academy Awards, where La La Land has been nominated for 14 Oscars – tying the records set by All About Eve and Titanic.
However, the moment that ingrained itself in internet memory from this year’s Golden Globe is not any award-winning speech. It’s Emma Stone’s awkward attempt at a hug with La La Land writer and director Damien Chazelle.
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When Chazelle got up to accept an award last night, he was joined on stage by La La Land stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, as well as his wife Olivia Hamilton.
Ryan put his hand around Chazelle on one side, and the director instinctively extended his free arm to hug his wife, unsuspecting that Stone was trying to give him a hug at the same time. The director leaned in to kiss his Olivia and Stone was left in no man’s land.
Of course, there were no hard feelings and Stone showed her charisma in turning an awkward moment into a charming anecdote that people still talk about.