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Damien chazelle, after being awarded the oscar for directing "la la land". shortly before the ceremony, chazelle told esquire that simply making the film seemed like a huge victory. "once cameras started rolling, i remember there was a kind of giddiness of just being able to even finally make this," he said. "because for a while, it seemed like a far-fetched proposition and so we always wondered if it would always remain a thing in our heads. when it all came together the way that it did and we were able to actually start shooting it—you know, in l.a., with the cast that we got—i think all of us felt like we'd already got this insane victory that none of us saw coming. i think that kind of joy permeated through the whole shoot. it was a wonderful and almost kind of cathartic experience, just finally putting these images onscreen that had been in our heads for so long."