Justin Paul: Golden Globe Winner!

Justin Paul — the 2003 Staples High School graduate who, with his songwriting partner Benj Pasek, has taken both Broadway and Hollywood by storm — began 2017 the same way he ended 2016: with raves from critics and fans.

A few minutes ago in Beverly Hills, the duo earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song in a movie. The winner was “City of Stars,” from the hit film “La La Land.” Pasek and Paul wrote the lyrics; Justin Hurwitz wrote the music.

Paul did the honors, giving the acceptance speech.

Justin Paul (left) and Benj Pasek, moments after learning they'd won a Golden Globe for writing the lyrics to "La La Land."

Justin Paul (left) and Benj Pasek, moments after learning they’d won a Golden Globe for writing the lyrics to “La La Land.” (Photo/Rhonda Paul)

The Oscar nominees are not yet out. However, Pasek and Paul’s latest award gives them a leg up in that race.

And, of course, there are the Tony Awards in June. Perhaps you’ve heard of the songwriters’ other little project, “Dear Evan Hansen”?

(Hat tip: David Roth)

6 responses to “Justin Paul: Golden Globe Winner!

  1. Sharon Paulsen

    Ah, the next Rogers and Hammerstein duo, reincarnate, perhaps?

    Congrats to the Westport talent!!

  2. I hear Jerome Kern.

  3. Yeah Staples “kids”!

  4. What a year for “Pasek & Paul”!!! Congratulations to these two talented young men…
    So blessed to have followed Justin on his musical journey…
    How about a “trifecta” – Golden Globe, Tony, Oscar!!!!

  5. Nadine Cherna

    Congratulations! Well done!

  6. I still remember Justin ar Staples particularly Merriily We Roll. Along. Mom Rhonda always a booster. How proud she must be.