La La Land’s Oscar-nominated director Damien Chazelle

Writer/director Damien Chazelle may only have three feature films on his short resume, but the 32-year-old is already viewed by Hollywood as an acclaimed auteur and major talent. His latest film, the musical La La Land, is a follow-up to his 2014 release Whiplash. That film received five Oscar nods and three wins, including Best Supporting Actor. Now officially crowned as this year’s Oscar frontrunner, La La Land just scored a total of 14 nominations (including Best Director), matching the record held by All About Eve and Titanic.