Golden Globe Awards

From Pikesville to 'La La Land,' producer Marc Platt sees a bright future for movie musicals

From Pikesville to 'La La Land,' producer Marc Platt sees a bright future for movie musicals

If this year's Oscars play out as predicted, the night's final award could be accepted by one of Baltimore's own.

Pikesville native Marc Platt is one of four producers of best picture nominee (and early front-runner) "La La Land." The musical, an ode to  dashed dreams but inextinguishable hopes starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as young artists in a Los Angeles filled with people just like them, has already won a Golden Globe for best musical or comedy and a BAFTA Award (or British Oscar) for best film. If its momentum keeps up — the movie's record-breaking seven awards at the Golden Globes bodes well for its continued success — "La La Land" could well...

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