LA LA LAND’s Oscar Nominated Song-Writing Team, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
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Already boasting a Golden Globe Award for their song “City of Stars,” songwriting duo Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are again in the spotlight for their work in the critically-acclaimed LA LA LAND. Garnering a total of 14 Oscar nominations, the musical film features lyrics by Pasek and Paul, and two of its original songs, “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars,” are up for the Original Song award. Composer Justin Hurwitz wrote LA LA LAND’s music, and is nominated with Pasek and Paul.

Though somewhat new to the world of film, since meeting at the University of Michigan just over a decade ago, the songwriting team of Pasek and Paul has established an astounding reputation on stage and in television, with their work currently represented on Broadway and around the world.

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