VIDEO: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Accept GOLDEN GLOBE for Best Original Song
Oscar and Tony Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul received the award for Best Original Song at last night's 75th Annual GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS. While accepting the trophy, the DEAR EVAN HANSEN composers thanked director Michael Gracey and the entire cast, "led by annoyingly handsome and charming Hugh Jackman." The creative twosome also singled out cast member and Broadway alm Keala Settle (LES MISERABLES, HANDS ON A HARD BODY), who performs the number in the film. The song can now be heard on the radio in a cover recorded by pop star Kesha. Watch their acceptance speech below!
The composers and lyricists, who recently won the Tony Award for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre for DEAR EVAN HANSEN and the Oscar for Best Original Song 'City of Stars' from the movie LA LA LAND, recently received two Grammy nominations in the categorys of Best Musical Theater album for DEAR EVAN HANSEN and Best Song Written For Visual Media for the song "City of Stars" from the LA LA LAND soundtrack.
In addition to winning the 2017 Tony Award, Pasek and Paul won the 2016 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lyrics for DEAR EVAN HANSEN. For their music featured in 2013's A CHRISTMAS STORY, they received a 2013 Tony nomination for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Music. They will be writing songs for Disney's upcoming 2019 live-action film adaptation of ALADDIN in collaboration with Alan Menken, as well as songs for Disney's upcoming live-action film adaptation of SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS.
Pasek and Paul's original songs were featured on Season 2 of NBC's SMASH. Other works include the music for JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and off-Broadway's DOGFIGHT.
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