Emma Stone won the best actress award at the Venice Film Festival for her role in La La Land.
The 27-year-old boosted her Oscar nomination chances after scooping the award for best actress at the 73rd annual film festival on Saturday.
She plays Mia in the Hollywood-set musical movie La La Land, an aspiring actress who falls for Ryan Gosling’s Sebastian, a jazz pianist. The film is impressing critics, and Emma is rumored to be heading for an Academy Award nomination next year.
Emma is currently on her way to the Toronto International Film Festival for the film’s premiere there, and pre-taped her acceptance speech for the Venice awards.
“I wish I was back there because Venice and Italy are so amazing and I can think of no better place than Venice to have premiered La La Land. We had such an amazing time and I will never forget it,” she said.
“I have to thank Ryan Gosling for being my partner on this movie, and especially (director and writer) Damien Chazelle for casting me. It was a dream come true,” she added.
La La Land hits cinemas from November.