If you were one of the millions who fell in love with La La Land, the Academy has requited that love at the 2017 Oscars.
Filmmaker Damien Chazelle beat out Mel Gibson, Barry Jenkins, Kenneth Lonergan, and Denis Villeneuve to earn the award for Best Director.
Not only that, at 32 years old, he’s the youngest ever to achieve the honor!
Ch-ch-check out his romantic acceptance speech (above)!
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