“I want to thank Justin Hurwitz who also won an Oscar for Best Original Song La La Land’s “City of Stars” who I have known since I was 17 for riding with me on this,” said Damien Chazelle, who won Best Director for La La Land tonight. Having just celebrated his 32nd birthday last month, Chazelle now ties as the youngest director ever to win for Best Director. The last 32 year old to win was 86 years ago -Norman Taurog for the film Skippy in 1931, although technically, Chazelle was older than Taurog by about a month.