California: Hollywood producers named the musical "La La Land" the best film of 2016 on Saturday at a ceremony marked by criticism of President Donald Trump's immigration policies.
The big win by "La La Land" at the 28th annual awards set up the film, which stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, as an odds-on Oscar favorite, after it scored a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations earlier this month. The Producers Guild of America (PGA), which is among the leading industry organizations representing makers of movies and TV shows, also named its best animated film which went to "Zootopia," favorite documentary, won by “O.J.: Made in America" and honored Netflix's "Stranger Things" as the top television drama.
Musician John Legend, a star of "La La Land", criticized the new president's executive order placing curbs on people arriving in the United States from certain Muslim-majority countries, which spawned protests and confusion at several U.S. airports on Saturday. "We encourage everybody out there to speak out against it," Legend said.