Emma Stone proved she’s among the best actresses of her generation Sunday night when she won the Oscar for best leading actress at the 89th Annual Academy Awards.

Emma Stone

Stone won for her role in La La Land, an overall improbable success story in 21st Century Hollywood.

We don’t know if this indicates a renaissance for the movie musical, but we do know Emma Stone’s win is a huge validation for a talented actress who shines in every film she does, whether it’s a clunker like Aloha or a charmer like  La La Land.