Emma Stone's road to the 2017 Oscars

From "Superbad" to "La La Land."

In 2011, Gosling was already "singing" Stone's praises, telling MTV News, "There's no one like her. As soon as she signed on for this movie, I knew it was going to be good."

Little did anyone know that six years later the duo would be at it again, this time both grabbing Oscar nods for "La La Land."

"Everyone wants to talk about the race issues, feminism and the themes the movie touches on. But even more than that, it’s the story of three women who come together in an unlikely way to create positive change," Stone told The Hollywood Reporter in 2011.

"For the first time, as the words are coming out of her mouth, Sally’s connecting to what she’s actually saying. So that’s similar to that monologue. It’s this thing that I’ve always wanted to say to you and I’m only now realizing what the repercussions of these words leaving my mouth will be. I guess that’s where it draws parallels for me," she added to Deadline.

In "La La Land," which took director Damien Chazelle and composer Justin Hurwitz years to convince a major studio to produce, Stone gets to show off her singing and dancing abilities, the same skills she had flashed on Broadway years prior performing in "Cabaret."

"It was really cool and interesting to be a part of, and equally scary—because if the tone wasn’t cohesive from the smaller scenes into these big cinemascope musical numbers, I didn’t know how it would turn out," she told Time magazine last year.