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The Oscars 2017: 'Moonlight' beats 'La La Land' to win Best Picture

The 89th Academy Awards

The Oscars 2017: 'Moonlight' beats 'La La Land' to win Best Picture
'Moonlight' wins Best Picture — after an announcement confusion. Plus, the full list of winners

In what will probably go down as one of the most bizarre moments in Oscars history, presenter Faye Dunaway mistakenly announced La La Land as the winner of Best Picture award. The La La Land team were already onstage giving thanks when the mistake was realised and Moonlight was clarified as the real winner. The confusion happened because Dunaway's co-presenter Warren Beatty was given the wrong envelope.

 

Nonetheless, it was still a great night for La La Land as they bagged six Oscars, including Best Actress for Emma Stone. Damien Chazelle also became the youngest filmmaker to win a Best Director Oscar at the age of 32. Meanwhile, the poignant and critically acclaimed Moonlight took home three awards.

 

See the complete list of winners here:

Best Supporting Actor

[Winner] Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

 

Best Supporting Actress

[Winner] Viola Davis, Fences

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures


Best Makeup and Hair

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

[Winner] Suicide Squad

 

Best Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water

La La Land

The Lobster

[Winner] Manchester by the Sea

20th Century Women

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival

Fences

Hidden Figures

Lion

[Winner] Moonlight

 

Best Costume Design

Allied

[Winner] Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie

La La Land

 

Production Design

Arrival

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

[Winner] La La Land

Passengers

 

Best Cinematography

Arrival

[Winner] La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Silence

 

Best Editing

La La Land

Moonlight

Arrival

[Winner] Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

 

Best Sound Editing

Hacksaw Ridge

[Winner] Arrival

Deepwater Horizon

La La Land

Sully

 

Best Sound Mixing

Arrival

[Winner] Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 Hours

 

Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

[Winner] The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

 

Best Animated Short

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pearl

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

[Winner] Piper

 

Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

[Winner] Zootopia

 

Best Documentary Short Subject

Extremis

4.1 Miles

Joe's Violin

Watani: My Homeland

[Winner] The White Helmets

 

Best Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

[Winner] O.J.: Made in America

13th

 

Best Foreign Language Film

A Man Called Ove

Land of Mine

Tanna

[Winner] The Salesman

Toni Erdmann

 

Best Original Song

'Audition (The Fools Who Dream)', La La Land

'Can't Stop the Feeling', Trolls

[Winner] 'City of Stars', La La Land

'The Empty Chair', Jim: The James Foley Story

'How Far I'll Go', Moana

 

Best Original Score

Jackie

Passengers

[Winner] La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

 

Best Director

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

[Winner] Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

 

Best Lead Actress

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

[Winner] Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

 

Best Lead Actor

[Winner] Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

 

Best Picture

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

[Winner] Moonlight

 

For more on the Oscars, head to the official website.

 

 

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