After an opening musical number from Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Kimmel took to the stage for a typically comedic introduction that seemed to avoid most of the controversy that was expected to be confronted by the Academy in the opening moments of the ceremony. The host’s overall approach to the role was light-hearted, with a special Oscars edition of Mean Tweets and an introduction to a number of tour bus goers who were surprised by an appearance at the ceremony in one of the more heart-warming moments of the night.
Perhaps the most shocking moment in Oscars history also occurred in the closing moments of the ceremony when ‘La La Land’ was announced as Best Picture despite ‘Moonlight’ being the actual winner. Unfortunately, the award presenter had been given the envelope of the previous award (Emma Stone for ‘La La Land’) and the entire cast and crew of Damien Chazelle’s famed musical had to be shuffled off stage for the ‘Moonlight’ crew to take their spot.
Among the winners, Damien Chazelle was named Best Director and, in turn, broke history by becoming the youngest ever winner of the award at just 32 years of age, while Casey Affleck beat Denzel Washington to the Best Actor award despite late rumours that the ‘Fences’ star would take home the award on the night.
Here’s a full list of the winners:
Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling – Suicide Squad
Costume Design – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Best Documentary – O.J. Made in America
Best Sound Editing – Arrival
Best Sound Mixing – Hacksaw Ridge
Actress in a Supporting Role – Viola Davis (Fences)
Best Foreign Language Film – The Salesman (Iran)
Best Animated Short Film – Piper
Best Animated Feature – Zootopia
Achievement in Production Design – La La Land
Achievement in Visual Effects – The Jungle Book
Achievement in Film Editing – Hacksaw Ridge
Documentary Short Subject – The White Helmets
Live-Action Short Film – Sing
Achievement in Cinematography – La La Land
Best Original Score – La La Land
Best Original Song – “City of Stars” from La La Land
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) 27 February 2017
Best Original Screenplay – Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Best Adapted Screenplay – Barry Jenkins & Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)
Best Director – Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Actor in a Leading Role – Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Actress in a Leading Role – Emma Stone (La La Land)
Best Picture – Moonlight
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