Moonlight wins best picture at the 2017 Oscars after La La Land mixup
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This year’s Oscars was certainly one of the most exciting ceremonies of recent years. Jimmy Kimmel excelled as host, keeping audiences energised throughout the long evening. He initiated several parachuted sweet drops into the audience, brought a random group of star-struck Hollywood tourists into the prestigious event at the Dolby Theatre, and even tweeted Donald Trump.
There were plenty of hilarious moments but also a number of moving speeches. Supporting actor Mahershala Ali and supporting actress Viola Davis were perhaps the most moved by their wins, with both delivering touching speeches, showing genuine gratitude.
However, nothing could have prepared us for the shock of the events that transpired as the final award of the night was presented. As presenter Warren Beatty fumbled with the envelope, and paused, which everyone assumed was for dramatic effect, Faye Dunaway eventually read La La Land out as the winner. As it became clear that an awful mistake had been made, it was insisted over and over that this was a mistake and that Moonlight had in fact won."I opened the envelope and it said 'Emma Stone, La La Land'. I wasn't trying to be funny". Beatty said. The mixed up envelopes fiasco really is the definition of “You had ONE job!”.
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Best Picture: Moonlight
Best Director: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Best Actor: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Best Actress: Emma Stone (La La Land)
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis (Fences)
Best Cinematography: La La Land
Best Original Score: La La Land
Best Original Song: La La Land (City of Stars)
Best Original Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea
Best Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight
Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling : Suicide Squad
Achievement in Costume Design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Best Documentary Feature: O.J.: Made in America