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Moonlight wins best picture at the 2017 Oscars after La La Land mixup

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The 89th Academy Awards are done and dusted, rounding up the awards season for another year.

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!”.

Nevertheless, while La La Land didn’t break or even equal any records, it was rewarded where credit was due, being the most successful film of the night with six awards in total, including best original score, song, director, and actress. However, Moonlight left with the biggest prize of the night, even if it did take two tries…

See the full list of winners below.

89th Academy Awards Full Winners List

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

Achievement in Sound Editing: Arrival

Achievement in Sound Mixing: Hacksaw Ridge

Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman

Best Animated Short: Piper

Best Animated Feature: Zootopia

Best Production Design: La La Land

Achievement in Visual Effects: The Jungle Book

Best Film Editing: Hacksaw Ridge

Best Documentary Short subject: The White Helmets

Best Live Action Short: Sing




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