Oscars 2017: list of winners

In the biggest talking point to come out of the Oscars in decades, La La Land was wrongly announced as the winner of the Oscar for Best Picture. It later went to the correct winner, Moonlight.

Oscars 2017: list of winners

It's the dream of filmmakers the world over: for a film you work on to win the Oscar for Best Picture. I imagine that no matter what your odds are and how much you expect it, your fingers, toes, buttocks must ache with the tension they're under as you hear those infamous words: "and the Oscar goes to..." Hollywood legends, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were tasked with announcing the winner but it seems they were accidentally handed an envelope announcing Emma Stone the winner of the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in La La Land, which she'd already picked up earlier. Beatty looked at the card dumbfounded when he saw Stone's name and passed it to Dunaway. Dunaway took a more gung-ho approach and must've just seen "La La Land" under Stone's name and announced it, making what is being called the biggest mistake in Oscar history.

La La Land's cast and crew all descended onto the stage and began speaking before a stage hand came on and told the crew that a mistake had been made while the producer, Jordan Horowitz, was still making his speech. Horowitz then took it on himself to urge the cast and crew of Moonlight to rush on stage while the audience went from shocked gasps, to deep oohs, to rapturous applause.

It's almost not worth mentioning anything else that happened but there's too much newsworthy stuff. Lots of firsts for diversity as Viola Davis's win for Best Supporting Actress for Fences makes her the first Black person to win an Oscar, and Emmy and a Tony all for acting and Mahershala Ali's win for Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight marks the first ever acting win by a Muslim actor. La La Land director, Damien Chazelle is the youngest person to win Best Director at 32 and Kevin O'Connell, sound editor on Hacksaw Ridge, wins his first Oscar after being nominated twenty-one times throughout the years. Netflix wins their first Oscar for their original short documentary, The White Helmets, about the eponymous charity group. Manchester By The Sea writer-director, Kenneth Lonergan, took the original screenplay award over La La Land. Finally, the Harry Potter franchise won its first Oscar for Fantastic Beasts's costume design.

Viola Davis also takes the award for the best acceptance speech:

More expectedly, Emma Stone and Casey Affleck take the lead acting awards and Moonlight takes the adapted screenplay award. Despite a painfully embarrassing near-miss at the biggest award in film, La La Land still led the ceremony taking home six Oscars to Moonlight's three.

This all overshadows what was a politically charged ceremony with presenters and winners alike taking aim at the White House directly or indirectly. Nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ruth Negga both wore pins in solidarity with the American Civil Liberties Union, whereas host Jimmy Kimmel essentially called Drumpf racist.

This also happened...

Best Picture

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
WINNER: La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
WINNER: Moonlight

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 Makeup and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove - Eva Von Bahr, Love Larson
Star Trek Beyond - Joel Harlow, Richard Alonzo
WINNER: Suicide Squad - Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, Christopher Allen Nelson

Best Costume Design

Allied - Joanna Johnston
WINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Colleen Atwood
Florence Foster Jenkins - Consolata Boyle
Jackie - Madeline Fontaine
La La Land - Madeline Fontaine

Best Documentary

Fire at Sea - Gianfranco Rosi, Donatella Palermo
I Am Not Your Negro - Raoul Peck, Rémi Grellety, Hébert Peck
Life, Animated - Roger Ross Williams, Julie Goldman
WINNER: OJ: Made in America - Ezra Edelman, Caroline Waterlow
13th - Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick, Howard Barish

Best Sound Editing

WINNER: Arrival - Sylvain Bellemare
Deepwater Horizon - Wylie Stateman, Renee Tondelli
Hacksaw Ridge - Robert Mackenzie, Andy Wright
La La Land - Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou
Sully - Alan Robert Murray, Bub Asman

Best Sound Mixing

Arrival - Bernard Gariépy Strobl, Claude La Haye
WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge - Kevin O'Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, Peter Grace
La La Land - Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee, Steven Morrow
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson
13 Hours - Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush, Mac Ruth

Best Supporting Actress

WINNER: Viola Davis (Fences)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine - Sweden
A Man Called Ove - Denmark
WINNER: The Salesman - Iran
Tanna - Australia
Toni Erdmann - Germany

Best Animated Short

Blind Vaysha - Theodore Ushev
Borrowed Time - Andrew Coats, Lou Hamou-Lhadj
Pear Cider and Cigarettes - Robert Valley, Cara Speller
Pearl - Patrick Osborne
WINNER: Piper - Alan Barillaro, Marc Sondheimer

Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life As a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
WINNER: Zootopia

Best Production Design

Arrival - Patrice Vermette (production design), Paul Hotte (set decoration)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Stuart Craig (production design), Anna Pinnock (set decoration)
Hail, Caesar! - Jess Gonchor (production design), Nancy Haigh (set decoration)
WINNER: La La Land - David Wasco (production design), Sandy Reynolds-Wasco (set decoration)
Passengers - Guy Hendrix Dyas (production design), Gene Serdena (set decoration)

Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon - Craig Hammack, Jason H. Snell, Jason Billington, Burt Dalton
Doctor Strange - Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, Paul Corbould
WINNER: The Jungle Book - Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, Dan Lemmon
Kubo and the Two Strings - Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean, Brad Schiff
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal T. Hickel, Neil Corbould

Best Film Editing

Arrival - Joe Walker
WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge - John Gilbert
Hell or High Water - Jake Roberts
La La Land - Tom Cross
Moonlight - Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders

Best Documentary Short

4.1 Miles - Daphne Matziaraki
Extremis - Dan Krauss
Joe's Violin - Kahane Cooperman, Raphaela Neihausen
Watani: My Homeland - Marcel Mettelsiefen, Stephen Ellis
WINNER: The White Helmets - Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara

Best Live-Action Short

Ennemis Interieurs - Selim Azzazi
La Femme et le TGV - Timo von Gunten, Giacun Caduff
Silent Nights - Kim Magnusson, Aske Bang
WINNER: Sing - Kristóf Deák, Anna Udvardy
Timecode - Juanjo Giménez Peña

Best Cinematography

Arrival - Bradford Young
WINNER: La La Land - Linus Sandgren
Lion - Greig Fraser
Moonlight - James Laxton
Silence - Rodrigo Prieto

Best Score

Jackie - Mica Levi
WINNER: La La Land - Justin Hurwitz
Lion - Dustin O'Halloran, Volker Bertelmann
Moonlight - Nicholas Britell
Passengers - Thomas Newman

Best Song

Audition (La La Land) - Justin Hurwitz (music), Benj Pasek (lyrics), Justin Paul (lyrics)
Can't Stop the Feeling! (Trolls) - Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback
WINNER: City of Stars (La La Land) - Justin Hurwitz (music), Benj Pasek (lyrics), Justin Paul (lyrics)
The Empty Chair (Jim: The James Foley Story) - J. Ralph, Sting
How Far I'll Go (Moana) - Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water - Taylor Sheridan
La La Land - Damien Chazelle
The Lobster - Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
WINNER: Manchester by the Sea - Kenneth Lonergan
20th Century Women - Mike Mills

Best Adapted Screenplay

Arrival - Eric Heisserer
Fences - August Wilson
Hidden Figures - Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi
Lion - Luke Davies
WINNER: Moonlight - Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney

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 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 Actress

Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
WINNER: Emma Stone (La La Land)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

  • Image courtesy of ABC and AMPAS


Bhavesh Jadva

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