winners//89th ACADEMY AWARDS

AWARDS COVERAGE



Thanks to surprise winners and a shocking end, the 89th Academy Awards were a triumph for live television, culminating in a moment that will be talked about for years to come.

La La Land went into the evening as the frontrunner, having been nominated for a record-tying 14 Oscar nominations, putting in the ranks of classics like Titanic and All About Even, without yet winning any awards. Damien Chazelle's musical was also coming off of an impressive awards season run, where it picked up important precursors like the BAFTA and a number of guild awards.

The evening began with a high powered performance of Justin Timberlake's Oscar-nominated "Can't Stop the Feeling" from Trolls and the energy was kept throughout most of the night. Host Jimmy Kimmel moved things along without getting too political (though Trump drinking games led to me downing more than a couple glasses of champagne). A few reoccurring bits were hits, as well, with the candy parachutes an instant favorite.

Most of the winners were expected, with frontrunners like Mahershala Ali (Moonlight), Emma Stone (La La Land), Viola Davis (Fences), and Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) picking up acting honors. Kevin O'Connell, who holds the record for the individual with the most nominations and never a win, finally took home a statue for Sound Mixing for Hacksaw Ridge. Chazelle became the youngest person in Oscar history to win Best Director.

But, the undisputed biggest moment of the night came when Hollywood legends Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced La La Land as the Best Picture. In the middle of acceptance speeches and applause, it was uncovered that the wrong envelope had been given to Beatty and Moonlight was the actual Best Picture winner.

It was an unexpected blunder that still feels icky the next day. Moonlight's win was just as deserving as La La Land and both teams were respectful of each other, with one group having to drop their celebration to honor another in front of the world. With Beatty and Kimmel trying to save face, Barry Jenkins and the rest of the Moonlight team took the stage and paid homage to the great honor and the shocking way it all went down.

The 89th Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre.

Complete list of winners:

BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR

MOONLIGHT
Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski

BEST DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle
LA LA LAND

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Casey Affleck
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Emma Stone
LA LA LAND

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali
MOONLIGHT

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Viola Davis
FENCES

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

ZOOTOPIA
Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Clark Spencer

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

THE SALESMAN
(Iran)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA
Ezra Edelman, Caroline Waterlow

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
Kenneth Lonergan

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

MOONLIGHT
Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"City of Stars"
LA LA LAND
Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

LA LA LAND
Justin Hurwitz

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

LA LA LAND
Linus Sandgren

BEST FILM EDITING

HACKSAW RIDGE
John Gilbert

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

THE JUNGLE BOOK
Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, Dan Lemmon

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

LA LA LAND
David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
Colleen Atwood

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

SUICIDE SQUAD
Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, Christopher Allen Nelson

BEST SOUND MIXING

HACKSAW RIDGE
Kevin O'Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, Peter Grace

BEST SOUND EDITING

ARRIVAL
Sylvain Bellemare

BEST SHORT FILM, LIVE ACTION

SING
Kristof Deak, Anna Udvardy

BEST SHORT FILM, ANIMATED

PIPER
Alan Barillaro, March Sondheimer

BEST DOCUMENTARY, SHORT SUBJECT

THE WHITE HELMETS
Orlando von Einsiedel, Joana Natasegara


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