Oscars 2017

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Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 2017 Oscar awards that took place yesterday evening. He hosted the event for the first time in his career and absolutely nailed it! Although, the night didn’t run as smoothly as planned…In a cruel twist of fate La La Land was announced the incorrectly as the winner of the Best Picture. Moonlight, in fact, took home the Oscar for Best Picture. The cast and crew of La La Land took to the stage but were interrupted by presenter Warren Beatty who announced that he had been handed the wrong envelope. Kimmel attempted to lighten the mood leaving most of Hollywood feeling extremely uncomfortable, especially Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. This mistake has been likened to the ‘Steve Harvey’ moment.  

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling’s La La Land held the lead with 14 nominations and Amy Adam’s Arrival tied in second place with Mahershala Ali’s Moonlight, both earning eight nominations. Lion and Manchester By the Sea both held strong in third with six Oscar nominations each. But here is the full list of who actually went home with Oscars on one of Hollywood’s biggest night’s:

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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



WINNER: La La Land



Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life Animated

WINNER: OJ: Made in America


Best Documentary Short Subject


4.1 Miles

Joe’s Violin

Watani: My Homeland

WINNER: The White Helmets

Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine

A Man Called Ove

WINNER: The Salesman


Toni Erdmann

Live-Action Short

Ennemis Interieurs

La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights



Best Actor

WINNER: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

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Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

Sound Editing

WINNER: Arrival

Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land


Sound Mixing


WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Production Design


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar! 

WINNER: La La Land


Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

WINNER: The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Costume Design


WINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins


La La Land

Makeup and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

WINNER: Suicide Squad

Best Original Score


WINNER: La La Land

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Original Song

“Audition: The Fools Who Dream” – La La Land

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls

WINNER: “City of Stars” – La La Land

“The Empty Chair” –  Jim: The James Foley Story

“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana

Best Supporting Actress

WINNER: Viola Davis, Fences

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Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water

La La Land

The Lobster 

WINNER: Manchester by the Sea

20th Century Women

Best Adapted Screenplay



Hidden Figures


WINNER: Moonlight

Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings


My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

WINNER: Zootopia 

Best Animated Short 

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes



Best Picture



Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea


WINNER: Moonlight 

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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 Actress

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

WINNER: Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins


In case you weren’t counting. La La Land took home six Oscars, Moonlight took home 3 Oscars, Hacksaw Ridge took home 2 Oscars and Manchester by the Sea took home 2 Oscars. Perhaps the biggest feat of the evening goes to Viola Davis, however. Viola Davis is now officially the first black woman to receive a Emmy Award, a Tony Award and an Oscar Award. 

By: Kriszti Bottyan


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