The 89th Academy Awards aired live on ABC on Feb. 26, Sunday. All the Oscar winners this year have been announced, but talks on a particularly epic mistake are still running wild. Host Jimmy Kimmel started off the show by roasting his friend a.k.a. frenemy Matt Damon. Kimmel also led a standing ovation for Meryl Streep. Towards the end, Moonlight got the Best Picture Award.
Oscars 2017 Highs And Expectations
Kimmel’s joke about Meryl Streep being “overrated” is one of the early Twitter favorites. The audience, who gave Streep a standing ovation, apparently enjoyed it, too. Laughter ensued albeit predictably when Kimmel started his Damon roasting, focusing on his being the “fat one” and his not so successful movie, The Great Wall.
Justin Timberlake’s opening, a live performance of Can’t Stop The Feeling (from the movie Trolls), was received like a party. His dance with wife Jessica Biel quickly made the rounds on Twitter. See the hottest tweets below.
Meanwhile, the musical film La La Land has 14 nominations. The number of awards it will bring home was a hot topic among fans and industry spectators over the weekend. Toward the tail-end of the awards night, La La Land has bagged several awards, including Best Original Score and Best Original Song. Update: La La Land won six Oscars this year.
Oscars 2017 Winners: Mahershala Ali Wins Best Supporting Actor
Moonlight actor Mahershala Ali won the Best Supporting Actor award. His fellow nominees were: Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water), Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), Dev Patel (Lion) and Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals).
Viola Davis won the Best Supporting Actress Award for Fences. Her ABC series, How To Get Away With Murder, is also a well-received drama from the roster of shows created and produced by Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland.
Suicide Squad joins the Oscars 2017 winners for hair and make-up. La La Land won Best Cinematography. Fantastic Beasts won Best Costume Design. O.J. Made In America won the Best Documentary Award. Katherine Johnson of NASA presented the award.
Here is the full list of winners of the 89th Academy Awards:
Best Picture: Moonlight
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 Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney, Moonlight
Best Cinematography: La La Land
Best Original Song: City of Stars, La La Land
Best Original Score: La La Land
Best Sound Editing: Arrival
Best Sound Mixing: Hacksaw Ridge
Best Film Editing: Hacksaw Ridge
Best Costume Design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Best Production Design: La La Land
Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman
Best Live Action Short Film: Sing
Best Animated Feature Film: Zootopia
Best Animated Short Film: Piper
Best Documentary Feature: O.J.: Made in America
Best Documentary Short Subject: The White Helmets
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Suicide Squad
Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book
Oscars 2017 Sparks Miss Universe Nostalgia
Oscars was doing great. However, it suffered an epic hiccup towards the end. When the time has come to announce the winner for Best Picture, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly gave the award to La La Land. Moonlight was the real winner. Everything started normally, until Beatty, looking at the announcement inside the envelope, said he read Emma Stone’s name. Dunaway then announced that La La Land was the winner. Everyone from La La Land was on stage giving their acceptance speech when La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz noticed the unfortunate mistake.
Social media was full of comments relating Oscars 2017 to the Miss Universe 2015 winner announcement mistake committed by Steve Harvey. Beatty later explained he and Dunaway were given the previous winner’s envelope. That’s why he got confused when he saw Stone’s name. He then clarified he was not trying to be funny.
Barry Jenkins directed Moonlight, an adaptation from an unpublished playscript by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
It’s A Party For Justin Timberlake And Wife Jessica Biel
— CinemaBlend (@CinemaBlend) February 27, 2017
Meryl Streep Gets Standing Ovation
— Variety (@Variety) February 27, 2017
Jimmy Kimmel Roasts Matt Damon
— Variety (@Variety) February 27, 2017
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