Hollywood’s biggest night took place this past Sunday. This year’s Academy Awards definitely had a number of highlighted moments, whether good or bad, that will keep viewers talking for quite some time.
The 89th Academy Awards show was hosted by late night talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel started off the show with an opening monologue that took digs at President Trump, displayed his ‘feud’ with Matt Damon, and jokingly made jabs at Meryl Streep. He also made sure to keep things interesting throughout the show by air dropping snacks to the audience to keep them satisfied, and even played a practical joke on some tourists who found themselves in front of an audience full of celebrities in the middle of the show.
What may be the most talked about moment of the night, however, is the ‘Best Picture’ mix-up at the end of the show. When Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway took the stage to present the winner for the ‘Best Picture’ category, they opened the red envelope to find a card that said Emma Stone’s name on it, therefore, announcing ‘La La Land’ to be the winners. Only to find out moments later, that they had the wrong card and ‘Moonlight’ was the real winner. Following the show, PricewaterhouseCoopers released a statement:
"We sincerely apologize to "Moonlight," "La La Land," Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred. We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation. ---PwC"
It could be easily said that this moment will forever go down in Oscars history.
When all is said and done, each win of the night was well deserved, and we got to hear some amazing speeches. The list of winners announced throughout the show can be seen below:
Actor in a Leading Role – Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)
Actor in a Supporting Role – Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Actress in a Leading Role – Emma Stone (La La Land)
Actress in a Supporting Role – Viola Davis (Fences)
Animated Feature Film – Zootopia
Cinematography – La La Land
Costume Design – Colleen Atwood (Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them)
Directing – Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Documentary (Feature) – O.J.: Made in America
Documentary (Short Subject) – The White Helmets
Film Editing – John Gilbert (Hacksaw Ridge)
Foreign Language Film – The Salesman
Makeup and Hairstyling – Suicide Squad
Music (Original Score) – Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Music (Original Song) – City of Stars (La La Land)
Best Picture – Moonlight
Production Design – La La Land
Short Film (Animated) – Piper
Short Film (Live Action) – Sing
Sound Editing – Sylvain Bellemare (Arrival)
Sound Mixing – Hacksaw Ridge
Visual Effects – The Jungle Book
Writing (Adapted Screenplay) – Moonlight
Writing (Original Screenplay) – Manchester By The Sea