What You Might’ve Missed: On-Stage & Backstage Moments Of Oscars 2017
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The 89th Academy Awards unveiled surprises as the night unfolded, including a wrong announcement
The 89th Academy Awards rolled out the red carpet for the best in international cinema on 27 Feb, but not without plenty of surprises in tow.
Case in point? Moonlight beat crowd and critic favourite La La Land for the Best Picture award.
That was after the latter swept through the awards season with significant wins at the Golden Globes, Critics’ Choice and British Academy of Film and Television Arts, before arriving at the Oscars’ starting line with 14 nominations.
In fact, the major upset happened when La La Land held the title of Best Picture for about 45 seconds before another producer quipped, “This is not a joke — Moonlight has won Best Picture.”
Despite the bizarre mistake, there were plenty of thrills and spills.
For instance, host Jimmy Kimmel pranked a group of people on a Hollywood tour by bringing them to the Oscars — what luck!
Then, Viola Davis’ acceptance speech left everyone in tears. She is also the first black woman to win an Oscar, Emmy and Tony for acting.
Here’s what you may have missed:
Emma Stone accepts the Oscar for Performance by an actress in a leading role, for work on La La Land. Credit: Scott Diussa, ©A.M.P.A.S.
Best supporting actor: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Best makeup and hairstyling: Suicide Squad
Best costume design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Best documentary: OJ: Made in America
Best sound editing: Arrival
Best sound mixing: Hacksaw Ridge
Best supporting actress: Viola Davis (Fences)
Best foreign language film: The Salesman
Best animated short: Piper
Best animated feature: Zootopia
Best production design La La Land
Best visual effects: The Jungle Book
Best film editing: Hacksaw Ridge
Best documentary short: The White Helmets
Best live-action short: Sing
Best cinematography: La La Land
Best score: La La Land
Best song: City of Stars (La La Land)
Best original screenplay: Manchester by the Sea
Best adapted screenplay: Moonlight
Best director: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Best actor: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Best actress: Emma Stone (La La Land)
Best picture: Moonlight
A Chinese version of the article appeared here.