Oscars 2017Art + Culture | 27 Feb 2017
Mistake on the Best Picture
The Oscars’ 89ª edition, presented by Jimmy Kimmel, was marked by an unusual moment during the most anticipated announcement of the night: the Best Picture winner. Warren Beatty and Fave Dunaway declared La La Land the winner but, when the team was in the middle of the speech, it was revealed that the true winner of the most prestigious category was Moonlight.
Moonlight’s victory was considered important given the social issues addressed in the film and the political moment United States of America are going through. Nonetheless, La La Land was the great winner of the night, taking home six Oscars, including Best Actress in Leading Role, to Emma Stone, and Best Directing, to Damien Chazelle.
But the mistake on the Best Picture announcement was not the only gaffe of the night. During the In Memoria, the moment of the night when those who passed away are remembered, Jannet Patterson, an Aussie costume designer, was honoured. But, instead of her picture on that posthumous tribute, the one displayed was one of Patterson’s friend Jan Chapman, a Hollywood producer, still alive.
Even though, it was a happy night to the winners, among them Viola Davis, as Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Mahershala Ali, as Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Zootopia won Best Animated Feature Film, O.J.: Made in America won Best Documentary, and The Salesman won Best Foreign Language Film.
Complete list of winners:
Best Picture: Moonlight
Best Directing: La La Land
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Emma Stone (La La Land)
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Viola Davis (Fences)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Best Animated Feature Film: Zootopia
Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman
Best Costume Design: Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them
Best Music (Original Song): City of Stars (La La Land)
Best Music (Original Score): La La Land
Best Cinematography: La La Land
Best Short Film (Live Action): Sing
Best Short Film (Animated): Piper
Best Documentary (Short Subject): The White Helmets
Best Documentary: O.J.: Made in America
Best Film Editing: Hacksaw Ridge
Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book
Best Production Design: La La Land
Best Sound Mixing: Hacksaw Ridge
Best Sound Editing: Arrival
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Moonlight
Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Manchester by the Sea
Best Make-up and Hairstyling: Suicide Squad