Oscar 2017: winners



Last night many viewers around the world were glued to their tv screens watching the live translation of the 89th Academy Awards ceremony presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS),  which honored the best films of 2016, and took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood in Los Angeles.

This year the absolute leader in nominations was Damien Chazelle’s La La Land which was nominated in 14 categories.  Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival and the Moonlight by Barry Jenkins were up for 8 nominations each, Lion and Hacksaw Ridge were nominated for 6 Oscars.

After the big success at Golden Globes and BAFTA it was no surprise that La La Land won in the majority of categories ironically except for the most desired Best Picture award. The romantic musical scooped 6 Oscars: Best Actress, Best Director, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Cinematography and Best Production Design. La La Land’s Director Damian Chazelle was up against some steep competition from Mel Gibson, Barry Jenkins, Kenneth Lonergan, and Denis Villeneuve who all were nominated. Chazelle took the Best Director Oscar making him the youngest ever, at 32 years, to win the award. This year he was also nominated for the Best Original Screenplay and in 2014 was nominated for the screenplay of his breakout film Whiplash.

Faye Dunaway, left, and Warren Beatty present the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Faye Dunaway, left, and Warren Beatty present the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The most shocking moment of the night was the Best Picture confusion. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were chosen to announce the winner of Best Picture. When they took to stage, Beatty was looking confused constantly re-cheking the winner’s name in the envelope. Announcing La La Land as the winner, the cast and crew of the picture assembled on the stage to collect the prize, but soon the stagehands made it clear that there had been an error and the Moonlight was the actual winner of the night. Now the clips of the night are getting million hits as people are re-watching the painfully awkward moments.

Warren Beatty holds the card for the Best Picture Oscar awarded to Moonlight. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Warren Beatty holds the card for the Best Picture Oscar awarded to Moonlight. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

La La Land’s producer Jordan Horowitz felt “a little broken” over the mix up and then addressed the press saying: “I don’t know what exactly happened. Somehow the wrong film got read from the card and we went up there and accepted it. Suddenly they found a card saying Moonlight on it and it was clear there has been a mistake and so I wanted to correct the record because I love these guys, these guys became very good friends of mine over the past couple of months we’ve been on this journey together”.


The shocking events reminded many of the previous live translation fails. Such as the Oscar 2014 fail when  John Travolta mixed up (or mispronounced?) the Let it Go singer’s name. Instead of calling “Idina Menzel” to the stage he announced “Adele Dazeem”. Others remembered another fail happened at the Miss Universe 2015 show when Steve Harvey crowned the wrong Miss Universe and then took it back announcing the actual winner.

None the less, the Oscar 2017 was great fun with loads of amazing performances from Justin Timberlake’s opening act to Lin-Manuel Miranda and Moana’s voice Auli’i Cravalho of How Far Will I go duo.

HauteCultured picked the best dresses of the night.



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Best picture

  • Winner: Moonlight
  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Manchester by the Sea


Best actress

  • Winner: Emma Stone – La La Land
  • Isabelle Huppert – Elle
  • Ruth Negga – Loving
  • Natalie Portman – Jackie
  • Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
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Best actor

  • Winner: Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
  • Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
  • Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  • Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
  • Denzel Washington – Fence
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Best supporting actress

  • Winner: Viola Davis – Fences
  • Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  • Nicole Kidman – Lion
  • Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea


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


Best director

  • Winner: La La Land – Damien Chazelle
  • Arrival – Denis Villeneuve
  • Hacksaw Ridge – Mel Gibson
  • Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
  • Moonlight – Barry Jenkins

Best original screenplay

  • Winner: Manchester by the Sea – Kenneth Lonergan
  • 20th Century Women – Mike Mills
  • Hell or High Water – Taylor Sheridan
  • La La Land – Damien Chazelle
  • The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou

Best adapted screenplay

  • Winner: Moonlight – Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney
  • Arrival – Eric Heisserer
  • Fences – August Wilson
  • Hidden Figures – Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
  • Lion – Luke Davies

Best original score

  • Winner: La La Land – Justin Hurwitz
  • Jackie – Mica Levi
  • Lion – Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka
  • Moonlight – Nicholas Britell
  • Passengers – Thomas Newton

Best original song

  • Winner: La La Land – City of Stars by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • La La Land – Audition by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • Moana – How Far I’ll Go by Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Trolls – Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster
  • Jim: The James Foley Story – The Empty Chair by J Ralph and Sting

Best cinematography

  • Winner: La La Land – Linus Sandgren
  • Arrival – Bradford Young
  • Lion – Greig Fraser
  • Moonlight – James Laxton
  • Silence – Rodrigo Prieto

Best foreign language film

  • Winner: The Salesman – Iran
  • A Man Called Ove – Sweden
  • Land of Mine – Denmark
  • Tanna – Australia
  • Toni Erdmann – Germany

Best costume design

  • Winner: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Colleen Atwood
  • Allied – Joanna Johnston
  • Florence Foster Jenkins – Consolata Boyle
  • Jackie – Madeline Fontaine
  • La La Land – Mary Zophres

Best make-up and hairstyling

  • Winner: Suicide Squad – Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson
  • A Man Called Ove – Eva Von Bahr and Love Larson
  • Star Trek Beyond – Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo

Best documentary feature

  • Winner: OJ: Made in America
  • 13th
  • Fire At Sea
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Life, Animated

Best sound editing

  • Winner: Arrival – Sylvain Bellemare
  • Deepwater Horizon – Wylie Stateman and Renee Tondelli
  • Hacksaw Ridge – Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright
  • La La Land – Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
  • Sully – Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Best sound mixing

  • Winner: Hacksaw Ridge – Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – Gary Summers, Jeffrey J Haboush and Mac Ruth
  • Arrival – Bernard Gariepy Strobl and Claude La Haye
  • La La Land – Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steve A Morrow
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

Best animated short

  • Winner: Piper – Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer 
  • Blind Vaysha – Theodore Ushev
  • Borrowed Time – Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj
  • Pear Cider and Cigarettes – Robert Valley and Cara Speller
  • Pearl – Patrick Osborne

Best animated feature

  • Winner: Zootopia
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • The Red Turtle

Best production design

  • Winner: La La Land – David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
  • Arrival – Patrice Vermette and Paul Hotte
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock
  • Hail, Caesar! – Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh
  • Passengers – Guy Hendrix Dyas and Gene Serdena

Best visual effects

  • Winner: The Jungle Book – Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R Jones and Dan Lemmon
  • Deepwater Horizon – Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton
  • Doctor Strange – Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould
  • Kubo and the Two Strings – Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould

Best film editing

  • Winner: Hacksaw Ridge – John Gilbert
  • Arrival – Joe Walker
  • Hell or High Water – Jake Roberts
  • La La Land – Tom Cross
  • Moonlight – Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon

Best documentary short

  • Winner: The White Helmets – Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara
  • 4.1 Miles – Daphne Matziaraki
  • Extremis – Dan Krauss
  • Joe’s Violin – Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen
  • Watani: My Homeland – Marcel Mettelsiefen and Stephen Ellis

Best live action short

  • Winner: Sing – Kristof Deak and Anna Udvardy
  • Ennemis Interieurs – Selim Azzazi
  • La Femme et le TGV – Timo Von Gunten and Giacun Caduff
  • Silent Nights – Aske Bang and Kim Magnusson
  • Timecode – Juanjo Gimenez

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