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Here Are the 2017 Academy Award Winners

Another Oscar ceremony has come to an end! It’s time for the winners to party all night and the losers to quietly duck into the bathrooms, gaze at their reflections, and whisper “I just wanted to be perfect…” over and over again. If the movies you were rooting for didn’t take home any Oscar gold, just remember: films are not a sporting event. It’s okay. A film winning (or losing) does not negate any other film’s existence. Take comfort in the fact that we have movies at all, to enlighten us, or distract us. To transport us away from whatever the hell this current reality is and remind us that sometimes there’s still some magic left in the world.

Of course, the biggest moment of the night was the soon-to-be-infamous Best Picture mix-up. Bonnie & Clyde stars & Hollywood royalty Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway took the stage to present the award, and it all went downhill from there. Beatty fumbled a bit with the envelope before Dunaway announced La La Land as the winner. This wasn’t a big shock — La La Land was the frontrunner for many Oscar pundits. Yet as the La La Land team took the stage, it became clear rather quickly something was amiss. As La La Land producers Jordan Horowitz & Marc Platt both read speeches, the La La crew looked befuddled in the background, and for good reason — La La Land wasn’t the winner. Moonlight was. The Moonlight team eventually took the stage, many apologies were given, and there was much confusion. With all that said and done, congratulations Moonlight! You deserved this award, but not this weird mix-up.

Also, no matter who won this year, I think we can all agree the true “Best Picture” award goes to this selfie from Moonlight director Barry Jenkins, featuring himself and Film Twitter Empress Isabelle Huppert.


Now let’s take a look at the rest of this year’s big winners, via The Guardian.

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 makeup and hairstyling

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
WINNER: Suicide Squad

Best costume design

WINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land

Best documentary

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
WINNER: OJ: Made in America

Best sound editing

WINNER: Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Best sound mixing

WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours

Best supporting actress

WINNER: Viola Davis (Fences)
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Best foreign language film

Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
WINNER: The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best animated short

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Best animated feature

Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life As a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
WINNER: Zootopia

Best production design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
WINNER: La La Land

Best visual effects

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
WINNER: The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best film editing

WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land

Best documentary short

4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
WINNER: The White Helmets

Best live-action short

Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights

Best cinematography

WINNER: La La Land

Best score

WINNER: La La Land

Best song

Audition (La La Land)
Can’t Stop the Feeling! (Trolls)
WINNER: City of Stars (La La Land)
The Empty Chair (Jim: The James Foley Story)
How Far I’ll Go (Moana)

Best original screenplay

Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
WINNER: Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

Best adapted screenplay

Hidden Figures
WINNER: Moonlight

Best director

Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)
Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)
WINNER: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)
Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)

Best actor

WINNER: Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Best actress

Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
WINNER: Emma Stone (La La Land)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Best Picture

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
WINNER: Moonlight

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Chris Evangelista is the Executive Editor of Cut Print Film & co-host of the Cut Print Film Podcast. He also contributes to /Film, The Film Stage, Birth.Movies.Death, The Playlist, Paste Magazine, Little White Lies and O-Scope Musings. 'The House on Creep Street' and 'Beware the Monstrous Manther!', two horror books for young readers Chris co-authored with J. Tonzelli, are available wherever books are sold. You can follow him on Twitter @cevangelista413 and view his portfolio at chrisevangelista.net

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