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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

Oscars 2017 highlights: Moonlight shines over La La Land, wins Best Picture

Oscars 2017 Live: Moonlight won Best Picture, after a great misunderstanding which initially revealed La La Land to be the winner. Casey Affleck won the Best Actor in a Leading role for Manchester by the Sea, beating out Denzel Washington and Ryan Gosling for La La Land. Damien Chazelle won the Best Director, and Emma Stone won Best Actress in a Leading Role.

hollywood Updated: Feb 27, 2017 12:01 IST
Rohan Naahar
Rohan Naahar
Hindustan Times
Moonlight, the Best Picture winner at Oscars 2017.
Moonlight, the Best Picture winner at Oscars 2017.

Moonlight, director Barry Jenkins’ enigmatic coming of age tale won Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards after a great misunderstanding initially revealed La La Land to be the winner. La La Land producers realised the mistake as they were giving their acceptance speech.

From the crowd, a great cheer rose as everyone realised what had happened. The cast and crew of Moonlight jumped up and embraced each other, as a very uncomfortable situation unfolded on stage. Host Jimmy Kimmel tried to make sense of what had happened, for a moment, even chastising presenter Warren Beatty.

Here are the nominees in all the major categories

Catch all the live updates of the 89th Academy Awards here:

10:34 am IST: Ladies, gentlemen, children of all ages... The Academy Award for Best Picture of 2016 goes to...


The exact moment Emma Stone realised what had happened.

Watch the video here

La La Land, directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (all of whom are nominated) received the most nominations with a record-tying fourteen (1950’s All About Eve and 1997’s Titanic also achieved this distinction); Denis Villeneuve’s science-fiction film Arrival, starring Amy Adams, and Moonlight, Barry Jenkins’ coming of age tale came in second with eight apiece.

Lion, the incredible true life story of an Indian child who traces his roots years after being separated from his birth family is of special interest in India. Star Dev Patel, who attended the ceremony with his mum, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor and the film is up for Best Picture.

10:30 am IST: It’s the final commercial break of the show. Are you ready for Best Picture? Will it be La La Land or Moonlight, or will a dark horse win the race? Stay tuned to our Oscars 2017 Live updates, right here!

10:24 am IST: Ladies and gentlemen, Leonardo DiCaprio has arrived to present the Oscar for Best Actress. And the winner is... Emma Stone for La La Land!

10:18 am IST: Last year’s Best Actress winner Brie Larson returns to the stage. In her hand, is the envelope which carries the name for the Best Actor winner.

And the Oscar goes to... Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea!

10:11 am IST: It’s time for the big four! Halle Berry arrives to announce the Oscar for Best Director.

And the Academy Award goes to... Damien Chazelle for La La Land! He becomes the youngest director to win the coveted award. Will the momentum carry the film towards a Best Picture win?

10:05 am IST: Amy Adams announces Moonlight as the Best Adapted Screenplay winner, which beat out her own movie Arrival.

10:00 am IST: Matt Damon and Ben Affleck return to the Oscars stage together (they won this very award for Good Will Hunting back in 1998) to announce winners for Best Original Screenplay.

And the Oscar goes to Kenneth Lonergan for terribly sombre Manchester by the Sea.

9:55 am IST: We lost several legends in 2016. The In Memoriam segment pays respects, one last time. Stay tuned for our live updates from Oscars 2017.

9:47 am IST: La La Land pulls a double victory for Best Original Score and Best Original Song - City of Stars. We seem to be back on track finally.

9:34 am IST: Stars of La La Land, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling introduce John Legend, who performs a soulful medley of songs from the film.

9:27 am IST: No one needs an excuse to celebrate Meryl Streep, and neither did Javier Bardem when he accompanied her to announce the winner for Best Cinematography.

Linus Sandgren helps La La Land bag its second Oscar of the night for his glorious, sun-soaked visuals.

9:21 am IST: Jimmy Kimmel took the opportunity to shoot a couple of tweets at Donald Trump, who’s definitely not watching, especially with the ‘overrated’ Meryl Streep in the audience.

9:14 am IST: David Oyelowo (who was criminally snubbed in 2015 for Selma), and Salma Hayek announce the winner Best Documentary Short (The White Helmets). The Syrian cinematographer for the film was denied entry into America because of Trump’s immigration ban.

And the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short goes to Sing.

9:10 am IST: Jimmy Kimmel does what’s been on everyone’s mind for months. Witness Sunny Pawar, The Lion King.

9:04 am IST: An overjoyed Seth Rogen can’t contain his excitement as he presents the Oscar for Best Film Editing with Back to the Future star Michael J Fox.

And the Academy Award goes to... Hacksaw Ridge. For those keeping score at home, Mel Gibson’s war movie has more Oscars than La La Land right now.

Stay tuned for more live updates.

8:59 am IST: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones and Riz Ahmed take the stage to announce winners for Best Visual Effects.

The visually breathtaking The Jungle Book wins!

8:43 am IST: Fifty Shades of Grey stars Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson are here to announce the winner for Best Production Design. And the Oscar goes to La La Land! Surprisingly, it’s La La Land’s first win of the night.

8:42 am IST: Disney’s Zootopia, which has become more relevant than ever, with its message of inclusivity, wins the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, beating out fellow Disney film Moana, Kubo and the Two Strings, My Life as a Zucchini and The Red Turtle.

8:40 am IST: Pixar wins an Oscar after all. The Academy Award for Best Animated Short goes to Piper.

8:27 am IST: Oscar winners Charlize Theron and Shirley McLane announce The Salesman as the Best Foreign Language Film winner. Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, in protest against Donald Trump’s immigration ban, refused to attend the ceremony. He previously won for A Separation in 2012. A rebel screening of the film was organised by the city of London on Saturday in solidarity with Farhadi.

8:10 am IST: Oscar winner Mark Rylance (he was fantastic in Bridge of Spies) takes the stage to announce the winner for Best Supporting Actress.

And the winner is... Viola Davis for her powerful performance in Fences. It’s her first Oscar win after three nominations. She becomes the first black actor to win an Emmy, a Tony and an Oscar for actor.

“I became an artist, and thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life,” she said in her teary acceptance speech.

7:56 am: Sofie Vergara and Captain America himself, Chris Evans are here to present the Oscar for Best Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. Stay tuned for all the live updates!

The Academy Award for Best Sound Editing goes to Arrival.

And the winner for Best Sound Mixing is Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge.

7:45 am IST: Maui, The Rock, Dwayne Johnson takes the stage to say... “You’re welcome.” He introduces Oscar nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda and Auli’i Cravalho’s live performance of How Far I Go from Moana.

7:40 am IST: Taraji P Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer, stars of Hidden Figures announce OJ: Made in America as the winner for the Academy Award for Best Documentary feature.

7:28 am IST: Kate McKinnon and Jason Bateman announce the winners for the Oscar for Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Costume Design. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them becomes the first Harry Potter movie to win an Oscar. For real!

7:20 am IST: It’s time for the first award of the show. The Oscar for Best Supporting Actor goes to... Mahershala Ali for Moonlight. “It’s not about you, it’s about the characters,” he said in his speech. He becomes the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar.

7:13 am IST: “We are very welcoming here in Hollywood. We don’t discriminate based on where you’re from, we discriminate based on age and weight,” Kimmel continues killing it with his opening monologue.

7:06 am IST: Host Jimmy Kimmel gets things on the way with a zinger, “Oh, I got a sitting ovation!” But immediately, he makes reference to how the country, and the world, is divided - and how he isn’t the one who’s going to unite them.

“What a year for movies it has been,” says Kimmel. “Black people saved NASA and white people saved Jazz.”


7:04 am IST: Justin Timberlake opens the ceremony with a live rendition of his Oscar nominated film from Trolls, Can’t Stop the Feeling

6:21 am IST: Priyanka Chopra, the star of the upcoming summer action comedy Baywatch arrives at the red carpet.

Priyanka Chopra arrives at the Oscars on Sunday.
Priyanka Chopra arrives at the Oscars on Sunday. ( Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP )

5:13 am IST: The red carpet event kicks off, with stars like Ruth Negga, Jackie Chan, Isabelle Huppert, Gael Garcia Bernal, Dev Patel and Sunny Pawar kicking things off. You can watch the red carpet event here:

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