By now, if you haven’t heard about last night’s Oscars–Best Picture snafu, we’re sorry to say you missed out on one of the most enthralling, awkward, memorable moments in the history of the ceremony.
From the moment legendary actor Warren Beatty silently read the contents of the envelope, it was clear as day that something was wrong. Knowing the issue, Beatty tried stalling while the audience laughed in nervous anticipation. Once he showed the card to his counter-part, Faye Dunaway, she quickly announced La La Land as Best Picture. Only, the card read Emma Stone – La La Land for Best Actress. As the entire cast and crew of the multi-award winning musical took the stage and began reciting their speeches, Host Jimmy Kimmel and the Oscars producers corrected the mistake, announcing that it was, in fact, Moonlight that won Best Picture.
It was a wild moment that seemed to overshadow the rest of, what was, an entertaining ceremony. So, with #Oscargate explained and out of the way, let’s give the rest of the winners the recognition they deserve, with the full list of winners from the 89th Academy Awards.
Best Picture: “Moonlight”
Actress: Emma Stone, “La La Land”
Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, “Fences”
Animated Feature: “Zootopia”
Cinematography: “La La Land”
Costume Design: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
Direction: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Documentary Feature: “O.J.: Made in America”
Documentary Short: “The White Helmets”
Film Editing: “Hacksaw Ridge”
Foreign Language Film: “The Salesman”
Makeup and Hairstyling: “Suicide Squad”
Original Score: “La La Land
Song: “City of Stars” from “La La Land”
Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Production Design: “La La Land”
Animated Short: “Piper”
Live Action Short: “Sing”
Sound Editing: “Arrival”
Sound Mixing: “Hacksaw Ridge”
Visual Effects: “The Jungle Book”
Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight”
Original Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea”
So who wins from our Oscar’s prediction article? With a score of 17 points, and still the champion of predicting Oscar winners, G.S. Perno! Aaron (12) and Jordan (10) divined admirably.
What do you think of last night’s Oscars? Do you think someone else should have won? Let us know!