Oscars 2017: Moonlight wins Best Picture plus full winners list

Mahershala AliLast night, one of the most prestigious awards were handed out: the Oscars. The 89th annual Academy Awards took place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The evening was nothing short of entertaining as the stars walked the red carpet and some took home the highly coveted statuette.

The best was saved for last as the Oscars ended on a bizarre note. Presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty announced La La Land as the Best Picture winner and after the entire cast and crew got on stage and were giving their acceptance speeches, it was revealed that Barry JenkinsMoonlight was, in fact, the winner.

Beatty clarified that he had an incorrect envelope. It was quite an Oscar moment, leaving everyone stunned and speechless.

Yes, the Oscars pulled a Steve Harvey. However, Jenkins didn’t let an envelope flub stop him from accepting his award. He said: “Even in my dreams this could not be true. But, to hell with my dreams, this is true!”

As expected, Damien Chazelle won Best Director for La La Land while Emma Stone took home the award for Best ActressAs for Best Actor, Casey Affleck bagged the statuette for his performance in Manchester By the Sea, beating out Ryan Gosling.

This year’s award season favorite Mahershala Ali won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his work Moonlight. Fences star Viola Davis took home a golden statuette for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Davis gave a heartfelt acceptance speech that was quickly trending on social media. She said: “You know, there’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. One place, and that’s the graveyard. People ask me all the time, ‘What kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola?’ And I say, exhume those bodies, exhume those stories. The stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition, people who fell in love and lost. I became an artist — and thank God I did — because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.” Davis is the first black woman to win an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony for acting.

Here’s the complete list of winners. ~ Marriska Fernandes

Best Picture
Moonlight – Winner
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Hidden Figures
Manchester by the Sea

Lead Actor
Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) – Winner
Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)
Ryan Gosling (La La Land)
Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)
Denzel Washington (Fences)

Lead Actress
Isabelle Huppert (Elle)
Ruth Negga (Loving)
Natalie Portman (Jackie)
Emma Stone (La La Land) – Winner
Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis (Fences) – Winner
Naomie Harris (Moonlight)
Nicole Kidman (Lion)
Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)
Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) – Winner
Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)
Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)
Dev Patel (Lion)
Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

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

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

Adapted Screenplay
Arrival (Eric Heisserer)
Fences (August Wilson)
Hidden Figures (Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi)
Lion (Luke Davies)
Moonlight (Barry Jenkins) – Winner

Animated Feature
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia – Winner

Animated Short
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Piper – Winner

Best Song
La La Land – “Audition”
La La Land – “City of Stars” – Winner
Moana – “How Far I’ll Go”
Jim: The James Foley Story – “The Empty Chair”
Trolls – “Can’t Stop the Feeling”

Best Foreign Film
A Man Called Ove (Sweden)
Land of Mine (Denmark)
The Salesman (Iran) – Winner
Tanna (Australia)
Toni Erdmann (Germany)

Live Action Short
Ennemis Intérieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights 
Sing – Winner

Sound Editing
Arrival – Winner
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Film Editing
Hacksaw Ridge – Winner
Hell or High Water
La La Land

Sound Mixing
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Hacksaw Ridge – Winner
La La Land
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Production Design
Fantastic Beasts
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land – Winner

Visual Effects
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book – Winner
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Costume Design
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Winner
Florence Jenkins Foster
La La Land

Makeup and Hair Styling
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad – Winner

Original Score
La La Land – Winner

La La Land – Winner

Documentary (Feature)
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
OJ: Made in America – Winner

Documentary (Short Subject)
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets – Winner

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