Moonlight Wins Oscar For Best Picture


LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — La La Land takes the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture is what you'd be thinking if you turned off your television right after actor Faye Dunaway announced the winner last night, but you'd be wrong.

In a bizarre turn of events, Dunaway announced the wrong winner for best picture. Warren Beatty, her presenting partner, opened the envelope and appeared to hesitate, but after being chided by Dunaway, he handed her the envelope and she announced the musical "La La Land" as the winner.

Cue the the acceptance speech as the "La La Land" folks gathered on stage, only to be reigned in by the producers of the awards show.

La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz confirmed that a mistake had been made and showed the envelope card which appeared to state that "Moonlight" had won.

"Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins seemed shocked by the sudden reversal of fortune.

"Very clearly, even in my dreams, this could not be true. But to hell with dreams — I’m done with it, because this is true. Oh, my goodness. I have to say — and it is true, it’s not fake — we’ve been on the road with these guys for so long, and that was so gracious, so generous of them. My love to “La La Land,” my love to everybody. Man," Jenkins told the crowd.

Beatty later explained that he had made a mistake in reading the card, but did not explain how Dunaway fell afoul of the same error after he passed the card to her.

Best actor honors went to Casey Affleck for his portrayal of a grief-stricken man shouldering unexpected responsibilities in "Manchester By The Sea" while Emma Stone won the Oscar for best actress for her part in "La La Land," one of six Oscars the film took home. – Staff Writers

The full list of 2017 Oscar winners

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

Best documentary
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
WINNER: OJ: Made in America
13th

Best sound editing
WINNER: Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

Best sound mixing
Arrival
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
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

Best animated short
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
WINNER: Piper

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

Best production design
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
WINNER: La La Land
Passengers

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
Arrival
WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

Best documentary short
4.1 Miles
Extremis
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
WINNER: The White Helmets

Best live-action short
Ennemis Interieurs

La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
WINNER: Sing
Timecode

Best cinematography
Arrival
WINNER: La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

Best score
Jackie
WINNER: La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

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