Oscars 2017 Live: Not La La Land, Moonlight wins Best Picture; biggest WTF moment of the ceremony

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Feb 27, 2017 12:10:40 IST

Oscars 2017 Live: Not La La Land, Moonlight wins Best Picture; biggest WTF moment of the ceremony



  • Oscars 2017 winners complete list: See who won at the 89th Academy Awards

    This is the complete list of Oscars 2017 winners. From Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture and Best Director, see who took home the top prize at the 89th Academy Awards.


  • Hear Barry Jenkins' acceptance speech for Best Picture win for Moonlight:

  • That moment when...

  • Mihir Fadnavis, Film Critic

    This was a ceremony were the Oscars ALMOST redeemed themselves. I now look forward to Trump tweeting about how the goof up was FAKE NEWS and BAD. Cheers!

  • Sneha Khale, Pop Culture Writer

    Final word: Oscars 2017 was a great show. Jimmy Kimmel was funny, the Kimmel-Damon rivalry was the highlight, La La Land probably didn't deserve some of the awards it got, and Warren Beatty needs new glasses.

  • Here's the complete list of winners at the 89th Academy Awards. La La Land is — despite the Best Picture gaffe — taking home no fewer than five golden statuettes from the Oscars 2017. 

  • The moment when the Best Picture goof-up happened: 

  • The big award for the night was marked by a major goof-up as La La Land was first announced Best Picture winner. However, even as the team came on stage to take their award, presenter Warren Beatty realised that he had been handed the wrong envelope (he had Emma Stone's Best Actress note) and corrected himself. Moonlight was then announced as the winner for Best Picture. 

  • And the Oscar for Best Picture goes to Moonlight

    Here are the nine nominees in the running: 



    Hacksaw Ridge

    Hell or High Water

    Hidden Figures

    La La Land

    Manchester by the Sea



    ...And the winner is: Moonlight

  • Hear Emma Stone's emotional Best Actress Oscar acceptance speech here: 

  • Controversy over Casey Affleck's win: 

  • Mihir Fadnavis, Film Critic

    The trailers of all of Emma Stone's upcoming films will now include the voice over: "ACADEMY AWARD WINNER EMMA STONE'... Casey Affleck and Emma Stone for the top wins. #OscarsStillSoWhite?

  • Hear the full acceptance speech by Best Actor winner Casey Affleck: 

  • Casey Affleck's acceptance speech doesn't win him too many fans:

  • Oscar for Best Actress in a Lead Role goes to Emma Stone for La La Land

    Isabelle Huppert, Elle

    Ruth Negga, Loving

    Natalie Portman, Jackie

    Emma Stone, La La Land

    Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

    ...And the winner is: Emma Stone for La La Land

  • And... Leonardo Di Caprio is on stage to present the Best Actress in a Lead Role Award. 

  • Mihir Fadnavis, Film Critic

    Congratulations to Casey Affleck. I look forward to his next film in which he plays a ghost covered by a white sheet for the entirety of the film!

  • Hear Damien Chazelle's acceptance speech for Best Director here: 

  • Hear Damien Chazelle's acceptance speech for Best Director here: 

  • And the Oscar for Best Actor in a Lead Role goes to Casey Affleck for Manchester By The Sea

    The nominees were:

    Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

    Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

    Ryan Gosling, La La Land

    Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

    Denzel Washington, Fences

    ...And the winner is: Casey Affleck for Manchester By The Sea

  • Sneha Khale, Pop Culture Writer

    Damien Chazelle becomes the youngest winner of the Best Director Oscar. Happy for him, but La La Land was perhaps not worth it. 

  • Mihir Fadnavis, Film Critic

    Congratulations to Damien Chazelle who has pulled a Martin Scorsese at such a young age — winning the Best Director award for his worst film.

  • Oscar for Best Director goes to Damien Chazelle for La La Land

    Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

    Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

    Damien Chazelle, La La Land

    Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

    Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

    ...And the winner is: Damien Chazelle for La La Land

  • Mihir Fadnavis, Film Critic

    Congratulations to Moonlight for adapted screenplay. But I'll be honest — there are many things great in Moonlight, like performances, photography and direction. But writing isn't one of them. The third act is cloying, melodramatic and completely implausible.

  • Mihir Fadnavis, Film Critic

    Kennth Lonergan looks as depressed as the people in his film. Much deserved win for Manchester By The Sea. 

  • While we take a short break from the 89th Academy Awards ceremony, test your Oscars knowledge by taking this quick quiz: 

  • Nikita Rana, Journalist/Writer

    Meanwhile, praise for Jimmy Kimmel's hosting from Ellen DeGeneres: 

    People are clearly loving this year's show! 

  • Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay goes to Barry Jenkins for Moonlight



    Hidden Figures



    ...And the winner is: Barry Jenkins for Moonlight

  • Sneha Khale, Pop Culture Writer

    What a great throwback it was seeing Damon and Affleck on stage to present the Original Screenplay Oscar. Took me right back to this moment, 20 years ago: 

  • Among the fun moments on stage were when Matt Damon and Ben Affleck stepped on stage to present the Best Original Screenplay Oscar. Not only did host Jimmy Kimmel merely introduce them as "Ben Affleck and Guest", when Damon started to introduce the nominees, the orchestra began to play loud, drowning out his voice, even as he protested, "I'm not even making an acceptance speech!"

  • The Oscar for the Best Original Screenplay goes to Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea

    The nominees were: 

    Hell or High Water

    La La Land

    The Lobster 

    Manchester by the Sea

    20th Century Women

    ...And the winner is: Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea

  • Mihir Fadnavis, Film Critic

    Of all the faces on screen in the 'In Memoriam' section, this one felt the most painful: 

  • In Memoriam

    The 89th Academy Awards just paid a moving tribute to those form the film fraternity who passed away over the year gone by. 

    Among them were Carrie Fisher, Kenny Baker, Prince, Mary Tyler Moore, and Anton Yelchin. 

  • Mihir Fadnavis, Film Critic

    Those celebrating La La Land's music should go and watch these two films immediately: The Lure and Sing Street.

  • Oscar for Best Original Song goes to 'City of Stars' from La La Land

    "Audition: The Fools Who Dream" — La La Land

    "Can't Stop the Feeling" — Trolls

    "City of Stars" — La La Land

    "The Empty Chair" —  Jim: The James Foley Story

    "How Far I'll Go" — Moana

    ...And the winner is: 'City of Stars' from La La Land

  • Oscar for Best Original Score goes to Justin Hurwitz for La La Land

    Nominees were:


    La La Land




    ...And the winner is: Justin Hurwitz for La La Land

  • Ruchika Kher, Fashion Journalist

    What an amazing performance by John Legend. 'City of Stars' has got to be my favourite song from La La Land.

  • Mihir Fadnavis, Film Critic

    This scene lost the cinematography Oscar:

  • Sneha Khale, Pop Culture Writer

    La La Land trivia: It was shot on film in a 2.55:1 ratio that required Panavision to build new ground glass for the lenses. I didn't know that; did you?

  • Sneha Khale, Pop Culture Writer

    Arrival should've won for Cinematography! We've never seen aliens look like that. Or their spaceships. It was so beautiful!

  • Mihir Fadnavis, Film Critic

    I was personally siding with Bradford Young for Arrival for the Cinematography OscarSci-fi has never looked so 'dirty'.

  • Linus Sandgren just won his first Oscar for Cinematography on La La Land. This is La La Land's second Oscar win of the night.

  • Oscar for Best Cinematography goes to Linus Sandgren for La La Land

    The nominees included:


    La La Land



    ...And the winner is: Linus Sandgren for La La Land

  • Statement read on behalf of The White Helmets:

  • And here's host Jimmy Kimmel taking a dig at Donald Trump:

    He followed that up with "Meryl says hi"!

  • Mihir Fadnavis, Film Critic

    The White Helmets cinematographer Khalid Khateb was denied entry into the US. The film just won the Oscar. 

  • Oscar for Best Live-Action Short goes to Sing

    Ennemis Interieurs

    La Femme et le TGV

    Silent Nights



    ...And the winner is: Sing

In the pantheon of award shows that honour cinema the world over, there are few that match up to the Oscars in terms of glamour, hype or scale.

And as the 89th Academy Awards — or the Oscars 2017 — kick off at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (Sunday night, 26 February, in the US and Monday morning, 27 February for us folks in India), there's plenty of excitement over how the ceremony will play out.

Will La La Land pull off a landslide sweep across all the major categories it's been nominated in? Will Emma Stone lift the coveted golden statuette as Best Actress? Will it come down to a Denzel Washington vs Casey Affleck fight for the Best Actor in a Leading Role prize? Will Dennis Villeneuve or Damien Chazelle earn the Best Director honour?

We've got some desi interest in the proceedings as well. Priyanka Chopra will be walking the red carpet; she announced her presence with an Instagram photo along with Sir Mick Jagger, which really had us wondering if they have some sort of joint performance/presentation at the Oscars 2017 ceremony. Then there's Dev Patel, who has a Best Supporting Actor for his role in Lion.

Oscars 2017 Live: Not La La Land, Moonlight wins Best Picture; biggest WTF moment of the ceremony

Oscars 2017: Who will take home the coveted golden statuette?

If Patel has many expectations riding on his lean shoulders, so too does first-time host Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel follows a tough act in the form of last year's host Chris Rock, who roasted the Academy over the #OscarsSoWhite controversy to great effect. Then there's former host Ellen DeGeneres, who has set the bar pretty high with her pizza-sharing, selfie-snapping ways. Kimmel had a goodish bit of experience with hosting the Emmys this year, which should stand him in good stead on the Oscars stage.

That stage could well be the spot where some pretty blistering anti-Donald Trump speeches are made. Meryl Streep set the tone with her Golden Globes acceptance speech, and Stranger Things star David Harbour and a host of other actors followed it up at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. Who will get the loudest applause?

And of course, when talking of applause and approval, we can't leave out the slightly less serious (but no less important) red carpet fashion. There will be some beautiful gowns, natty tuxedos and several bizarre sartorial statements made — there's no doubt.

And we'll be keeping you posted on every little detail, minute-by-minute.

Stay tuned. We're live blogging the 89th Academy Awards, aka the Oscars 2017, right here.

Updated Date: Feb 27, 2017 12:18:12 IST