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The 89th Academy Awards


By Maria Esteves – February 27, 2017

The 89th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel was held at Dolby Theatre & Highland Center, Hollywood, C.A on Sunday, February 26, 2017 and televised live on ABC Network and live streamed in more than 225 countries. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (A.M.P.A.S.), the Oscars honored outstanding film achievements of 2016. La La Land was top winner with six Oscars including Best Director for DAMIEN CHAZELLE and Best Actress for EMMA STONE. Three Oscars went to Moonlight including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor MAHERSHALA ALI.

Featured performers were Oscars 2017 Best Original Songs nominees CAN'T STOP THE FEELING by Justin Timberlake from Trolls; THE EMPTY CHAIR by Sting from Jim: The James Foley Story; HOW FAR I'LL GO by Lin-Manuel Miranda from Moana; AUDTIION and CITY OF STARS by John Legend from La La Land. A special Memoriam tribute was performed by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.

Oscars 2017 winners are:

Best Picture
MOONLIGHT, directed by Barry Jenkins


Best Documentary Feature
O.J.: MADE IN AMERICA, directed by Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow

Best Documentary Short
THE WHITE HELMETS, directed by Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna

Best Foreign Language
THE SALESMAN, directed by Asghar Farhadi (Iran)


Best Animated Feature
ZOOTOPIA, directed by Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer

Best Animated Short
PIPER, directed by Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer

Best Live Action Short
SING, directed by Kristof Deák and Anna Udvardy

Best Director
DAMIEN CHAZELLE for La La Land

Damien Chazelle Acceptance Speech: Thank you so much. This is such an honor. I just want to first thank my fellow nominees. I was absolutely honored and floored to be in your company this year. So, Barry, Kenny, Mel, Denis—like, my eyes are searching, but I know you’re here somewhere. Just thank you for what incredible filmmakers you are and for inspiring me with your work every day. I want to thank the people who helped me make this movie. My crew, my team, everyone at Lionsgate for taking a chance on it. Ryan and Emma, for bringing it to life. John, for acting alongside them and now doing me very proud here on the stage. Thank you, John. And I want to thank Justin, who I’ve known since we were both 17, 18, I think. Justin, thank you for riding with me on this and carrying this dream forward and for never giving up. Thank you. I want to thank my family—my parents are in the crowd, my sister Anna—thank you for always believing in me. And finally, I want to thank Olivia, my love, sitting there. This was a movie about love, and I was lucky enough to fall in love while making it. And it means the world to me that you’re here sharing this with me. Thank you. Thank you so much.

Best Actor
CASEY AFFLECK for Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress
EMMA STONE for La La Land

Best Supporting Actor
MAHERSHALA ALI for Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress
VIOLA DAVIS for Fences

Best Production Design
DAVID WASCO for La La Land

Best Original Screenplay
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, written by Kenneth Lonergan

Best Adapted Screenplay
MOONLIGHT
, screenplay by Barry Jenkins

Best Film Editing
HACKSAW RIDGE, editing by John Gilbert

Best Sound Editing
ARRIVAL, sound editing by Sylvain Bellemare

Best Sound Mixing
HACKSAW RIDGE, sound mixing by Kevin O'Connell, Andy Wright

Best Original Score
LA LA LAND, composer Justin Hurwitz

Best Original Song
CITY OF STARS from La La Land; music by Justin Hurwitz; lyric by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Best Visual Effects
THE JUNGLE BOOK, visual effects by Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon

Best Cinematography
LA LA LAND, cinematographer Linus Sandgren

Best Costume Design
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM, costume designer Colleen Atwood

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
SUICIDE SQUAD, makeup and hairstyling artist Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini
and Christopher Nelson

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