The 2017 Oscar Awards

The 2017 Oscar Awards

Einav Cohen

The 89th annual Academy Awards were presented on Feb. 26. The event consisted of great laughs from the wonderful host, Jimmy Kimmel, as he filled the stage with political comedy and other jokes.

Host Jimmy Kimmel featured on 2017 Oscar's poster.
Host Jimmy Kimmel featured on 2017 Oscar’s poster.

The film “La La Land” was tied as the most nominated movie with fourteen nominations, it got as high as “The Titanic” and “All About Eve.” In total, “La La Land” won five Academy Awards, Emma Stone winning Best Actress, and Daniel Chazelle becoming the youngest actor at 32 to win Best Director. ThBest Original Music Score was rewarded to Justin Hurwitz, Best Cinematography to Linus Sandgren and Best Production Design Sandy Reynolds-Wasco. Many were in shock when Ryan Gosling did not receive an Oscar in one of his most successful movies yet.

“Moonlight” came in second place this year, being that it was nominated in eight categories and won four. After an innocent mistake in the envelope given to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway where “Lala Land” was seen to have won Best Picture. The truth of the matter was that Dede Gardner, Adele Romanski and Jeremy Kleiner took home the Best Picture award for “Moonlight.” Best Supporting Actor was awarded to Mahershala Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay to Barry Jenkins.

Another memorable movie at this year’s Academy Awards was “Manchester by the Sea” who captivated the audience with the great acting of Casey Affleck. Affleck won the Best Actor in Leading Role in the film directed by Matt Damon and also achieved Best Original Screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan’s work.

The actress in a supporting role when to Viola Davis for her role in “Fences” as Rose Maxon, the wife of Troy Maxon played by Denzel Washington, who was also nominated for awards at the Oscars.

Five music performances were given on the night of the 89th Academy Awards. Justin Timberlake gave an enthusiastic start to the night when he preformed his top hit song, “Can’t Stop The Feeling.” Sting gave an amazing guitar solo when he graced the audience with, “The Empty Chair.” John Legend gave two great preformances when he had back-up dancers while preforming two “Lala Land’s” songs, “Audition” and “City of Stars.” Auliʻi Cravalho sang a solo from her recent movie, “Moana,”, called “How Far I’ll Go.”

The following lineup is a full list of all the awarded Oscars during the 2017 Academy Awards:

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


WINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Florence Foster Jenkins


La La Land

Best documentary

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

WINNER: OJ:  Made In America


Best sound editing

WINNER: Arrival

Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land


Best sound mixing


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


Toni Erdmann

Best animated short

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes



Best animated feature

Kubo and the Two Strings


My Life As a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

WINNER: Zootopia

Best production design


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

WINNER: Lala Land


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


WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land


Best documentary short

4.1 Miles


Joe’s Violin

Watani: My Homeland

WINNER: The White Helmets

Best live-action short

Ennemis Interieurs

La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights



Best cinematography


WINNER: La La Land




Best score


WINNER: La La Land




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



Hidden Figures


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



Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

WINNER: La La Land


Manchester by the Sea

WINNER: Moonlight