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The Oscars 2017: 5 Memorable Moments

‘La La Land’ lost Best Picture to ‘Moonlight’, but the biggest loser is Warren Beatty.

Five talking points from the 2017 Academy Awards.

#1 Warren Beatty pulls a huge Steve Harvey-worthy boo boo.

Best Pictures presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway made a major boo boo when they mistakenly read the wrong winner, giving the award to La La Land and not the rightful winner, the coming-of-age drama Moonlight. Turns out the presenters were given the Best Actress envelope. How did that happen when that award has been handed out? 

“Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this,” said Kimmel. Or we can always pin this on the Russians... or Matt Damon (see below). Meanwhile, the rest of the world have a field day poking fun at the blunder. Our favourite came from M Night Shyamalan: 

#2 Jimmy Kimmel makes a good Oscar host. 

Actually, it feels like you’re watching Jimmy Kimmel Live!, except this version is three friggin’ hours long. For the most part, he kept the show moving (loved how he played up his longstanding faux feud with Matt Damon) except the bit where he brought unsuspecting tourists into the Dolby Theatre. Without it, the ceremony would’ve been much shorter. 

#3 Jimmy Kimmel live-tweets President Trump. 

But the POTUS didn’t respond. He must’ve been really busy with, you know, running the country. 

#4 Jimmy Kimmel drops candy-filled parachutes on the audience.

Blame it on Ellen DeGeneres, who started this trend of distributing food at the Oscars. Chris Rock did it last year. Not to be outdone by his predecessors, Kimmel had a go at it too – by dropping parachutes packed with Red Vines, Junior Mints, cookies and chocolates. Time to retire this tradition.  

#5 Viola Davis’ epic acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress in Fences.

So powerful that “she just got nominated for an Emmy for that speech,” Kimmel quipped. Watch and weep. She’s already optioned the speech's movie rights. Kidding. Maybe. 

Anyhoo, here’s a recap of who won… 

Best Picture: Moonlight (not, we repeat, not La La Land) 

Best Director: Damien Chazelle/La La Land 

Best Actor: Casey Affleck/Manchester by the Sea

Best Actress: Emma Stone/La La Land 

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali/Moonlight 

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis/Fences

Best Foreign Film: The Salesman 

Best Animated Feature: Zootopia

Best Original Screenplay: Manchester By The Sea

Best Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight

Best Cinematography: La La Land 

Best Production Design: La La Land 

Best Film Editing: Hacksaw Ridge

Best Costume Design: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Suicide Squad

Best Visual Effects:  The Jungle Book 

Best Original Score: La La Land

Best Original Song: ‘City of Stars’ from La La Land

Best Sound Editing: Arrival 

Best Sound Mixing: Hacksaw Ridge 

Best Animated Short: Piper

Best Documentary Feature: OJ: Made In America

Best Documentary Short: The White Helmets 

Best Live Action Short: Sing 


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