Oscars 2017 – the greatest night in Hollywood – finally passed by, and definitely didn’t disappoint anyone. The bevvy of stars that arrived made the evening of the 89th Academy Awards come alive with their panache and charisma. Taking place on the 26th of February, 2017, in Los Angeles, at the Dolby Theatre, the night was made all the more perfect with the striking ensembles of the actors and actresses gracing the event, their speeches that warmed the cockles of every viewer’s heart and, of course, the host for the night – Jimmy Kimmel. Known for his wit and comic timing, Kimmel kept the audience entertained throughout the evening.
From giving us fashion goals to giving us the satisfaction of watching our favourite actors win, we bet almost every one of you had your eyes glued to your television sets to find out who was the brightest shining star that night. Let’s take a look at the chosen winners of the Academy Awards 2017.
Highlights of the show
The night of the Oscar awards saw a unique blend of talent with performers like Justin Timberlake, Sting, Auli’i Cravalho, John Legend, and Lin-Manuel Miranda among others who lit up the stage with their dazzling performances! And who can forget the assortment of mean tweets that stars were made to read that were posted by their fans and haters! Well, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting the show, we aren’t surprised.
Winners of the Academy Awards 2017
2016 has, no doubt, been a year full of surprises. A notable difference has been seen in Hollywood over the years with movies showcasing the realities of the world. The films released in 2016 too have shown a side of Hollywood that is inspiring and capable of tugging at our heartstrings. So, we present to you the ones who managed to make a place in the hearts of multitudes.
Best Documentary (Feature) – O.J.: Made in America
Best Live Action Film (Short) – Sing
Best Animated Film (Short) – Piper
Best Original Score – La La Land
Best Original Song – ‘City of Stars’ in La La Land
Best Production Design – La La Land; Sandy Reynolds-Wasco and David Wasco
Best Cinematography – La La Land
Best Film Editing – Hacksaw Ridge; John Gilbert
Movies that stole the show
The movies that, undeniably stole the limelight for the evening were, of course, Moonlight, La La Land, Hacksaw Ridge, and Manchester by the Sea. With brilliant actors as part of the cast, the awards won by these movies are truly well-deserved. In all, Manchester by the Sea and Hacksaw Ridge won two awards each while Moonlight and La La Land stole the limelight with three and six awards, respectively.
La La Land is a movie that follows the lives of two people who live and learn through the choices they make. Having to choose between their love for one another and their love for what they wanted to be, the protagonists learn the hard way that they had to lose something in order to gain something. The movie wowed its audience, bagging the awards for the best director – Damien Chazelle, best leading actress – Emma Stone, best production design, best original score, cinematography, and the best song.
Movie of the Year – Moonlight
Although La La Land won twice the number of awards that Moonlight did, it was the latter that managed to win the Best Picture Award in the end with its gripping adaptation of Tarell McCraney’s play ‘In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue’. Due to a miscommunication, La La Land was originally announced as the best movie which was later rectified, making Moonlight win the award. Premiered on 2nd September, 2016, the movie received wide acclamation since its release and went on to receive eight Oscar nominations of which it won three.
With their talent and capability, each of these inspiring men, and women have proven their mettle through their work and are all winners in their own rights, with or without a trophy in their hands.