The biggest night of Hollywood, the 89th Academy Awards took place at Dolby theatre, Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday, February 26, 2017. All the eyes around the world waited the moment that was broadcasted live for the admirers of movies at far flung. This year, the Awards were distributed with a majority announced in favor of La La Land. The night was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel who sought advice from Billy Crystal who bagged experience of hosting Oscars for 8 long years. Kimmel pulled it off in collaboration with the performers on stage – Justin Timberlake, John Legend and Sting. The performers were also nominated for the best original songs in the category of 25. In the history of Oscars no other musical got nominated so many times as La La Land making it up to 14 nominations in 2017. In 1997 Titanic and All About Eve in 1950 got the same number of nomination which could be compared to La La Land making the same.
The worst part of Oscar 2017 came in the guise of a mix up which was a result of the negligence of the staff in charge. When Warren Beatty started with the winner being announced, he named La La Land for the Best Picture. However, the chaos developed in a jiffy which informed Jordan Horowitz, the producer of Moonlight of the mistake and explained that the winner was Moonlight for the Best Picture. Producer Marc Platt got a bit raged at this stupid mistake and was seemingly disturbed at this.
Cullinan was in charge of handing the envelope to Warren Beatty and mistakenly handed him the wrong one. this was a chain reaction which caused La La Land being announced as the winner. In the wrong envelope there was the card for Best Actress Emma Stone for La La Land. The chaos was handed by Jimmy Kimmel who tried to pull it back with his wit.
Actor in a Leading Role in the 89th Academy Awards
The nominees at the ceremony were Casey Affleck for his performance in Manchester by the Sea which ensured him the title for the 89th Academy Award in 2017, Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge, Ryan Gosling for La La Land, Viggo Mortensen for Captain Fantastic and Denzel Washington for Fences. The actors were prioritized by the jury of Oscars 2017 who had the best of the experience in the Hollywood.
Actress in Leading Role inthe 89th Academy Awards
Actress in the nominees were Emma Stone for La La Land, Isabelle Huupert for Elle, Ruth Negga for Loving, Natalie Portman for Jackie, Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins among whom Emma Stone bagged the winning statue for La La Land. Emma Stone played her role to perfection that made sure another nominees among 14 to make it to the win.
Cinematography gets Linus Sandgren for La La Land award for the best in this category. Others in the nominee were Bradford Young for Arrival, Greig Fraser for Lion, James Laxton for Moonlight and Rodrigo Prieto for Silence.
Directors had a tough fight over the championship of the trophy. Nominees for best directors were Damien Chazelle for La La Land, Denis Villeneuve for Arrival, Mel Gibson for Hacksaw Ridge, Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the sea and Barry Jenkins for Moonlight. La La Land bagged the award through Director Damien Chazelle and played it almost one sided in the 89th Academy Award.
The nominees for this category were Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow for O.J.: Made in America, Gianfranco Rosi and Donatella Palermo for Fire at Sea, Paoul Peck, Remi Grellety and Hebert Peck for I am Not Your Negro, Roger Ross Williams and Julie Goldman for Life, Animated, Ava DuVernay, Spencer Averick and Howard Barish for 13th. Among whom, Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow bagged the award for best documentary (feature) for O.J.: Made in America.