2017 Oscars Recap
This past Sunday, the 89th Academy Awards occurred at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California, where a variety of Oscars were given in response to an unpretentious year of cinema film. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the show had moments of victory, laughter, and history.
The night began with both fashion and film icons rocking the red carpet, such as Halle Berry and Chrissy Teigen. Other known faces included Ryan Gosling, Janelle Monae, Michael Strahan, and Emma Roberts.
The winning films of the night included “Suicide Squad,” “Arrival,” “Fantasy Beast and Where to Find Them,” “The Salesman,” “Moonlight,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Manchester by the Sea,” “Sing,” “The White Helmets,” “Fences,” “Zootopia,” “Piper,” “The Jungle Book,” “OJ made in America,” and “La La Land…” taking home a total of 6 awards including Best Supporting Actress (Emma Stone), Best Cinematography, and Best Original Music Score.
Other notable achievements included Best Documentary Feature won by OJ in America, Best Supporting Actor won by Mahershala Ali, becoming the first Muslim Actor to ever win an Oscar, and Best Supporting Actress won by Viola Davis, becoming the first African American Woman to reach a ‘Triple Crown’ (an Oscar, Tony, and Emmy) in acting... the 23rd person ever! This year, diversity was clear, and appreciated by everyone, being that a record 6 African American actors were nominated for awards.
Performances of "How Far Will I Go," sang by Auli'i Cravalho of Disney's Mohana, "Can't Stop the Feeling," sang by Justin Timberlake of Trolls, "The Empty Chair," sang by Sting from Jim: The James Foley Story, and "City of Stars" and "Audition" both sang by John Legend from La La Land, captivated the audience through creativity and talent.
Concluding the night, an envelope mix up occurred while announcing the Best Picture Oscar. Erroneously, Best Picture was given to La La Land for a brief moment, until correcting themselves after discovering the correct envelope, and rightfully awarding Moonlight Best Picture. The matter was said to be investigated.
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