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Oscars Winners 2017

With the wrong film being mistakenly named best picture at the Oscars – La La Land instead of Moonlight – lots of people are asking how this could have happened.

Two envelopes for each category

Two people count the votes and know the winners in advance. Each has a full set of envelopes containing cards with the winners’ names – just in case something happens to the other set.

Those people – from accountancy firm PwC – stand on either side of the Oscars stage and hand the envelopes to the award presenters just before they step on stage.

So after Emma Stone won best actress, the other best actress envelope was handed to Warren Beatty – who was presenting the best picture prize – by mistake.

That explains why a confused Stone told reporters afterwards: “I was holding my best actress in a leading role card that entire time.”

Martha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan on the red carpet
Image copyrightPWC
Image captionMartha Ruiz and Brian Cullinan from Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC) are the only two people who know the results in advance
Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty with the red envelope at the centre of the confusion
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Image captionFaye Dunaway and Warren Beatty with the red envelope at the centre of the confusion

Warren Beatty hesitates

It looked like the veteran actor was fooling around when he opened the envelope, looked at the card, then looked inside the envelope again to see if there was another card inside.

He checked again, then showed the envelope to his co-presenter Faye Dunaway. She read the words: “La La Land.”

Beatty explained: “I want to tell you what happened. I opened the envelope, and it said Emma Stone, La La Land. That’s why I took such a long look at Faye, and at you [the audience], I wasn’t trying to be funny.”

Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel said afterwards: “He was confused because the card, which he showed to me by the way, said ‘Emma Stone, La La Land’ on it.

“So this was confusing obviously, we thought he was being coy and cute to make everybody suffer but in reality he was perplexed by why her name was on it.”

Jordan Horowitz holding up the best picture cardImage copyrightAP
Image captionLa La Land’s Jordan Horowitz gives his acceptance speech – unaware a mistake has been made
Reaction to the wrong best picture being announcedImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionRealisation dawns on the faces of the La La Land cast and crew as an official takes to the stage
Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling react to the mix-upImage copyrightAP
Image captionMoonlight’s Mahershala Ali hugs Emma Stone, who won best actress for La La Land, as her co-star Ryan Gosling looks on, bemused

The mistake is rectified

With the La La Land acceptance speeches in full flow, the PwC people and other officials came on stage to inform the film’s cast and creators – and the world – that there had been a terrible mistake.

La La Land producer Fred Berger said: “We lost by the way, but you know.”

Fellow producer Jordan Horowitz then said: “Guys, I’m sorry, no, there’s a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won best picture.”

And the third producer Marc Platt said: “This is not a joke I’m afraid they read the wrong thing.”

Horowitz added: “This is not a joke, Moonlight has won best picture.” He then held the card up to the audience to prove his point, reading from it: “Moonlight, best picture.”

Cue bedlam.

Warren Beatty tries to explain what happenedImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionWarren Beatty tries to explain what happened as the team behind Moonlight take in the news
Cast of Moonlight celebrateImage copyrightREUTERS
Image captionThe confusion turns to celebration as Moonlight’s win sinks in

<<Sources: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news >>

Oscars Results 2017

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

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WINNER:Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land

Best documentary

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
WINNER:OJ: Made in America
13th

Best sound editing

WINNER:Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully

Best sound mixing

Arrival
WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours

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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
Tanna
Toni Erdmann

Best animated short

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
WINNER: Piper

Best animated feature

Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life As a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
WINNER: Zootopia

Best production design

Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
WINNER: La La Land
Passengers

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

Arrival
WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight

Best documentary short

4.1 Miles
Extremis
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
WINNER: The White Helmets

Best live-action short

Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
WINNER: Sing
Timecode

Best cinematography

Arrival
WINNER: La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence

Best score

Jackie
WINNER: La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers

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)

Kenneth Lonergan wins best original screenplay for Manchester by the Sea.
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Kenneth Lonergan wins best original screenplay for Manchester by the Sea. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Best original screenplay

Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
WINNER: Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women

Best adapted screenplay

Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
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

Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
WINNER: La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
WINNER: Moonlight

 

<<Source: https://www.theguardian.com>>

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