2017 Oscars

Donovan Elledge, Staff Reporter

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The 89 annual Academy Awards took place on Feb. 26 and looked back at the year of 2016 in movies. There was a little scandal where the wrong movie was named Best Picture. According to BBC News, the man behind the envelopes, Brian Cullinan, accidentally handed presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway the backup envelope for actress in a leading role. Both presenters were confused after reading the envelope. Dunaway, after seeing the words “La La Land” beneath Emma Stone’s name, immediately thought that the musical was the winner. Only after the producers began their acceptance speech was it announced that Moonlight had actually won the award. One of Cullinans colleagues told Variety that Cullinan feels terrible and is very upset about this mistake. The Academy is very sorry for the mistake and salutes the cast and crew of La La Land and Moonlight for the tremendous amount of grace they displayed under the circumstances.

President Trump and his policies were at the forefront of many attendees minds on Sunday.

Actor Gael Garcia Bernal said “As a Mexican, as a Latin-American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I’m against any form of wall that separates us”.

President Trump told the right-wing Breibart website that all the politics ruined the night and took the glamour away. He said that the show was missing something special.

The show was supposed to end with host Jimmy Kimmel and actor Matt Damon but due to all the confusion and the mess-up, that never happened. Casey Affleck won Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea and Emma Stone won Best Actress for La La Land. Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight and Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress for Fences. Zootopia won Best Animated Feature Film. Damien Chazelle won Best Director for La La Land. La La Land won best Original Score. City of Stars from La La Land won Best Original Song. The Jungle Book won Best Visual Effects.

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2017 Oscars