In a shocking turn of events, Moonlight won the best picture Oscar after the widely-anticipated winner  La La Land was incorrectly named. The La La Land team were in the process of giving thanks when it was announced that the wrong film had been read and that MOONLIGHT was instead the winner of the Best Picture Award at the 89th Academy Awards in what critics are already describing as the ‘biggest moment in Oscar history’. Shocker!!

La La Land won just six Oscars out of the 14 nominations it got, including Best Actress for Emma Stone and Best director for Damien Chazelle, as youngest recipient ever of the award. It also won Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

Emma Stone, Casey Affleck, Mahershala Ali and Viola Davis won acting awards. Barry Jenkins won the adapted screenplay award for Tarell Alvin McCraneysMoonlight” and Kenneth Lonergan for his original script, “Manchester by the Sea.”

Here is the list of Oscar winners against my previously posted list of predictions: 

Best Picture

*Arrival

*Fences

*Hacksaw Ridge

*Hell or High Water

*Hidden Figures

*La La Land- Will win 

*Lion

*Manchester by the Sea

*Moonlight – Could win

Moonlight [WINNER ]

Best Actress in a leading role 

*Isabelle Huppert (Elle) – Could / Should win

*Ruth Negga (Loving)

*Natalie Portman (Jackie)

*Emma Stone (La La Land)- Will win 

*Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins)

Emma Stone [WINNER]

Best Actor in a leading role 

*Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea)

*Andrew Garfield (Hacksaw Ridge)

*Ryan Gosling (La La Land) – Could win 

*Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic)

*Denzel Washington (Fences) –  Will win

CASEY AFFLECK (Manchester by the Sea) – [WINNER]

Best Supporting Actress

*Viola Davis (Fences) – Will win / Should Win

*Naomie Harris (Moonlight)

*Nicole Kidman (Lion)

*Octavia Spencer (Hidden Figures)

*Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea)

Viola Davis (Fences)- [WINNER]

Best Supporting Actor

*Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) –  Will Win

*Jeff Bridges (Hell or High Water)

*Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea)

*Dev Patel (Lion)- Could win 

*Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals)

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)- [WINNER]

Best Director

*Denis Villeneuve (Arrival)

*Mel Gibson (Hacksaw Ridge)

*Damien Chazelle (La La Land)- Will win 

*Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)

*Barry Jenkins (Moonlight)- Could win 

Damien Chazelle (La La Land)- [WINNER]

Best Adapted Screenplay

*Eric Heisserer (Arrival)- Could win 

*August Wilson (Fences)

*Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi  (Hidden Figures)

*Luke Davies (Lion)

*Barry Jenkins and Alvin McCraney  (Moonlight) – Will win 

Barry Jenkins and Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)- [WINNER]

Best Original Screenplay

*Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water)

*Damien Chazelle (La La Land) – Will win 

*Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou (The  Lobster)

*Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)- Could win 

*Mike Mills (20th Century Women)

Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea)- [WINNER]

Best Animated Feature

*Kubo and the Two Strings

*Moana

*My Life as a Zucchini

*The Red Turtle

*Zootopia- Will win / Should win

Zootopia- [WINNER]


Best Foreign Language Film

*A Man Called Ove (Sweden)

*Land of Mine (Denmark)

*The Salesman (Iran)- Will win 

*Tanna (Australia)

*Toni Erdmann (Germany)- Could win

The Salesman (Iran)- [WINNER]

Best Documentary Feature

*Fire At Sea

*I Am Not Your Negro- Could win 

*Life, Animated

*OJ: Made in America – Will win 

*13th

OJ: Made in America- [WINNER]

Best Original Song

*La La Land – Audition by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

*La La Land – City of Stars by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul – Will win 

*Moana – How Far I’ll Go by Lin-Manuel Miranda

*Trolls – Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster – Could win 

*Jim: The James Foley Story – The Empty Chair by J.Ralph and Sting

La La Land – City of Stars by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul – [WINNER]

Best Original Score

*Jackie by Mica Levi

*La La Land by Justin Hurwitz- Will win 

*Lion by Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka

*Moonlight by Nicholas Britell

*Passengers by Thomas Newton

La La Land by Justin Hurwitz- [WINNER]

Best Cinematography

*Arrival

*La La Land- Will win 

*Lion- Could win 

*Moonlight

*Silence

La La Land- [WINNER]

Best Costume Design

*Allied

*Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

*Florence Foster Jenkins- Could win 

*Jackie- Will win 

*La La Land

Fantastic Beasts and Where to find Them- [WINNER]

Best Make-up and Hairstyling

*A Man Called Ove – Could win 

*Star Trek Beyond- Will win

*Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad- [WINNER]

Best Live Action Short

*Ennemis Interieurs

*La Femme et le TGV

*Silent Nights

*Sing- Will win 

*Timecode

Sing- [WINNER]


Best Sound Editing

*Arrival

*Deepwater Horizon

*Hacksaw Ridge- Will win 

*La La Land- Could win

*Sully

Arrival- [WINNER]

Best Sound Mixing

*Arrival

*Hacksaw Ridge- Could win 

*La La Land- Will win 

*Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

*13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Hacksaw Ridge- [WINNER]

Best Documentary Short subject 

*4.1 Miles

*Extremis

*Joe’s Violin- Could win 

*Watani: My Homeland

*The White Helmets – Will win 

The White Helmets- [WINNER]



Best Production Design

*Arrival

*Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

*Hail, Caesar!

*La La Land- Will win/ Should win 

*Passengers

La La Land- [WINNER]

Best Visual Effects

*Deepwater Horizon

*Doctor Strange

*The Jungle Book- Will win/ Should win

*Kubo and the Two Strings

*Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

The Jungle Book- [WINNER]

Best Animated Short

*Blind Vaysha

*Borrowed Time

*Pear Cider and Cigarettes

*Pearl

*Piper- Will win

Piper- [WINNER]

Best Film Editing

*Arrival- Could win 

*Hacksaw Ridge- Might win 

*Hell or High Water

*La La Land – Will win 

*Moonlight

Hacksaw Ridge- [WINNER]

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