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Candies In The Air, A Steve Harvey Moment, And Moonlight’s Big Win: The Highlights Of Oscars 2017

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Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars were nothing short of dramatic, and even quite magical during some instances. Stars dressed in their best left no room for admirers at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Visibly comfortable as a host, Kimmel was funny, and at his snarkiest best. 

While the big winner was Moonlight, despite the huge goof-up by Warren Beatty, here are a few highlights from the Oscars night.

When host Jimmy Kimmel tweeted to US President Donald Trump:

Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue hinted at the fun things that he had in store for the Oscars. From poking fun at Matt Damon, to unceremoniously sending off Justin Timberlake after his performance, Kimmel was in his element, pranking everyone around. While he did host a Celebrity Mean Tweet set – a segment from his late night show – the highlight of this show was perhaps him tweeting to Donald Trump.

Needless to say, this is Oscar breaking the Internet yet again.

After tweeting, Kimmel said: “Some of you will get to come up here on this stage tonight, and give a speech that the President of the United States will tweet about in all caps during his 5:00 a.m. bowel movement tomorrow – and I think that’s pretty darn excellent if you ask me.”

 When stars showed their support for American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU):

Those blue ribbons worn by model Karlie Kloss, original song nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda, Loving nominee Ruth Negga and Moonlight director Barry Jenkins represent the American Civil Liberties Union’s new “Stand With ACLU” initiative.

By wearing the pin, the celebrities were showing their support “for the rights and civil liberties guaranteed by the Constitution to everyone in the United States,” the ACLU said in a statement.

When Asghar Farhadi’s win for Best Foreign Language film was accepted by the first Muslim woman in space, Anousheh Ansari:

As Farhadi told The New York Times when Trump first signed the order in late January, he decided not to attend even if he could, saying, “[it] now seems that the possibility of this presence is being accompanied by ifs and buts which are in no way acceptable to me even if exceptions were to be made for my trip.”

So instead, Iranian-American businesswoman Anousheh Ansari — the first Iranian to go to space — read a statement from him:

“It’s a great honor to be receiving this valuable award for the second time. I would like to thank the members of the academy, my crew in Iran, my producer, Amazon, and my fellow nominees.

I’m sorry I’m not with you tonight. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country, and those of other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the US. Dividing the world into the “us” and “our enemies” categories creates fear. A deceitful justification for aggression and war. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in countries which have themselves been victims of aggression. Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions. They create empathy between us and others. An empathy which we need today more than ever.”

When candies were distributed oh-so-elegantly:

Host Jimmy Kimmel had candy dropped on little parachutes to the audience, and everyone reacted to it in the cutest way. According to Kimmel, inside these ‘little packages from above’ were Red Vines and Junior Mints.

When Chrissy Teigen fell asleep in the middle of the event:

Model Chrissy Teigen was caught on camera sleeping on the shoulder of husband and performer at the Oscars, John Legend (with whom she recently had a baby daughter Luna) – during Casey Affleck’s Oscar acceptance speech for Best Actor (Manchester by the Sea).

Me too @chrissyteigen #Oscars #Oscars2017 pic.twitter.com/elhqlwnaGx

And the biggest highlight of all – when the Oscars had a Steve Harvey moment:

Stars of the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde – Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty – were about to announce the winner of the Best Picture, the most highly coveted award of the evening. Warren, who looked visibly confused, announced La La Land as the winner, and everybody cheered and screamed while the entire team came on stage.

A minute later, Jordan Horowitz, the producer (with Fred Berger and Marc Platt) of La la Land announced that Moonlight is the winner, and the announcement was a mistake, reminding us of what host Steve Harvey did at the Miss Universe pageant last year. Turns out Moonlight won after all, and the whole announcement was just a big genuine goof-up.

But here are the bigger highlights – the winners of the 89th Academy Awards: 

Best Picture: Moonlight

Other nominations:

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures 

La La Land

Lion

Manchester By The Sea

 

Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Other nominations:

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

 

Best Actress: Emma Stone, La La Land

Other nominations:

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

 

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Other nominations:

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel, Lion

Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

 

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences

Other nominations:

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

 

Best Director: La La Land, Damien Chazelle

Other nominations:

Arrival, Denis Villeneuve

Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson

Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan

Moonlight, Barry Jenkins

 

Best Original Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan

via Toronto Star

Other nominations:

Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan

La La Land, Damien Chazelle

The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou

20th Century Women, Mike Mills 

 

Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

 

via AV Club

Other nominations:

Arrival

Fences

Hidden Figures

Lion

 

Best Foreign Language Film: Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman

via Variety

Other nominations:

Land of Mine

A Man Called Ove

Tanna

Toni Erdmann

 

Best Cinematography: Linus Sandgren, La La Land

Other nominations:

Arrival

Lion 

Moonlight 

Silence

 

Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Other nominations:

Allied

Florence Foster Jenkins

Jackie

La La Land

 

Best Makeup and Hair-styling: Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson, Suicide Squad

Other nominations:

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

 

Best Original Score: La La Land, Justin Hurwitz

Other nominations:

Jackie, Mica Levi

Lion, Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka

Moonlight, Nicholas Britell

Passengers, Thomas Newman

 

Best Animated Feature Film: Zootopia

Other nominations:

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

 

Best Animated Short Film: Piper

Other nominations:

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Pearl

 

Best Documentary Feature: O.J.: Made in America

Other nominations:

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life Animated

13th

 

Best Documentary Short Subject: The White Helmets

Other nominations:

Extremis

4.1 Miles

Joe’s Violin

Watani: My Homeland

 

Best Film Editing: John Gilbert, Hacksaw Ridge

Other nominations:

Arrival

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Moonlight

 

Best Original Song: “City of Stars” from La La Land

Other nominations:

“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from La La Land

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” from Trolls

“The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story

“How Far I’ll Go” from Moana

 

Best Production Design: David and Sandy Reynolds Wasco, La La Land

Other nominations:

Arrival

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

Passengers

 

Best Live Action Short Film: Sing

Other nominations:

Ennemis Interieurs

La femme et Le TGV

Silent Nights

Timecode

 

Best Sound Editing: Arrival

Other nominations:

Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Sully

 

Best Sound Mixing: Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace for Hacksaw Ridge

Other nominations:

Arrival

La La Land

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

 

Best Visual Effects: Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon  for The Jungle Book

Other nominations:

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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