2017 Oscars Results – Who Won? Who Lost? Lets Look Back.

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So there we have it, another year of movies is officially over and not without its fair share of predictable wins and very very shocking surprises. Here are all the winners of the main categories from the 89th Academy Awards.

Just so you know… The winners will be highlighted in RED.

BEST PICTURE – WINNER

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

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Well in a very unexpected and somewhat controversial turn of events to close out the night we have Moonlight stealing the Best Picture Oscar from La La Land at the last second. It is an incredible film and it more than deserved the win so congratulations to all the winners from tonight.

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE – WINNER

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling – La La Land

Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington – Fences

 

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It was a damn right phenomenal performance and he did so much with so little dialogue playing a very damaged character that he really did outshine Denzel and his performance in Fences. Enjoy the moment Casey while you are currently outshining your brother.

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE – WINNER

Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Ruth Negga – Loving

Natalie Portman – Jackie

Emma Stone – La La Land

Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

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Emma Stone put in the performance of her career in La La Land so there was almost no chance of her losing this one. A very well deserved win for a constantly improving actress.

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – WINNER

Mahershala Ali Moonlight

Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel – Lion

Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

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Well who didn’t see this coming? No-one deserved this award more than Mahershala Ali. If you haven’t seen Moonlight see it just to recognise the incredible performance he put in.

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – WINNER

Viola Davis – Fences

Naomi Harris – Moonlight

Nicole Kidman – Lion

Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

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She was so powerful in Fences that in every scene she just commanded the screen and delivered every line with fantastic emotional weight. Hell, even her speech was an emotionally strong great piece of dialogue.

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM – WINNER

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

Zootopia

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Even though i think Kubo and the Two Strings should have won by a long shot i can’t say i’m surprised Zootopia is taking home the award. So congratulations i guess….

CINEMATOGRAPHY – WINNER

Arrival

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Silence

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La La Land featured incredibly beautiful cinematography that continued to shock and awe the whole way through so it’s no surprise it got the win. Too bad Silence couldn’t win the only category it was nominated for, that’s what it gets for not releasing in Australia at the same time….

DIRECTING – WINNER

Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge

Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea

Barry Jenkins – Moonlight

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Personally i’d have given it to Mel Gibson for his amazing work on Hacksaw Ridge but Damien Chazelle did an incredible job especially being so young. Now he is the youngest person to ever win Best Director, forever in the record books.

FILM EDITING – WINNER

Arrival

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Moonlight

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No-one may know the importance of editing when it comes to the quality of a film but just know that it is one of the most important factors in the making of a film. So glad that Hacksaw Ridge is getting this recognition because it was incredible.

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE) – WINNER

Jackie

La La Land

Lion

Moonlight

Passengers

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Well do i even need to comment on this one?

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG) – WINNER

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

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls

“City of Stars” – La La Land

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

“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana

 

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To be honest, this category was really La La Land up against La La Land. Would have loved to see Moana get it though.

SOUND EDITING – WINNER

Arrival

Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land

Sully

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This was such a close category that literally either of those top three nominees could have won. Glad Arrival got recognised for something and it definitely did have fantastic sound editing. But hey, Hacksaw Ridge managed to win for Best Sound Mixing so the Academy is sharing the love around.

VISUAL EFFECTS – WINNER

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

The Jungle Book

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Well i’d have loved to see Kubo and the Two Strings be recognised for its achievements in stop motion visual effects but what The Jungle Book did with visual effects was just revolutionary. So very well deserved.

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY) – WINNER

Arrival

Fences

Hidden Figures

Lion

Moonlight

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Definitely well deserved, Fences or even Arrival could have taken this one but Moonlight was fantastically written and this is probably the biggest award it will take home for the rest of the night (Best Picture and Director pending).

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) – WINNER

Hell or High Water

La La Land

The Lobster

Manchester by the Sea

20th Century Women

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Far from what i would have picked for this award but being the frontrunner for the award i can’t be surprised.

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