The big winners….the huge upsets and did Warren Beatty pull a Steve Harvey?
Everybody’s favorite night of the year, the 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony has been the talk of the town for the past month with the John Legend executive produced film La La Land taking the lead with 14 nominations and the underdog Moonlight taking in 6 nominations.
The show kicked off with a very moving and bounce to your feet performance by Justin Timberlake who was nominated for Original Song, “Can’t Stop The Feeling.”
Catch his performance below:
All eyes were on Jimmy Kimmel as the host of the show. Kimmel did a pretty good job of keeping the comedy going with his monologue, calling out President Trump and keeping the audience full of goodies including candy, cookies and doughnuts and of course his classic segment Celebrity Mean Tweets: Oscar Edition.
You can catch his monologue and Mean Tweets here:
Kimmel also live tweeted the President during the telecast as he sent shade and trolled him to tweet back during the ceremony:
Hey @realDonaldTrump u up?
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) February 27, 2017
And you cannot forget one of the best moments of the night— Gary from Chicago! Kimmel surprised a group of tourists and the main attraction was a tourist named Gary who was the comedy of the night with his purple phone case and skipping over the white celebrities as Jimmy Kimmel mentioned. Gary also brought his fiancee and the two were married by Denzel Washington,
With all the comedy out the way, we can know get down to the winners, the losers and one surprise at the end that no one will ever forget!
The first win of the night was for Mahershala Ali as Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight. Ali who gave an awe inspiring speech is also the first Muslim ever to win an Oscar. Watch his acceptance speech and the very #relationshipgoals thank you to his wife that just had a baby last week.
Moonlight had some very huge wins for the night for Best Adapted Screenplay and of course the confusion of the night—Best Picture.
Take a listen to Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney:
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 27, 2017
After Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway pulled a Steve Harvey and announced La La Land as the winner of Best Picture, Oscar producers scrambled onstage to correct the mistake halfway through the La La Land’s producers acceptance speech. The confusion caused an uproar all through twitter and Instagram.
You can catch the moment where producers went into frenzy over the Best Picture winner and Moonlight’s cast and crew reaction when they found out they were the actual winners.
The women of Hidden Figures, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae brought a very special guest on stage while presenting the award for Best Documentary Feature. Katherine Johnson, the inspiration behind the 3 time nominated film made her way on stage for a very special moment.
Take a look:
One of the most beautiful speeches of the night came from Viola Davis who won her first Oscar after 3 nominations for her role in Fences with Best Lead Actor nominee Denzel Washington. Davis made history by becoming the first African American woman to be nominated for three Academy Awards and winning a Emmy, Tony and an Oscar for Acting. The only other African American woman to do so is Whoopi Goldberg.
Listening to Davis’ acceptance speech will make all of your make up come off:
Although #BlackMagic was on huge display last night, it didn’t go without its upsets, mainly for Denzel Washington who lost his Best Lead nomination to actor Casey Affleck, who won for his role in Manchester By the Sea and the snub of Taraji P. Henson for her role as Katherine Johnson in Hidden Figures.
Overall, the Academy Awards were filled with many inspirational and motivational speeches. It was a golden night.
Written By: Jnelle Belle