The 2017 Oscar Winners

Posted 25 January 2017

La La Land failed to sweep the board as expected at this year’s Oscars and the biggest shock of the evening came as the Hollywood musical was mistakenly announced as the Best Film.

That honour in fact went to Moonlight, a coming-of-age story chronicling the life of a young black man growing up in a rough neighbourhood in Miami.

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty had the wrong envelope and the La La Land team were partway through their acceptance speech when the correct winner was announced. Cue lots of awkward faces as the cast and crew of La La Land handed over their golden statues to the stunned team from Moonlight.

Ecstatic Moonlight director Barry Jenkins said: “Even in my dreams this could not be true. But to hell with it, I’m done with dreams – because this is true.”

Moonlight also secured the Best Supporting Actor gong for Mahershala Ali’s stellar performance. Ali goes down in history as the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar.

Nominated for 13 Academy Awards, La La Land did win Oscars for Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Score and Best Song, Damien Chazelle won Best Director and leading lady Emma Stone won Best Actress.

Best Actor went to Casey Affleck for his performance in Manchester by the Sea and Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences.

For a full list of winners, continue reading.

Best Film



Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land


Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight – WINNER

Best Actor

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea – WINNER

Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling – La La Land

Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Ruth Negga – Loving

Emma Stone – La La Land – WINNER

Natalie Portman – Jackie

Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali – Moonlight – WINNER

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 – WINNER

Naomie Harris – Moonlight

Nicole Kidman – Lion

Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

Best Director

Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge

Damien Chazelle – La La Land – WINNER

Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea

Barry Jenkins - Moonlight

Best Make-up and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove

Star Trek Beyond

Suicide Squad – WINNER

Best Costume Design


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – WINNER

Florence Foster Jenkins


La La Land

Best Documentary

Fire at Sea

I Am Not Your Negro

Life, Animated

OJ: Made in America – WINNER


Best Sound Editing

Arrival – WINNER

Deepwater Horizon

Hacksaw Ridge

La La Land


Best Sound Mixing


Hacksaw Ridge – WINNER

La La Land

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

13 Hours

Best Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine

A Man Called Ove

The Salesman – WINNER


Toni Erdmann

Best Animated Short

Blind Vaysha

Borrowed Time

Pear Cider and Cigarettes


Piper – WINNER

Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings


My Life as a Zucchini

The Red Turtle

Zootopia – WINNER

Best Production Design


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hail, Caesar!

La La Land – WINNER


Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon

Doctor Strange

The Jungle Book – WINNER

Kubo and the Two Strings

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Best Film Editing


Hacksaw Ridge – WINNER

Hell or High Water

La La Land


Best Documentary Short

4.1 Miles


Joe’s Violin

Watani: My Homeland

The White Helmets – WINNER

Best Live-Action Short

Ennemis Interieurs

La Femme et le TGV

Silent Nights



Best Cinematography


La La Land – WINNER




Best Score


La La Land – WINNER




Best Song

Audition – La La Land

Can’t Stop the Feeling – Trolls

City of Stars – La La Land – WINNER

The Empty Chair – Jim: The James Foley Story

How Far I’ll Go – Moana

Best Original Screenplay

Hell or High Water

La La Land

The Lobster

Manchester by the Sea – WINNER

20th Century Women

Best Adapted Screenplay



Hidden Figures


Moonlight - WINNER

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