Every night at the Oscars has its moments, but the 89th Academy Awards ended with one for the books. La La Land, going into the evening with 14 nominations, had been picking up golden statuettes at a steady clip when it came time for Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway to announce Best Picture. With the envelope opened, Beatty found himself looking at a card that read, "Emma Stone, La La Land." He paused, a bit confused, showed the card to Dunaway, who read out, "La La Land."

The producers, led by Jordan Horowitz, and the cast took to the stage, began their speeches… More confusion for a moment. Then, Horowitz:


The Guardian's Rory Carroll and Andrew Pulver: "Speaking backstage minutes later, Moonlight’s director Barry Jenkins said the error had left him speechless. 'I’d never seen that happen before. It made a special feeling more special but not in the way I expected. The last 20 minutes of my life have been insane… beyond life changing…. Things just happen. The folks from La La Land were so gracious. I can’t imagine being in their position."

Deadline's Mike Fleming Jr. passes along a statement from accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers:

We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred. We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.

Overall, the evening was, as expected, peppered with political commentary. Carroll and Pulver: "The Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who boycotted the event in protest at Trump’s travel bans, won best foreign language film for The Salesman in what was widely seen as a rebuke to the White House. In a statement, he called the ban 'inhumane,' earning prolonged applause. Hours earlier, in a videolink from Tehran, he urged 10,000 people gathered for a screening of his film in London’s Trafalgar Square to 'stand up to fascism, be victorious in the face of extremism."


All the nominees, with the winners in bold:

Best Picture



Hacksaw Ridge.

Hell or High Water.

Hidden Figures.

La La Land.


Manchester by the Sea.


Best Director

Denis Villeneuve, Arrival.

Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge.

Damien Chazelle, La La Land.

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea.

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight.

Best Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea.

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge.

Ryan Gosling, La La Land.

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic.

Denzel Washington, Fences.

Best Actress

Isabelle Huppert, Elle.

Ruth Negga, Loving.

Natalie Portman, Jackie.

Emma Stone, La La Land.

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins.

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight.

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.

Naomie Harris, Moonlight.

Nicole Kidman, Lion.

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures.

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea.

Best Original Screenplay

Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water.

Damien Chazelle, La La Land.

Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou, The Lobster.

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea.

Mike Mills, 20th Century Women.

Best Adapted Screenplay

Eric Heisserer, Arrival.

August Wilson, Fences.

Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures.

Luke Davis, Lion.

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight, story by Tarell Alvin McCraney.


Best Foreign Film

Land of Mine.

A Man Called Ove.

The Salesman.


Toni Erdmann.

Best Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea.

I Am Not Your Negro.

Life, Animated.

O.J.: Made in America.


Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings.


My Life as a Zucchini.

The Red Turtle.


Best Film Editing

Joe Walker, Arrival.

John Gilbert, Hacksaw Ridge.

Jake Roberts, Hell or High Water.

Tom Cross, La La Land.

Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon, Moonlight.

Best Song

"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.

Best Original Score

Mica Levi, Jackie.

Justin Hurwitz, La La Land.

Dustin O'Halloran and Hauschka, Lion.

Nicholas Britell, Moonlight.

Thomas Newman, Passengers.

Best Visual Effects

Craig Hammock, Jason Snell, Jason Billington and Burt Dalton, Deepwater Horizon.

Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli and Paul Corbould, Doctor Strange.

Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon, The Jungle Book.

Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean and Brad Schiff, Kubo and the Two Strings.

John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel and Neil Corbould, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Best Cinematography

Bradford Young, Arrival.

Linus Sandgren, La La Land.

Greig Fraser, Lion.

James Laxton, Moonlight.

Rodrigo Prieto, Silence.

Best Costume Design

Joanna Johnston, Allied.

Colleen Atwood, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Consolata Boyle, Florence Foster Jenkins.

Madeline Fontaine, Jackie.

Mary Zophres, La La Land.

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Eva von Bahr and Love Larson, A Man Called Ove.

Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo, Star Trek Beyond.

Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson, Suicide Squad.

Best Production Design

Production Design: Patrice Vermette, Set Decoration: Paul Hotte, Arrival.

Production Design: Stuart Craig, Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Production Design: Jess Gonchor, Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh, Hail, Caesar!

Production Design: David Wasco, Set Decoration: Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, La La Land.

Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas, Set Decoration: Gene Serdena, Passengers.

Best Sound Editing

Sylvain Bellemare, Arrival.

Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli, Deepwater Horizon.

Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright, Hacksaw Ridge.

Ai-ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan, La La Land.

Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman, Sully.

Best Sound Mixing

Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye, Arrival.

Kevin O'Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace, Hacksaw Ridge.

Andy Nelson, Ai-ling Lee and Steve A. Morrow, La La Land.

David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Mac Ruth, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. Nomination rescinded.

Best Short Film, Live Action

Ennemis Intérieurs.

La Femme et le TGV.

Silent Nights.



Best Short Film, Animated

Blind Vaysha.

Borrowed Time.

Pear Cider and Cigarettes.



Best Documentary Short Subject


4.1 Miles.

Joe's Violin.

Watani: My Homeland.

The White Helmets.

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