Moonlight,” a poignant coming-of-age story set in the tough projects of southern Florida won the best picture Oscar.”
However, it wasn’t before the prize was first given in error to musical “La La Land.”
The mistake — only corrected after the producers of “La La Land” had come on stage to accept the award — was a stunning end to the film industry’s biggest night.
Casey Affleck won the best actor Oscar for the “Manchester By The Sea”, while Emma Stone picked up best actress for her role in the “La La Land” .
In the best film director Category Damien chameleon the award for ‘’La La Land’.
In the best supporting actor and actress Category Mahershala Ali won the Oscar for best supporting actor in “Moonlight,” while Viola Davis won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in “Fences”.
Iranian Director Asghar Farhadi’s “the salesman” won the 2017 academy award for best foreign-language film.
The award was accepted by two prominent Iranian-Americans representing Farhadi, who boycotted the Oscars over us President Donald Trump’s executive order banning visitors from seven Muslim countries.
Two New Zealanders have won back-to-back categories, Dan Lemmon won the Oscar for best visual effects for the jungle book while wellington-based editor John Gilbert then won best editing for his work on the Mel Gibson WWII drama hacksaw ridge.
The award for best cinematography went to Linus Sandgren for “La La Land.”
Disney’s Zootopia just won an Oscar for best animated feature film while Ontario Animator Alan Barillaro wins best animated short Oscar for ‘piper’ at the 89th academy awards.
The award for best documentary short subject went to Orlando Von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara for “The White Helmets,” a film about the Syria civil defense group.
John Gilbert won the Oscar for best film editing for his work on Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge.” it was Gilbert’s first win and second nomination.
The Oscar for best live action short film went to Kristof Deak and Anna Udvardy for “Sing.”
After nearly being played off stage by Jimmy Kimmel, matt Damon and his former screenwriting partner, Ben Affleck awarded best original screenplay to Kenneth Lonergan.
Amy Adams presented the award for best adapted screenplay to Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin Mccraney for “Moonlight.” it was Jenkins’ first win.