Moonlight’s Historic Best Picture Oscar Win, Plus Some of the Most Important Academy Award Moments

The 2017 Academy Awards proved historic once again. Check out the complete list of Oscar winners plus check out some of the best moments and speeches you might have missed.

In the Season 3 episode of Netflix’s BoJack Horseman, “It’s You,” Mr. Peanutbutter loses the list of Oscar nominees and makes up his own to coverup. We didn’t get exactly that last night at the big show but what did happen was equally unbelievable.

More on what actually happened later in the post but first a few important moments unrelated to the actual award acceptances I wanted to point out.

Ava DuVernay looked amazing and made a statement last night with her Oscar dress. Many other attendees chose to wear symbols of the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and GLAAD on their fancy gear.

The 16-year-old star of Disney’s Moana, Auli’i Cravalho, blew everyone away with her performance. And of course the annual “In Memoriam” portion kicked us all in the gut.

And now, here are your 2017 Oscar winners:

Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Makeup and Hairstyling
Suicide Squad, Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, and Christopher Nelson

Costume Design
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Colleen Atwood

Documentary Feature
O.J.: Made in America

Sound Editing
Arrival, Sylvain Bellemare

Sound Mixing
Hacksaw Ridge, Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, and Peter Grace

Actress in a Supporting Role
Viola Davis, Fences

Foreign Language Film
The Salesman (Iran)

Animated Short Film

Animated Feature Film

Production Design
La La Land, Davis Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco

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

Film Editing
Hacksaw Ridge, John Gilbert

Documentary Short Subject
The White Helmets

Live Action Short Film

La La Land, Linus Sandgren

Original Score
La La Land, Justin Hurwitz

Original Song
“City of Stars,” La La Land, music by Justin Hurwitz, lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Original Screenplay
Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan

Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight, Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Actress in a Leading Role
Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Picture

GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said of the historic win, “Congratulations to Moonlight on its well-deserved win for Best Picture. Film is our largest cultural export and must represent the full diversity of the people who make up this country. This sends a strong message to the film industry that it needs to embrace inclusive stories if it wants to remain competitive and relevant.”


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