Monday, February 27, 2017

OSCARS 2017 And the winner is La La Land, er ... Moonlight?


What a night! Jimmy Kimmel was funny throughout, giving us the best Oscar night in ages.  And then those final moments when chaos reigned supreme. 

For one brief shining moment La La Land was the winner and suddenly it was over, declared fake news and Moonlight came up to bite it in the butt. A not unexpected outcome EXCEPT in the way that it happened. 

Ryan Gosling wasn’t the least bit perturbed, finding the whole mess up resoundingly funny. 

The wrong card was passed out, but how could that happen? The conspiracy theories began before the cameras clicked away. As I tweeted jokingly last night ...



For me the fiasco cements my wacky idea that the Oscars should be one big celebration of the top 5 or 10 films of the year. I know that can’t happen because we live in way too competitive a world but I’d still love to see an evening like that.

One of my favorite gifs from the night was this one below with Jimmy Kimmel and Warren Beatty both trying to explain what happened, the La La Land producer shaking his head while in the background we see Ryan Gosling striding across the stage, applauding, heading over to congratulate the Moonlight cast, with Emma Stone following.



And this one, showing the shock and happy disbelief on the faces of Moonlight directer Barry Jenkins and producer Adele Romanski.


That being said ... here's the complete list of winners. The winners are in bold type.

BEST PICTURE
Arrival
Fences
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
BEST ACTRESS
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
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 DIRECTOR
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures
Lion
Moonlight
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Lobster
Manchester by the Sea
20th Century Women
BEST ORIGINAL 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
Jackie
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Passengers
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Arrival
La La Land
Lion
Moonlight
Silence
BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
Ennemis Entreniers
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights
Sing
Timecode
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Extremis
4.1 Miles
Joe's Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets
BEST FILM EDITING
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land
Moonlight
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Arrival
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!
La La Land
Passengers
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle
Zootopia
BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Pearl
Piper
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Tanna
Toni Erdmann
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
BEST SOUND MIXING
Arrival
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
BEST SOUND EDITING
Arrival
Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Sully
BEST DOCUMENTARY
Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America
13th
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Allied
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Foster Jenkins
Jackie
La La Land
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad
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


2 comments:

  1. You might know Ryan Gosling better than I do, but I think he's pretty pissed in these pictures. I bet he suspected they messed up on purpose for the publicity.
    Here's what I want to know -- if no one knows who the winner actually is, then how did they know they'd made a mistake?
    Such excitement. And for a minute, we aren't talking about Russia -- unless we are!!!

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    1. Pissed? No, he's laughing. I've met him but I don't know him, my husband does though and I've seen pictures of the two of them goofing off on set so I guess, yes, I do know how he looks when he laughs, especially when he's trying to suppress it. I wondered about that too, if it's such a closely guarded secret, how did anyone know they got it wrong. Price Waterhouse Cooper made a statement this morning on the subject: apparently in addition to the two sets of cards, the individuals carrying the briefcases memorize the entire winners' list. That's their story anyway, and for now, they're sticking to it. LOL! Russian involvement. How crazy would that be!

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