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Who won? Here are the 2017 Academy Awards winners

Moonlight won Best Picture after a dramatic on-stage mix-up.

Image: Chris Pizzello

IN A CONCLUSION that nobody saw coming, Moonlight was named Best Picture at last night’s Academy Awards – but only after La La Land was mistakenly given the Oscar.

An envelope mix-up saw Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announce La La Land as the night’s big winner. After a few moments on stage, producers informed the La La Land team that they had not in fact won and the award was eventually handed to the team behind Moonlight.

Not only was it was a thrilling, confusing finale, but it was a giant upset – La La Land was widely favoured to take Best Picture, having started the night with a record-tying 14 nominations.

The musical wound up winning six Oscars, including two for Best Director and Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Moonlight, a coming-of-age drama about a gay man in Miami won three awards overall, including Best Supporting Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Manchester By The Sea was one of the night’s other main winners with Casey Affleck picking up Best Actor and writer-director Kenneth Lonergan nabbing Best Original Screenplay.

The night’s other big winner was Viola Davis, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences.

Unfortunately, there was no joy for the Irish with Ruth Negga losing out to Emma Stone in Best Actress and Consolata Boyle’s work on Florence Foster Jenkins missing out on Best Costume Design to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

Here’s the full list of winners.


Best Picture

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell Or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land 
  • Lion
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • WINNER: Moonlight

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • WINNER: Casey Affleck - Manchester By The Sea
  • Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge
  • Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  • Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic
  • Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Isabelle Huppert – Elle
  • Ruth Negga – Loving
  • Natalie Portman – Jackie
  • WINNER: Emma Stone – La La Land
  • Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Director

  • Denis Villeneuve – Arrival
  • Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge
  • WINNER: Damien Chazelle – La La Land
  • Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea
  • Barry Jenkins – Moonlight

Best Supporting Actor

  • WINNER: 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

  • WINNER: Viola Davis – Fences
  • Naomie Harris – Moonlight
  • Nicole Kidman – Lion
  • Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

Best Original Screenplay

  • Hell or High Water
  • La La Land
  • The Lobster
  • WINNER: Manchester by the Sea
  • 20th Century Women

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hidden Figures
  • Lion
  • WINNER: Moonlight

Best Documentary Feature

  • Fire At Sea
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Life Animated
  • WINNER: OJ: Made in America
  • 13th

Best Animated Feature

  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • My Life As a Zucchini
  • The Red Turtle
  • WINNER: Zootopia

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Land of Mine – Denmark
  • A Man Called Ove – Sweden
  • WINNER: The Salesman - Iran
  • Tanna - Australia
  • Toni Erdmann – Germany

Best Original Score

  • Jackie
  • WINNER: La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight
  • Passengers

Best Original Song

  • Audition (The Fools Who Dream) – La La Land
  • Can’t Stop The Feeling – Trolls
  • WINNER: City of Stars – La La Land
  • The Empty Chair – Jim: The James Foley Story
  • How Far I’ll Go – Moana

Best Cinematography

  • Arrival
  • WINNER: La La Land
  • Lion
  • Moonlight
  • Silence

Best Film Editing

  • Arrival
  • WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • La La Land
  • Moonlight

Best Costume Design

  • Allied
  • WINNER: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jackie
  • La La Land

Best Production Design

  • Arrival
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • WINNER: La La Land
  • Passengers

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • A Man Called Ove
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • WINNER: Suicide Squad

Find the rest of the winners here.

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