Source: News Bharati English27 Feb 2017 14:09:50

Los Angeles, February 27: Of course, the biggest night for Hollywood, the 89th Academy Awards celebrated on Monday as per the Indian Standard Time will surely be marked into the books of history as all the actors/actresses were equally appreciated crossing the bars of racism and religion for their outstanding contribution in the world of cinemas.
The award ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Casey Affleck won the Best Actor Award for 'Manchester By The Sea' and Emma Stone walked away with the Best Actress Award for her performance in 'La La Land'. The ceremony ended with much drama - 'La La Land' was initially declared as the Best Picture, but it was soon announced that there was an error and the Best Picture Award was, in fact, won by 'Moonlight'. While confusion prevailed for a while, the makers of 'La La Land' graciously left the stage and made way for makers of 'Moonlight'. Damien Chazelle won the Best Director Award for 'La La Land'.


The evening ended with 'La La Land' taking home six awards while 'Moonlight' won three golden statuettes. The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel who took quite a few jabs at the US President Donald Trump.

The complete list of the winners:

Best Picture - 'Moonlight' by Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner

Best Actress in a Leading Role - Emma Stone for 'La La Land'

Best Actor in a Leading Role - Casey Affleck for 'Manchester By The Sea'

Best Director - Damien Chazelle for 'La La Land'

Best Adapted Screenplay - Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney for 'Moonlight'

Best Original Screenplay - Kenneth Lonergan for 'Manchester By The Sea'

Best Original Song - 'City Of Stars' from 'La La Land' by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Best Original Score - Justin Hurwitz for 'La La Land'

Best Cinematography - Linus Sandgren for 'La La Land'

Best Live Action Short - 'Sing' by Kristof Deak and Anna Udvardy

Best Documentary Short - 'The White Helmets' by Orlando Von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

Best Film Editing - John Gilbert for 'Hacksaw Ridge'

Best Visual Effects - Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R Jones and Dan Lemmon for 'The Jungle Book'

Best Production Design - David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco for 'La La Land'

Best Animated Feature - 'Zootopia' by Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer

Best Animated Short - 'Piper' by Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer

Best Foreign Language Film - 'The Salesman' by Asghar Farhadi

Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Viola Davis for 'Fences'

Best Sound Mixing - Kevin O'Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace for 'Hacksaw Ridge'

Best Sound Editing - Sylvian Bellemare for 'Arrival'

Best Documentary Feature - Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow for 'O J: Made In America'

Best Costume Design - Colleen Atwood for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them'

Best Makeup and Hairstyling - Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson for 'Suicide Squad'

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) - Mahershala Ali for 'Moonlight'

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best films of 2016, were held on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre. The ceremony was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and was broadcast on ABC. A total of 3,048 Oscars has been awarded from the inception of the award through the 88th.

Background:

The Academy Awards, or "Oscars", is a group of twenty-four artistic and technical honors given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements in the United States film industry as assessed by the Academy's voting membership. The various category winners are awarded a copy of a statuette, officially called the Academy Award of Merit, which has become commonly known by its nickname "Oscar." The awards, first presented in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, are overseen by AMPAS.

The awards ceremony was the first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live in more than 200 countries and can be streamed live online. The Academy Awards ceremony is the oldest entertainment awards ceremony. Its equivalents -- the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, and the Grammy Awards for music and recording -- are modeled after the Academy Awards.

The first Academy Awards presentation was held on May 16, 1929, at a private dinner function at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people. The post-awards party was held at the Mayfair Hotel. The cost of guest tickets for that night's ceremony was $5 ($70 in 2017 dollars). Fifteen statuettes were awarded, honoring artists, directors and other participants in the filmmaking industry of the time, for their works during the 1927–28 period. The ceremony ran for 15 minutes. Winners were announced to media three months earlier, however, that was changed for the second ceremony in 1930.