article by Amber Arsenault
media by Ashley Davis
edited by Colby Cole
Each January , the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to the Academy Awards. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the Oscar telecast in February, when hundreds of millions of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in filmmaking. On February 26th, the 89th Academy Awards took place, but this year was just a little different.
At the 89th Academy Awards, this happened on live television, so we all got to see the precise moment Warren Beatty realized something had gone terribly wrong. His famous eyebrows arched upwards. He frowned, hesitated. The meltdown that followed was epic. Beatty peered into the envelope again as if to see whether a second slip of paper were lurking inside. Then he handed the befuddling card to his co-presenter, Faye Dunaway, who, unaware of the disaster still, immediately announced “La La Land.” That film’s producers were more than two minutes into their speeches before the truth came out: Beatty had been handed the wrong envelope before he took the stage. Moonlight was the real winner.
Best Actress: Emma Stone for her captivating performance as Mia in La La Land.
Best Actor: Casey Affleck for his performance in Manchester By The Sea.
Best Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Best Picture: Moonlight
Original Screenplay: Manchester By The Sea
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