Oscar Recap 2017

The 89th Academy Awards are over…The show won’t be remembered for the fun things that happened such as Food Parachuting from the ceiling not once, not twice, but three times during the show or the Tour Bus folks who beyond their wildest dreams had a chance to meet Hollywood stars as they made their way through the Auditorium.
This year’s Oscars will be remembered for the horrendous blunder that occurred for the Best Picture Award. After 89 years you would expect that a mistake like what happened last night wouldn’t happen, but it did. “La La Land” believed they had locked up the Best Picture Award to find out they did not actually win. “Moonlight” is the Best Picture Award Winner.
I did not see “Moonlight” but was very much aware of the movie and I knew that it was receiving “Oscar Buzz” as far back as October.

Here is my Oscar Recap for Last night’s awards.

“Moonlight” won the Best Picture Award. I did not see it, but I did see 5 of the nine nominees: “Fences”, “Hidden Figures”, “La La Land”, “Hell or High Water” and “Arrival”. I gave all of these movies 4 or 5 stars.
Casey Affleck won for Best Actor in a leading role for “Manchester by the Sea”. I did not see that movie. I feel that Denzel Washington was more deserving of the Oscar for his role in “Fences”.
Mahershala Ali won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in “Moonlight”

Viola Davis won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in “Fences” in fact Viola Davis won the “Trifecta”. She won the Golden Globe, The SAG Award and topped it off with the Oscar all for her role in “Fences”. Viola Davis deserves every accolade she has received.

Emma Stone won for Best Actress in a Leading Role for “La La Land”.
Damien Chazelle won the Best Director Oscar for “La La Land”
“Zootopia” won the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar. I gave this movie 5 stars.
“Moonlight” – Best Writing Adapted Screenplay Oscar
“Manchester by the Sea” – Best Original Screenplay Oscar
The Best Cinematography Oscar went to “La La Land”
The Best Music Original Score Oscar went to “La La Land”
The Best Costume Design Oscar went to “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
Best Original Song went to “City of Stars” from “La La Land”
The Production Design Oscar went to “La La Land”
The Sound Editing Oscar went to “Arrival”
The Sound Mixing Oscar went to “Hacksaw Ridge”
The Visual Effects Oscar went to “The Jungle Book”
The Makeup and Hair Oscar went to “Suicide Squad”

If you have not seen “Hidden Figures”, “Arrival”, “Hell or High Water”, “Fences”, “La La Land” or “Zootopia” I suggest catching these movies as soon as you can.

Other Oscar Winners are as follows:

Best Documentary Feature Film – “O.J. Made in America”
Best Documentary Short Film – “The White Helmets”
Best Live Action Short Film – “Sing”
Best Animated Short Film – “Piper”
Best Foreign Film – “The Salesman”

One thought on “Oscar Recap 2017

  1. Umm that blunder…so bad. And my heart just breaks for that La La land crew on stage. Embarrassment, humiliation. But I thought they handled it as best they could.

    And Casey affleck as best actor?!? Totally did no see that coming. I thought Denzel was a shoo-in for sure! Totally shocked.

    Also, I felt like the Academy was all over the place. As if they were like “we don’t have a favorite movie, let’s give two a piece to each”. Adapted Screenplay and best picture to moonlight. Director and best actress to La La Land, and Original screenplay and best actor to Manchester. I found that interesting.

    I’m still formulating thoughts so my post about it won’t be until tomorrow at least.

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