‘The Jungle Book’ Wins Best Visual Effects Oscar; ‘Moonlight’ takes Best Picture After Colossal Mix-Up

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John Legend and wife Chrissy Teigen arrive at the 2017 Oscars | PHOTO: The Academy, FACEBOOK

Disney‘s live-action remake of the classic ‘The Jungle Book‘, which featured the voice of Kenya‘s own Lupita Nyong’o, won at the 89th Academy Awards last night, taking the Oscar for ‘Best Visual Effects’. The film created a photo-realistic world, with striking use of green-screen, to bring to life a world where humans and animals interact seamlessly.

This was no mean feat, as the film beat a star-studded field of brilliant productions, including Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange‘, the blockbuster ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘, Laika’s ‘Kubo & the Two Strings‘ and ‘Deepwater Horizon‘.

While Casey Affleck took home the ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ and Viola Davis bagged the ‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’ for her performance in ‘Fences‘ alongside Denzel Washington, what has grabbed global headlines is the colossal mix-up in recognizing the ‘Best Picture‘ at the tail-end of the ceremony.

Co-presenter Warren Beatty erroneously announced ‘La La Land’ as the Best Picture, and as the crew was already on stage accepting the Award and beginning their Thank-You speech, producer Jordan Horowitz called out the mistake, as the winning card in his hands indicated ‘Moonlight‘. As the cast of ‘Moonlight’ came to the stage to accept their rightful award, Beatty stepped up to the mic to explain that he had seen something written ‘Emma Stone (La, La Land)’ which resulted in him announcing the film as the Oscar winner. He apologized for the mistake, but viewers both at the venue and online seemed less convinced, comparing his gaffe to that of Steve Harvey at the 2015 Miss Universe finals.

Nonetheless, it was a still a stellar night for ‘La La Land‘ the most nominated film, which scooped Oscars for ‘Best Directing‘, ‘Best Cinematography‘ and ‘Best Music‘. Emma Stone walked away with an Award for ‘Best Actress in a Leading Role‘.

Here’s the complete list of winners (highlighted in bold) at the 2017 Oscars ceremony:

BEST PICTURE
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land”
“Lion”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight” (WINNER)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea” (WINNER)
Andrew Garfield in “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling in “La La Land”
Viggo Mortensen in “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington in “Fences”
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jeff Bridges in “Hell or High Water”
Mahershala Ali in “Moonlight” (WINNER)
Lucas Hedges in “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel in “Lion”
Michael Shannon in “Nocturnal Animals”
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Isabelle Huppert in “Elle”
Ruth Negga in “Loving”
Natalie Portman in “Jackie”
Emma Stone in “La La Land” (WINNER)
Meryl Streep in “Florence Foster Jenkins”
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Nicole Kidman in “Lion”
Viola Davis in “Fences”
Naomie Harris in “Moonlight”
Octavia Spencer in “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams in “Manchester by the Sea”
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Moana”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“The Red Turtle”
“Zootopia” (WINNER)
CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Arrival”
“La La Land” (WINNER)
“Lion”
“Moonlight”
“Silence”
COSTUME DESIGN
“Allied”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (WINNER)
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“Jackie”
“La La Land”
“Fantastic
DIRECTING
“Arrival” – Denis Villeneuve
“Hacksaw Ridge” – Mel Gibson
“La La Land” – Damien Chazelle (WINNER)
“Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan
“Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins
DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
“Fire at Sea”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“Life, Animated”
“O.J.: Made in America” (WINNER)
“13th”
DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
“Extremis”
“4.1 Miles”
“Joe’s Violin”
“Watani: My Homeland”
“The White Helmets” (WINNER)
FILM EDITING
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge” (WINNER)
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“Moonlight”
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Land of Mine”
“A Man Called Ove”
“The Salesman” (WINNER)
“Tanna”
“Toni Erdmann”
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
“A Man Called Ove”
“Star Trek Beyond”
“Suicide Squad” (WINNER)
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“Jackie”
“La La Land” (WINNER)
“Lion”
“Moonlight”
“Passengers”
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land”
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from “Trolls”
“City Of Stars” from “La La Land” (WINNER)
“The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story”
“How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”
PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Arrival”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Hail, Caesar!”
“La La Land” (WINNER)
“Passengers”
ANIMATED SHORT FILM
“Blind Vaysha”
“Borrowed Time”
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”
“Pearl”
“Piper” (WINNER)
LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
“Ennemis Intérieurs”
“La Femme et le TGV”
“Silent Nights”
“Sing” (WINNER)
“Timecode”
SOUND EDITING
“Arrival” (WINNER)
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“La La Land”
“Sully”
SOUND MIXING
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge” (WINNER)
“La La Land”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”
VISUAL EFFECTS
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Doctor Strange”
“The Jungle Book” (WINNER)
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
“Arrival”
“Fences
“Hidden Figures”
“Lion”
“Moonlight” (WINNER)
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“The Lobster”
“Manchester by the Sea” (WINNER)
“20th Century Women”

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