Oscars 2017 Results: Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway Can’t Read – Moonlight Wins Best Picture

by | Feb 27, 2017

The 89th Annual Academy Awards have been dished out, with La La Land raking in six total, while Moonlight literally stole the evening with a shocking upset for Best Picture – especially after it was wrongly announced that La La Land had won (AND they let them give an acceptance speech for five minutes before telling them who REALLY won). Check out the results and more here.

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were the presenters for the final honour of the night when all hell broke loose. When the time came to read the envelope for BEST PICTURE, Beatty paused for several seconds, looked very puzzled, then handed the card to Dunaway who read “La La Land” as the winner. After several minutes of acceptance speeches, staff ran onto stage to inform them that there had been a mistake. Producer Jordan Horowitz then told the crowd “Also… We didn’t win.” before grabbing the new and correct envelope from Beatty and revealing that ‘Moonlight’ had in fact actually won Best Picture.


What a gongshow. Turns out some dickhead gave Beatty and Dunaway the card for Best Actress, (which had already been handed out) and that envelope said Emma Stone – La La Land. Beatty was puzzled and Dunaway caught a glimpse of the wrong card and just blurted out La La Land. (did she not see the giant ‘EMMA STONE’ text above the words ‘La La Land’?) You can blame the Academy for the screw-up, but anyone under the age of 80 could probably have noticed they had the wrong damn card at that point and asked for the correct one…. This jab not only ruins the La La Land production team’s night, but it puts a damper on Moonlight’s win as well because it makes it look like they TOOK the final award away from La La Land. Weak bullshit. The lesson learned here folks, is NEVER trust old people to read extremely important stuff on live television when there could be a chance for a horrid screw-up…

In brighter news though – host Jimmy Kimmel did a wonderful job and his constant jabs at Matt Damon were hysterical – some of the best skits in decades to hit the Oscars, especially when they started playing Damon OFF the stage when he was presenting an award. My god that was funny. Check out the full list of winners below.


Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Dev Patel, Lion
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals 

Makeup and Hairstyling

A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond
Suicide Squad

Costume Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Florence Floster Jenkins
La La Land

Documentary Feature

Fire at Sea
I Am Not Your Negro
Life, Animated
O.J.: Made in America


Sound Editing

Deepwater Horizon
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land

Sound Mixing

Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours

Actress in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Foreign Language Film

Land of Mine
A Man Called Ove
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Animated Short Film

Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time
Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Animated Feature Film

Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini
The Red Turtle

Production Design

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caeasar!
La La Land

Best Visual Effects

Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
Kubo and the Two Strings
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Film Editing

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
La La Land

Documentary Short Subject

4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani: My Homeland
The White Helmets

Live Action Short Film

Ennemis Interieurs
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights


La La Land

Original Score

La La Land

Original Song

“Audition,” La La Land
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

Original Screenplay

Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou, The Lobster
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Mike Mills, 20th Century Women

Adapted Screenplay

Eric Heisserer, Arrival
August Wilson, Fences
Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures
Luke Davies, Lion
Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney, Moonlight


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

Actor in a Leading Role

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Actress in a Leading Role

Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins


Best Picture

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
La La Land
Manchester by the Sea