And the Oscar Goes to…

The 89th annual Academy Awards, also known to most as the Oscars, took place on Sunday, February 26, 2017. This year’s Oscars was different compared to the earlier years of the award show, due to the diverse selection of nominees, and a big slip up that sent everyone into confusion.

As the show first starts off, Justin Timberlake does an outstanding performance of his hit song from the new movie Trolls, “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” getting everyone off their feet and dancing along for this year’s award show. Presenters are called to the stage to announce to the world this year’s winners, one by one accepting their awards.

This year’s winners included Casey Affleck for Best Actor in Leading Role in the movie Manchester by the Sea, Emma Stone for Best Actress in Leading Role for La La Land, Zootopia for Best Animated Feature Film, La La Land for Cinematography, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them won for Best Costume Design, Suicide Squad won Makeup and Hairstyling, and several other awards were given out to other movies, some winning multiple awards while some were lucky to just be nominated.

La La Land, which was nominated for fourteen awards, took home the most Oscars this season, making it six in total. It was tied with a few movies, one being the movie Titanic, with the most Oscars nominated in the history of the Academy Awards. However, the movie would have taken home a seventh Oscar, but one of the biggest fails in Oscar history was made that night. When Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway presented the award for best picture, they called the winner as La La Land, but after the cast went up on the stage to do their speech, one of the producers for the award show came up on stage to announce that the envelope was a mistake. Moonlight actually won best picture for the year 2017.

“I thought it was funny when they lost because I thought it was supposed to be a funny ordeal, but they did seem slightly disappointed and it was sad. Good thing is they handled it like champs,” said Austin McConkey.

The whole fiasco was handled very well, and it was definitely one of the biggest events in Oscar history. Now it is time to see what will happen at next year’s 90th Academy Awards.