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OSCARS 2017

The 89th Academy Awards ends in a gaffe for the ages. See what else you missed – and catch up on the movies you still need to watch – from this year's ceremonies

The highlights – and lowlight

Call it: La La Land is this year's Best Picture. Wait, no – it's Moonlight. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, it seems, with Beatty having the wrong envelope in hand, had their Steve Harvey moment in erroneously announcing La La Land's mistaken win. Moonlight is this year's Best Picture. Barry Hertz breaks down that gigantic gaffe and the rest of Oscar night's biggest moments.

Oops! Watch ‘Moonlight’ win best picture after botched announcement

So how did Jimmy Kimmel do in his opening monologue? Not so hot. "Kimmel is like a slightly elevated Jimmy Fallon or James Corden – an affable yuckster with no real agenda, or even a point of view. Which is exactly what this year's awards needed." Barry Hertz weighs in.

Not able to watch live? See tonight's ceremony so far in photos. (Or the red carpet here, if that's more your thing.)


The other winners

Oscar goes La La for Emma Stone, this year's Best Actress In a Leading Role. Barry Hertz spoke to Stone about her now award-winning role at TIFF last year.

Manchester By The Sea makes a late charge in the ceremonies: Casey Affleck takes Best Actor In a Leading Role.

Your Best Director: Damien Chazelle for La La Land.

Barry Jenkins nets Moonlight another award as he wins for Best Adapted Screenplay. It also means another chance to read Kate Taylor's four-star review.

Manchester By The Sea gets on the boards: Kenneth Lonergan receives the award for Best Original Screenplay. Read Kate Taylor's four-star review.

City of Stars from La La Land defeats CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! for Best Original Song. You go Justin Hurwitz! Did you enjoy the music in La La Land? How about the Oscar-winning Best Original Score for La La land from composer Justin Hurwitz? Thought so.

How are those Oscars pools doing? If you picked La La Land for Best Cinematography, you're doing alright alright alright.

Welcome, Netflix! The streaming service picks up an Oscar for White Helmets, which wins for Best Documentary Short Subject. (Spoiler: It is available on Netflix.)

Sing is your Live Action Short Film winner.

Hacksaw Ridge 2, La La Land 1 – Gibson's film takes Best Film Editing.

In like a lion, but not that Lion: The Jungle Book takes Best Visual Effects. Read Kate Taylor's review of the visually stunning film.

It's La La time: The nominations leader La La Land gets its first award for Best Production Design.

And the full-length Best Animated Feature Film: Zootopia! Fun fact: Watch it on Netflix Canada right now (but preferably after the awards).

A familiar winner for Best Animated Short Film: Piper, from Pixar studios.

The director of the Best Foreign Language Film was not in attendance: Asghar Farhadi won for The Salesman, but his absence was notable. Iranian astronaut Anousheh Ansari accepted the award on behalf of director Asghar Farhadi. "I'm sorry I'm not with you tonight," Ansari read in a statement. "My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S." "Dividing the world into 'us' and 'enemies' categories creates fear," Ansari continued in Farhadi's statement, which concluded with a passionate defence of the power of film to create empathy "between us and others, an empathy that we need today."

Guess who's that much closer to an EGOT after tonight? Viola Davis takes home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences. The film is the first big-screen adaptation of an August Wilson play. "I became an artist, and thank God I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life," an emotional Davis said while accepting her statuette. Read more about the film in Barry Hertz's review.

Mel Gibson's war epic Hacksaw Ridge gets its first award of the night, for Best Sound Mixing.

Montreal's Sylvain Bellemare has won the Best Sound Editing Oscar for Arrival. "This award, by far, is a collective award made by people from many countries around the world, led by the Quebec team. Salut, Montreal," he said in his thank-you speech.Quebec's Denis Villeneuve directed Arrival, which stars Amy Adams as a linguistics expert who tries to communicate with aliens that have landed on Earth. Jeremy Renner plays theoretical physicist Ian in the Quebec-shot film, which also stars Forest Whitaker as a military leader. This was Bellemare's first Oscar nomination.

This year's Best Documentary Feature clocks in at over seven hours long: Read about more about O.J.: Made in America in John Doyle's take.

Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling were up next: Congratulations to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Suicide Squad.

The first winner of the night: Mahershala Ali for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Barry Jenkins' Moonlight. Ali won for his first Oscar-nominated role, in which he plays a Miami drug dealer who mentors a young boy who is being teased and bullied. Accepting the award on stage, Ali thanked his teachers."One thing that they consistently told me … is that it wasn't about you," Ali said. "It's not about you. It's about these characters. You are in service to these stories and these characters." Read more about the film in the Globe review by Kate Taylor.


With reports from Reuters, The Canadian Press, The Associated Press


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The view from the red carpet

From Lucas Hedges to Ruth Negga, see who hit the red carpet on the way into the 89th Academy Awards.

Our fashion editor picks the best looks from the Oscars red carpet

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All you need to know about Oscars 2017

Late night television host Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the awards show for the first time. He's previously hosted other awards shows such as the Emmy's and the ESPY's.

La La Land leads the way with 14 nominations, tying Titanic and All About Eve for the most nominations all time. Moonlight and Arrival are tied for second with eight nominations each.

The Canadian headliners at this year's awards were director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) and actor Ryan Gosling (La La Land).

Also, three of the five films nominated in the category of best animated short were helmed by Canadians. Simon Houpt looks at how the Oscar-nominated Canadian animators represent snapshot of changing industry.

A big theme of the night was politics, as many in Hollywood have turned to political action following the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Mr. Trump's controversial immigration ban on citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries has already had an impact on some nominees.

Although nominees were announced on Jan. 24, the past month has been anything but quiet on the Oscars front. Barry Hertz tracked the buzz from nomination to close of voting and takes a look inside the hype machine.

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The nominees, and The Globe's reviews

Best picture (winners in bold)

Alex Hibbert and Mahershala Ali in Moonlight.

Best director

Best actress

Best actor

Best supporting actress

Denzel Washington plays Troy Maxson and Viola Davis plays Rose Maxson in Fences.

Best supporting actor

Best original screenplay

Best adapted screenplay

Best animated feature film

A scene from the animated film Zootopia.

Best foreign language film

Best live action short film

  • Ennemis Interieurs
  • La Femme et le TGV
  • Silent Nights
  • Sing
  • Timecode

Best animated short film

  • Blind Vaysha
  • Borrowed Time
  • Pear Cider and Cigarettes
  • Pearl
  • Piper

Best documentary – feature

Best documentary – short subject

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

Best original song

Best original score

Best sound editing

Amy Adams, right, as Louise Banks in Arrival.

Best sound mixing

Best production design

Best cinematography

Best makeup and hairstyling

Best costume design

Best film editing

Best visual effects

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Analysis and opinion

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