LA LA LAND Leads Oscars With 6 Wins, MOONLIGHT Takes Home Best Picture

La La Land, a musical about pursuing one’s dreams, made a number of dreams come true at this year’s Academy Awards. The film, which was nominated in a record-tying 14 categories, snagged the Oscar statue in six of those categories including Best Director for Damien Chazelle, Best Actress for Emma Stone, Original Song and Original Score. Chazelle’s win places him as the youngest person to be awarded an Oscar in the Best Director category.

But it was the drama Moonlight which took home the top prize of Best Picture. It was a nice bookend to the evening as Mahershala Ali started off the night with his win for Best Supporting Actor for his work in the film. Moonlight also won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Moonlight also swept the Independent Spirit Awards the previous evening.

Casey Affleck took home the award for Best Actor for his work in the drama Manchester By The Sea just one day after he won a similar honor at the Independent Spirit Awards. The film also won Best Screenplay.

Zootopia won the Best Animated Feature Academy Award in a year that featured a number of strong nominees in the category. While Disney’s PIXAR division did not have a feature film in nomination this year, it did win the Oscar for Best Animated Short with Piper.

Costume Designer Colleen Atwood took home her fourth Academy Award. The win tied her with Charles LeMaire and Milena Canonero, but still keeps her shy of the record-breaking eight wins racked up by the iconic Edith Head.

Despite the controversies over its origins as a television project and its length, OJ: Made In America won the Best Documentary Feature.

Here is the complete list of nominees –

BEST PICTURE
La La Land

BEST DIRECTOR
Damien Chazelle, La La Land

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Emma Stone, La La Land

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Viola Davis, Fences

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

ANIMATED FEATURE
Zootopia

ANIMATED SHORT
Piper

CINEMATOGRAPHY
La La Land

COSTUME DESIGN
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

DOCUMENTARY, FEATURE
OJ: Made in America

DOCUMENTARY, SHORT
The White Helmets

EDITING
Hacksaw Ridge

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Salesman

LIVE ACTION SHORT
Sing

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Suicide Squad

ORIGINAL SCORE
La La Land

ORIGINAL SONG
“City of Stars” – La La Land

PRODUCTION DESIGN
La La Land

SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED
Moonlight
Lion
Hacksaw Ridge
Arrival
Fences
Hidden Figures

SCREENPLAY, ORIGINAL
Manchester by the Sea

SOUND EDITING
Arrival

SOUND MIXING
Hacksaw Ridge

VISUAL EFFECTS
The Jungle Book

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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture.

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