Last year’s Oscars ceremony was a memorable affair, thanks to the exceptional role of Leonardo DiCaprio in the movie ‘The Revenant’ that won him his first Oscar award. This time around, there is no disappointment whatsoever and trust us your Monday blues will be gone when you find out that your favourite movies and actors not only managed to get nominated for the coveted titles, but also won them like a boss. Here’s the list of winners who stole the show at Oscars 2017.
Best Picture – Moonlight
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Moonlight tells the story of a young black man named Chiron and how his life unfolds in the caring hands of the community that helps raise him, while growing up in Miami. This Barry Jenkins’ directorial venture is based on the play ‘In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue’ by Tarell Alvin McCraney.
Best Actor – Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)
Actor Casey Affleck stunned everyone with his performance in the movie ‘Manchester By The Sea’ where he played the role of Lee Chandler, who becomes his 16-year-old nephew’s guardian after his brother’s demise. What then follows is a journey to his past and reopening an unspeakable tragedy.
Best Actress – Emma Stone (La La Land)
This American beauty has won several hearts with her exceptional acting in ‘La La Land’. She played the character of Mia, an aspiring actress who meets Sebastian and together they overcome many hurdles to achieve their dreams in a city infamous for destroying hopes.
Best Animated Feature Film – Zootopia
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Directed by Byron Howard and Rich Moore, this animated movie tells the story of animals living in the city of Zootopia and how they thrive to live and deal with their own struggles. Honestly, there is no age restriction when it comes to watching animated feature films and when the movie is a masterpiece like this, we don’t see any reason to miss it.
Best Foreign Language Film – The Salesman
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Emerging as the dark horse of a race, ‘The Salesman’ directed by Asghar Farhadi, has won the award for Best Foreign Language Film at the Oscars 2017. However, Farhadi could not attend the event, but still took this opportunity to take a dig at Trump’s immigration ban. ‘The Salesman’ is a story about a young couple, Emad and Rana, who live in Tehran and how their life changes when they move to a new apartment.
Best Supporting Actor – Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
American actor Mahershala Ali won the best supporting actor for ‘Moonlight’ and was highly appreciated for his role of Juan, a Cuban crack dealer who plays a key role in Chiron, the protagonist’s life. If you haven’t seen the film yet, you should definitely go and watch it.
Best Supporting Actress – Viola Davis (Fences)
American actress and producer, Viola Davis, won the best supporting actress for the movie, ‘Fences’. Viola plays the wife of Troy Maxson, a mid-century Pittsburgh sanitation worker, who wanted to become a baseball player, but was too old by the time the major leagues started taking in players.
Best Director – Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
This year saw ‘La La Land’ slaying it like a boss at the Oscars and while the movie took home many awards last night, the proud director, Damien Chazella wasn’t far behind as he became the youngest winner of the coveted title in the history of Oscars.
Best Documentary Feature – O.J.: Made In America
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Directed and produced by Erza Edelman, ‘O.J.: Made In America’ is an American documentary for ESPN Films. This was said to be released as a five-part miniseries.
Best Original Screenplay – Manchester By The Sea
Kenneth Lonergan won the award for the Best Original Screenplay for the movie ‘Manchester By The Sea’.
Best Visual Effects – The Jungle Book
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Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R Jones and Dan Lemmon won the award for Best Visual Effects for the movie ‘The Jungle Book’. In our growing years, the stints and adventures of Mowgli always made us sit on the edge of the chair and this Jon Favreau directorial project did not disappoint us at all.
Best Animated Short Film – Piper
Within a few hours of its release, this short film melted many hearts, probably faster than the melting ice on warm surface. Written and directed by Alan Barillaro and produced by Pixar Animation Studios, ‘Piper’ tells the story of a baby sanderling, who starts noticing the beauty of underwater world after coming in contact with a group of hermit crabs.
MensXP congratulates all the winners. Here’s to the joy of watching more marvels like these in the following days!