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Oscars 2017: your need to know rundown of this year’s victors

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So the red carpet is being rolled away for another year and the champagne is in full flow at the after party. The 2017 Academy Awards have rolled to a close and this year's glitzy ceremony brought with it some unexpected surprises. Scroll down for all the details of this year's victors.

Best Picture

So La La Land Moonlight emerged as the winner of movie-dom's top prize after an unfortunate gaffe whereby Hollywood legends Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were apparently handed the wrong envelopes.

Even so, this shouldn't be allowed to overshadow the win itself: director Barry Jenkins' gorgeous, sensitive and engrossing drama clearly chimed with the Academy with it sense of rich, understated humanity that traces the life of a young black man across three time periods.


Best Director

Still, we can't be too burned up about La La Land as its celebrated helmer Damien Chazelle deservedly nabbed his first Oscar (beating tough competition like Moonlight's Barry Jenkins), vindication for his triumphant marshalling of colour, sound and good old-fashioned Hollywood glamour.

Hollywood loves movies about the movie business and La La Land is poised to go down as one of the greatest, having hit the high notes with both critics and audiences across the world.


Best Actor

Cementing his stream of wins at the BAFTAs, Golden Globes and on the indie film circuit, Casey Affleck brought it home with a triumphant victory for Manchester by the Sea. The actor's lauded turn as an emotionally repressed uncle coming to terms with the tragedy of his past has been acclaimed for its subtlety and intensity, and continues to play in our minds.


Best Actress

Another clean sweep for La La Land was Emma Stone's win, her rousing blend of understated emotion, song and dance clearly striking a chord with the Academy. Frankly, we wouldn't be surprised if the 'Fools Who Dream (Audition)' song secured it all on its own – talk about tear-jerking and powerful.


Best Supporting Actor

Another success for Moonlight as brilliant Luke Cage star Mahershala Ali secured Supporting Actor for his sensitive and compelling turn as drug dealer/father figure Juan (becoming the first Muslim to win an Oscar in the process). Although he only appears in the first third of the movie, such is the impact of his character that he lingers in the mind.


Best Supporting Actress

It was Viola Davis' night to shine as she walked away with the award for Fences, one of the night's most popular wins. It's not hard to see why: as the calm centre of the raging Denzel Washington storm, the actress delivers one of the year's most beautiful and affecting performances.


Best Original Screenplay

Fittingly enough for a movie that places such a profound emphasis on character and believable, relatable mood, Manchester by the Sea nabbed this prestigious gong for Kenneth Lonergan. Proving that the mysteries of day to day life are as magical as any special effect, Lonergan's script offers us memorable insight into some truly gripping characters.


Best Adapted Screenplay

Chalk up another hit for Moonlight as playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney shared screenplay honours with co-writer Barry Jenkins for brilliantly adapting his experimental stage production In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue. The movie has been lauded for its character development and atmospheric exploration of sexuality and identity – and this all comes back to the screenplay.



What are your thoughts on this year's Oscar wins? Did you have a bet on? Let us know @Cineworld. The full list of winners can be viewed here.