Oscars, and what happened

Article by Micah Schmitz - SJHS Student Staff Writer


The 89th annual Oscars (held on February 26, 2017) may not actually be all that pertinent to students, but it's created memes, and they are of a pretty big importance to junior high students.

The main reason that this year's Academy Awards were so special, At the end of the ceremony, presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway came on stage to reveal the winner for Best Picture. Dunaway then read out La La Land from the card, proclaiming the movie best picture. All of La La Lands actors and writers and producers (etc.) streamed onto the stage. There was just one problem: Moonlight was the winner for Best Picture. The mistake was quickly corrected, but it will still go down in meme history, and is already all over the internet.

Some students had an opinion on the matter. Ethan Mageno said “ I'm kinda glad that La La land didn't win the best picture, because I wanted it to stay as a play.”

Many people will remember this year's oscars for many years to come.

If you were wondering, here are the results:

  • Best Picture: "Moonlight."
  • Actor: Casey Affleck, "Manchester by the Sea."

  • Actress: Emma Stone, "La La Land."

  • Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, "Moonlight."

  • Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, "Fences."

  • Directing: Damien Chazelle, "La La Land."

  • Foreign Language Film: "The Salesman," Iran.

  • Adapted Screenplay: "Moonlight," screenplay by Barry Jenkins, story by Tarell Alvin McCraney.

  • Original Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan, "Manchester by the Sea."

  • Production Design: "La La Land," Production Design: David Wasco; Set Decoration: Sandy Reynolds-Wasco.

  • Cinematography: Linus Sandgren, "La La Land."

  • Sound Mixing: "Hacksaw Ridge," Kevin O'Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace.

  • Sound Editing: "Arrival," Sylvain Bellemare.

  • Original Score: "La La Land," Justin Hurwitz.

  • Original Song: "City of Stars" from "La La Land," music by Justin Hurwitz, lyric by Ben Pasek and Justin Paul.

  • Costume Design: Colleen Atwood, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."

  • Documentary (short subject): "The White Helmets," Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara.

  • Documentary Feature: "O.J.: Made in America," Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow.

  • Film Editing: "Hacksaw Ridge," John Gilbert.

  • Makeup and Hairstyling: "Suicide Squad," Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson.

  • Animated Feature Film: "Zootopia," Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer.

  • Animated Short Film: "Piper," Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer.

  • Live Action Short Film: "Sing," Kristof Deak and Anna Udvardy.

  • Visual Effects: "The Jungle Book," Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon.