89th Academy Awards

89th Academy Awards
2017 Oscars poster.jpg
Official poster
DateFebruary 26, 2017
SiteDolby Theatre
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Hosted byJimmy Kimmel
Preshow hosts
Produced byMichael De Luca
Jennifer Todd
Directed byGlenn Weiss
Best PictureMoonlight
Most awardsLa La Land (6)
Most nominationsLa La Land (14)
TV in the United States
Duration3 hours, 49 minutes
Ratings33.0 million[1]
22.4% (Nielsen ratings)[1]

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2016, and took place on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, at 5:30 p.m. PST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd and directed by Glenn Weiss.[2][3] Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ceremony for the first time.[4]

In related events, the Academy held its 8th Annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center on November 12, 2016.[5] On February 11, 2017, in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California,[6] the Academy Scientific and Technical Awards were presented by hosts John Cho and Leslie Mann.[7]

In the main ceremony, Moonlight won three awards including Best Picture, after La La Land was mistakenly announced as a winner,[8] and Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor award. La La Land went on to win six awards, the most for the evening from its record-tying fourteen nominations including Best Actress for Emma Stone and Best Director for Damien Chazelle. Hacksaw Ridge and Manchester by the Sea won two awards each with Casey Affleck winning Best Actor for the latter. Viola Davis won the Best Supporting Actress honor for Fences. The telecast garnered 33 million viewers in the United States.[9]

Winners and nominees

The nominees for the 89th Academy Awards were announced on January 24, 2017, via global live stream from the Academy.[10] La La Land received the most nominations with a record-tying fourteen (1950's All About Eve and 1997's Titanic also achieved this distinction);[11] Arrival and Moonlight came in second with eight apiece.[12][13] La La Land's Best Picture loss to Moonlight meant it set a record for most nominations and wins without winning Best Picture since Cabaret in 1972.[14]

The winners were announced during the awards ceremony on February 26, 2017.[15] Moonlight became the first film with an all-black cast and the first LGBT-themed film to win Best Picture.[16][17] In an event unprecedented in the history of the Oscars, La La Land was incorrectly announced as the Best Picture, and, a few minutes later, the error was corrected and Moonlight was declared the winner.[18] O.J.: Made in America, at 467 minutes, became the longest film to win an Academy Award, surpassing the 431-minute long War and Peace, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1969.[19] Following the five-part documentary's win, new Academy rules barred any "multi-part or limited series" from being eligible for documentary categories.[20] With Casey Affleck winning the Oscar for Best Actor, him and his older brother, Ben Affleck, became the 16th pair of siblings to win Academy Awards.[21] Mahershala Ali became the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar.[22] Viola Davis became the first black person to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting with her Oscar, Emmy, and Tony wins.[23]

At the age of thirty-two years and thirty-eight days, Damien Chazelle became the youngest person to win Best Director; Norman Taurog was only two hundred and twenty-two days older than Chazelle when he won Best Director for the 1931 comedy Skippy.[24][25][26] Kevin O'Connell finally ended the longest losing streak in Oscar history after 20 unsuccessful nominations for sound mixing, winning for Hacksaw Ridge.[27] Moonlight's Dede Gardner became the first woman to win twice for producing, following her previous Best Picture win for 12 Years a Slave.[28]


Photo of Damien Chazelle in 2014.
Damien Chazelle, Best Director winner
Photo of Casey Affleck in 2016.
Casey Affleck, Best Actor winner
Photo of Emma Stone in 2010.
Emma Stone, Best Actress winner
Photo of Mahershala Ali in 2010.
Mahershala Ali, Best Supporting Actor winner
Photos of Viola Davis in 2016.
Viola Davis, Best Supporting Actress winner
Photos of Kenneth Lonergan in 2016.
Kenneth Lonergan, Best Original Screenplay winner
Photo of Barry Jenkins.
Barry Jenkins, Best Adapted Screenplay co-winner
Photo of Asghar Farhadi in 2013.
Asghar Farhadi, Best Foreign Language Film winner
Photo of Byron Howard in 2016.
Byron Howard, Best Animated Feature Film co-winner
Photo of Ezra Edelman in 2011.
Ezra Edelman, Best Documentary Feature co-winner
Photo of Justin Hurwitz in 2016.
Justin Hurwitz, Best Original Score winner and Best Original Song co-winner

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).[29]

Governors Awards

The Academy held its eighth annual Governors Awards ceremony on November 12, 2016, during which the following awards were presented:[31]

Academy Honorary Awards

Films with multiple nominations and awards

Films that received multiple awards[36]
Awards Film
6 La La Land
3 Moonlight
2 Hacksaw Ridge
Manchester by the Sea
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