2017 Academy Award Winners: The Complete List

Now in its 89th year, the annual award honors cinematic achievements in the film industry

The 2017 Academy Awards take place this evening at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. Now in its 89th year, the annual award honors cinematic achievements in the film industry.

Despite an historic onstage mishap, Moonlight won Best Picture, beating La La LandManchester By the Sea, Arrival, Hidden Figures, Hell or High Water, Hacksaw Ridge, Fences, and Lion.

Damien Chazelle won Best Director for La La Land, edging out stiff competition in Mel Gibson, Barry Jenkins, Kenneth Lonergan, and Denis Villeneuve.

Casey Affleck won Best Actor for Manchester By the Sea over Ryan Gosling, Denzel Washington, Andrew Garfield, and Viggo Mortensen. While Emma Stone won Best Actress for La La Land over Natalie Portman, Ruth Negga, Isabelle Huppert, and the only and only Meryl Streep.

Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight over Jeff Bridges, Dev Patel, Lucas Hedges, and Michael Shannon. He is the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award. Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress for Fences, topping a tough category that included Naomie Harris, Nicole Kidman, Octavia Spencer, and Michelle Williams. She is the first black actress to win an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Tony.

Kenneth Lonergan won Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea, while Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McRaney won Best Adapted Screenplay for Moonlight.

Ezra Edelman’s outstanding and exhaustive O.J.: Made in America took home Best Documentary Feature Film, while Orlando von Einsiedel’s The White Helmets won Best Documentary Short Film.

Justin Hurwitz won Best Original Song (“City of Stars”) and Best Original Score for La La Land.

Disney and Pixar had a good night, winning Best Animated Feature Film for Zootopia and Best Animated Short Film for Piper, respectively.

Suicide Squad — yes, the ridiculous Batman Vs. Superman spinoff — won Best Makeup and Hairstyling, while Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them took home Best Costume Design.

On the technical front, La La Land won Best Cinematography, Hacksaw Ridge won Best Editing, The Jungle Book won Best Visual Effects, La La Land won Best Production Design, Arrival won Best Sound Editing, and Kevin O’Connell’s record Oscar losing streak came to an end after he won his 21st nomination for Best Sound Mixing with Hacksaw Ridge.

The full list of winners can be found below.

Best Picture:
La La Land

Manchester By the Sea
Hidden Figures
Hell or High Water
Hacksaw Ridge


Best Director:
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Best Actor:
Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Denzel Washington, Fences
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Best Actress:
Emma Stone, La La Land
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Ruth Negga, Loving
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Dev Patel, Lion
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress:
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester By the Sea

Best Original Screenplay:
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water
Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou, The Lobster
Mike Mills, 20th Century Women

Best Adapted Screenplay:
Eric Heisserer, Arrival
Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McRaney, Moonlight
Luke Davies, Lion
August Wilson, Fences
Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures

Best Cinematography: 
Linus Sandgren, La La Land
Bradford Young, Arrival
Rodrigo Prieto, Silence
James Laxton, Moonlight
Greig Fraser, Lion

Best Film Editing:
Tom Cross, La La Land
Joe Walker, Arrival
John Gilbert, Hacksaw Ridge
Jake Roberts, Hell or High Water
Joi McMillon, Nat Sanders, Moonlight

Best Foreign Language Film:
A Man Called Ove
Land of Mine
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best Documentary Feature Film:
O.J.: Made in America
Fire at Sea

Life, Animated
I Am Not Your Negro
The 13th

Best Documentary Short Film:
4.1 Miles
Joe’s Violin
Watani My Homeland
The White Helmets

Best Animated Feature Film:
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life As A Zucchini
The Red Turtle

Best Animated Short Film:
Pear Cider and Cigarettes
Blind Vaysha
Borrowed Time

Best Live Action Short Film:
Ennemis Interieurs 
La Femme et le TGV
Silent Nights

Best Original Song:
“City of Stars”, La La Land
“How Far I’ll Go”, Moana
“Can’t Stop the Feeling”, Trolls
“The Empty Chair”, Jim: The James Foley Story
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)”, La La Land

Best Original Score:
Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Nicholas Britell, Moonlight
Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka, Lion
Mica Levi, Jackie
Thomas Newman, Passengers

Best Production Design:
La La Land

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Hail, Caesar!

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
Suicide Squad
A Man Called Ove
Star Trek Beyond

Best Costume Design:
Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Best Visual Effects:
The Jungle Book
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Deepwater Horizon
Doctor Strange
Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Sound Mixing:
La La Land
Hacksaw Ridge
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
13 Hours

Best Sound Editing:
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Deepwater Horizon


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