Academy Awards Current Affairs
The 89th Academy Awards commonly referred to as Oscars was held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The award presented in 24 categories by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honouring best films of 2016.
Musical drama La La Land won the most number of awards totaling to six at the ceremony after it was nominated into 14 categories. It was followed by Moonlight and Arrival with each being nominated in eight categories.
- Best Picture: Moonlight.
- Best Actres: Emma Stone (La La Land).
- Best Actor: Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea).
- Best Director: Damien Chazelle (La La Land). At 32, he became youngest director to win oscar.
- Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis (Fences).
- Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight). He is first Muslim to win acting Oscar.
- Best Original Screenplay: Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By The Sea).
- Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight).
- Best Cinematography: Linus Sandgren (La La Land).
- Best Original Score: Justin Hurwitz (La La Land).
- Best Original Song: Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land).
- Best Sound Editing: Sylvain Bellemare (Arrival).
- Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman (Iran).
- Best Film Editing: John Gilbert (Hacksaw Ridge).
- Best Visual Effects: Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon (The Jungle Book).
- Best Production Design: David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds Wasco (La La Land).
- Best Sound Mixing: Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace (Hacksaw Ridge).
- Best Documentary-Feature: Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow (O.J.: Made in America).
- Best Animated Feature Film: Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer (Zootopia).
- Best Animated Short Film: Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer (Piper).
- Best Documentary-Short Subject: Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara (The White Helmets).
- Best Live Action Short Film: Kristof Deak and Anna Udvardy (Sing).
- Best Make-Up and Hairstyling: Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelso (Suicide Squad).
- Best Costume Design: Colleen Atwood (Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them).
Indian actor Om Puri, Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds and Bill Paxton were among late stars who were remembered and honoured at the Oscars.
About Academy Awards (Oscars)
It is famously known as “Oscars”. It is a group of 24 artistic and technical honours that recognizes excellence in cinematic achievements in the US film industry. It is given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The award was first presented in 1929. The winners are awarded a copy of a statuette officially called the Academy Award of Merit (famously referred as Oscar Award).