Damien Chazelle Wins Best Director as the Youngest Person in History at Age 32
The buzz surrounding the 2017 Oscars is at a fever pitch, and La La Land once again stole the show by taking home over several awards from The Dolby Theatre on Sunday, February 26.
The biggest buzz of the evening took place when La La Land was misinformed of their win for best picture, and the film Moonlight stepped up big to take home the biggest prize of the evening.
La La Land awards for the evening included: best director, best actress in a leading role, best original music score, cinematography, best actress, and best production design.
Jimmy Kimmel and Justin Timberlake both conducted highly entertaining moments. Kimmel’s opening dialogue was filled with comedy, and Timberlake’s performance of ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’ was a joyful highlight.
Manchester by the Sea picked up wins with best actor and best original screenplay. The film was produced by Amazon, and marked the first film to win an Oscar produced by a streaming company.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Oscars Monologue
Jimmy Kimmel‘s opening monologue was honest, comical and heartfelt. It was everything an introduction should have for one of the biggest nights in entertainment.
Watch over the opening on YouTube above. ABC has provided a stream of the Justin Timberlake performance, as well as the John Legend musical moments at the Oscars.
Overall, I was thrilled to see so much diversity within music at the Oscars this year. The Academy continues to evolve with the demand and response from the audience.
One way to capture the magic from the Oscars in by watching over animated films and documentaries that are up for awards this year. Watch over these films, and find out which documentary and animated film took home gold from The Dolby Theatre.