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Oscars 2017: Everything You Need To Know

Oscars 2017: Everything You Need To Know

Okayplayer's Own Frank Longo Presents The Official Pass The Popcorn Picks For The Oscars 2016.

And now, the moment we all have been waiting for… the 2017 Oscars are up and poppington in the next few hours. As we have our own correspondence of sorts, April Reign (@ReignOfApril) tweeting live and in living color from Los Angeles. we are ecstatic to see some black history happen in the now.

Keep up with this post as we will update it in real time from the red carpet to the actual awards show with everything you need to know from tonight’s event. Follow @Okayplayer to see what our friend, April Reign says about the ups and down of the night during her Twitter takeover!

12:09am: To close out the night, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty present the “Best Picture” award, which goes to Barry JenkinsMoonlight. It was a bit of a Steve Harvey moment as they mistakingly announced La La Land as the winner, when it was actually Moonlight. Wow, wow, wow!

11:57pm: Leonardo DiCaprio came out and presented Emma Stone with her first “Best Actress” win for her role in Damien Chazelle‘s La La Land.

11:50pm: Now, what we’ve all been waiting for… the “Best Actor” nomination. Pushing for Denzel Washington, but all the hype has been on Casey Affleck. Let’s see… it sadly goes to Casey Affleck. Feel like we were robbed a bit, as Denzel put on a tour de force performance. We still got “Best Actress” and “Best Picture” left to end the night.

11:41pm: Halle Berry is now out to present the nominees for “Best Director”. And the award goes to… Damien Chazelle for his first Oscar win at 32-years-old. He is the youngest to ever win the award in the Academy’s history.

11:35pm: Running overtime, Amy Adams came out to present for “Best Adapted Screenplay”. The Oscar goes to Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney for Moonlight and received a standing ovation for their win.

11:30pm: Rounding out the night’s end, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck present the nominees for “Best Original Screenplay,” which by this time I am hoping for 20th Century Women to shock all with the win. Alas, Manchester By The Sea, written by Kenneth Lonergan took home the prize.

11:18pm: ScarJo came out to present the award for “Best Original Song,” which I believe I picked “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake. And as he opened up the show, he might be able to overtake the La La Land vibe. Wow, an upset, Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul won the award.

11:15pm: Samuel L. Jackson comes out to share the nominees for “Best Original Score”. Of course, La La Land was going to take this, as Justin Hurwitz took home the prize.

11:05pm: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone introduce John Legend as he performs the song he wrote for La La Land.

11:00pm: Javier Bardem and Meryl Streep present the award for “Best Cinematography,” which we’re putting money on Bradford Young to win. But we wouldn’t be mad if James Laxton (Moonlight) won, too. Linus Sandgren won for La La Land, mounting up the win count.

10:54pm: John Cho and Leslie Mann came out to the Pink Panther theme to discuss about Sci-Tech Awards, which was a fancy way of saying it was another event we weren’t invited to.

10:46pm: Salma Hayek and David Oyelowo came out to present both “Best Documentary Short Subject” and “Best Live Action Short Film”. The winner for the former was The White Helmet, a stellar picture if you haven’t seen it yet. Sing won its first win on its first nomination for the latter.

10:36pm: Seth Rogen and Michael J. Fox come out to raucous applause as they present the award for “Best Film Editing”. This is the one we hope that Joi McMillon takes home, but let’s see who wins. Unfortunately, she did not win, that honor went to John Gilbert for Hacksaw Ridge.

10:30pm: “Best Visual Effects” is a strong category with Dr. Strange, Kubo and the Two Strings, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Jungle Book all up for the award. In the end, the live action retelling of the Disney classic, The Jungle Book, won over its competition.

10:18pm: Jimmy Kimmel‘s prank was spot on and perfect as Denzel Washington officiated a couple’s wedding, impromptu, while they got a chance to touch Mahershala Ali‘s Oscar.

Oscars 2017: Everything You Need To Know

Photo of Denzel Washington courtesy of Twitter.

10:15pm: “Best Production Design” might be the time when most go to the bathroom, but the pictures nominated are all feats of grandeur and creativity. La La Land won the distinction, making it the picture’s first win of the night.

10:10pm: The “Best Animated Feature Film” was a category I was looking forward to seeing. Who will win amongst Kubo, Zootopia and Moana…? It was announced that Zootopia would take home that distinction.

10:08pm: The nominees for “Best Animated Short Film” range from six minutes to 35, as Piper wins the award.

10:01pm: Sting hits the stage to perform “The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story. He co-wrote the song with three-time Oscar-nominee J. Ralph.

9:59pm: The actors and actresses share their inspirations that helped them on the path to success. Charlize Theron walks out with Shirley MacLaine to present the “Best Foreign Language Film”. The Oscar would go to The Salesmen directed by Asghar Farhadi, who decided to not attend the ceremony due to Donald Trump’s travel ban.

9:44pm: The “Best Supporting Actress” Oscar Award is up and anticipation is high for the nominees as Viola Davis, Naomie Harris and Octavia Spencer are up for the distinction. Viola won her first Oscar for her stirring role in August Wilson‘s Fences.

9:39pm: Jackie Chan gets his honorary Academy Award at the Governor’s Ceremony.

9:31pm: “Best Sound Mixing” would follow right after Sylvain Bellemare’s win, as the winner for that award would go to Hacksaw Ridge. Kevin O’Connell was nominated 21 times, but this marked his first win. Wow, it’s still eff Mel Gibson #NeverForget.

9:29pm: The “Best Sound Editing” was presented by <Chris “Captain America” Evans. The Oscar would go to the sci-fi flick Arrival and Sylvain Bellemare who earned his first win.

9:26pm: Kimmel drops red vines and sweet treats from the sky, which was a bit cheesy if you ask us (we know you didn’t, but who cares?).

9:24pm: Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs came out to offer congratulations to the nominees and winners. “Art has no borders,” she says as she shares how artistry and artists are connected by a permanent bond.

9:16pm: Dwayne Johnson, formerly known as The Rock, introduces Lin-Manuel Miranda as he performs a standout cut from Disney’s Moana alongside the film’s 16-year-old lead actress, Auli’i Cravalho.

9:13pm: Jimmy Kimmel made a joke about O.J. Simpson that didn’t quite go over with the crowd.

9:12pm: The cast of Hidden Figures, Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer and Taraji P. Henson, present the award for “Best Documentary”. Katherine Johnson joins them on stage to a standing ovation. The award goes to… O.J. Simpson: Made In America by Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow

9:01pm: Colleen Atwood won the award for “Best Costume Design” for her work on Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

8:57pm: Up next is the award for “Best Makeup and Hairstyling,” as the winner goes to Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson who worked the Suicide Squad film.

8:50pm: The award for “Best Supporting Actor” is won by Mahershala Ali, marking his first win and nomination for the movie, Moonlight. Also, Mahershala Ali becomes the first Muslim actor to ever win an Academy Award.

8:30pm: Justin Timberlake kicks off the Academy Awards with a rousing performance of “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from the movie Trolls.


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