89th Academy Awards (Oscar 2017)

Every year The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world's preeminent movie related organization, honored the best films in the year. The 89th Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

CategoryWinner
Best PictureMoonlight
Best Actress in a Leading RoleEmma Stone for 'La La Land'
Best Actor in a Leading RoleCasey Affleck for 'Manchester By The Sea'
Best Director Damien Chazelle for 'La La Land'
Best Adapted ScreenplayBarry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney for 'Moonlight'
Best Original ScreenplayKenneth Lonergan for 'Manchester By The Sea'
Best Original Song'City Of Stars' from 'La La Land' by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Best Original ScoreJustin Hurwitz for 'La La Land'
Best CinematographyLinus Sandgren for 'La La Land'
Best Live Action Short 'Sing' by Kristof Deak and Anna Udvardy
Best Documentary Short'The White Helmets' by Orlando Von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara
Best Film EditingJohn Gilbert for 'Hacksaw Ridge'
Best Visual EffectsRobert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R Jones and Dan Lemmon for 'The Jungle Book'
Best Production DesignDavid Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco for 'La La Land'
Best Animated Feature'Zootopia' by Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer
Best Animated Short 'Piper' by Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer
Best Foreign Language Film'The Salesman' by Asghar Farhadi
Best Actress in a Supporting RoleViola Davis for 'Fences'
Best Sound MixingKevin O'Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace for 'Hacksaw Ridge'
Best Sound EditingSylvian Bellemare for 'Arrival'
Best Documentary FeatureEzra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow for 'O J: Made In America'
Best Costume DesignColleen Atwood for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them'
Best Makeup and HairstylingAlessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson for 'Suicide Squad'
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)Mahershala Ali for 'Moonlight'

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