The Oscars were extremely interesting, but also filled with some unexpected events. The 2017 Academy Awards brought to light some new winners and of course, the most important awards, meaning the Best Picture, the Best Actress and the Best Actor brought some surprises.
When it comes to the Best Picture category things were actually a bit dramatic. Moonlight won Best Picture after what will remain in the history of the Oscars as an unexpected and confusing moment. Initially, it was revealed that La La Land was the winner in the Best Picture category. After everyone went on stage, it was actually revealed that a mistake was done and the actual winner was Moonlight.
Without a doubt, the moment was undesired and the crew from La La Band had to leave the stage, while the crew from Moonlight came to take their award. Well, at least when it comes to Best Actress and Best Actor, things were simpler. In the Best Actress category, the result was definitely expected. Emma Stone won the award for her great performance in La La Land.
Actually, Emma was expected to win and the star was extremely happy and visibly emotional with the honor. When it comes to Best Actor, actually the winner was a surprise for some. Casey Affleck, the brother of famous actor Ben Affleck, took home the award.
Here are the main winners:
Best picture: Moonlight
Best actress: Emma Stone (La La Land)
Best actor: Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)
Best director: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
Best supporting actor: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Best supporting actress: Viola Davis (Fences)
Best animated feature: Zootopia
The fact that Casey Affleck won was quite surprising, as numerous voices claimed that the winner would actually be Ryan Gosling. Other nominees in the Best Actor category were Andrew Garfield, Viggo Mortenson and Denzel Washington. “I think we’re the only two brothers to win Academy Awards,” Casey Affleck said, naturally referring to his brother Ben. “I’ve learned a lot from him; he’s been through a lot in this business,” he went on to add. After his speech at the Oscars, it has been claimed that Casey regretted not thanking his children.