The Oscars is an awards ceremony highlighting the best works in movies, drama, and film. The work of actors, actresses, directors, writers, and more are recognized and honoured for their contribution in this form of entertainment. The Oscars is a production by the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts, and Sciences. The 2017 Oscars, also known as the 89th Academy Awards, featured plenty of glitz and glam as expected. Many awards were given including a hiccup mistake by awarding the best picture award to the motion picture “La La Land” instead of the picture “Moonlight” which actually won the award viewers would learn later.
The 2017 Oscars featured favorite actors and actresses up for the night’s top honors. While some wanted to know who the winners are, others were looking forward to seeing the fashion selection of choice adorn by celebs. Top actors and actresses from Natalie Portman and Meryl Streep, to Denzel Washington and Casey Affleck were up for top categories of the night. Emma Stone won for her role in “La La Land” and Casey Affleck – for his portrayal in the movie “Manchester by the Sea.” The awards show features a slew of categories with many not airing on the telecast because they were awarded at different times.
The best actor and actress categories along with best supporting actor and actress were popular categories people wanted to know who won. Other categories with award winners include best makeup & hairstyling, best costume, best director, best foreign language film, best animated short, best animated feature, and best documentary. “La La Land” and “Moonlight” were both up for multiple awards in different categories. The best picture award was the evening’s top honor and the most anticipated award. However, many didn’t anticipate what was about to happen next.
The 2017 Oscars had an unfortunate highlight that came toward the end of the show. Viewers anxiously awaiting the best picture winner got a surprising and yet confusing outcome with “La La Land” named the winner, only to learn minutes later “Moonlight” was the winner in the envelope. People question why the error occurred and it seems like it has something to do with how they keep presenter envelopes at the podium. While it was an unfortunate mistake, many thought things should be better organized to avoid such a mix up. Some felt bad for the movie that lost, especially since the cast appeared on stage only to move to the side for the real winners.
Overall, the 2017 Oscars was an interesting show. Some say it was okay while others though it was boring or lacked excitement. People had fun making light of the best picture award mix up by creating memes that circulated the internet using the winner envelop as their canvas for humor. Others simply talked about the fashions observed and who wore it better. This award show in particular is one many will remember not because of who won, but who didn’t win and why.