'Moonlight,' Not 'La La Land,' Wins Best Picture in Historic Oscar Upset

Here's the full list of 2017 Academy Awards winners, updated live.

Below are the nominees and winners (in bold) for each category.

But first: Here's everything you could possibly want to know about the 2017 Academy Awards and nominees.

Best Picture

  • Arrival
  • Fences
  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • Hidden Figures
  • La La Land 
  • Lion
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight [WINNER]

Best Director
Damien Chazelle wins for Best Director, 'La La Land'

  • Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
  • Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land [WINNER]
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

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Actor in a Leading Role
Casey Affleck, Best Actor winner for 'Manchester by the Sea'

  • Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea [WINNER]
  • Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
  • Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  • Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
  • Denzel Washington, Fences

Actress in a Leading Role
Emma Stone, Best Actress winner for 'La La Land'

  • Isabelle Huppert, Elle
  • Ruth Negga, Loving
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie
  • Emma Stone, La La Land [WINNER]
  • Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Actress in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis in 'Fences,' winner for Best Supporting Actress

  • Viola Davis, Fences [WINNER]
  • Naomie Harris, Moonlight
  • Nicole Kidman, Lion
  • Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, Best Supporting Actor winner for 'Moonlight'Credit: A24

  • Mahershala Ali, Moonlight [WINNER]
  • Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
  • Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
  • Dev Patel, Lion
  • Michael Shannon, Nocturnal Animals

Adapted Screenplay
'Moonlight,' Best Adapted Screenplay winner

  • Arrival, Eric Heisserer
  • Fences, August Wilson
  • Hidden Figures, Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi
  • Lion, Luke Davies
  • Moonlight, Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney [WINNER]

Original Screenplay
'Manchester by the Sea,' Best Original Screenplay winner

  • Hell or High Water, Taylor Sheridan
  • La La Land, Damien Chazelle
  • The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthimis Filippou
  • Manchester by the Sea, Kenneth Lonergan [WINNER]
  • 20th Century Women, Mike Mills

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Animated Feature Film

'Zootopia,' winner for Best Animated Feature Film

  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • My Life as a Zucchini
  • The Red Turtle
  • Zootopia [WINNER]

Foreign Language Film

'The Salesman,' winner for Best Foreign-Language Film

  • Land of Mine (Denmark)
  • A Man Called Ove (Sweden)
  • The Salesman (Iran) [WINNER]
  • Tanna (Australia)
  • Toni Erdmann (Germany)

Documentary Feature
'OJ: Made in America,' winner for Best Documentary Feature

  • Fire at Sea
  • I Am Not Your Negro
  • Life, Animated
  • O.J.: Made in America [WINNER]
  • 13th

'La La Land,' winner for Best Cinematography

  • Arrival, Bradford Young
  • La La Land, Linus Sandgren [WINNER]
  • Lion, Greig Fraser
  • Moonlight, James Laxton
  • Silence, Rodrigo Prieto

Film Editing

'Hacksaw Ridge,' winner for Best Editing

  • Arrival, Joe Walker
  • Hacksaw Ridge, John Gilbert [WINNER]
  • Hell or High Water, Jake Roberts
  • La La Land, Tom Cross
  • Moonlight, Nat Sanders and Joi McMillon

Production Design

'La La Land,' winner for Best Production Design

  • Arrival, Patrice Vermette and Paul Hotte
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock
  • Hail, Caesar! , Jess Gonchor and Nancy Haigh
  • La La Land, Davis Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco [WINNER]
  • Passengers, Guy Hendrix Dyas and Gene Serdena

Costume Design

  • Allied, Joanna Johnston
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Colleen Atwood [WINNER]
  • Florence Foster Jenkins, Consolata Boyle
  • Jackie, Madeline Fontaine
  • La La Land, Mary Zophres

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • A Man Called Ove, Eva von Bahr and Love Larson
  • Star Trek Beyond, Joel Harlow and Richard Alonzo
  • Suicide Squad, Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini, and Christopher Nelson [WINNER]

Original Score

  • Jackie, Mica Levi
  • La La Land, Justin Hurwitz [WINNER]
  • Lion, Dustin O’Halloran and Hauschka
  • Moonlight, Nicholas Britell
  • Passengers, Thomas Newman

Original Song

  • Audition (The Fools who Dream),” La La Land, music by Justin Hurwitz, lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul [WINNER]
  • “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls, music and lyric by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, and Karl Johan Schuster
  • “City of Stars,” La La Land, music by Justin Hurwitz, lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • “The Empty Chair,” Jim: The James Foley Story, music and lyric by J. Ralph and Sting
  • “How Far I’ll Go,” Moana, music and lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Sound Editing

'Arrival,' winner for Best Sound Editing

  • Arrival, Sylvain Bellemare [WINNER]
  • Deepwater Horizon, Wylie Stateman and Renée Tondelli
  • Hacksaw Ridge, Robert Mackenzie and Andy Wright
  • La La Land, Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
  • Sully, Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman

Sound Mixing

'Hacksaw Ridge,' winner for Best Sound Mixing

  • Arrival, Bernard Gariépy Strobl and Claude La Haye
  • Hacksaw Ridge, Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie, and Peter Grace [WINNER]
  • La La Land, Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee, and Steve A. Morrow
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, David Parker, Christopher Scarabosio, and Stuart Wilson
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush, and Mac Ruth

Visual Effects

Behind the scenes of 'The Jungle Book'

  • Deepwater Horizon, Craig Hammack, Jason Snell, Justin Billington, and Burt Dalton
  • Doctor Strange, Stephane Ceretti, Richard Bluff, Vincent Cirelli, and Paul Corbould
  • The Jungle Book, Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Dan Lemmon [WINNER]
  • Kubo and the Two Strings, Steve Emerson, Oliver Jones, Brian McLean, and Brad Schiff
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, John Knoll, Mohen Leo, Hal Hickel, and Neil Corbould

Animated Short Film
'Piper,' Best Animated Short

  • Blind Vaysha
  • Borrowed Time
  • Pear Cider and Cigarettes
  • Pearl
  • Piper [WINNER]

Live Action Short Film
'Sing,' winner for Best Live Action Short

  • Ennemis Intérieurs
  • La Femme et le TGV
  • Silent Nights
  • Sing [WINNER]
  • Timecode

Documentary Short Subject
'White Helmets,' winner for Best Documentary: Short Subject

  • Extremis
  • 4.1 Miles
  • Joe’s Violin
  • Watani: My Homeland
  • The White Helmets [WINNER]

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well, glad the high school popularity contest is over. Back to educational articles.

February 26, 2017 at 11:27PM


A pretty weak year for the Oscars...

February 27, 2017 at 1:16AM

David R. Falzarano
Director / Writer / Editor

My inner "La La Land cliche fanboy" is a little upset, but mad respect to "Moonlight"...a well deserved and powerful film.

Just curious to see the feedback of if "Moonlight" had won accidentally...

February 27, 2017 at 6:36AM

Christopher Evans
Video Artist

Anyone else upset about animated film winner? I just can't think of a reason why Kubo didn't won!

February 27, 2017 at 9:10AM

Rafa Ga
Digital Film-Video Editor / Colorist / Motion Graphics

Zootopia is a movie with a timely socially-relevant message, that helps when it comes to the Oscars. I really like Kubo but Zootopia was really good as well, I don't think it was a bad call.

February 27, 2017 at 6:30PM

Stephen Herron

LALA was way overrated and full of itself and Arrival was meh also. Still need to see Moonlight.

February 28, 2017 at 9:45AM

Frank Mck

It's awful, don't bother.

February 28, 2017 at 6:05PM, Edited February 28, 6:05PM



March 1, 2017 at 5:41AM