Moonlight wins best picture over La La Land in stunning Oscars finish

Monday, 27 February 2017 - 10:58

In perhaps the first time in Oscar history, best picture was mistakenly announced at the Academy Awards, with La La Land announced before Moonlight was ultimately confirmed as the winner.

In an unprecedented mix-up, Warren Beatty announced La La Land as the winner but later revealed it was really coming-of-age story Moonlight that took the prize.

Moonlight also won for best adapted screenplay and best supporting actor Mahershala Ali.

La La Land, the contemporary romance and ode to Hollywood musicals had dominated the Academy Awards up to that point and appeared headed for its seventh win over a record-tying 14 nominations. The film's director, 32-year-old Damien Chazelle, became the youngest ever to win a best director Oscar, while Emma Stone picked up best actress for her performance in the musical as an aspiring starlet.

Here's the full list..

Best Picture: “Moonlight”

Actor: Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Actress: Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, “Fences”

Animated Feature: “Zootopia”

Cinematography: “La La Land”

Costume Design: “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Direction: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”

Documentary Feature: “O.J.: Made in America”

Documentary Short: “The White Helmets”

Film Editing: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Foreign Language Film: “The Salesman”

Makeup and Hairstyling: “Suicide Squad”

Score: “La La Land”

Song: “City of Stars” from “La La Land”

Music by Justin Hurwitz; Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Production Design: “La La Land”

Animated Short: “Piper”

Live Action Short: “Sing”

Sound Editing: “Arrival”

Sound Mixing: “Hacksaw Ridge”

Visual Effects: “The Jungle Book”

Adapted Screenplay: “Moonlight”

Original Screenplay: “Manchester by the Sea”