By Team VON

The final Oscar—Best Picture—was announced by presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as La La Land, the favourite film to win. Except that it hadn’t. As the cast trooped onto stage and thanks began to be given, it was discovered that the wrong movie name had been read out. Moonlight had won. Warren Beatty was apparently handed the wrong envelope.

The final count—six Oscars for La La Land, including Best Director for Damien Chazelle and Best Actress for Emma Stone. Three wins for Moonlight—Best Film, Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali and Best Adapted Screenplay.

There were very few surprises. Casey Affleck won Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea and Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress for Fences. Iranian director Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman won the Best Foreign Language Film. He was unable to collect his Oscar in person because of Donald Trump’s visa ban. Priyanka Chopra was on the red carpet and eight-year-kid Indian actor Sunny Pawar of Lion won hearts and was lifted up by host Jimmy Kimmel during the ceremony.

Desi girl Priyanka Chopra turned heads with her choice of couture
Desi girl Priyanka Chopra turned heads with her choice of couture

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 Actress: Viola Davis, Fences

Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Original Screenplay: Manchester by the Sea

Best Adapted Screenplay: Moonlight

Best Animated Feature: Zootopia

Best Animated Short Film: Piper

Best Live Action Short Film: Sing

Best Foreign Language Film: The Salesman

Best Documentary Feature: Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow, OJ: Made in America

Best Cinematography: Linus Sandgren, La La Land

Best Original Song: City of Stars, La La Land

Best Original Score: La La Land

Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book

Best Production Design: La La Land

Best Sound Editing: Arrival

Best Sound Mixing: Hacksaw Ridge

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Suicide Squad

Best Costume Design: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Suicide Squad team onstage post their win
The Suicide Squad team onstage post their win