|89th Academy Awards|
|Date||February 26, 2017|
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Hosted by||Jimmy Kimmel|
|Produced by||Michael De Luca
|Directed by||Glenn Weiss|
|Most awards||La La Land (6)|
|Most nominations||La La Land (14)|
|TV in the United States|
|Duration||3 hours, 49 minutes|
22.4% (Nielsen ratings)
The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2016, and took place on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, at 5:30 p.m. PST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd and directed by Glenn Weiss. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ceremony for the first time.
In related events, the Academy held its 8th Annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center on November 12, 2016. On February 11, 2017, in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, the Academy Scientific and Technical Awards were presented by hosts John Cho and Leslie Mann.
Moonlight won three awards, including Best Picture, and La La Land won the most awards of the ceremony with six after receiving a record-tying 14 nominations. In an event unprecedented in the history of the Oscars, La La Land was incorrectly announced as the Best Picture; after a few minutes the error was corrected and Moonlight was declared the winner. Moonlight became the first film with an all-black cast and the first LGBT-themed film to win Best Picture. Hacksaw Ridge and Manchester by the Sea won two awards each. Winners with one award include Arrival, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Fences, The Jungle Book, O.J.: Made in America, Piper, The Salesman, Sing, Suicide Squad, The White Helmets, and Zootopia.
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- 1 Winners and nominees
- 2 Presenters and performers
- 3 Ceremony information
- 4 In Memoriam
- 5 See also
- 6 Notes and references
- 7 External links
Winners and nominees
The nominees for the 89th Academy Awards were announced on January 24, 2017, via global live stream from the Academy. La La Land received the most nominations with a record-tying fourteen (1950's All About Eve and 1997's Titanic also achieved this distinction); Arrival and Moonlight came in second with eight apiece.
O.J.: Made in America, at 467 minutes, became the longest film to win an Academy Award, surpassing the 431-minute War and Peace, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1969. With Casey Affleck winning the Oscar for Best Actor, he and his older brother, Ben Affleck, became the 16th pair of siblings to win Academy Awards. Mahershala Ali became the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar. Viola Davis became the first black person to receive the triple crown of acting: Oscar, Tony, Emmy. Damien Chazelle became the youngest person to win Best Director. The La La Land director, 32, is the same age as Norman Taurog was when he won Best Director for the 1931 comedy Skippy, but Chazelle, who turned 32 in January, is several months younger than Taurog was when he won the award. Kevin O'Connell finally ended the longest losing streak in Oscar history after 20 nominations and 20 non-wins for sound mixing, he finally won for Hacksaw Ridge. Moonlight 's Dede Gardner became the first woman to win twice for producing, her previous Best Picture win was for 12 Years a Slave. This was the first time since the 70th Academy Awards that none of the winners of the acting awards won for playing real people. This was the first time in 19 years since the 70th Academy Awards that all of the actors that won in the four acting categories were all Americans.
Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger ().
- Academy Honorary Awards
- Jackie Chan — Hong Kong martial artist, actor, director, producer and singer.
- Anne V. Coates — British film editor.
- Lynn Stalmaster — American casting director.
- Frederick Wiseman — American filmmaker, documentarian and theatrical director.
Films with multiple nominations and awards
|14||La La Land|
|Manchester by the Sea|
|Hell or High Water|
|2||A Man Called Ove|
|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them|
|Florence Foster Jenkins|
|Kubo and the Two Strings|
|Rogue One: A Star Wars Story|
|6||La La Land|
|Manchester by the Sea|
Presenters and performers
|Randy Thomas||Announcer for the 89th Annual Academy Awards|
|Vikander, AliciaAlicia Vikander||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Bateman, JasonJason Bateman
McKinnon, KateKate McKinnon
|Presenters of the awards for Best Makeup and Hairstyling and Costume Design|
|Henson, Taraji P.Taraji P. Henson
Johnson, KatherineKatherine Johnson
Monáe, JanelleJanelle Monáe
Spencer, OctaviaOctavia Spencer
|Presenters of the award for Best Documentary Feature|
|Johnson, DwayneDwayne Johnson||Presenter of the performance of Best Original Song nominee "How Far I'll Go"|
|Isaacs, Cheryl BooneCheryl Boone Isaacs (AMPAS president)||Special presentation highlighting the benefits of film and diversity|
|Evans, ChrisChris Evans
Boutella, SofiaSofia Boutella
|Presenters of the awards for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing|
|Vaughn, VinceVince Vaughn||Presenter of the Governor Award winners|
|Rylance, MarkMark Rylance||Presenter of the award for Best Supporting Actress|
|Theron, CharlizeCharlize Theron
MacLaine, ShirleyShirley MacLaine
|Presenters of the award for Best Foreign Language Film|
|Patel, DevDev Patel||Presenter of the performance of Best Original Song nominee "The Empty Chair"|
|García Bernal, GaelGael García Bernal
Steinfeld, HaileeHailee Steinfeld
|Presenters of the awards for Best Animated Short Film and Best Animated Feature|
|Dornan, JamieJamie Dornan
Johnson, DakotaDakota Johnson
|Presenters of the award for Best Production Design|
|Jones, FelicityFelicity Jones
Ahmed, RizRiz Ahmed
|Presenters of the award for Best Visual Effects|
|Fox, Michael J.Michael J. Fox
Rogen, SethSeth Rogen
|Presenters of the award for Best Film Editing|
|Hayek, SalmaSalma Hayek
Oyelowo, DavidDavid Oyelowo
|Presenters of the awards for Best Documentary Short Subject and Best Live Action Short Film|
|Cho, JohnJohn Cho
Mann, LeslieLeslie Mann
|Presenters of the segment of the Academy Scientific and Technical Awards|
|Bardem, JavierJavier Bardem
Streep, MerylMeryl Streep
|Presenters of the award for Best Cinematography|
|Gosling, RyanRyan Gosling
Stone, EmmaEmma Stone
|Presenters of the performance of Best Original Song nominees "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" and "City of Stars"|
|Jackson, Samuel L.Samuel L. Jackson||Presenter of the award for Best Original Score|
|Johansson, ScarlettScarlett Johansson||Presenter of the award for Best Original Song|
|Aniston, JenniferJennifer Aniston||Presenter of the In Memoriam tribute|
|Affleck, BenBen Affleck
Matt Damon[n 2]
|Presenters of the award for Best Original Screenplay|
|Adams, AmyAmy Adams||Presenter of the award for Best Adapted Screenplay|
|Berry, HalleHalle Berry||Presenter of the award for Best Director|
|Larson, BrieBrie Larson||Presenter of the award for Best Actor|
|DiCaprio, LeonardoLeonardo DiCaprio||Presenter of the award for Best Actress|
|Beatty, WarrenWarren Beatty
Dunaway, FayeFaye Dunaway
|Presenters of the award for Best Picture (see also Best Picture announcement error)|
|Wheeler, HaroldHarold Wheeler||Musical arranger
|Timberlake, JustinJustin Timberlake||Performer||"Can't Stop the Feeling!" from Trolls
|Cravalho, Auli'iAuli'i Cravalho
Miranda, Lin-ManuelLin-Manuel Miranda
|Performers||"How Far I'll Go" from Moana|
|Sting, Sting||Performer||"The Empty Chair" from Jim: The James Foley Story|
|Legend, JohnJohn Legend||Performer||"City of Stars" and "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" from La La Land|
|Bareilles, SaraSara Bareilles||Performer||"Both Sides, Now" during the annual In Memoriam tribute|
Due to the mixed reception and low ratings of the previous year's ceremony, producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin declined to helm the upcoming festivities; they were replaced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd as producers. Actor and comedian Chris Rock told Variety regarding if he would return to host, "Someone else will do it." On December 5, 2016, it was announced that Jimmy Kimmel would host the ceremony. Kimmel expressed that it was truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host Academy Awards, commenting "Mike and Jennifer have an excellent plan and their enthusiasm is infectious. I am honored to have been chosen to host the 89th and final Oscars."
Due to his hosting duties, ABC did not broadcast a special episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! following the ceremony, as in past years. Instead, ABC aired Live from Hollywood: The After Party, co-hosted by Anthony Anderson, and Lara Spencer of Good Morning America. The stage set was designed by Derek McLane.
Box office performance of nominated films
(before Jan. 24)
(Jan. 24 – Feb. 26)
(after Feb. 26)
|Hidden Figures||$85 million||$67.7 million||$14.8 million||$167.5 million|
|La La Land||$90.5 million||$50.5 million||$9.4 million||$150.5 million|
|Arrival||$95.7 million||$4.6 million||$210,648||$100.5 million|
|Hacksaw Ridge||$65.5 million||$1.4 million||$274,090||$67.2 million|
|Fences||$48.8 million||$7.7 million||$1.1 million||$57.7 million|
|Lion||$16.5 million||$26.3 million||$8.1 million||$51.1 million|
|Manchester by the Sea||$39 million||$7.9 million||$798,152||$47.7 million|
|Moonlight||$15.9 million||$6.4 million||$5.5 million||$27.7 million|
|Hell or High Water||$27 million||–||–||$27 million|
|Total||$483.9 million||$172.4 million||$40.2 million||$696.9 million|
|Average||$53.8 million||$19.2 million||$4.5 million||$77.4 million|
At the time of the nominations announcement on January 24, 2017, the combined gross of the nine Best Picture nominees at the North American box offices was $483.8 million, with an average of $53.8 million per film. When the nominations were announced, Arrival was the highest-grossing film among the Best Picture nominees with $95.7 million in domestic box office receipts. La La Land was the second-highest-grossing film with $90.5 million, followed by Hidden Figures ($85 million), Hacksaw Ridge ($65.5 million), Fences ($48.8 million), Manchester by the Sea ($39 million), Hell or High Water ($27 million), Lion ($16.5 million) and Moonlight ($15.8 million).
Thirty-five nominations went to 13 films on the list of the top 50 grossing movies of the year. Of those 13 films, only Zootopia (3rd), Moana (15th), La La Land (45th), and Arrival (48th) were nominated for Best Picture, Best Animated Feature, or any of the directing, acting, or screenwriting awards. The other top 50 box-office hits that earned nominations were Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (4th), The Jungle Book (5th), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (8th), Suicide Squad (10th), Doctor Strange (11th), Star Trek Beyond (24th), Trolls (25th), Passengers (30th), and Sully (32nd).
The previous two years, the awards had come under scrutiny for the lack of racial diversity among the nominees in major categories, which included no actors of color being nominated. After the nominees for the 89th Awards were announced on January 24, many media outlets noted the diversity of the nominations, which included a record-tying seven minority actors and a record-setting six black actors. For the first time in the Academy's history, each acting category had black actors, with three nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category and three black screenwriters nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay category in the same year. Also nominated was one black director, the fourth in Oscar history.
The awards continued to be criticized by actors and media organizations representing non-black minorities. The National Hispanic Media Coalition stated that Latino actors were "not getting the opportunities to work in front of camera, and with few exceptions, in back of the camera as well." Daniel Mayeda, chair of the Asian Pacific American Media Coalition, stated that the omission of Asian actors from the nominations list (with only one actor, Dev Patel, nominated) reflected "the continued lack of real opportunities for Asians in Hollywood." A skit performed during the ceremony, in which a group of tourists enter the theater, led to criticism of host Jimmy Kimmel over his mocking of an Asian woman's name.
Having previously been nominated for Doubt (2008) and The Help (2011), Viola Davis became the first African-American actress to garner three Academy Award nominations. She went on to win the award, making her the first African-American to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting: winning a competitive Emmy, Tony and Oscar in acting categories. Bradford Young became the first African-American to be nominated for Best Cinematography, while Joi McMillon became the first African-American to be nominated for Best Film Editing since Hugh A. Robertson for Midnight Cowboy, as well as the first black woman to be nominated for that award.
Travel ban controversy
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who won the Best Foreign Language Film for The Salesman, was revealed to initially be unable to attend the ceremony due to President Donald Trump's immigration ban. He boycotted the event saying, "I have decided to not attend the Academy Awards ceremony alongside my fellow members of the cinematic community." The Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs reacted to the travel ban, saying, "America should always be not a barrier but a beacon and each and every one of us knows that there are some empty chairs in this room which has made academy artists into activists."
Two prominent Iranian Americans – engineer Anousheh Ansari, known as the first female space tourist, and Firouz Naderi, a former director of Solar Systems Exploration at NASA – accepted Asghar Farhadi's Oscar on his behalf at the ceremony. Congratulations which had initially been tweeted to the Iranian people from the US State Department's official Persian-language Twitter account were deleted following the acceptance speech given by Firouz Naderi in which President Trump's travel ban was described as "inhumane".
Best Picture announcement error
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway came onstage to present the award for Best Picture, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde. After opening the envelope, Beatty hesitated to announce the winner, eventually showing it to Dunaway, who glanced at it and declared La La Land the winner. However, as the producers of La La Land made their acceptance speeches, Oscar crew members came on stage and took envelopes from those assembled, explaining to them that there had been a mistake. La La Land producer Fred Berger, having heard the news, concluded his brief speech by saying "we lost, by the way". Beatty was then given a correct, opened envelope, as producer Jordan Horowitz stepped toward the microphone to announce the error, and stated that Moonlight had actually won the award. He then took the card bearing the film's title from Beatty's envelope, presenting it to the camera as proof. Horowitz would later be praised for his professional handling of the situation. Beatty returned to the microphone and explained that the envelope he had initially been given named Emma Stone for her performance in La La Land, hence his confused pause, and confirmed that Moonlight was the winner. The producers of Moonlight then came onstage and gave their acceptance speeches.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – the accounting firm responsible for tabulating results, preparing the envelopes, and handing them to presenters – creates two sets of envelopes, which are kept on opposite sides of the stage. It is intended that each award has one primary envelope and one backup envelope that remains with one of the PwC Accountants in the wings. Video stills from the broadcast show that Beatty and Dunaway had been given the single remaining still-unopened backup envelope for Actress in a Leading Role as they walked onto the stage.
PwC issued a statement apologizing for this error:
|“||We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred. We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.||”|
An article from The New York Times explained:
|“||The design of the envelopes could have been a factor. The envelopes were redesigned this year to feature red paper with gold lettering that specified the award enclosed, rather than gold paper with dark lettering. That could have made the lettering harder to read. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, not PwC, is responsible for the design and procurement of the envelopes.||”|
Brian Cullinan, the PwC accountant who handed Beatty the wrong envelope, had been instructed not to use social media during the event, but had tweeted a snapshot of Emma Stone moments before handing the wrong envelope to the presenters. Variety published photographs of Cullinan that were taken at the time which showed him backstage while tweeting the image.
Critical reception and television ratings
The show received a mostly positive reception from media publications. The praise was often directed toward host Kimmel. Television critic Sonia Saraiya of the Variety remarked, "Kimmel’s Oscars found a way to balance the telecast between that sensibility — the treacly self-satisfaction of sweeping orchestrals and tap-dancing starlets — and the very real widening gulf between the wealthy and cultured elites in Hollywood and the global public they make art for." Robert Bianco of USA Today said that, "a host can make matters better or worse, and on that scale, Kimmel definitely fell on the 'better' side. He was a constantly amusing, good-natured presence who usually hit the mark, and who was able to recover quickly when he didn't." 
Attaining 32.9 million U.S. viewers according to Nielsen ratings, the ceremony's telecast had a 4-percent drop in viewership from last year's ceremony and had the lowest U.S. viewership since the 80th ceremony in 2008, which averaged 32 million viewers.
The annual "In Memoriam" segment was introduced by Jennifer Aniston, with Sara Bareilles performing a rendition of "Both Sides, Now" during the montage. Beforehand, Aniston paid verbal tribute to actor Bill Paxton, who had died the day before the ceremony. Given the recency of his death, Paxton's name was not included in the actual "In Memoriam" presentation. In order of appearance, the segment paid tribute to:
- Arthur Hiller
- Ken Adam
- Tracy Scott
- Bill Nunn
- Alice Arlen
- George Kennedy
- Gene Wilder
- Donald P. Harris
- Paul Sylbert
- Michael Cimino
- Andrzej Wajda
- Patty Duke
- Garry Marshall
- Wilma Baker
- Emmanuelle Riva
- Janet Patterson
- Anton Yelchin
- Mary Tyler Moore
- Kenny Baker
- John Hurt
- Jim Clark
- Norma Moriceau
- Fern Buchner
- Kit West
- Lupita Tovar
- Manlio Rocchetti
- Pat Conroy
- Nancy Davis Reagan
- Abbas Kiarostami
- William Peter Blatty
- Ken Howard
- Tyrus Wong
- Héctor Babenco
- Curtis Hanson
- Marni Nixon
- Ray West
- Raoul Coutard
- Zsa Zsa Gabor
- Antony Gibbs
- Om Puri
- Andrea Jaffe
- Richard Portman
- Debbie Reynolds
- Carrie Fisher
Errors and omissions
Among the absences from the In Memoriam included past Oscar nominee Robert Vaughn, actors Garry Shandling, Florence Henderson, Doris Roberts, Alexis Arquette, Burt Kwouk, Miguel Ferrer, Jon Polito, Bud Spencer, Gloria DeHaven and Hugh O'Brian, and producer Dan Ireland. Arquette's sister, Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Arquette, was heavily critical of her sister's absence, stating, "Alexis had a great body of work, but Alexis was [also] one of very few trans artists that worked in the business" and "you would think the Academy would have a little bit more respect for [transsexuals]".
- 44th Annie Awards
- 70th British Academy Film Awards
- 22nd Critics' Choice Awards
- 74th Golden Globe Awards
- 37th Golden Raspberry Awards
- 32nd Independent Spirit Awards
- 43rd Saturn Awards
- 23rd Screen Actors Guild Awards
- List of submissions to the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
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- AMPAS revoked Russell's nomination after discovering that he had contacted voters for the award by telephone in violation of campaigning regulations.
- Matt Damon, who was referred to only as Ben Affleck's "guest" in this segment, co-presented the award.
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