Viola Davis gave what will probably be long remembered as one of the most moving, meaningful and memorable acceptance speeches in Oscar history as she graciously accepted her Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role OSCAR AWARD for her work in the movie FENCES.
Other OSCAR winners included LA LA LAND which walked away with 6 Oscars including Emma Stone (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role), Damien Chazelle (Best Achievement in Directing), Justin Hurwitz (Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures – Original Score).
However the biggest excitement of the night occurred at the very end of the show, when presenters were the given the wrong envelope and announced LA LA LAND as winner of the most prestigious award of the night, Best Motion Picture of The Year when in reality the actual winner was MOONLIGHT. The error was quickly corrected live and on-the-air in front of millions of confused television views and the audience at the show. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences who presents the OSCARS annually has posted the following apology to the viewers and MOONLIGHT on its website,
“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…”.
MOONLIGHT won other OSCAR AWARDS for – Mahershala Ali “Best Supporting Actor” as well as “Best Written Adapted Screenplay “ OSCAR AWARD for Barry Jenkins & Tarell Alvin McCraney .
Written By: DeAlan Wilson
Moonlight Image Courtesy: A24 Productions