Oscars 2017 take off tonight. The glitziest of nights will be starting off with the choicest stars of Hollywood looking their best on the red carpet.
Moonlight wins the Best Picture category.
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For the Best Actress in a Leading Role category, the award went to Emma Stone for La La Land. This is Stone’s first Oscar award. The actress recognized her fellow contenders for the category. Stone also said, “I realized that a moment like this is a huge confluence of luck and opportunity.” She has again, highlighted how thankful she is for her co-star, Ryan Gosling for being the “best partner.”
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Casey Affleck won the Best Actor category for Manchester By The Sea. In Affleck’s speech, he revealed that one of the first people who taught him how to act was his contender, Denzel Washington.
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Affleck continued on his speech and thanked Manchester By The Sea‘s director, Kenneth Lonergan. Moreover, the actor also thanked his parents and brother, Ben Affleck.
La La Land received another win tonight. The film’s director, Damien Chazelle, won the Best Director category.
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Kimmel noted that he is worried because President Trump is not tweeting about the show, so what he did, he sent out a tweet to the POTUS which reads: Hey @realDonaldTrump u up? #Merylsayshi
Manchester By The Sea just won their first award for the night. The film won the Best Original Screenplay category. Meanwhile, Moonlight now has two Oscar awards. Their second win is for the Best Adapted Screenplay.
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Though La La Land received 14 nominations, Damien Chazelle’s film has not gone for a landslide victory. Currently, the movie won Best Production Design and Best Cinematography.
Viola Davis is the winner of the Best Supporting Actress award for her portrayal of Denzel Washington’s wife in the movie, Fences. The actress like her portrayal has yet again provided another outstanding speech. Initially, she thanked The Academy for the recognition. A portion of her speech reads: “I became an artist and thank god I did because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.”
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Davis acknowledged Fences‘ Director and co-star, Denzel Washington, calling him her “captain.” Moreover, the actress thanked her parents and siblings. After Davis’ acceptance speech, Kimmel joked that the actress got nominated for an Emmy because of her speech.
Best Supporting Actress is the next main award will be presented. There are speculations that Viola Davis will win this award for Fences. Meanwhile, Manchester By The Sea‘s Michelle Williams is a strong contender too.
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Mahershala Ali wins Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight. When he picked up his award, Ali thanked his teachers and professors. “I want to thank my teachers, my professors. The Moonlight actor continued and said, “One thing they consistently told me […] was that it wasn’t about you. It’s not about you, it’s about these characters, you are a servant. You’re in service to these stories and these characters.”
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Ali thanked his director Barry Jenkins and the entire Moonlight cast and crew. In addition, he thanked his wife for being a “such a soldier through the process.” The Oscar winner’s wife gave birth to their daughter just four days ago.
The Oscars has officially started with host Jimmy Kimmel starting off with an opening monologue. Immediately, he quite started the political tirade against the POTUS when he said, “I want to say thank you to President Trump. Remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? That’s gone, thanks to him.”
Best Supporting Actor is the first award being presented. In case Mashershala Ali wins, he will be the first Muslim to win an award in the Oscar. For Dev Patel, he is the third Indian to be nominated for an Oscar.
Justin Timberlake got asked if he is doing the intro for the Oscars 2017 tonight. His wife, Jessica Biel said, “Well, you better get in there!” However, the singer still did not give away whether he is going to or not. Watch out for it!
Look at how Justin Timberlake photobombed Emma Stone’s interview
Almost everyone is already rushing to go inside the Dolby Theatre. Dev Patel arrived with his mom. Moreover, Ryan Gosling rushed through the theater. Though he was not seen with a date tonight. Despite there were speculations that he might be taking his partner, Eva Mendes.
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Samuel L. Jackson was asked who he thinks will win Best Picture. Jackson said, he is not sure who he wants to win but he is happy that the Oscars is already the last leg of the awards season. He also arrived in a pop of color, a blue suit!
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Hollywood actresses wow in black, silver, gold and red. Everyone looked quite polish, it’s hard to pick a favorite. Viola Davis is stunning!
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The 89th Academy Awards will be hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Dolby Theatre Hollywood. It will air live on ABC, starting 5:30 PM Pacific Time.
Will “La La Land” win big, like anticipated? Is there a chance that “Hidden Figures” win Best Picture? Follow us as we cover the 89th Academy Awards.
Oscars 2017 Winners and Losers
“La La Land” leads the number of Oscar nominations with 14: including for best actor, actress, director, and picture. Weeks before the event, analysts have already pointed out that it is poised to win all these awards. The number of nominations is no small feat as it officially ties “La La Land” with iconic movies like “All About Eve” and “Titanic.”
Following closely to “La La Land” is “Arrival” and “Moonlight,” both garnering 8 nominations. Ava DuVernay’s Netflix documentary “13th” is also in the running.
Oscars 2017 Performances
For Oscars 2017, notable artists John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Sting are all going to be performing. It is anticipated that Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, both nominated for their movie “La La Land” will make a surprise performance.
Oscars 2017 Predictions
Tripped Media has its own list of predictions and we wonder if we somehow got it right. We’re not sure about the winners but we are definite that Donald Trump will get a strong beating on the speeches that will be made tonight.
Like all analysts, Tripped Media is sure that “La La Land” will win big tonight, especially Best Picture. The movie is all about “making it” in Hollywood, even in exchange for love. What could be more Oscar-friendly? But we’re also holding out for Hidden Figures, a real-life story about three black, female mathematicians. Working in a predominantly male occupation at the NASA, in the 60s, the three women certainly grabbed some hearts. It is also the highest-grossing among the nine best picture nominees, so it cannot be discounted just yet.
“La La Land” can actually take home a maximum of 13 statuettes since two out of the 14 nominations are for best song. If it does, then it will be making Oscar history. If it does not, we have a feeling that it will still be bringing home much more than other nominees. Let’s see if what we and other analysts predicted will come true.
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