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Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 89th Annual Academy Awards and the show was not without its issues. The opening was amazing; in my opinion, Justin Timberlake killed it with "Can't Stop the Feeling" from "Trolls" and set the tone for what was to be a fun and exciting night. Kimmel also kept the running joke alive about a feud between he and Matt Damon, which only enhanced the evening. However, the night had some major issues and it totally dominated the event.
First off, like any good "In Memoriam," some were forgotten while others were actually killed off. A woman who works behind the scenes was put in the tribute video when in fact, she is actually alive and well. And we cannot forget how the night ended; definitely as exciting as it opened but in a different way. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway came out to announce the Oscar for Best Film and they proclaimed "La La Land" to be the winner. Haha...it wasn't. Not even a tie. Apparently, the presenters were handed Emma Stone's winning envelope by accident and read that over the actual winner, which was "Moonlight." It was a Steve Harvey moment to say the least and now, everyone is also commenting on last year's Best Actress winner, Brie Larson, not applauding for Casey Affleck when he won for Best Actor.
A few positives were the jabs that Kimmel took at President Donald Trump and the idea of unity within the Hollywood community. It was also hilarious and heartwarming when Kimmel talked about the "overrated actress," Meryl Streep and she then received a standing ovation. It was believed that she should just have won in every category, even if she was not nominated. Here is a list of winners, ICYMI!
- Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
- Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis (Fences)
- Best Actor: Casey Affleck (Manchester By the Sea)
- Best Actress: Emma Stone (La La Land)
- Best Animated Feature: Zootopia
- Best Score: La La Land
- Best Song: City of Stars (La La Land)
- Best Original Screenplay: Manchester By the Sea
- Best Director: Damien Chazelle (La La Land)
- Best Film: NOT La La Land! Moonlight!
Congrats to all the winners and all the nominees. This is a huge night for everyone in Hollywood and there were some killer performances so it must have been very close and very hard. To be honest, I was shocked that Ryan Gosling lost! But, maybe next year!