The 89th Annual Academy Awards took place last night. It was an … _interesting_ show. While Simon and I [live-blogged the whole thing](https://awesomefriday.ca/2017/02/89th-academy-awards-liveblog/) I have a few follow-up thoughts on the spectacle.
Greetings all! Tonight is the night of the 89th Annual Academy Awards and for the sixth year we will be live blogging the night! We’ll be posting some updates to twitter but the bulk of it will be right here.
We’ll be updating the winners below, and here are [Matt’s predictions](https://awesomefriday.ca/2017/02/matts-2017-oscar-thoughts-and-predictions/).
The show starts in 40 minutes, we’ll see you then!
#### The Winners:
* Best Picture: **Moonlight**
La La Land
* Best Director: **Damien Chazelle** for _Moonlight_.
* Best Actor: **Casey Affleck** in _Manchester by the Sea_
* Best Actress: **Emma Stone** in _La La Land_
* Best Supporting Actor: **Mahershala Ali** in _Moonlight_
* Best Supporting Actress: **Viola Davis** in _Fences_
* Best Adapted Screenplay: **Barry Jenkins & Tarell Alvin McRaney** for _Moonlight_
* Best Original Screenplay: **Kenneth Lonergan** for _Manchester by the Sea_
* Best Foreign Language Film: **The Salesman** (Iran)
* Best Animated Feature: **Zootopia**
* Best Animated Short: **Piper**
* Best Documentary Feature: **O.J.: Made In America**
* Best Documentary Short: **The White Helmets**
* Best Live Action Short: **Sing**
* Best Cinematography: **La La Land**
* Best Film Editing: **Hacksaw Ridge**
* Best Makeup & Hairstyling: **Suicide Squad**
* Best Costume Design: **Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them**
* Best Production Design: **La La Land**
* Best Original Song: **City of Stars** from _La La Land_
* Best Original Score: **Justin Hurwitz** for _La La Land_
* Best Sound Mixing: **Hacksaw Ridge**
* Best Sound Editing: **Arrival**
* Best Visual Effects: **The Jungle Book**
The Academy Awards are upon us once again. It’s easy to be cynical about the Oscars, whether it’s because your favourite films never win or because of the endless campaigning, or because it’s, or because of the whole “rich people giving each other statues” thing, but I still kinda like them.
This year the nominees are mostly good, so here they all are along with some thoughts, opinions, and a prediction or two.
The Oscars are being held on the 26th of February. Join us on the day for our 6th annual liveblog of the ceremony!