Live Blog: Oscars 2017

FILE - This March 2, 2014 file photo shows Oscar statues lined up backstage during the Oscars in Los Angeles. The 89th Academy Awards will be held on Sunday. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

(WTNH) — This year’s Oscars kicked off on Sunday with lots of celebrity appearances, designer dresses and talented actors and actresses in Los Angeles.

The show started off with Justin Timberlake singing “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from the movie, Trolls.

He sang his way through the audience before making his way to the stage.

Taraji Henson couldn’t stop the feeling either.

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel shared a dance together.

Ellen Degeneres tweeted her approval of Justin Timberlake’s opening of the show.

WTNH’s Anne Craig also tweeted her approval of JT.

After Justin Timberlake finished his song, Jimmy Kimmel came out to perform an opening monologue. He offered some words of positivity to the audience.

Kimmel talked about various actors and actresses during his monologue.

He started off with Matt Damon.

He continued on to Meryl Streep.

The first Oscar of the night went to Mahershala Ali for best actor in a supporting role in Moonlight.

In his acceptance speech, Ali thanked his wife and spoke about how they welcomed their baby girl into the world four days ago.

Ali concluded his speech by saying, “it’s not about you, it’s about these characters” and it seemed as though people couldn’t agree with him more.

The second Oscar of the night was for best makeup and hairstyling. It went to Suicide Squad.

When one of the winners, Alessandro Bertolazzi accepted his Oscar, he said it was for all of the immigrants.

Next up was the Oscar for costume design. The winner was Colleen Atwood for her costume design in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Janelle Monae, Taraji Henson and Octavia Spencer came out to announce the next Oscar–best documentary feature.

They introduced one of who they called, one the true heroes of Hidden Figures.

Katherine Johnson thanked everyone on stage.

The winner of the best documentary feature was OJ: Made in America.

The Oscar for OJ: Made in America was dedicated to Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown on stage. It was also dedicated to victims of police violence, police brutality, racially motivated violence and criminal injustice.

Lin-Manuel Miranda then took to the stage.

He sang a song with Auli’i Cravalho from Moana.

President of the Academy Cheryl Boone Isaacs said that this year’s Oscars proves that art has no borders and is becoming more diverse with every passing day.

She also offered positive words about the bond of artists.

The next Oscar was for best sound editing. The winner was Arrival.

Sylvain Bellemare accepted the award.

The Oscar for sound mixing was up next. The winner was Hacksaw Ridge.

After 21 nominations, Kevin O’Connell wins his first Oscar.

Jackie Chan won an honorary Oscar award.

The Best Actress in a Supporting Role was the next Oscar awarded. It went to Viola Davis for her role in Fences.

Viola Davis offers lots of thanks during her acceptance speech.

Included in all of her thank yous were her family members.

After Davis’ speech, Kimmel jokes that she’s up for an Emmy for that speech.

The next Oscar was for the Best Foreign Language Film. The winner was The Salesman.

Asghar Farhadi issued a statement after he won the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film.

He did not attend the Oscars.

Next up was the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film. Piper took home that Oscar.

Alan Barillaro told the audience to always have the courage to face fears.

The next Oscar was for Best Animated Feature Film. Zootopia takes home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

Zootopia took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

The Oscar for Best Production Design goes to La La Land.

A group of tourists are offered a surprise tour through the Oscars.

They’re able to take selfies with celebrities.

Denzel Washington even officiates a wedding of an engaged couple on the tour.

Keith Urban took a video of the people on the tour.

The Oscar for Visual Effects was up next. The Jungle Book will be taking home that Oscar.

Hacksaw Ridge takes home a second Oscar of the night. This time it’s for Best Film Editing.

The Oscar for Best Documentary with a Short Subject went to The White Helmets.

The Oscar for the Best Live Action Short was awarded to Sing.

In the middle of the show, Kimmel tweeted at Donald Trump asking if he was awake.

He also tweeted that Meryl said hi.

Cinematography was the next category up for an Oscar. The winner was Linus Sandgren for La La Land.

John Legend performed an Oscar-nominated song from La La Land.

Jimmy Kimmel told Lin-Manuel Miranda that it was weird to not have to pay $10,000 to see him at in the theater.

The Oscar for the Best Original Score was up next. La La Land took home their third Oscar of the night.

The Best Original Song was the next Oscar that was given out. It was given to City of Stars, giving La La Land took their fourth Oscar of the night.

A montage in memory of celebrities who passed away this past year was played.

Included in the montage were Debbie Reynolds, Prince and Gene Wilder.

You can see the full in memoriam gallery on The Academy Awards’ website.

The Oscar for Best Original Screenplay went to Manchester By The Sea.

The Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar winner was Moonlight.


The Oscar for the Best Directing Achievement went to Damien Chazelle for directing La La Land.

At the age of 32, he is the youngest person to win the Best Director Oscar in history.

The Oscar for the Best Actor in a Leading Role was awarded to Casey Affleck for his role in Manchester By the Sea.

The Oscar for the Best Actress in a Leading Role went to Emma Stone for La La Land.

Emma Stone thanked Ryan Gosling for being a great partner.

Last but not least, the Oscar for Best Picture went to La La Land.

After realizing there was a mistake, the real winner of the Oscar for Best Picture was announced for Moonlight.

Moonlight took home the Oscar for the Best Picture.


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