This year’s 89th Academy Awards was hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and was packed with many memorable moments. From botched award winners to people who are still alive being put in the memoriam for the people who were lost this year, to a surprise tour bus stop at the Oscars this year’s Academy Awards were full of fun surprises. Jimmy Kimmel surprised a tour bus that was supposed to be touring an “Oscar exhibit” when they walked into the Oscars itself and met some of their favorite actors. Also a picture of Jan Chapman was put up in a Memoriam for the late Janet Patterson, which caused outrage on Twitter and some of the many Oscar memes that came to be throughout the night. The icing on the cake for the night was when the biggest award of the night, Best Picture, was wrongly announced to be La La Land when the real winner was Moonlight.
Some of the winners this year include Casey Affleck winner of Actor in Leading Role for Manchester by the Sea. Winner of Actress in a Leading Role was Emma Stone for her performance in La La Land. The Supporting Actor and Actress winners were Mahershala Ali(Moonlight) and Viola Davis(Fences). The best animated feature film winner was Zootopia. The highlight award of the night was Best Picture which was originally thought to go to La La Land and would have given them their sixth award of the night, but instead the card was read wrong, and as the writers were giving their acceptance speeches, Jimmy Kimmel and actor Warren Beatty (presenter of the award) announced that Moonlight was the real winner, and that there had been a mistake with the cards. Although La La Land didn’t win Best Picture they were clearly the winners of the night walking away with five awards.
This year’s Academy Awards were probably the most fun and interesting in a long while, thanks to the fun and humorous atmosphere Jimmy Kimmel presents. From Envelopegate to the surprised tourists to a number of other minor errors, this year’s Oscars was actually entertaining and also generated a lot of chatter on social media. Maybe the producers for the Oscars should take a lesson or two from this year.