Which film won last year’s Academy Award for Best Picture?
-“La La Land”
-“Manchester by the Sea”
Answer: “Moonlight” won Best Picture in 2017, but only after Oscar presenters announced “La La Land” as the winner. It’s been one year since one of the biggest mistakes in Oscars history. The infamous envelope mix-up at the 89th Academy Awards had presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway preemptively give the award to nominee “La La Land” instead of the actual winner, “Moonlight”. It is rumored that Beatty and Dunaway will start tonight’s Oscars by presenting last year’s Best Picture award to “Moonlight”, so the cast and crew can experience the moment that many felt was taken from them.
Chiron, a young African-American boy, finds guidance in Juan, a drug dealer, who teaches him to carve his own path. As he grows up in seedy Miami, Juan’s advice leaves a lasting impression on him.
Initial release: 21 October 2016 (USA)
Director: Barry Jenkins
Budget: $1.5–4 million
Box office: 65 million USD
Awards: Academy Award for Best Picture, MORE