The day after Oscar's craziest, shocking moment ever, questions still linger about why "La La Land" was announced best picture when "Moonlight" was the true winner.
L.A. Times' film critic Justin Chang comes to the conclusion that the two movies' fortunes were inextricable and the you-couldn’t-have-scripted-it finale oddly enough made sense.
The winners of the 89th Academy Awards are being announced live from Hollywood now.
A quick recap: "La La Land" was the top nominee, notching a record-tying 14 nominations. "Moonlight" and "Arrival" followed with eight nods each.
Already, Mahershala Ali won for his role in 'Moonlight.' His win comes after back-to-back years in which the academy did not recognize any nonwhite actors. This year, each of the four acting categories feature at least one nominee of color.
Here is the list of nominees:
- “Arrival” | Review
- “Fences” | Review
- “ Hacksaw Ridge ” | Review
- “ Hell or High Water ” | Review
- “Hidden Figures” | Review | Interview
- “La La Land” | Review
- “Lion” | Review
- “ Manchester by the Sea ” | Review
- “Moonlight” | Review
- Denis Villeneuve, “Arrival”
- Mel Gibson, "Hacksaw Ridge" | Interview
- Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” | Video
- Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight” | Video | Interview
- Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea” | Video