LA LA LAND AND MOONLIGHT WINS BIG IN CONTROVERSIAL OSCARS
The 89th Academy Awards was a big hit not before some controversies at the tail end of the show as La La Land was initially announced as the Best Picture but afterwards given to Moonlight instead. It was a great shocker as La La Land was seemed poised to win the big prize but again Moonlight wa as deserving as the musical. La La Land went home with 6 Oscars after a record-tying 14 nominations. Moonlight grabbed 3 trophies which includes the Best Picture piece. Moonlight became the first film with an all-black cast and the first LGBT film to win Best Picture.
Casey Affleck grabbed Best Actor for his performance in Manchester by the Sea while Emma Stone took the Best Actress trophy for her role in La La Land. Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight and Viola Davis took the Best Supporting Actress for Fences.
La La Land's director Damien Chazelle took home the Best Director trophy.