Oscars 2017: seven talking points

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From Mahershala Ali to Janet Patterson - Screen runs through some of the buzz topics from last night’s Academy Awards.Best Picture

The presentation of best picture at the Academy Awards is arguably the biggest single moment in Hollywood’s calendar, making it all the more remarkable that through a clumsy series of envelope errors, the ceremony managed to temporarily crown La La Land before that film’s producer Jordan Horowitz announced that Moonlight was in fact the winner. Accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has since taken the blame.

Echoing the notorious blunder at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant – when presenter Steve Harvey announced the wrong winner (which Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel alluded to by joking “personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this”) – the magnitude of the blunder is unparralleled in Oscar terms but not entirely without precedent.

At the 1934 Oscars Frank Capra took to stage thinking he had won best director for Lady For A Day when he heard


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Movies & TV

La La Land (2016)
Moonlight (2016)
Jimmy Kimmel (2003)
Lady For A Day (1933)
Cavalcade (1933)
Terms Of Endearment (1983)
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Made In America (1993)
The White Helmets (2016)
The Jungle Book (2016)
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016)

People

Mahershala Ali
Janet Patterson
Jordan Horowitz
Steve Harvey
Frank Capra
Frank Lloyd
Sammy Davis
Jan Chapman
Barry Jenkins
Donald Trump
Gael Garcia Bernal
Alessandro Bertolazzi
Asghar Farhadi
Anousheh Ansari
Tarell Alvin McCraney
Ezra Edelman
Orlando von Einsiedel
Joanna Natasegara