Oscars 2017: Moonlight Wins Best Picture

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Oscars 2017: Moonlight Wins Best Picture
In a shocking twist, it was Moonlight that shone when it came time to announce the 2017 Academy Awards’ biggest honor — and not presumed front-runner La La Land. Barry Jenkins’ powerful coming-of-age story won Best Picture after La La Land was mistakenly named the night’s big winner by presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, who’d been handed the wrong envelope.

Damien Chazelle’s La La Land had been expected to win Best Picture — and came in with 14 nominations, tied for the most ever, to Moonlight‘s eight — but Moonlight ultimately walked away with the top prize.

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins,
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