The Oscars (2017 TV Special)
Jordan Horowitz: There was a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won Best Picture. This is not a joke, come up. This is not a joke. Moonlight won Best Picture.
[holding the envelope and showing to the camera]
Jordan Horowitz: Moonlight. Best Picture.
Himself - Host: I want to say thank you to President Trump. I mean, remember this time last year when it seemed that the Oscars were racist?
Himself - Host: [on Matt Damon not acting in Manchester by the Sea] He could have taken that lead actor part for himself, but he gave that role to Casey Affleck, his childhood friend. He handed what turned out to be an Oscar-caliber role over to his friend, and made a Chinese ponytail movie instead. And that movie, The Great Wall, went on to lose $80 million dollars. Smooth move, dumbass.
Himself - Presenter: As a Mexican, as a Latin American, as a migrant worker - as a human being - I'm against any form of wall that wants to separate us.
Himself - Host: Guys, this is very unfortunate what happened. Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this.
Herself - Co-Presenter: Audition (The Fools Who Dream)/City of Stars and Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role: Thank you so much to the Academy. To the women in this category - Natalie, Isabelle, Meryl, Ruth - you were all so extraordinary, and I look up to you and I admire you more than I can put into words. It has been the greatest honor just to stand alongside you; that is the greatest honor of all. To my mom and my dad and my brother Spencer and my soul sister Chrissy* and my whole family, I love you so much. Thank you for everything. And to Doug Wald, who stood by me all these years, and to Holly and Michelle and Craig and P.J. and Greta and Bob Cooper, thank you so much. And I realize that a moment like this is a huge confluence of luck and opportunity and so I want to thank Damien Chazelle for the opportunity to be part of a project that was so special and once in a lifetime. I'm so grateful to have been involved in this film. And thank you for your faith and your patience and such a wonderful experience. And Ryan Gosling, thank you for making me laugh and for always raising the bar and for being the greatest partner on this crazy adventure. To our whole crew, everyone that put their heart and souls into this film, I'm gonna find you all individually and I'm gonna thank you, along with my friends who I love so much, I am gonna hug the hell out of you when the feeling reenters my body. I still have a lot of growing and learning and work to do, and this guy is a really beautiful symbol to continue on that journey and I am so grateful for that. So thank you so much. Thank you.
Himself - Host: My favorite part of the night is here: a chance to see Matt Damon lose an Academy Award.
Barry Jenkins: Very clearly, even in my dreams this could not be true. But to hell with dreams, I'm done with it cause this is true.
Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role: My grandma would want me to button up. Wow. I want to thank my teachers, my professors. Have so many wonderful teachers. And one thing that they consistently told me - Zelda Fichandler, Ron Van Lieu, Ken Washington - is that it wasn't about you. It's not about you. It's about these characters. You are a servant, you're in service to these stories and these characters, and I'm so blessed to have had an opportunity. It was about "Juan." It was about "Chiron." It was about "Paula." The cast and crew was just such a wonderful experience. Thank you, Barry Jenkins. Thank you, Tarell Alvin McCraney. Adele Romanski, who forced Barry to cast me.
Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role: No, but it's just such a wonderful experience and I have so many people to thank who've gotten me here. My manager Carolyn Govers, who I've been with for 10 years. Just thank you so much. And the rest of the cast who did wonderful work, any one of them could be up here right now holding this trophy. It's such a gift getting to work with you and be inspired by you and the performances that you all offered up. So thank you, the Academy. Really appreciate this. And lastly, I just want to thank my wife who was in her third trimester during awards season. We just had our daughter four days ago. So, I just want to thank her for being just such a soldier through this process, and help, and really carrying me through it all. So thank you. Really appreciate it. Peace and blessings.
Himself - Winner: Best Animated Feature: Wow, thank you guys so much. Thank you, Academy. This is an incredible, incredible honor. About five years ago - almost six now, oh my god - we got this crazy idea to talk about humanity with talking animals in the hopes that when the film came out it would make the world just a slightly better place.
Himself - Co-Winner: Best Animated Feature: And we are so grateful to the audiences all over the world who embraced this film with this story of tolerance being more powerful than fear of the other.
Himself - Co-Winner: Best Animated Feature: We want to thank Bob Iger, Alan Horn, Alan Bergman, John Lasseter, Ed Catmull and Andrew Millstein for creating an amazing studio for us to work at. And every artist, technician and manager at Disney Animation who poured your heart and soul into this film, this award belongs to you.
Himself - Co-Winner: Best Animated Feature: Thank you, thank you very much.
Himself - Winner: Best Animated Feature: And we wanted to also say a quick thank you. Thanks, Shephard, my husband.
Himself - Co-Winner: Best Animated Feature: My kids Sadie and Seth.
Himself - Co-Winner: Best Animated Feature: And my parents, thank you.
Himself - Co-Winner: Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Do you want to talk?
Himself - Winner: Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Yes. Thank you so very - yeah, I want to talk. I have to talk. I waited for 50 years to talk. Probably a little bit more. So, by the way, thank you, Academy, for make this all possible. Academy is not support, is not just Oscars, is everything, support the movie, support beautiful people. Of course, thank you very much of the my great team. Thank you to Marta. Thank you of course my lovely wife Giovanna, who support me for all my life and my son for
Himself - Winner: Best Makeup and Hairstyling: . What can I say? Thank you very much. And the last thing, this is for... I'm an immigrant. I come from Italy. I work around the world and this is for all the immigrants. For the immigrants.
Himself - Co-Winner: Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Thank you everybody. Thank you, David Ayer. Thank you, Greg Nicotero, KNB, Sean Sansom, everybody. Thank you so much.
Himself - Co-Winner: Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Thank you so much to all of you. I'm so happy for this one and I want to dedicate this for to my wife, that she pass away, she cannot be with me now. Thank you so much to everybody. And to David Ayer. Thank you.
Herself - Winner: Best Costume Design: Thank you. I'm truly floored. Sting told me I was gonna win tonight, and I didn't believe him at all. I was like, what? Obviously I didn't prepare anything. Thank you to Warner Bros. for their tremendous, really supportive team. Steve Papazian. My amazing director, lovely David Yates. It's just like a special treat to work with him. And my amazing team and the rest of the people who I've forgotten about tonight. Thank you all very much. My kids, who are here with me. Thanks so much.
Himself - Winner: Best Documetary Feature: Thirty, huh? Okay. First of all, this is incredible. I want to thank Caroline Waterlow for going on this journey with me. Yes, give it up. I want to thank the Academy for acknowledging this untraditional film. I want to thank ESPN for allowing us the canvas and the time to tell this story; this is the only way it could be told. But I want to acknowledge that I wouldn't be standing here tonight if not for two people who aren't here with us: Ron Goldman, Nicole Brown, this is for them and their families. It is also for others, the victims of police violence, police brutality, racially-motivated violence and criminal injustice. This is their story as well as Ron and Nicole's. I am honored to accept this award on all of their behalfs. Thank you.
Himself - Winner: Best Sound Editing: So they say, take a deep breath. So, 33 seconds, 32 seconds. So, this award by far is a collective award made by people from many countries around the world, led by the Québec team. Salut, Montréal. And I want to say thanks to Gaspar, Kamals*, Katrine*, all the cast and the crew from "Arrival." Amy Adams, you're a wonderful person and a profound actress. Thanks a lot. Denis Villeneuve, Denis, I love you so much. You bring love to us. All we need is love. Good night.
Himself - Winner Best Sound Mixing: Oh my gosh. Guys, thank you so much, I can't even tell you what this means to me. It means so much to me. My boys Cooper and Casey are up in the audience tonight watching me; my wife Heather's over there. This means so much to me I can't even tell you. Mel Gibson, thank you so much for taking us on this journey with you. Bill Mechanic, thank you for making this possible. Rob, Andy and Peter, you guys are amazing, thank you so much. I'd like to thank Tom McCarthy and Dan Sharp and all the fine folks at Sony Pictures in Culver City. All the folks down in Soundfirm in Sydney. And a special thank you tonight to my mother, Skippy O'Connell, who 39 years ago got me a job in sound. And when I asked her, "Ma, how can I ever thank you?" She looked at me and she said, "You know, I'll tell you how you can thank me. You can work hard. You can work really hard, and then someday you go win yourself an Oscar and you can stand up there on that stage and you can thank me in front of the whole world." Mom, I know you're looking down on me tonight. So thank you. Thank you all so much. I really appreciate this.
Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Thank you to the Academy. You know, there's one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. One place. And that's the graveyard. People ask me all the time, "What kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola?" And I say, exhume those bodies. Exhume those stories. The stories of the people who dreamed big and never saw those dreams to fruition. People who fell in love and lost. I became an artist, and thank god I did, because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life. So here's to August Wilson, who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people. And to Bron Pictures, Paramount, MACRO, Todd Black, Molly Allen, Scott Rudin for being the cheerleaders for a movie that is about people, and words, and life, and forgiveness and grace. And to Mykelti Williamson, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Jovan Adepo, Saniyya Sidney, for being the most wonderful artists I've ever worked with. And, "O captain, my captain," Denzel Washington. Thank you for puttin' two entities in the driving seat: August and God. And they served you well. And to Dan and Mae Alice Davis, who were the, and are the center of my universe. The people who taught me, good or bad, how to fail, how to love, how to hold an award, how to lose. My parents. I'm so thankful that God chose you to bring me into this world. To my sisters. My sister Deloris, who's here, who played Jaji and Jaja with me. We were rich white women in the tea party games. Thank you for the imagination. And to my husband and my daughter, my heart, you and Genesis. You teach me every day how to live, how to love. I'm so glad that you are the foundation of my life. Thank you to the Academy. Thank you.
Herself - Accepting Best Foreign Language Film: I will be reading a statement by Mr. Farhadi: It's a great honor to be receiving this valuable award for the second time. I would like to thank the members of the Academy, my crew in Iran, my producer Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Cohen Media, Amazon and my fellow nominees in the foreign film category. I'm sorry I'm not with you tonight. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S. Dividing the world into the us and our enemies categories creates fear, a deceitful justification for aggression and war. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in countries which have themselves been victims of aggression. Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions. They create empathy between us and others, an empathy which we need today more than ever. Thank you on behalf of Mr. Farhadi. Thank you.
Himself - Winner: Best Animated Short Film: Honestly, we're only here because of the kind support and mentorship of many. I have to thank John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Lindsey Collins, Jim Morris and Ed Catmull. My family: my parents, my wife Nancy, my three little pipers at home who inspired this story, Theo, Cora, Marcello. I love you. And may you always have the courage to face your fears.
Himself - Co-Winner: Best Animated Short Film: We share this award with everyone who worked on "Piper." Thank you so much, especially in light of the great work of our fellow nominees. We are so deeply honored to take this award tonight, accept this award tonight. To my family and friends, I love you. To all of you who enjoyed "Piper" out there and wished us well throughout, thank you so much.
Himself - Winner: Best Production Design: I share this completely with Sandy, my wife and set decorator, whose constant support and talent have elevated my work over the years and added special brightness to "La La Land." And Damien, we wouldn't be up here without you. Thank you so much. From our very first meetings together with Linus Sandgren and Mary Zophres, DP and costume designer, when you went through each page of the script with us, right up to the planning of the scenery for the finale and epilogue with Justin's music and Mandy Moore's choreography, you shared your vision with such joy, energy and precision that we couldn't help but have captured it. Thank you for your enthusiasm you shared with us. Thank you.
Himself - Winner: Best Visual Effects: Oh my god, thank you. This never gets old, by the way. All great experiences start at the very top and I have to say that's Alan Horn, who gave a fantastic job to Jon Favreau, a collaborative director, who is fantastic. Literally unprecedented support from all of the Disney brass, including Sean Bailey, Dave Taritero, Sam Dickerman, Pete Toby and our producer, Brigham Taylor. And last but not least, these three gentleman geniuses behind me, who commandeered a thousand superb artists and contributed so greatly and made so many winning decisions that, you know, quite frankly they actually got tired of winning. Like that's a thing. So, I think I'm done. Well, thank you to all our artists. The next round of applause is for you; you deserve it as much as we do. Thank you so much.
Himself - Winner: Best Film Editing: Wow. Unbelievable. An editor needs good material, and the story of Desmond Doss and his courage and selflessness was as good as you get. So that was a great start for me. I want to thank my team in Australia: Carly Turner, Kathy Freeman, I hope you're watching. Bill Mechanic, for supporting me and introducing me to Mel. Mel, I had a fabulous time working on this film with you, and you're a great director, and I hope there's plenty more where this came from. My wife, my wife Karen over there; I couldn't do this without you, my love. Up there's my - Max and Lily, where are you? Yep. And Lucia and Amelia back in New Zealand, I hope you're watching. Thank you very much. I appreciate this so much.
Herself - Co-Winner: Best Documentary Short: Okay, well, thank you to the Academy for this huge honor to all of our teams. Of course to Netflix, our work family, for supporting us with this film. But most of all, thank you to the White Helmets.
Himself - Winner: Best Documentary Short: Sadly, Raed Saleh, the head of the White Helmets, is not able to join us tonight. We have a very short statement from him that we'd like to share with you: We're so grateful that this film has highlighted our work to the world. Our organization is guided by a verse from the Koran: "To save one life is to save all of humanity." We have saved more than 82,000 Syrian lives. I invite anyone here who hears me to work on the side of life, to stop the bloodshed in Syria and around the world. It's very easy for these guys to feel they're forgotten. This war's been going on for six years. If everyone could just stand up and remind them that we all care that this war end as quickly as possible. Thank you.
Himself - Winner: Best Live Action Short Film: Thank you, thank you so much to the Academy for this incredible award. I have to be quick, and there are a lot of people to thank. Firstly, my family and my teachers, who raised me and taught me how to be a good person. And my wife, as well. And on behalf of Anna as well, my wonderful cast and crew. And this is dedicated to the only people who can basically make the world a better place for us: kids. So let's try and raise them in a good way, try and raise them in a way we can be proud of them. Thank you.
Himself - Winner: Best Cinematography: Wow. Wow. Thank you so much, the Academy. This is such an amazing honor. This film was made with so much love and passion and struggles. And it was all thanks to you, Damien. You're a poetic genius. And I'm so happy I met you, and I really love you, man. Emma, Ryan, I think you're incredible; thanks for all the collaboration. Lionsgate, producers and the entire crew. I'm really proud especially of Ari, Jorge, Tony, Brad, Bogdan, this camera crew, and light crew, grip crew that, you know, made this work. And then Cecilia, and Betty and Lucy, älskar er. Ni är mitt allt. And to my mom, thank you. And to my father, I know you're watching over us. Thank you so much.
Himself - Winner: Best Original Score: Thank you so much to the Academy. Thank you to my very, very good friend, Damien. I'm so glad I met you. Thank you to Marc Platt, Jordan Horowitz, Fred Berger. Thank you to everybody at Lionsgate. Thank you to all the L.A. musicians who played on this score. I just put notes on a page and they're the ones who made it beautiful and sound the way it does. If I start going through names I could make at most 20 to 30 people happy, but I'll make about a hundred, a couple hundred million people really bored. So I'll just leave it at everybody whose work is onscreen in any way in this movie. I was looking at your work when I was scoring the picture. I was looking at what you did when I was scoring the picture, and that's what inspired me. So thank you to everybody who worked on this movie. Thank you.
Himself - Winner: Best Original Score: Alright, I'm really quickly try to make a lot of people feel really good: Erik Feig, James Myers, Amy Dunning, Ryan Svendsen, Lenny Wohl, Tim Palen, Julie Fontaine, Kristin Kirkland*, Jen Peterson, Naomi Norrie*, Lisa Taback, Al Vertullo*, Amos Newman, Keith Zajic, Glen Brunman, the whole music team: Marius, Steve, Nick*, Jason, Eldad and Tony Seyler.
Himself - Co-Nominated: Best Original Song and Co-Winner: Best Original Song: Thank you to Justin for your beautiful and glorious music. Thank you to Damien; you inspired every single word that we wrote. For me, I want to thank my wife, my little girl at home, my family who's here. Thank god for you guys. I was educated in public schools where arts and culture were valued and recognized and resourced. I'm so grateful to all my teachers who taught so much and gave so much to us.
Himself - Co-Nominated: Best Original Song and Co-Winner: Best Original Song: I want to thank our producers, Marc, Fred and Jordan. My god, I'm actually freaking out right now! I want to thank Richard Kraft and Joe Machota. I want to thank my mom, who is amazing and my date tonight. And she let me quit the JCC soccer league to be in a school musical. So this is dedicated to all the kids who sing in the rain and all the moms who let them. Thank you very much. I love you, Mom.
Himself - Winner: Best Original Screenplay and Nominated: Best Director: Thank you so much. I love the movies. I love being part of the movies. Thank you, Matt Damon. The whole thing started with you. Thank you, Kimberly Steward, Kevin Walsh, Lauren Beck, Chris Moore. Thank you, Casey Affleck, Casey Affleck, Casey Affleck. And Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges, and all the wonderful actors in the film. Amazon and Roadside and Sierra have done such a beautiful job. The movie's about people trying to take care of each other in the face of terrible adversity. I have been taken care of my whole life by wonderful people who I love and who've loved me. I wouldn't be holding this if not for Mara Buxbaum. I wouldn't be here at all if it wasn't for J. Smith-Cameron. Nellie Lonergan, could not love you more but I will try. And a special thanks to my stepfather, Mike Porter, who's taken care of my mother for the last five years in a way that is an example to everyone who's ever come across his path. And a farewell to my father, who passed away this year, as well. Thank you very, very much.
Barry Jenkins: Thank you to the Academy. Thank you, A24. Thank you, Plan B. Thank you, Adele Romanski. Thank you, our amazing, phenomenal cast. Thank you, my mom, my sister, everybody in Miami. I also want to thank my reps, the three amigos: Jay Baker at CAA, Jewerl Ross and Jamie Feldman. And I have to thank two women in particular, my publicist Paula Woods and Heather Secrist at A24. Thank you for taking care of me. You know, I tell my students that I teach sometimes: Be in love with the process, not the result. But I really wanted this result, because a bajillion people are watching. And all you people out there who feel like there's no mirror for you, that your life is not reflected - the Academy has your back. The ACLU has your back. We have your back. And for the next four years we will not leave you alone. We will not forget you
Himself - Co-Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay: Amen, brother. I just want to echo everything you just said and all those thanks. But I also want to say thank god for my mother, who proved to me through her struggles and the struggles that Naomie Harris portrayed for all of you, that we can really be here and be somebody. Two boys from Liberty City, up here on this stage representing 305. This goes out to all those black and brown boys and girls and non-gender-conforming who don't see themselves. We're trying to show you you and us. So thank you. Thank you. This is for you.
Himself - Nominated: Best Original Screenplay and Winner: Best Director: Thank you so much. This is such an honor. I just want to first thank my fellow nominees. I was absolutely honored and floored to be in your company this year. So, Barry, Kenny, Mel, Denis - like, my eyes are searching but I know you're here somewhere. Just thank you for what incredible filmmakers you are and for inspiring me with your work every day. I want to thank the people who helped me make this movie: my crew, my team, everyone at Lionsgate for taking a chance on it. Ryan and Emma, for bringing it to life. John, for acting alongside them and now doing me very proud here on the stage. Thank you, John. And I want to thank Justin, who I've known since we were both 17, 18, I think. Justin, thank you for riding with me on this and carrying this dream forward and for never giving up. Thank you. I want to thank my family - my parents are in the crowd, my sister Anna. Thank you for always believing in me. And finally, I want to thank Olivia, my love, sitting there. This was a movie about love, and I was lucky enough to fall in love while making it. And it means the world to me that you're here sharing this with me. Thank you. Thank you so much.
Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Leading Role: That means so much to me, thank you. One of the first people who taught me how to act was Denzel Washington, and I just met him tonight for the first time. Thank you. And to all the other nominees, you did great work. I'm proud to be in your company. You guys are very brave and I admire what you do. I'm only here, really, because of all the talents and goodwill of so many people; they're impossible to name. But most of all Kenneth Lonergan, who made this part, and without this part and without his writing I wouldn't be here for sure. And well, he directed it. Man, I wish I had something bigger and more meaningful to say, but I'm just, I'm really proud to be a part of this community in general. I look out at all of you, I have this whole year, and I'm just dumbfounded that I'm included. It means a lot to me. Thank you also to Matt Damon for creating this opportunity. To Mara Buxbaum, for so much. And to Patrick and Boomer, and so many people. Of course my mother and my father, for mostly, usually, believing in me in doing this. And Ben, I love you; you ain't heavy. Thank you all very much. Appreciate it.
Announcer: Now, to present the award for Best Original Screenplay two-time Academy Award winner, Ben Affleck and guest.
Himself - Presenter: And guest? Wow, really?
Himself - Presenter: You know, it's like "plus one".
Himself - Presenter: I know what a guest is.
Himself - Presenter: [explaining to the audience the Best Picture error and eventually showing the correct Best Picture envelope] I want to tell you what happened. I opened the envelop and it said, "Emma Stone, La La Land", that's why I took such a long look at Faye and at you, I wasn't trying to be funny: this is Moonlight, the Best Picture.