The 89th Annual Academy Awards ceremony celebrates the film industry's best and biggest in cinema for the year 2016 with host Jimmy Kimmel, including awards for best actors, directors, songs, original screenplays and motion picture.
John Williams received his 51st Oscar nomination (as of 2017, with five wins). It also marks his fifth nomination for a film of the Star Wars franchise. See more »
Himself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay:
Well, I'll try and keep it-I'll make it as fast I can, before the music plays. My rule number one for a screenwriter who adapts a novel is first thank the author: André Aciman, who wrote the story about first love and who's here tonight. A story familiar to most of us; whether we're straight or gay, or somewhere in between, we've all gone through first love, I hope, and come out the other side mostly intact. Though maybe not without the benefit of loving parents like the Perlmans in this film. ...
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Jimmy Kimmel made a knowing joke that hopefully there would be no Waterhouse scandal this year as he once again invited Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway to name the Best Picture winner.
Guillermo del Toro asked Warren Beatty if he could check the envelope, took a peek and then turned to the audience and nodded yes. Wonderful.
The awards were nicely spread around this year. There was sentimentality with James Ivory winning his first Oscar at almost the age of 90. Roger Deakins won an Oscar at his 14th attempt. He rightly got a standing ovation.
Keala Settle gave a barnstorming performance with This is Me from the The Greatest Showman.
After the Harvey Weinstein scandal there were comments made for girl power specifically by Frances McDormand, however the greatest interest was who was going to win the jet ski for the shortest speech!
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