Monday, 27 February 2017

The Oscars 2017

Yesterday the 89th Oscars was held at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, LA. It was definitely a memorable night with a huge mishap, some amazing outfits, wonderful music performances and great speeches. 

The biggest mistake in the history of the Academy Awards occurred at yesterdays ceremony, the award for best picture was awarded to the wrong people. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty opened the envelope containing the name of the film which won the award. They announced that La La Land had won so the team gave their acceptance speeches and it wasn't until the producers reached the end of their speeches that it was revealed their had been a mix up and Moonlight was in fact the winner of the best picture Oscar.

It has been revealed that the presenters were given the wrong envelope, they had the envelope for Actress in a leading role. Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz from PriceWaterhouseCoopers, who count the votes and place the winners names in the sealed envelopes went on stage to inform everyone. The producer of La La Land Jordan Horowitz then held up the correct card and said "There's a mistake. Moonlight you guys won best picture. This is no joke. I'm afraid they read the wrong thing. This is not a joke, Moonlight, you won best picture." Ryan Golsing kept viewers entertained during the fiasco by standing on stage trying to contain his laughter. 

Also at the beginning of the evening Ryan Golsing caused a stir by arriving be a woman who was not his partner Eva Mendes however it was soon discovered that the woman is in fact his sister Mandi. 

There wasn't just one but 2 mix ups at this years Oscars. Every year there is an In Memoriam segment which celebrates the lives of those influential people in the film industry which have died in the past 12 months. During the tribute presented by Jenifer Aniston a photo of the wrong person was displayed, it was supposed to be Jane Patterson a costume designer and 4 time Academy Award winner  who did sadly die of Cancer. However the picture shown was not her, it was of her long time friend Jan Chapman who is still very much alive and was devastated by the error. 

Best Dressed Couples

John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen looked stunning on the red carpet. She wore a floor length white embellished dress by Zuhair Murad and John wore a classic black suit a large black bow tie.

Justin Timberlake looked dapper as ever with his wife Jessica Blake who truly shone in a long tight high neck gold dress.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was glowing in a long blue dress which accentuated her baby bump and her husband Jason Statham looked dashing wearing a slim fit back suit.

Jamie Dornan opted for something different with a white dinner jacket and his wife Amelia Warner wore an elegant pink gown.

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