Article by Selina Dedios

If you were too busy focusing in class, and couldn’t keep up with this year’s Academy Awards, then fear not! Here’s a little recap:

The Night’s Big Winners

Moonlight (2016)

This year, arguably the most prestigious award of the night, Best Picture, went to Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight (2016). This highly captivating and riveting film made waves in Hollywood as it followed the story of a gay African-American man. Being one of the first of its kind to be recognized at such an acclaimed award show had many people ecstatic. This win was considered to be truly revolutionary.

La La Land (2016)

This year’s favorites to sweep the academy didn’t disappoint. Damian Chazelle’s romantic comedy musical walked away with five awards, including Best Original Score, and Best Leading Actress for Emma Stone’s portrayal of Mia in the film. What will go down in history, however, is the fact that La La Land (2016), was nominated for 14 categories, a number that ties the record holders Titanic and All About Eve.

Viola Davis

Viola Davis is an exceptional talent in Hollywood, and on that night she was recognized for it. Her win in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film Fences (2016), earned her the reputation of being the first African-American who has won an Oscar, Emmy, and Tony in acting categories.

The Night’s Biggest Losers

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, there is no doubt that you heard about this year’s most talked about Oscar moment. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway pulled a Steve Harvey, and announced the wrong winner for Best Picture. Calling up La La Land instead, they didn’t realize their mistake until the producer rushed out on stage. While it was not entirely their fault, as they were given the wrong envelope, the situation definitely made them look bad.

Now, despite the Academy Awards wrapping up, there’s still a way to continue the spirit of recognizing and celebrating cinematic masterpieces.

The first round of IASAS Film showing will be on Monday, March 7 after school in the LT. This is when all ISM films will be played. The audience will get to vote for student choice, but the film selected by ISM’s film teachers will move on to being this year’s submissions for IASAS Film. If you’re looking for an entertaining way to spend your afternoon, then drop by the Little Theatre on March 7!

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