89th Academy Awards

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 2016, and took place on February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, at 5:30 p.m. PST. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd and directed by Glenn Weiss.[2][3] Comedian Jimmy Kimmel hosted the ceremony for the first time.[4]

89th Academy Awards
Official poster
DateFebruary 26, 2017
SiteDolby Theatre
Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Hosted byJimmy Kimmel
Preshow hosts
Produced by
Directed byGlenn Weiss
Best PictureMoonlight
Most awardsLa La Land (6)
Most nominationsLa La Land (14)
TV in the United States
Duration3 hours, 49 minutes
Ratings33.0 million[1]
22.4% (Nielsen ratings)[1]

In related events, the academy held its 8th Annual Governors Awards ceremony at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center on November 12, 2016.[5] On November 25, 2016, the AMPAS announced that no anime shorts would be considered for this year's ceremony.[6] On February 11, 2017, in a ceremony at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California,[7] the Academy Scientific and Technical Awards were presented by hosts John Cho and Leslie Mann.[8]

In the main ceremony, Moonlight won three awards including Best Picture—after La La Land was mistakenly announced as the winner[9]—as well as Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali. La La Land won six awards, the most for the evening, out of its record-tying 14 nominations, including Best Actress for Emma Stone and Best Director for Damien Chazelle. Hacksaw Ridge and Manchester by the Sea won two awards each with Casey Affleck winning Best Actor for the latter. Viola Davis won the Best Supporting Actress honor for Fences. The telecast was viewed by 33 million people in the United States.[10]

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