Awards Season 2017: Who Won What?

It’s all over for awards season and between ‘vanilla’ ceremonies, predictable winners and a tiny error with some envelopes, it’s been a busy one.

Here’s a little rundown of which films won big.

Golden Globe Winners

 

Best Drama Motion Picture

Who won?

Moonlight

Who’s involved?

Barry Jenkins directs and Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and Janelle Monae star.

What happens?

Chiron, a gay African-American boy growing up in Florida, experiences overwhelmingly joyful moments interspersed with abuse and neglect as he lives alongside his junkie mother and drug-dealing surrogate father.

Did they deserve to win?

No doubt. If you haven’t seen this yet, make it happen.

Who did they beat?

Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Lion and Manchester by the Sea.

Watch the trailer here.

Moonlight

Best Musical or Comedy Motion Picture

Who won?

La La Land

Who’s involved?

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star and Damien Chazelle directs.

What happens?

Mia and Seb meet in a traffic jam slash big dance number – we’ve all be there, amirite? After several coincidental further meetings, fate intervenes and the two get all romantic and musical.

Did they deserve to win?

Far be it from us to criticise them awards judges but we’ve not heard any real life people go as crazy about this film as critics would have us believe…

Who did they beat?

20th Century Women, Deadpool, Florence Foster Jenkins and Sing Street. Stone also won the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy award.

Watch the trailer here.

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Best Animated Feature Film

Who won?

Zootopia

Who’s involved?

LOADS of people have given their voice to this film, including Ginnifer Goodwin, Idris Elba, Jason Bateman and Shakira.

What happens?

Judy Hopps, who just happens to be a rabbit, joins the police in a world where the animal species live together in harmony. Nick Wilde, a fox, helps her as they investigate why and how some of the animals have begun returning to their original state, ie killing the shit out of each other.

Did they deserve to win?

It’s about a rabbit and a fox fighting crime, of course it deserved to win.

Who did they beat?

Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, My Life as a Zucchini and Sing.

Watch the trailer here.

Zootopia

Best Foreign Language Film

Who won?

Elle

Who’s involved?

Isabelle Huppert stars as the lead whilst Paul Verhoeven directs this film based on the novel by Philippe Djian.

What happens?

Michele seems hard and indestructible, however following a sexual attack in her own home, her life is changed forever. She finds the man who raped her and the pair are soon drawn into a sexual roleplay that is sure to spiral out of control.

Did they deserve to win?

Definitely, this is a great film.

Who did they beat?

Divines, Neruda, The Salesman and Toni Erdmann.

Watch the trailer here.

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BAFTAS Winners

 

Best Film

Who won?

La La Land

Who’s in it?

Gosling and Stone with Chazelle directing.

What happens?

Stone. Gosling. Singing.

Did they deserve to win?

Well, Moonlight was better. #justsaying

Who did they beat?

Arrival, I, Daniel Blake, Manchester by the Sea and Moonlight. Stone and Chappelle also won their respective Best Actress and Director awards too.

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Best Foreign Language Film

Who won?

Son of Saul

Who’s involved?

Géza Röhrig stars as Saul and László Nemes directs.

What happens?

Saul, a Sonderkommando member (the unit of mostly Jewish prisoners forced to assist in mass executions) becomes convinced that a dead child he sees inside a Nazi camp is his son and is determined to give the child a proper burial.

Did they deserve to win?

We think so. This film is haunting and unforgettable.

Who did they beat?

Dheepan, Julieta, Mustang and Toni Erdmann.

Watch the trailer here.

Son of saul

Outstanding British Film

Who won?

I, Daniel Blake

Who’s involved?

Ken Loach is the director and Dave Johns and Hayley Squires star as the leads.

What happens?

This is the story of an unlikely friendship between a single mother and an out-of-work carpenter in his late fifties as the pair stare down the barrel of a shrinking benefits system.

Did they deserve to win?

Definitely; this was Loach’s biggest box office success and rightly so.

Who did they beat?

American Honey, Denial, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Notes on Blindness, Under the Shadow.

Watch the trailer here.

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Best Animated Film

Who won?

Kubo and the Two Strings

Who’s involved?

This is Travis Knight’s directorial debut and the characters are voiced by Charlize Theron, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara and Matthew McConaughey.

What happens?

Clever, kind and humble Kubo is telling stories to people in his seaside home when he accidentally summons an angry spirit from his past – we’ve all been there. Kubo is forced to go on the run whilst trying to save his family and solve mysteries about his samurai warrior dad.

Did they deserve to win?

We were expecting one of the others to win, to be honest, but it doesn’t make it wrong…

Who did they beat?

Finding Dory, Moana and Zootopia.

Watch the trailer here.

Kubo

Oscars Winners

 

Best Picture

Who won?

La La Land! No, wait…. Actually Moonlight.

Who’s involved?
Barry Jenkins, Trevante Rhodes, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and Janelle Monae.
What happens?

Lovely gay Chiron tries to live his life in Miami with his addict mum and drug-dealing surrogate dad.

Did they deserve to win?

Absolutely. This is the first ever LGBT film to win this award which is a massive achievement, especially alongside Ali’s Supporting actor win making him the first ever Muslim winner. And in case you’ve been living under a rock, the absolute mega gaffe that came when the wrong card was given out to presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway causing the biggest mistake of all Oscar history and the biggest audience cringe of all time, makes us even happier that they won.

Who did they beat?

Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, oh and La La Land.

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Animated Feature Film

Who won?

Zootopia

Who’s involved?

Ginnifer Goodwin, Idris Elba, Jason Bateman, Shakira and a heap of other recognisable voices.

What happens?

Fox and rabbit fight crime and it is everything.

Did they deserve to win?

Yeah, it’s a goodun.

Who did they beat?

Moana, My Life as a Zucchini, Kubo and the Two Strings.

 

Zootopia 2Foreign Language Film

Who won?

The Salesman

Who’s involved?

Asghar Farhadi directed and Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti star.

What happens?

Emad and Rana, a couple living in Tehran, find that their life changed dramatically after moving into a new home where an incident links to the previous tenants.

Did they deserve to win?

Yes, definitely; this film is both intelligent and interesting.

Who did they beat?

Land of Mine, A Man Called Ove, Tanna and Toni Erdmann.

the salesman

Documentary (Feature)

Who won?

O.J.: Made in America

Who’s involved?

Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow

What happens?

This nine-hour long documentary follows OJ Simpson’s life before and after the murders of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman as well as his complex standing in the white and black communities.

Did they deserve to win?

Yes, definitely. The nine-hour marathon is the longest film to ever win an Oscar. (We do have a soft spot for Life, Animated, though)

Who did they beat?

Fire at Sea, I Am Not Your Negro, 13th and Life, Animated.

Watch the trailer here.

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