Viola Davis, Ali, Others Win the Oscar

In her third try, Viola Davis finally gets her first Oscar, for supporting actress for Fences.

She said:”I became an artist and thank God I did because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life.”

She celebrated writer August Wilson “who exhumed and exalted the ordinary people.” And to her director Denzel Washington, she adds, “Thank you for putting two entities in the driver’s seat — August and God — and they served you well.”

  • Mahershala Ali won the first big trophy of the night, best supporting actor for Moonlight.
  • Moonlight won best picture
  • The White Helmets, about volunteer rescue workers in the Syrian Civil Defense, nabs best documentary short subject, while live-action short goes to Sing, which follows friends in a Budapest elementary school choir.

.       The Oscar for film editing went to Hacksaw Ridge — now two wins total for Mel Gibson’s war movie.

      :The Jungle Book win the visual effects Oscar

.   La La Land got its first Oscar for best production design.

.     Pixar’s Piper takes best-animated short while fellow Disney project Zootopia wins for animated feature.

The Salesman wins for best foreign-       language film.

.     Arrival picked the Oscar for best sound editing — and Hacksaw Ridge took best sound mixing.

.    The Oscar for best documentary feature went to     O.J.: Made in America.

.       Colleen Atwood gets her fourth career Oscar for costume design, taking the award for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

.       Suicide Squad took the honor for best makeup and hairstyling.