The 89th Academy Awards was a night to remember.
I guess the #OscarsSoWhite boycott worked because Black people showed their magic and excellence at the award show.
Check out the highlights below.
1) Mahershala Ali
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Ali wins Best Supporting Actor for his role as Juan in Moonlight. Ali received his first Oscar nomination and won. He is also the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar.
2) Moonlight takes home Best Picture after a mix-up with La La Land.
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner for Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars. They announced La La Land as the winner when Moonlight was the actual winner for Best Picture. This mix-up had Black Twitter on fire.
3) Barry Jenkins & Tarell Alvin McCraney Best Adapted Screenplay Speech.
In Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney’s speech, the two vow to have the back of those who feel as though their life is not reflected.
“All you people out there, who feel like there’s no mirror for you or your life is not reflected. We have your back, and for the next four years, we will not leave you alone. We will not forget you.”
4) Katherine Johnson joined the Hidden Figures cast on stage.
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Katherine Johnson is wheeled out on stage to join the cast of Hidden Figures and to thank the crowd. The film highlights the lives of three women including Katherine Johnson who worked for NASA and played a significant role. Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) are the brains behind the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.
5) Viola Davis
Davis accepted the Oscar award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose in Fences. Davis gave a heartwarming speech. She also made history by being the first black actor to take home an Oscar, Tony, and Emmy award for acting.