89th annual academy awards

 

SPECIAL EVENT

 

89th Oscars, Academy Awards, Arrivals

 

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Bryanna Rosa

89TH OSCARS ONSTAGE SPEECH DIRECTING

CATEGORY: Directing
SPEECH BY: Damien Chazelle
FILM: La La Land

 

DAMIEN CHAZELLE:
Thank you so much. This is such an honor. I just want to first thank my fellow nominees. I was absolutely honored and floored to be in your company this year. So, Barry, Kenny, Mel, Denis—like, my eyes are searching, but I know you’re here somewhere. Just thank you for what incredible filmmakers you are and for inspiring me with your work every day. I want to thank the people who helped me make this movie. My crew, my team, everyone at Lionsgate for taking a chance on it. Ryan and Emma, for bringing it to life. John, for acting alongside them and now doing me very proud here on the stage. Thank you, John. And I want to thank Justin, who I’ve known since we were both 17, 18, I think. Justin, thank you for riding with me on this and carrying this dream forward and for never giving up. Thank you. I want to thank my family—my parents are in the crowd, my sister Anna—thank you for always believing in me. And finally, I want to thank Olivia, my love, sitting there. This was a movie about love, and I was lucky enough to fall in love while making it. And it means the world to me that you’re here sharing this with me. Thank you. Thank you so much.

At 32, Damien Chazelle makes Oscar history at the 89th annual Academy awards becoming the youngest to win in the Directing Catergory.

Oscar Winners 2017

Barry Jenkins and Adele Romanski accept the Oscar® for Best motion picture of the year, for work on “Moonlight” during the live ABC Telecast of The 89th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

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"Moonlight" wins Best Picture

Damien Chazelle poses with the Oscar® for Achievement in directing, for work on “La La Land” during the live ABC Telecast of The 89th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 26, 2017.

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After "La La Land" announced as Best Pictures by Warren Beaty and Faye Dunaway it was soon discovered there had been a huge mistake - the real winner for Best Picture "Moonlight"