All the Winners From This Year's Oscars

By Tom Pritchard on at

Sunday night was Oscar night, and despite a little bit of drama and some really weird clapping, we got to see which films got to take home those coveted golden statues. If you haven't seen the winner yet, don't know what the films are even about, or want to buy/pre-order them for yourself, we've got you covered.

La La Land

Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, Best Score, Best Song, Best Director, Best Actress

A story revolving around struggling actress Mia (Emma Stone) and jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), attempting to make ends meet in the harsh unforgiving world of Los Angeles. Unfortunately their relationship gets strained when their careers take them in different directions. [Pre-order it here]

Moonlight

Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay

The story of Chrion (Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders, and Alex Hibbert), a young black man growing up in Miami, told in three episodes: one during childhood, another in his teens, and the third one during adulthood. I can't really go into more without giving away the plot, but it follows the ups and downs of his life ending with him reconnecting with the faces from his past. [Pre-order it here]

Fences

 

Best Supporting Actress

The story of Troy Maxon (Denzel Washington), a bin man living in 1950s Pittsburgh. He once dreamed of being a professional Baseball player, but was too old for the major leagues when they started admitting black players. Despite his criminal past, he tries to be a good husband and father, but is eaten away by dreams of what could have been. This leads him down a dark path with a decision that threatens to tear his family apart. [Pre-order it here]

Suicide Squad

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Suicide Squad might have been a major stinker, but the make-up work was pretty impressive - especially when you consider the fact that Killer Croc was put on screen without an ounce of CGI. It's just a shame that the plot wasn't up to the same standard. [Buy it here]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Best Costume Design

Set seventy years before the Harry Potter books, this film follows Newt Scamander (author of the in-universe book, played by Eddie Redmayne) as he explores New York City's underground wizarding community. Unfortunately he has a suitcase full of magical creatures, a number of which end up escaping. So he has to retrieve them all, all while evading the notice of wizard-hating muggles and the ultra-paranoid US Magical Congress. [Pre-order it here]

OJ: Made in America

Best Documentary

A documentary detailing the life and career of OJ Simpson, beginning with his first hints of stardom as a football player at the University of South California, and ending with his armed robbery conviction in 2007. The film documents his athletic and acting careers, his personal life, and the infamous murder trial which runs parallel to documenting the rising racial tensions between the Los Angeles Police and the local black community.

[Pre-order it here]

Arrival

Best Sound Editing

When 12 alien spacecraft land across the planet, the world goes into panic trying to figure out what the visitors want. The US military enlists the help of linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) to try and decipher the alien language, so that the governments of the world can communicate with the alien beings and figure out exactly why they came to Earth. [Pre-order it here]

Hacksaw Ridge

Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing

Mel Gibson's biographical WW2 epic, following the story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) - a conscientious objector who enlists in the army as a field medic. Doss believes the war is just, but due to his religious beliefs he refuses to take up arms against the enemy. Despite this he goes onto prove his worth in the field, eventually going onto saving 75 men at the Battle of Okinawa and ended up as the first CO to win the Medal of Honor. [Pre-order it here]

The Salesman

Best Foreign Language Film

An Iranian film following Emad and Rana (Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple playing the lead roles in a local production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Their relationship comes under strain when they are forced to move to a new flat, one used by a prostitute to host clients. [Pre-order it here]

Zootopia/Zootropolis

Best Animated Feature

Set in a world of anthropomorphic animals, where predators and prey live as part of an uneasy truce. The problem is people have been going missing, and since the city's police department doesn't care too much it's up to Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin), the first rabbit police officer, to solve the case. Unfortunately she has a terrible fear of foxes, and is forced to team up with fox conman Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman) to get to the bottom of what turns out to be a deadly conspiracy.  [Buy it here]

The Jungle Book

Best Visual Effects

A remake of the animated Disney classic, from Iron Man director Jon Favreau. There's not much else to say, other than the fact that it's one in a long line of well-received live-action Disney remakes. If you liked the original, you're bound to like this. [Buy it here]

Manchester by the Sea

Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor

Distributed by Amazon (yes, that Amazon), the film follows Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck), a handyman in a Boston apartment block. The death of his brother forces him to return to his hometown, where he finds he's been given custody of his 16-year-old niece. Unfortunately he has to deal with more, since going back to his past brings up memories of a past tragedy. [Pre-order it here]