Win an Oscar and you are made for life. Since the initial awards banquet on May 16, 1929, in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s Blossom Room, 3,048 statuettes have been presented. Each January, additional new golden statuettes are cast by Polich Tallix fine art foundry in New York’s Hudson Valley. Oscar stands 13½ inches tall and weighs in at a robust 8½ pounds. Here’s a look at the most memorable moments from the 89th Oscars on Sunday, starting, of course, with the mistake people will be talking about for years to come, who slept all through, first Muslim to win ever (strange isn’t it?) and EGOT
The Best and Worst Mixup in Oscar History
Uh, “La La Land” actually did not win best picture. That’s a screw-up for the ages for sure, but in terms of awards-show-as-entertainment, perhaps the greatest highlight of all time. Presenting the award, Warren Beatty somehow wound up with the wrong envelope — the one announcing Emma Stone’s best actress win — and he handed it off to Faye Dunaway, who quickly named the movie Emma Stone starred in, “La La Land,” as the winner. The whole “La La Land” team rushed to the stage, giving the requisite effusive speeches. Whoops! “Moonlight” actually won, though some of the glow of their special moment was lost in the confusion and disbelief on stage.
The Host at His Best
Jimmy Kimmel’s whole schtick is puncturing something, and it can sometimes feel sour and imprecise. But the pomp and self-adulation of the Oscars can stand some roasting, and Mr. Kimmel delivered, dinging Mel Gibson (nominated for best director for “Hacksaw Ridge”), having a little fun with Meryl Streep (also a nominee as well as the target of President Trump’s ire). It was more mischievous than overtly mean. We were off to a good start, at least.
First Muslim to Win an Oscar
MOONLIGHT star Mahershala Ali has become the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award at this year’s Oscar. The Luke Cage star took home the first Oscar of the 89th Academy Awards, scooping the best supporting actor prize for his role in Moonlight. It probably wouldn’t have made headline if Donald Trump is not the current president of USA.
The Bit That Worked
The Twizzlers and Red Vines floating down from the ceiling was strange and dreamy and so unexpected — and quick.
And the Many Bits That Didn’t Work
Jimmy Kimmel’s act quickly grew stale as the evening wore on. He recycled segments from his late-night talk show (but with an Oscar twist!) and used “Lion” actor Sunny Pawar like a human doll. Then there was the tour bus gag, in which Mr. Kimmel brought unsuspecting tourists into the ceremony. It was among the most stressful, uncomfortable few minutes in awards show history. People should get to decide for themselves if they want to participate in Mr. Kimmel’s Oscar “pranks.” They didn’t sign on to be instantly memed on Twitter and turned into caricatures.
The Most Notable Accessory
The accessory of the night wasn’t a shiny designer clutch or a strappy stiletto. It was a blue American Civil Liberties Union ribbon. Ruth Negga, nominated for best actress, wore one with a red floor-sweeping Valentino dress. Lin-Manuel Miranda wore a ribbon, too (as did his mother, Luz Towns-Miranda). The model Karlie Kloss attached hers to her white Stella McCartney dress. The A.C.L.U. had a surge in donations last month after President Trump issued his now-frozen travel ban.
The Biggest Dust-Up on the Red Carpet/Meryl Streep nominated for her 20th Oscar
Competition for looks is fierce and tempers run hot. Just before the Oscars, Karl Lagerfeld, the designer of Chanel, touched off an international incident by claiming, in Women’s Wear Daily, that Meryl Streep commissioned, and then declined to wear, one of his gowns, saying she had been paid to wear one by another designer. Ms. Streep fired back, in no uncertain terms, in People. (Mr. Lagerfeld apologized.) Ms. Streep, for the record, there to celebrate her 20th Oscar nomination, ultimately chose a gown by Elie Saab. “Nice dress, by the way,” Jimmy Kimmel called out from the stage. “Is that an Ivanka?”
Credit Patrick T. Fallon for The New York Times
The Best Nonpolitical Thank-You
Viola Davis gives the best acceptance speeches. Her Emmy speech in 2015 was extraordinary, and this Oscar speech was even better: poetic, powerful, personal. (And prepared! Write your speech beforehand, folks.) Explaining that stories need to be exhumed, she said, “There’s one place that all the people with the greatest potential are gathered. One place. And that’s the graveyard.” Whew. Now that is a line.
The Best Political Thank-You
After releasing a statement protesting President Trump’s now-frozen visa ban for travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, the Iranian director Asghar Farhadi made it clear he would not attend the Oscars in person. Then his drama “The Salesman” won for best foreign-language film and Mr. Farhadi sent a poignant follow-up message, read by a fellow Iranian, Anousheh Ansari, for the telecast’s millions of viewers. The strongly worded condemnation of the “inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.” was one the loudest heard in a night full of muted political messages.
Most and Least Progress Toward an EGOT
The coveted EGOT — that is, having an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony to your name — was within Lin-Manuel Miranda’s reach this year. He had everything but the Academy Award, and his nomination for best song, for “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana,” seemed promising. But no such luck. “City of Stars” from “La La Land” took the prize. But Viola Davis moved a step closer to an EGOT with her win on Sunday for best supporting actress. She lacks a Grammy, but became the 23rd person to win an Oscar, Emmy and Tony.
The End of the Longest Losing Streak
Susan Lucci won her first Emmy after 19 nominations. But Kevin O’Connell has her beat: He finally won an Oscar — for sound mixing — on his 21st nomination. In the speech he had waited 34 years to give (he was first nominated for the 1983 drama “Terms of Endearment”), he made a point of mentioning his mother, Skippy O’Connell, who helped get him his first job in sound. He recalled: “When I asked her, ‘Ma, how can I ever thank you?’ she looked at me and she said, ‘You know, I’ll tell you how you can thank me: You can work hard, you can work really hard, and some day you can go win yourself an Oscar, and you can stand up on that stage and you can thank me in front of the whole world. Mom, I know you’re looking down on me tonight. So, thank you.
John Legend’s wife, Chrissy Teigen gets some shut eyes during the Oscars
On two occasions during the Academy Awards, the model was spotted appearing to have a power nap and she did again during the Oscars. Teigen, who has a ten-month year-old daughter called Luna with her husband John Legend, appeared to doze off while Casey Affleck gave an acceptance speech for Best Actor for Manchester by the Sea.
Teigen was then glimpsed in a similar position just five minutes later when Emma Stone was announced as the winner of the Best Actress award for her role in La La Land.
Unsurprisingly, Teigen, who is famed for her no-holds-barred, no-nonsense tweeting style and is a firm favourite on the social media site, won over the hearts and laughs of Twitter for bringing some slapstick humour to the prestigious, polished event.
“Chrissy Teigen sleeping during the Oscars is my 2017 mood