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Oscars 2017: Moonlight Wins Best Picture after "La La Land" Mixup

Moonlight, The Winner of Best Picture in 89th Oscars

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony took place on February 26, 2017. Damien Chazelle’s La La Land is one of the most noticeable films undoubtedly, which won the most awards of the ceremony with six after receiving a record-tying 14 nominations, including Best Director (Damien Chazelle) and Best Actress (Emma Stone), Best Cinematography, Best Original Song, Best Original Score, Best Production Design.

La La Land also had been expected to win the top prize, the Best Picture, and it seems to have got it, but two minutes after it was named best picture, there was a twist ending: one of La La Land's producers, Jordan Horowitz, had to break the news.

"There's a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won best picture," Horowitz said. He added, "This is not a joke."

la la land and moonlight

Moonlight ultimately took that prize after the award was mistakenly given to “La La Land” first. It is a surprise but meaningful twist, and Moonlight deserves the prize. Except the Best Picture, Moonlight also is the winner of Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) and Best Adapted Screenplay.

After two straight years of making nominations that lacked people of color in an acting category, this year, it seems to have turned the tide. Moonlight became the first film with an all-black cast, the first LGBT film, and the second lowest-grossing film domestically (behind The Hurt Locker) to win the Best Picture award.

The film is written by Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney based on the previously unpublished play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by McCraney. With all feature mostly black characters, it presents three stages in the life of the main character. It explores the difficulties he faces with his own sexuality and identity, including the physical and emotional abuse he receives as a result of it.

List of Winners in 89th Oscars

Except Moonlight and La La Land, there are also some other great films in 89th Oscars you should know:

How to Transfer These Oscar-Winning Films from iTunes to TV for Watching?

Some of these Oscar-winning films are now available in iTunes, you can rent or purchase them from iTunes for enjoying. But if you want to download and transfer them to TV for watching, like LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, the DRM protection is always the obscale, whcih prevents you from sharing the videos with your family or friends and watching the videos on non-Apple devices. So in order to play Oscar-winning movie from iTunes on any device freely, you need a professional DRM removal to help you crack DRM from iTunes M4V video.

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Step 1: Add Downloaded Movie to NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus

Launch NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus, click on the Add Movies button, then you will see the pop up window which will show you all the iTunes purchases and rentals. Or you can find the video file you have downloaded and directly drag them to NoteBurner interface to import.

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Step 2: Custom Output Video According to Your Need

The added video will show up on the main panel after adding. Then click on the Profile drop-down list on the bottom left of NoteBurner. You can choose output format from the supported formats. This DRM M4V removal tool can convert not only purchased M4V movies, but also rented M4V movies before they are expired to MP4, MOV, AVI, etc.


Step 3: Record Convert iTunes M4V Video

When finish customization, click on the Convert button at the bottom to start the conversion. The progress bar would show how much the movie has converted. After conversion, the folder with converted video will automatically pop up.


When the conversion is done, you can transfer the DRM-free Oscar-winning movies from iTunes to TV through USB devices or stream the converted movie to TV via Chromecast / Roku and the like.

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