Oscar statuette ©AMPAS

2016 (89th Annual Awards)
Academy Award Overview

Shown below is an overview of the 2016 Academy Awards, comprised of selected items from the WebMaster’s collection. (All of the items for a given category—for example, all Reminder Lists—can be found in the “Gallery” section.)

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The 2016 Preliminaries

2016 (89th) Reminder List of Eligible Releases

2016 (89th) Voting Rules
Eligibility Period:
January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016

Reminder List of Eligible Releases

Text of Voting Rules

The 2016 Ceremony

2016 (89th) Academy Award Ceremony Poster

2016 (89th) Academy Award Ceremony Program
Sunday, February 26, 2017
5:30 PM

Dolby Theatre,
Hollywood & Highland

Ceremony Poster

Ceremony Program

Nominations & Winners
Winners Only
Nominations by Film
Nomination Statistics by Film

See Also:
    Nominations & Winners by Category
    Winners Only by Category

The 2016 Winners

2016 (89th) Best Picture Poster: “Moonlight”

2016 (89th) Best Picture Home Page Background: “Moonlight”

Best Picture:
An A24/Plan B Entertainment/ Pastel Productions production;
A24. Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers.

Best Picture Poster

Best Picture Home Page Background

2016 (89th) Best Actor: Casey Affleck Best Actor:
Casey Affleck
as Lee Chandler
in the film
Manchester by the Sea

2016 (89th) Best Actress: Emma Stone Best Actress:
Emma Stone
as Mia
in the film
La La Land

2016 (81st) Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali Best Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali
as Juan
in the film

2016 (81st) Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis Best Supporting Actress:
Viola Davis
as Rose Maxson
in the film

2016 (83rd) Best Song: “City of Stars” Best Song:
City of Stars
from the film
La La Land

Music by Justin Hurwitz;
lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Best Song Lyrics

The 2016 Academy Board of Governors Ball

2016 (60th) Governors Ball Program/Menu The Ray Dolby Ballroom,
Hollywood & Highland

Governors Ball Program/Menu
Dinner Menu