"Moonlight" by Barry Jenkins won the Oscar for Best Film on Sunday, February 26, at the 89th ceremony in Los Angeles. Following an imbroglio, the most prestigious award of the American cinema was first attributed by mistake to "La La Land", during a night broadcast live on television. Warren Beatty, who alongside Faye Dunaway, had come on stage to announce the result, explained that he had been given the wrong envelope to open.

The musical "La La Land", which was nominated 14 times (a record shared with "Titanic" and "Eve"), has nevertheless received six Oscars, including that of the best director for the American Damien Chazelle, 32, who becomes the youngest director to be so distinguished.

Emma Stone, 28, received the Oscar for the best actress for her role as a young actress shared between love and dreams of glory. She deprives the French Isabelle Huppert of a new reward for her role in "Elle".

Three statuettes for 'Moonlight'

The Oscar for best actor returns to Casey Affleck, who won his first statuette for his interpretation of a man broken by his past in "Manchester by the Sea". The film also won the Best Screenplay Oscar, written by Kenneth Lonergan, the director of the film.

Viola Davis and the Muslim actor Mahershala Ali won the Oscars for the best female and male roles, the first for her performance in "Fences" and the second for "Moonlight". With the award for best adaptation, the three statuettes of "Moonlight", added to those of Viola Davis, come after a series of critics accusing the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of racism after editions 2015 and 2016 marked by the Lack of nominations of black actors and filmmakers.

Donald Trump skewered

The shadow of U.S President Donald Trump hovered throughout the three-and-a-half hours of the ceremony, with Master of Ceremonies Jimmy Kimmel multiplying political pitches against him, even sending him a tweet that he did not get an answer.

In a self-effacing and sarcasm-laden speech, Kimmel, who was hosting the ceremony for the first time, started by saying how he’d been told he needed to deliver a message of unity. “This broadcast is being watched live by millions of Americans and around the world in more than 225 countries that now hate us,” he said.