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Casey Affleck, Emma Stone, ‘Moonlight’ lead Oscar winners

Casey Affleck, Emma Stone, ‘Moonlight’ lead Oscar winners

Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight” – not, as it turned out, “La La Land” – won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the “La La Land” producers were in mid-speech.

Society members who gathered Saturday at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York also gave Barry Jenkins the best director award for the film.

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“La La Land,” an ambitious musical about two dreamers falling in love in Hollywood, and the intimate coming of age drama “Moonlight” led nominations for the Golden Globes on Monday, underscoring their front-runner status in the long road to the Oscars.

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Writer-director Kelly Reichardt’s spare and subtle Montana drama “Certain Women” has won the best-picture prize at the London Film Festival, while “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen received a major career award.

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