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Summary

  1. Moonlight wins best picture, La La Land mistakenly announced as the winner first
  2. Emma Stone and Casey Affleck win best acting awards
  3. Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali win best supporting awards
  4. British stars go home empty-handed

Live Reporting

By Steven McIntosh and Genevieve Hassan

All times stated are UK

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There's no business like showbusiness

Well, it's fair to say that was a more eventful night than we were expecting.

Let's relive that painfully awkward moment one more time before we go:

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You can catch up on everything you missed below:

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What happened to the politics?

Ian Youngs

Entertainment and Arts Reporter, BBC News

"Man I wish I had something bigger and more meaningful to say," said best actor winner Casey Affleck.

How about this, which he said at the Independent Spirit Awards just one day earlier: "The policies of this administration are abhorrent and they will not last. They're really un-American."

We were told this would be a political Oscars in reaction to the current, tumultuous political climate.

But none of the acting winners went near the subject. What happened? Did they chicken out?

Or did they realise that preaching would have done little to change minds and would have just alienated half the country?

Jimmy Kimmel
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Jimmy Kimmel has just been on ABC News in the US explaining what he thinks happened:

I know the envelope Warren Beatty had said 'outstanding female actor' on it, it did, I saw that on the internet, somebody zoomed in...

He went on to explain that Warren Beatty's delay in announcing the winner was more because the actor was confused rather than because he was trying to keep everybody in suspense...

He was confused because the card, which he showed to me by the way, said 'Emma Stone, La La Land' on it. So this was confusing obviously, we thought he was being coy and cute to make everybody suffer but in reality he was perplexed by why her name was on it.

'It’s very hard to take joy from a moment like that'

Mahershala Ali
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Moonlight's Mahershala Ali kicked off the night by winning best supporting actor.

At that point, we had no idea how the night would end... He has just said:

La La Land has done so well and resonated with so many people, especially in this time when people need a sense of buoyancy in their life and need some hope and light, so that film has really impacted people in a very different way than Moonlight.

So when their name was read I wasn’t surprised and really happy for them. And then when I did see security or people coming out on stage and their moment was being disrupted in some way I got really worried.

And then when they said ‘Moonlight you guys have won’, it just threw me a bit – more than a bit – because I didn’t want to go up there and take something from somebody. And It’s very hard to take joy from a moment like that. But I feel very fortunate for all of us to walk away with best picture.

More from Moonlight director Barry Jenkins

The last 20 minutes of my life have been insane. I don’t think my life could be changed any more dramatically than it has in the last 20 or 30 minutes.

He was then asked in the Oscars press room whether he had been given an explanation.

No explanation. It just happened. I will say I saw two cards, so things just happen, you know? I wanted to see the card. To see the card. And Warren [Beatty] refused to show the card to anybody before he showed it to me. So he showed it to me, and I felt better about what happened. I will say the folks from La La Land were so gracious. I can’t imagine being in their position and having to do that.

Moonlight director responds to mix-up

Ian Youngs

Entertainment and Arts Reporter, BBC News

Barry Jenkins has just spoken about how he felt when La La Land was announced as best picture - and then when he realised his film had actually won.

I think all the movies that were nominated were worthy. So I accepted the result. I applauded with everyone else. I noticed the commotion that was happening. I thought something strange had occurred. And then I’m sure you guys saw my face but I was speechless. I’ve watched the Academy Awards and I’ve never seen that happen before. It made a special feeling even more special but not in the way I expected.

The moment the wrong winner was announced

Here's a breakdown of what happened on stage:

La La Land producers
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The producers of La La Land had been announced as the winners of best picture and were in the middle of their acceptance speech.
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Meanwhile, officials went on stage after they realised something was wrong.
Jordan Horowitz
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Producer Jordan Horowitz says: "Guys, I’m sorry, no, there’s a mistake. Moonlight, you guys won best picture. I’m going to be really proud to hand this to my friends from Moonlight."
Jordan Hurwitz and Barry Jenkins
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The Moonlight team come on stage and are given the Oscar.
Warren Beatty and Jimmy Kimmel
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Warren Beatty explains: "I want to tell you what happened. I opened the envelope, and it said Emma Stone, La La Land. That’s why I took such a long look at Faye, and at you (the audience), I wasn’t trying to be funny."
Moonlight crew
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The Moonlight cast and crew were shocked at the mistake.
Mahershala Ali, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling
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Emma Stone gave Mahershala Ali a hug, while Ryan Gosling seemed to find the whole affair amusing.
Moonlight cast and crew
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The Moonlight cast and crew celebrate their win.

Could this be an explanation?

It appears Warren Beatty didn't just have the wrong card, he was given the envelope for the entirely wrong category...

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Emma Stone congratulates Moonlight

"Phew! You guys see that?"

Those were La La Land star Emma Stone's first words on coming backstage after winning best actress.

"God I love Moonlight so much. I’m so excited for Moonlight. Of course it was an amazing thing to hear La La Land and I would love to win best picture. But we are so excited for Moonlight. I think it is one of the best films of all time.

She added: "Is that the craziest Oscar moment of all time?" Pause. "Cool! It's going to be history."

Fair play.

And so the party begins...

Well, after all that drama, everyone is going to want to head to an after party and have a drink.

So stick with us for another hour or so as we'll be bringing your more reaction to the ceremony.

Moonlight team shocked

Accepting the best picture award, director Barry Jenkins said:

Very clearly even in my dreams this couldn’t be true, but to hell with dreams – this is true.

The biggest fiasco in Oscars history?

Ian Youngs

Entertainment and Arts Reporter, BBC News

Wow.

What just happened?

Well, we know what just happened. They read out the wrong best picture winner.

Now I haven't been following the Oscars for all 89 years but I've never heard of anything like that happening before.

After Warren Beatty initially announced La La Land, two people came on stage - Brian Cullinan and Martha Ruiz from accountancy firm PwC.

They are the people who count the votes and the only people who knew the correct result, and so that there had been a mistake.

Here's an interview I did with Martha Ruiz in advance - in which she explains how the process should have worked.

Well... that was unusual

...Not sure about you, but we're a bit speechless, on two levels:

First, that Moonlight beat La La Land.

And secondly, that the wrong best picture winner was announced. Has that ever happened at the Oscars before?!

Warren Beatty explains the mistake

It looks like the actor was given the wrong envelope by mistake.

I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land - that’s why I took such a long look at you and Faye [Dunaway] I wasn’t trying to be funny.

"I knew I would screw this up, I really did," jokes Jimmy Kimmel after Barry Jenkins concludes his speech. 

Hold the front page!

Moonlight has actually won best picture - Warren Beatty read out the wrong winner.

Emma Stone: The greatest honour

Emma Stone
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"It has been the greatest honour to stand alongside you," says Emma Stone to her fellow nominees as she accepts the award.

To the women in this category – you were all so extraordinary and I look up to you and admire you. It has been the greatest honour to stand alongside you. I realise a moment like this is a huge confluence of luck and opportunity so I want to thank Damien Chazelle to be given the opportunity. Ryan Gosling, thank you for making me laugh and always raising the bar and being the best partner on this crazy adventure.

To all the people that worked on this movie, I’m going to find you all individually and I’m going to thank you. I’m going to hug the hell out of you when the feeling re-enters my body. I still have a lot of growing and learning to do, and this guy (the Oscar statue) is a really beautiful symbol of continuing to do that.

Best actor: Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea

Casey Affleck
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It means so much to me thank you. One of the first people who taught me how to act was Denzel Washington and I just met him for the first time tonight. I’m only here because of all the talent and goodwill of so many people impossible to name. Man, I wish I had something and more meaningful to say, but I’m really honoured to be part of this movie.

Coming up next

It's the award for best actor next - which sees Casey Affleck go up against Denzel Washington.

Best director: Damien Chazelle - La La Land

Making him the youngest winner of this category in Academy history, he accepted the award saying: 

This was a movie about love and I was lucky enough to fall in love while making it.

Halle's hair

Halle Berry, here to present the best director award, is making quite the tonsorial statement this year with a veritable explosion of curly twirls.

The 50-year-old Oscar winner told reporters on the red carpet she wanted to "celebrate her natural hair by allowing it to be natural and free".

Halle Berry
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A bad night for the Brits

Ian Youngs

Entertainment and Arts Reporter, BBC News

Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara
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This must be one of the worst Oscars for British winners for a while.

So far the only winners flying the flag are Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara (pictured), who won best documentary short for The White Helmets.

I think the only British interest in the remaining categories is Andrew Garfield in best actor and Lion producer Iain Canning in best picture - neither of whom is likely to win.

Remember the red carpet?

We know, that happened hours ago. But if you're just joining us and want to see who wore what, check out the short montage below.

The stars on the red carpet at the Academy Awards

Ahead of the Big Four - Jimmy Kimmel showers the audience with more gift bags, this time they're apparently filled with donuts and cookies!

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This is it

The big four awards are up next:

  • Best director
  • Best actor
  • Best actress
  • Best picture

Adapted screenplay - Moonlight

Barry Jenkins and Tarrell Alvin McCraney take to the stage to accept this one. It's Moonlight's second award of the night after Mahershala Ali's win for best supporting actor.

McCraney said:

This goes out to all those black and brown boys and girls and non-gender conforming who don’t see themselves, we’re trying to show you, you and us. So thank you, thank you, this is for you.