Emma Stone celebrated a Best Supporting Actress Oscar win at the 89Th Academy Awards, Sunday, February 26, for the acclaimed feature “La La Land”. The musical was on track to score a 7th Oscar win for Best Picture when the drama “Moonlight” emerged as the victor. Stone attended the press conference shortly thereafter and the actress was quizzed about the sudden turn of events, she replied she was as stunned as everyone about the duel for the Best Picture award.

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Stone Best Actress Oscar Winner

Stone portrayed an ingenue seeking fame and fortune in the eponymous musical that garnered her the coveted golden statue amidst stiff competition. The actress acknowledged it was an honor to be in the company of her esteemed peers, including three-time Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep who attended the Awards with a record 20th nomination in the Best Actress category for her role in the comedic “Florence Foster Jenkins”.

Emma Stone Best Actress "La La Land" wins Oscar at the 89th Academy Awards. / Photo via The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.
Emma Stone Best Actress "La La Land" wins Oscar at the 89th Academy Awards. / Photo via The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway hesitated before Beatty announced the musical as the Best Picture of the year. The cast of "La La Land" happily accepted the award, when a member of personnel walked onto the stage to communicate with the actors, and "Moonlight" was speedily corrected as the real Best Picture winner.

Beatty immediately addressed the audience to explain that the gaffe was due to an incorrect Awards category that had been printed on the envelope.

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The actor noted that he had no idea how the mistake could have happened during the televised moment that was the first of its kind in The Academy's illustrious 89-year history.

Best Actress Oscar Winner

Stone replied in the post-Awards press room that she “loved” the picture “Moonlight” and that she was thrilled to see the movie’s cast win.

See the Emma Stone interview (Warning: may include NSFW content).

Oscars’ host Jimmy Kimmel stated he was to blame for the egregious error that was followed by a public apology from The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to the nominees and also the audience about the mistake that rocked Hollywood.

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