La La Land awarded Best Picture Oscar by ACCIDENT

Stone won the Academy Award in the best actress category for her performance in "La La Land". She beat out Isabelle Huppert ("Elle"); Ruth Negga ("Loving"); Natalie Portman ("Jackie"); and Meryl Streep ("Florence Foster Jenkins") for the award. I want to thank Damien Chazelle for giving me the opportunity to be part of the project that was so special and once in a life time. "So thank you so much, thank you".

The film, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, is about an aspiring actress Mia and jazz pianist Sebastian who struggle to realise their dreams in Los Angeles. "I don't mean to start stuff, but whatever story that was, I had that card", Emma said after she and her La La Land castmates took to the stage to accept the Oscar for best picture.

Well before La La Land's big awkward Oscars moment - you know the one - John Legend delivered a whimsical and triumphant performance of the film's two Academy Award-nominated songs. This is her second Oscar nomination - she was previously nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Birdman.

Born in in Scottsdale, Arizona, Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix. Here are the winners of the 2017 Oscars.

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