Casey Affleck and Emma Stone take top acting honours at Oscars

When the star was announced as the Best Actress victor, the singer posed next to the TV during her acceptance speech-even in her nightgown-like a true fangirl.

The Academy's official Instagram captioned the picture, "Brie Larson congratulates best actress victor Emma Stone backstage at the #oscars".

Casey Affleck and Emma Stone have picked up the top acting honours at the Academy Awards.

Stone had already hit stardom before her first Oscar nomination, but now she joins an elite class of Oscar-winning leading ladies and becomes the first victor to say she is from Arizona. "But we are so excited for 'Moonlight.' I think it's one of the best films of all time", she said.

"I also was holding my Best Actress in a Leading Role card that entire time". "I don't mean to start stuff but whatever story that was, I had my card".

Ahead of the ceremony, Damian Chazelle's film - which also stars Ryan Gosling - led the nominations with a historic 14 nods, sharing a record with Titanic and All About Eve.

She added: "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". Believe you me, this isn't another drill! I still have a lot of growing and learning to do, and this guy [the Oscar statue] is a really attractive symbol of continuing to do that'.

Bonnie and Clyde stars Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway had announced La La Land had taken the best picture prize and the cast and crew had flooded the stage before producer Jordan Horowitz said: "There's a mistake".

He said: "This was a movie about love, and I was lucky enough to fall in love while making it".

  • Salvatore Jensen