Oscars 2017: Emma Stone wins Best Actress for La La Land

Ultimately, the Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone starring motion picture won six Academy Awards including Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Original Song and Best Production Design.

Therefore, it looks like Warren was somehow given the duplicate of Emma's Best Actress in a Leading Role card, which made him think the big victor was La La Land and not Moonlight.

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".

Bonnie and Clyde stars Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced La La Land had taken the Best Picture prize until the film's producer Fred Berger said: "This is not a joke. But I get to tell stories, and that's a pretty important task". This was mistaken as meaning "La La Land" also won Best Picture, when in reality another film did: "Moonlight", the much more deserving film portraying the life of a gay, black boy growing up in Miami. A sheepish Warren Beatty tried to explain that he had been given the wrong envelope. When she did finally acknowledge him, her screw face (whether in jest or otherwise) said it all: Let this Oscar-nominated actress have their dang minute on camera! We're guessing it looks a little more organised than our bedrooms do when our group of girls are getting ready for a night out (i.e. chaos), but, maybe not.

Of course, the actress still wished that La La Land could have bagged the award and cannot help but wonder why such mistake was made, per another report from Variety. Speculations apart, the immensely likeable Stone gives her best performance in the musical romantic drama, as an aspiring actress who has to make some hard choices when it come to the matters of the heart. We have two briefcases, that are identical, and we have two entire sets of winning envelopes.

This year's Best Actress category at Academy Awards 2017 is quite a mix of good, talented and surprising choice of nominees. "I think it's an incredible outcome but a very unusual happening for Oscar history".

  • Salvatore Jensen