LOS ANGELES (Top40 Charts)
The winners of the 89th Academy Awards are being announced live from Hollywood. La La Land was announced as the best film winner at the 2017 Oscars on Sunday night - but then had to hand the award over to Moonlight after a mistake was noticed in what was the most dramatic moment in the history of the Academy Awards.
In extraordinary scenes, the La La Land team were halfway through their victory speeches, when it was noticed that the wrong film name had been read out by Warren Beatty and that Moonlight was actually the winner. "There's a mistake. Moonlight, you won best picture," Fred Berger, the La La Land producer announced to the gasps of a shocked crowd. He held up the card clearly showing the winner was Moonlight.
The stars and crew of La La Land shuffled off the stage and handed their gold statuettes to a jubilant Moonlight team.
Beatty said he had been given the wrong envelope to open. "I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land," he said, adding he had not done it "to try to be funny".
Emma Stone said backstage: "I was holding my best actress card the whole time so whatever story you heard, I don't know what happened, but I wanted to tell you that."
"When it happened I was just on such a buzzy stage, I was already on another planet. "I think it's a good outcome but a very strange happening for Oscar history."
"Is that the craziest Oscar moment of all time? Cool. We made history tonight. Craziest moment."
Jimmy Kimmel, the host, said: "I knew I would screw this up. I promise to never come back."
Casey Affleck won best actor for Manchester By The Sea while Stone won best actress and Damien
Chazelle best director both for La La Land.
Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali won supporting Oscars for Fences and Moonlight respectively.
The awards were handed out in between jokes and attacks on President Donald Trump.
Here is the list of nominees:
Emma Stone (La La Land)
Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)
Best director: Damien
Chazelle (La La Land)
Best supporting actress:
Viola Davis (Fences)
Best supporting actor:
Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)
Best original screenplay:
Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By The Sea)
Best adapted screenplay:
Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)
Best cinematography: Linus
Sandgren (La La Land)
Best original score:
Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)
Best original song:
Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land)
Best sound editing:
Sylvain Bellemare (Arrival)
Best foreign language film:
Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman)
Best film editing:
John Gilbert (Hacksaw Ridge)
Best visual effects:
Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon (The Jungle Book)
Best production design: David
Wasco and Sandy
Reynolds Wasco (La La Land)
Best sound mixing: Kevin
O'Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace
Best documentary Feature:
Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow (O.J.: Made in America)
Best animated film:
Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer (Zootopia)
Best animated short film:
Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer (Piper)
Best documentary short subject:
Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna
Natasegara (The White Helmets)
Best live action short film:
Kristof Deak and Anna Udvardy (Sing)
Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson
Best costume design:
Colleen Atwood (Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them)