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A big mistake has happened at the 89th Academy Awards – La La Land was announced as the best picture winner, then organizers revealed that Moonlight won the award.

It appears Warren Beatty was handed the previous winner’s envelope, containing a card saying “Emma Stone, La La Land”, resulting in the error.

The La La Land team was in the middle of their acceptance speeches when the mistake was discovered.

Emma Stone said backstage afterwards: “Is that the craziest Oscar moment of all time? Cool! It’s going to be history.”

The musical won six Oscars including best director and best actress. Moonlight also won adapted screenplay and best supporting actor.

La La Land director Damien Chazelle became the youngest filmmaker to win a best director Oscar at the age of 32.

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced La La Land had taken the best picture prize – but then the musical’s producer Jordan Horowitz announced there had been a mistake.

Jordan Horowitz said: “This is not a joke. Moonlight is best picture,” and showed the camera the card that revealed the winner.

Two La La Land producers had already given their acceptance speeches before the mistake was revealed.

This year’s Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel joked that he knew he would mess up compering the ceremony, and added: “Personally I blame Steve Harvey for this,” referring to Harvey’s mistake in announcing the Miss Universe winner in 2015.

Warren Beatty had opened the envelope but hesitated to read out what it said in side, leaving it to Faye Dunaway to announce La La Land.

He returned to the microphone to say: “I want to tell you what happened. I opened the envelope and it said <<Emma Stone, La La Land>>, and that is why I took such a long look at Faye and at you.

“I wasn’t trying to be funny. This is Moonlight for best picture.”

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins said: “Very clearly even in my dreams this can’t be true. But to hell with it because this is true. It’s true, its not fake.”

Paying tribute to the team behind La La Land for the way they handled the mistake, he said: “We have been on the road with these guys and it was so gracious and so generous of them.”

Emma Stone, who won the coveted best actress prize, said backstage.

“I’m so excited for Moonlight. Of course it was an amazing thing to hear La La Land and I would love to win best picture. But we are so excited for Moonlight. I think it is one of the best films of all time.

“Is that the craziest Oscar moment of all time? Cool! It’s going to be history.”

She also said that she still had the envelope for best actress in her hand, although there are always two envelopes (one for back-up), which might explain why the mistake occurred.

La La Land also picked up best cinematography, best score and best original song for City of Stars.

The movie also won best production design.

Casey Affleck won best actor for Manchester by the Sea, while the drama also won best original screenplay.

Mahershala Ali won best supporting actor, for Moonlight.

He thanked his wife in his acceptance speech, telling the audience she gave birth to their daughter four days ago. It also picked up best original screenplay.

Best supporting actress went to Viola Davis for Fences, directed by and starring Denzel Washington.

The movie is an adaptation of August Wilson’s play of the same name.

Jimmy Kimmel put on a strong performance, with much of his patter unsurprisingly relating to the current political climate.

In a reference to President Donald Trump’s Twitter attack on Meryl Streep following her criticism of him at the Golden Globes, Jimmy Kimmel joked that the actress was “uninspiring… mediocre… underwhelming and lackluster”.

Jimmy Kimmel asked the audience to give a round of applause for “the highly overrated Meryl Streep. Great dress, is that Ivanka?”

He also joked that Hollywood doesn’t discriminate – apart from “on age and weight”.

The first political speech of the night came from Alessandro Bertolazzi, one of the make-up and hairstyling winners for Suicide Squad, who said: “I’m an immigrant, I’m from Italy, this is for all the immigrants.”

Colleen Atwood won an impressive fourth Oscar for costume design for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, having won previously in 2011 for Alice in Wonderland, in 2006 for Memoirs of a Geisha and in 2003 for Chicago.

Kevin O’Connell finally picked up an Oscar after 21 nominations for Hacksaw Ridge. He was first nominated back in 1984 for Terms of Endearment.

The movie also picked up best editing.

Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman was named best foreign film.

Asghar Farhadi chose to stay away from the ceremony following President Trump’s attempt to ban travel from Iran and six other mainly Muslim countries.

Zootopia won best animation, beating films such as Kubo and the Two Strings and Moana.

Other winners included The White Helmets, which picked up best documentary short.

The US denied entry to 21-year-old Syrian Khaled Khatib behind the movie because of problems with his documents.

The a 40-minute Netflix documentary follows volunteers who risk their lives to rescue civilians in Syria.


Modern musical romance La La Land has scored a record 14 nominations for this year’s Oscars.

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone are up for best actor and actress for their roles in the movie.

La La Land is also one of nine movies up for the best picture award.

Arrival and coming-of-age drama Moonlight have eight nominations each, with the latter’s citations including a supporting actress nod for Naomie Harris.

Naomie Harris, who plays Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond movies, said she was “over the moon” and “couldn’t be more thrilled”.

La La Land‘s 14 nominations puts it on the same footing as All About Eve and Titanic, which both received 14 nominations in 1951 and 1998 respectively.

It is now the most nominated musical in Oscar history, having topped the 13 nods Mary Poppins received in 1965.

Damien Chazelle is nominated both for his direction and original screenplay, while his movie has two nominations in the best song category.

La La Land, which received 11 BAFTA nominations earlier this month, gets additional nods for its score, editing and cinematography.

It is also shortlisted for its costume and production design and for its sound editing and mixing.

Ben-Hur, Titanic and the third Lord of the Rings movie share the record for Oscar wins, having each won 11 awards.

Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Hidden Figures, Lion and Manchester by the Sea join Arrival, La La Land and Moonlight on the best picture shortlist.

Meryl Streep gets her 20th Oscar nomination, in the best actress category, for her role in Florence Foster Jenkins.

Natalie Portman, Ruth Negga and Isabelle Huppert are also in contention for their roles in Jackie, Loving and Elle.

Previous Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Octavia Spencer also receive nominations for Lion and Hidden Figures.

Lion tells the true story of an Indian-born man who, having been adopted and raised in Tasmania, uses Google Earth to find the family he was parted from as a child.

In a statement, Nicole Kidman thanked AMPAS (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences) “for all of the acknowledgements you have given this heartfelt film”.

Moonlight‘s Mahershala Ali, Manchester by the Sea‘s Lucas Hedges and Hell or High Water‘s Jeff Bridges are also up for best supporting actor.

The line-up is completed by Michael Shannon, a surprise nominee for his role as a grizzled sheriff in Nocturnal Animals.

Many had expected Aaron Taylor-Johnson to be nominated following his triumph at the Golden Globes earlier this month.

If Damien Chazelle wins best director, he will be the youngest person ever to receive the award.

Mel Gibson is also up for the director prize, as is Arrival‘s Denis Villeneuve, Moonlight‘s Barry Jenkins and Manchester by the Sea‘s Kenneth Lonergan.

Non-white talent is well-represented in this year’s acting nominations, with at least one non-white actor included in each of the four categories.

This contrasts with 2015 and 2016’s nominations, which were criticized for having all-white line-ups in the acting categories.

Jimmy Kimmel will host this year’s Oscar ceremony on February 26.


Emma Stone revealed she has a rather budget approach when it comes to her beauty routine and says she uses baking soda to exfoliate her skin.

Emma Stone, 24, told France’s ELLE magazine that she uses baking soda, which costs as little as $1 and is traditionally used as a raising agent for cakes and bread, to “scrub” her face and get rid of dry patches.

Josh Peterson of The Discovery Network’s Planet Green writes: “Baking soda makes a top-notch exfoliation. Why? Baking soda is coarse, but not too coarse.

“It’s the best amount of coarse for removing the top layer of dead skin cells, and if applied correctly, it won’t cause your sensitive facial skin to become red and irritated.”

He recommends mixing a teaspoon of the powder to a facial cleanser and massaging the concoction into the skin. This should be repeated two to three times a week.

Emma Stone says she uses baking soda to exfoliate her skin

Emma Stone says she uses baking soda to exfoliate her skin

On the haircare front, Arizona-born Emma Stone says she always tries to use deep conditioning masks and products to keep her dyed tresses in good condition.

She explained: “I’m not really in the know when it comes to haircare. But since I’ve become blonde again, I use specially adapted products.

“Otherwise, I’m a fan of coconut oil hair masks as before applying shampoo.”

It appears that Emma Stone is equally low-key when it comes to her fitness plan and admits she hardly ever works out, preferring to practice relaxing techniques like yoga instead.

She said: “At the moment I don’t do that much, but I know I need to change that. I’m trying to get into yoga, I like it and apparently it’s very good for you.

“As well as yoga, I do a bit of meditation.”

Emma Stone also says she has a junk food habit and claims to not watch what she eats.

Quizzed about her best diet tip, Emma Stone replied: “Nothing in particular, but I should start to, I eat way too much sugar.”

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InStyle‘s annual Best Dressed chart is a hotly contested list, with editors and fashion writers agonizing over who should land the top spot.

And this year, the title of InStyle‘s best dressed woman was awarded to Hollywood actress Emma Stone.

The 24-year-old pipped Kristen Stewart, Cheryl Cole and even the Duchess of Cambridge to the top spot.

The list, compiled by the InStyle‘s fashion team, features 50 of the most stylish women on the planet and saw Spider Man’s leading lady receive great fashion plaudits for her dazzling red carpet looks.

In close second position came Diane Kruger, while sultry vampire Kristen Stewart took third place.

Flying the flag for the British were style icons Alexa Chung, Victoria Beckham, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Moss and Florence Welch, all securing five of the top ten places.

Youngest to make the list was Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ 6-year-old daughter Suri Cruise, who came in at number nine.

No stranger to best dressed lists, the budding fashionista is a regular poll topper in both child and adult categories.

Cited as mixing Gap and Zara with Marni and Roger Viviers, the six year old is praised for knowing her fashion.

Also making the InStyle list was Pixie Geldolf who came 23rd. One-time chart topper Cheryl Cole made it to 42nd place and Emma Watson took 48th.

Men to make the list include David Beckham, Andrew Garfield, Ryan Gosling, Robert Pattinson and Eddie Redmayne.

Eilidh MacAskill, Editor of InStyle said: “From Emma Stone to Frieda Pinto, Instyle’s top 50 best dressed women, men [and little girls] each have a very individual inspirational style.”

This year, the title of InStyle's best dressed woman was awarded to Hollywood actress Emma Stone

This year, the title of InStyle’s best dressed woman was awarded to Hollywood actress Emma Stone


1. Emma Stone

2. Diane Kruger

3. Kristen Stewart

4. Alexa Chung

5. Kate Bosworth

6. Victoria Beckham

7. The Duchess of Cambridge

8. Kate Moss

9. Suri Cruise

10. Florence Welch