The 89th Academy Awards show took a shocking turn on Sunday night when presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly announced the winner for ideal picture.
Beatty said the greatest image was Hollywood musical film "La La Land" when it truth it was the coming-of-age story "Moonlight."
After the mix-up was corrected, the actor stepped in and explained how it occurred.
"I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, "La La Land." That is why I took such a lengthy look at Faye ... I wasn't trying to be funny. This is Moonlight the ideal image," he clarified.
Aside from that moment, there were a lot of firsts at the 2017 Oscars. Not only did Emma Stone and Viola Davis nab their first Oscars, "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle also scored his 1st, becoming the youngest winner of the Oscar for best director. His film went on to win six awards.
Oscar-nominated singer Justin Timberlake kicked off the show, performing "Cannot Stop The Feeling!" which he wrote for the animated film, "Trolls." He higher-fived Oscar winners Halle Berry and Denzel Washington though closing his overall performance with a rendition of Bill Withers' 1977 classic, "Beautiful Day."
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Timberlake then threw the mic -- literally -- to host Jimmy Kimmel, whose opening monologue, which had the audience laughing, incorporated a severe note.
"The nation is divided right now," he stated. "If every person of you took a minute to attain out to one particular particular person you disagree with and have a positive conversation ... as Americans ... we could make America wonderful once more."
There have been other stand-out moments through the Oscars. Here are some of our favorites in no particular order:
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi took home the Oscar award for finest foreign language film. Nevertheless, he was back in his homeland, protesting President Donald Trump's travel ban.
Iranian-American engineer Anousheh Ansari accepted the award on his behalf Sunday evening, working with the moment to shed light on religious discrimination.
"Dividing the planet into the us and our enemies categories creates fear," she said. "A deceitful justification for aggression and war. These wars protect against democracy and human rights in nations which have themselves been victims of aggression."
Ansari concluded: "Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of a variety of nationalities and religions. They build empathy between us and other individuals. An empathy which we need now extra than ever. Thank you on behalf of Mr. Farhadi."
"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda brought a little hip hop to the Academy Awards when he performed with 16-year-old Auli'i Cravalho.
The two performed his Oscar-nominated song "How Far I will Go" from the Disney animated film.
Wearing a red floor-length gown, Cravalho stood out on the stage, which was transformed to mimic the blue ocean.
"Moonlight" star Mahershala Ali created history Sunday night when he took household the Oscar for greatest actor in a supporting part.
The actor thanked his acting teachers, who ready him for the function in the coming-of-age film centered on a young black man, developing up in Miami while dealing with his sexuality and his mother's drug addiction.
"I had so quite a few superb teachers," he said onstage, adding that they reminded him that when acting "it’s not about you. It’s about these characters. You’re a servant. You are in service ... to these stories and I’m so blessed to have had an opportunity."
Ali, 43, also recognized his newborn daughter, whom he welcomed with his wife Amatus Sami-Karim on February 22. Speaking of his wife, he stated, "I just want to thank her for getting such a soldier in the course of this approach."
The drought is over. Kevin O'Connell, who was nominated for sound mixing "Hacksaw Ridge," making it his 21st nod, lastly took residence the coveted trophy.
"Oh my gosh. Guys, thank you so much. I can’t even tell you what this indicates to me," a shocked O'Connell mentioned for the duration of his acceptance speech.
He later noted through his speech how his late mother, Skippy, got him his very first sound mixing job 39 years ago.
"I asked her, 'Ma, how can I ever thank you?' She looked at me and she said, 'You know, I’ll inform you how you can thank me. You can operate challenging. You can perform really hard and then someday, you go win yourself an Oscar and you can stand up there on that stage and you can thank me in front of the entire globe,'" he recalled. "Mom, I know you are seeking down on me tonight. So thank you."
.@violadavis provides #Oscars acceptance speech: Artists "the only profession that celebrate what it suggests to reside a life" pic.twitter.com/6saH17l0di
In a moment that likely surprised no one, "Fences" star Viola Davis took residence the Oscar for finest actress in a supporting function.
The actress took her moment to inspire the audience about a speech, centered on what it indicates to be an artist.
"There's a single spot with all the folks with the greatest possible are gathered and that’s the graveyard," Davis began. "Individuals ask me all the time what sort of stories do you want to inform Viola and I say, 'Exhume those bodies. Exhume these stories the stories of the people today who dream major and under no circumstances saw these dreams to fruition, men and women who fell in really like and lost."
"I became an artist and thank God I did mainly because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to reside a life," she continued.
Davis ended her speech by thanking August Wilson, who wore the play "Fences," which was adapted to the significant screen, and her family.
Denzel Washington just "officiated" a wedding at the #Oscars: "He's Denzel, so it really is legal." https://t.co/FDxhW5NYXD pic.twitter.com/pdTeot9Eth
A group of film lovers who had been on a tour of Hollywood got an unexpected surprise when their tour led them inside Dolby Theatre, courtesy of the show's host Jimmy Kimmel.
Among the group had been an engaged couple who are massive fans of Oscar-nominated actor Denzel Washington. Immediately after Kimmel suggested Washington be in their wedding, the "Fences" star took it one step further and officiated an impromptu wedding.
"I now pronounce you husband and wife," Washington stated, standing in in between the couple. "You may well kiss the bride."
"He's Denzel, so it really is legal, Kimmel quipped.
Kimmel introduced other vacationers to the stars, which includes Meryl Streep, Halle Berry and even Oscar winner, Ali.
The Oscars host even instructed the group to rub Ali's Oscar as they headed out of the theater. "It's new. It's fresh," Kimmel gushed.
"Next cease is Jason Bateman's residence," Kimmel joked, top the group out.
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