Emma Stone reacts to Moonlight beating La La Land at Oscars: 'I was also holding my Best Actress card'

She expressed her adoration for Barry Jenkins' film

Jack Shepherd@JackJShepherd
Monday 27 February 2017 07:15
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Emma Stone reacts to Moonlight winning over La La Land at Oscars 'I was also holding my Best Actress card'

Whilst the majority of the Oscars ceremony ran along without a hitch, there was one huge mix-up that has the Internet Tweeting Steve Harvey memes like crazy.

Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced that La La Land had won the coveted Best Picture prize, when - in reality - Moonlight had won.

"I opened the envelope and it said: Emma Stone, La La Land,” Beatty explained to the Oscars audience. “That's why I took such a long pause and looked at Faye, and at you. I wasn't trying to be funny."

However, Stone has clarified that she was holding her acceptance card the entire time, saying in a post-awards press conference: “I f***ing loved Moonlight. God, I love Moonlight so much! I’m so excited for Moonlight! And, of course, it was an amazing thing to hear La La Land. I think we all would have loved to win Best Picture.

“But we are so excited for Moonlight. I think it is one of the best films of all time. So I was pretty beside myself. I was also holding my Best Actress in a leading role card that entire time.

“So whatever story - I don’t mean to start stuff - but whatever story that was, I had the card. So, I’m not sure what happened. And I really wanted to talk to you guys first.”

Director Barry Jenkins and Best Supporting actor Mahershala Ali have both spoken about the event.

Meanwhile, catch up on all the latest action with our live blog, along with our full winners' list here.

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