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Oscars 2017 - Winners and best moments
The 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony was held Sunday, Feb. 26 in Los Angeles. (Image composite credit: Circa, Shutterstock and MGN.)

The Best Picture flub made for a shocking, confusing end to the Oscars


Host Jimmy Kimmel, left, and presenter Warren Beatty discuss the results of best picture as the casts of "La La Land" and "Moonlight," winner of best picture, react on stage at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

With a major onstage screw-up that initially resulted in the wrong film being announced as Best Picture, "Moonlight" won that award (for real), resulting in a shocking and confusing end to the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony Sunday night.

Most notable moments from the Oscars:

  • "Moonlight" won Best Picture after "La La Land" mistakenly was announced as the winner
  • "La La Land's" (actual) wins included Best Director (Damien Chazelle) and Best Actress (Emma Stone)
  • Casey Affleck, Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali also won acting Oscars
  • Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel busted Trump's chops. (Like, a lot.)
  • Gary. From. Chicago. FTW.

"Moonlight" won Best Picture, but initially Faye Dunaway errantly said "La La Land" won.

Confusion abounded during "La La Land" producers' speeches, when the error was realized onstage.

I opened the envelope and it said, 'Emma Stone, La La Land.' That's why I took such a long look at Faye, and at you. I wasn't trying to be funny.
Warren Beatty, on the major Oscars error

While shocked producers and cast members of "Moonlight" made their way to the stage, Warren Beatty, who presented beside Dunaway, tried to explain what happened.

Onstage, Kimmel blamed Steve Harvey, who experienced a similar screw-up on live TV.

Even the Academy Awards' Twitter account had to do an about-face.

At least Emma Stone really did win Best Actress for "La La Land."

She said she'd held her Best Actress card "that entire time." (Was a copy sealed in error?)

Despite it all, "Moonlight" director remained "speechless" after the Best Picture win.

At 32, "La La Land's" Damien Chazelle became the youngest ever to win Best Director.

Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor, for his work in "Moonlight."

Ali became the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar, according to Variety and other sources.

Casey Affleck won Best Actor, for "Manchester by the Sea."

Viola Davis ("Fences") won Best Supporting Actress.

Katherine Johnson, whose story helped inspire "Hidden Figures," was honored onstage.

Kimmel (and Denzel Washington) had fun with a tour group that crashed the Oscars.

Seriously, Gary from Chicago was amazing.

Kimmel also presented an Oscars version of his talk show's popular "Mean Tweets" segment.

He also took plenty of shots at Donald Trump throughout the evening.

Kenneth Lonegran won Best Original Screenplay, for "Manchester by the Sea."

For "Moonlight," Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney won Best Adapted Screenplay.

Sara Bareilles sang Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now" for the In Memoriam segment honoring the lives of stars who passed away in the past year, including:

  • George Kennedy
  • Gene Wilder
  • Patty Duke
  • Garry Marshall
  • Anton Yelchin
  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • Prince
  • Kenny Baker
  • John Hurt
  • Nancy Reagan
  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Carrie Fisher

Jennifer Aniston added a spoken tribute to Bill Paxton, who died hours before Sunday's ceremony.

For your consideration: Here's a complete list of this year's Oscar winners.

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