PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm that tallies the Oscars voting, told ABC News in a statement that presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty were given the wrong envelope when they went on stage to announce the winner of the coveted best picture award. Shortly beforehand, Stone picked up
When "The White Helmets" took the Oscar for best documentary short, filmmakers Joanna Natasegara and Orlando von Einsiedel read a statement from the film's star, Syria Civil Defense head Raed Saleh, who was not present. Backstage afterward, von Einsiedel explained Saleh's absence,
There aren't many people who have received more Oscar nominations than Kevin O'Connell. The "Hacksaw Ridge" sound mixer had received 21 nominations prior to taking home his first Academy Award on Sunday. O'Connell, 59, began working in the entertainment industry about 40 years
Afterward, "La La Land" star Emma Stone and "Moonlight"'s Mahershala Ali and director Barry Jenkins spoke to reporters backstage about the situation. "The folks from 'La La Land' were so gracious. During the final moments of the Academy Awards, the people behind
One year after the backlash the academy faced over the lack of diversity among the major nominees, the 2017 Oscars are vastly different. With nominees from films like "Fences," "Hidden Figures," "Moonlight" and more, academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs took the stage
As expected, politics played a significant role at the 2017 Academy Awards. The issue of President Trump's immigration ban was front and center when "The Salesman" won for best foreign language film. As promised, the film's Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, did not attend the Oscars
Damien Chazelle’s musical “La La Land” won big at this year's Oscars, and Chazelle himself took home the award for best director. Chazelle wrote “La La Land,” which also won for original score and original song. “We wrote this thing as a kind of pie-in-the-sky, you know, idea, thinking, ‘Sure,
"All you people who feel like there's no mirror for you, that your life is not reflected, the academy has your back, the ACLU has your back, we have your back, and for the next four years we will not leave you alone and we will not forget you," Jenkins said. The film ultimately won the
The 89th Academy Awards show took a shocking turn on Sunday night when presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly announced the winner for best picture. "I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, "La La Land." That's why I took such a long look at Faye ... I wasn'
As she accepted her Oscar, best actress winner Emma Stone thanked her "La La Land" co-star Ryan Gosling "for making me laugh and for always raising the bar and for being the greatest partner on this crazy adventure."This was Stone's first Oscar win. In her speech, Stone said,
After not seeing a tweet from President Donald Trump all night long, Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel decided to take action. He tweeted at Trump live on stage, saying he was "worried" about the president after the show had gone on for more than two hours. First Kimmel wrote, "Hey @realDonaldTrump
Viola Davis took home her first Oscar for best supporting actress this evening. "People ask me all the time, 'What kind of stories do you want to tell, Viola?' And I say, exhume those bodies, exhume those stories. August Wilson, who wrote the play from which "Fences" is adapted
Katherine Johnson, one of the NASA research mathematicians portrayed in the Oscar-nominated film "Hidden Figures," received a standing ovation at the Academy Awards on Sunday. Appearing at the Dolby Theatre, Johnson, now 98 years old, thanked the crowd for their support.
"Moonlight" just won best picture at the 2017 Oscars after "La La Land" was mistakenly announced as the winner. The presenters read "La La Land" right after Emma Stone won best actress for her role in the modern-day musical. "I wasn't trying to be funny,"
As Casey Affleck accepted the Oscar for best actor, he paid tribute to fellow nominee Denzel Washington. "One of the first people who taught me how to act was Denzel Washington, and I just met him tonight for the first time. The "Manchester by the Sea" star also thanked Kenneth Lonergan
The 89th Academy Awards were filled with can't-miss moments on the small screen, but there was plenty of action behind the scenes as well.One such moment was when Charlize Theron congratulated first-time Oscar winner Viola Davis just as she walked off after giving her acceptance speech.Oscar nominations
"The Salesman" took home the Oscar Sunday night for best foreign language film as its director stayed home in protest of President Trump's travel ban. Director Asghar Farhadi announced he wouldn't attend the 89th Academy Awards last month, days after President Trump signed an executive
The "In Memoriam" segment highlighted some of the Hollywood luminaries lost since the last Oscars. At the start of the segment, Jennifer Aniston got choked up as she mentioned 61-year-old Bill Paxton, who died on the eve of the Oscars following complications from surgery. Paxton was not featured
It was the biggest moment of the night.When Oscar presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly announced "La La Land" as the best picture winner instead of "Moonlight" after an apparent envelope mix-up, the shockwaves were felt through the room and beyond.Many took to social
The 89th Academy Awards show was certainly one for the books. After it was all said and done, front-runner "La La Land" won 6 out of its 14 total nominations including best actress and best director.But the most shocking moment of the night went to "Moonlight," which won best picture