Oscars 2017: Top rated moments from the Academy Awards

The 89th Academy Awards show took a shocking turn on Sunday night when presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly announced the winner for most effective picture. Beatty said the very best image was Hollywood musical film "La La Land" when it...

27 February 2017 Monday 01:00
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Oscars 2017: Top rated moments from the Academy Awards

The 89th Academy Awards show took a shocking turn on Sunday night when presenters Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly announced the winner for most effective picture.

Beatty said the very best image was Hollywood musical film "La La Land" when it reality 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 stated 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 most effective image," he clarified.

Aside from that moment, there had been lots of firsts at the 2017 Oscars. Not only did Emma Stone and Viola Davis nab their initial Oscars, "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle also scored his initial, becoming the youngest winner of the Oscar for greatest director. His film went on to win six awards.

Oscar-nominated singer Justin Timberlake kicked off the show, performing "Can't Cease The Feeling!" which he wrote for the animated film, "Trolls." He higher-fived Oscar winners Halle Berry and Denzel Washington although closing his efficiency with a rendition of Bill Withers' 1977 classic, "Lovely Day."

.@jtimberlake kicks off the #Oscars. https://t.co/LOhkJ3ZP65 pic.twitter.com/a7zGZn8Km5

Timberlake then threw the mic -- actually -- to host Jimmy Kimmel, whose opening monologue, which had the audience laughing, integrated a critical note.

"The nation is divided right now," he stated. "If everyone of you took a minute to attain out to one person you disagree with and have a optimistic conversation ... as Americans ... we could make America fantastic once more."

There had been other stand-out moments through the Oscars. Here are some of our favorites in no distinct order:

Iranian director Asghar Farhadi took home the Oscar award for very best 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, employing the moment to shed light on religious discrimination.

"Dividing the planet into the us and our enemies categories creates fear," she mentioned. "A deceitful justification for aggression and war. These wars avoid 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 different nationalities and religions. They build empathy amongst us and other people. An empathy which we want these days a lot more than ever. Thank you on behalf of Mr. Farhadi."

"Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda brought a small 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 home the Oscar for most effective actor in a supporting role.

The actor thanked his acting teachers, who prepared him for the role in the coming-of-age film centered on a young black man, increasing up in Miami although dealing with his sexuality and his mother's drug addiction.

"I had so quite a few excellent teachers," he said onstage, adding that they reminded him that when acting "it is not about you. It is about these characters. You’re a servant. You’re in service ... to these stories and I’m so blessed to have had an chance."

Ali, 43, also recognized his newborn daughter, whom he welcomed with his wife Amatus Sami-Karim on February 22. Speaking of his wife, he said, "I just want to thank her for being such a soldier for the duration of this procedure."

The drought is over. Kevin O'Connell, who was nominated for sound mixing "Hacksaw Ridge," making it his 21st nod, finally took house the coveted trophy.

"Oh my gosh. Guys, thank you so a lot. I can’t even inform you what this implies to me," a shocked O'Connell stated for the duration of his acceptance speech.

He later noted throughout his speech how his late mother, Skippy, got him his 1st sound mixing job 39 years ago.

"I asked her, 'Ma, how can I ever thank you?' She looked at me and she stated, 'You know, I’ll inform you how you can thank me. You can function tough. You can work really tough and then someday, you go win your self an Oscar and you can stand up there on that stage and you can thank me in front of the entire planet,'" he recalled. "Mom, I know you’re searching down on me tonight. So thank you."

.@violadavis gives #Oscars acceptance speech: Artists "the only profession that celebrate what it means to reside a life" pic.twitter.com/6saH17l0di

In a moment that most likely shocked no 1, "Fences" star Viola Davis took household the Oscar for most effective actress in a supporting role.

The actress took her moment to inspire the audience about a speech, centered on what it signifies to be an artist.

"There's one particular place with all the individuals with the greatest potential are gathered and that is the graveyard," Davis began. "People ask me all the time what sort of stories do you want to tell Viola and I say, 'Exhume these bodies. Exhume these stories the stories of the folks who dream major and never saw those dreams to fruition, folks who fell in adore and lost."

"I became an artist and thank God I did for the reason that we are the only profession that celebrates what it signifies to live a life," she continued.

Davis ended her speech by thanking August Wilson, who wore the play "Fences," which was adapted to the massive screen, and her loved ones.

Denzel Washington just "officiated" a wedding at the #Oscars: "He's Denzel, so it 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 were an engaged couple who are huge fans of Oscar-nominated actor Denzel Washington. After Kimmel recommended Washington be in their wedding, the "Fences" star took it 1 step further and officiated an impromptu wedding.

"I now pronounce you husband and wife," Washington said, standing in amongst the couple. "You may kiss the bride."

"He's Denzel, so it's legal, Kimmel quipped.

Kimmel introduced other vacationers to the stars, like 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 is fresh," Kimmel gushed.

"Subsequent stop is Jason Bateman's house," Kimmel joked, major the group out.

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