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'Moonlight' Wins Best Picture at Botched Oscars

Oscar winner, take two. Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" — not, as it turned out, "La La Land" — won best picture at the Academy Awards in a historic Oscar upset and an unprecedented fiasco that saw one winner swapped for another while the "La La Land" producers were mid-speech. Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway apparently took the wrong envelope — the one for best actress winner Emma Stone — onto the stage. When they realized the mstnistake, representatives for ballot tabulators PwC — formerly Price Waterhouse Coopers — raced onstage to try to stop the acceptance speeches. But backstage, Stone said she was holding her winning envelope at the time. "I think everyone's in a state of confusion still," said Stone. Later the actress, who pledged her deep love of "Moonlight," added, "Is that the craziest Oscar moment of all time? Cool!"  It was, nevertheless, a shocking upset considering that "La La Land" came in with 14 nominations, a record that tied it with "Titanic" and "All About Eve." Barry Jenkins' tender, bathed-in-blue coming-of-age drama, made for just $1.5 million, is an unusually small Oscar winner. Having made just over $22 million as of Sunday at the box office, it's one of the lowest grossing best-picture winners ever — but also one of the most critically adored. "Even in my dreams this cannot be true," said an astonished Jenkins, once he reached the stage. "Moonlight," released by indie distributor A24, also had some major muscle behind it, including Brad Pitt's Plan B, which also backed the 2015 winner "12 Years a Slave." "It was unfortunate that things happened as they did but, goddamn, we won best picture," the still cool and composed Jenkins told reporters. »

Here's What The Blue Ribbons Mean on Oscars Red Carpet

This year's biggest Oscars accessory is a bit different than award show's past. Sometimes the stars are dripping in diamonds, or the coolest accessory may be to bring your mom like Bradley Cooper and Leonardo DiCaprio have done. But in 2017, things are taking a slightly more political turn. It all started with Ruth Negga, who turned heads on the Oscars red carpet less for her dress and more for her bright blue ribbon. »

Chance the Rapper Buys Out Theater for Fans to See 'Get Out'

Chance the Rapper Buys Out Theater for Fans to See 'Get Out'

No one spoils their fans quite like Chance the Rapper. The 23-year-old Grammy Award-winning artist loves to find new ways to surprise his loyal following, and on Sunday he did just that. The Chicago native bought out multiple showings of the new movie "Get Out" at a theater on the Chicago's South Side and invited anyone and everyone to watch it for free. »

Oscars Couples From the 2017 Red Carpet

Actor Bill Paxton Dead at 61 Due to Surgery Complications

Actor Bill Paxton died Saturday due to complications from surgery, a representative of his family told NBC News in a statement. He was 61. Paxton was known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters like "Twister" and "Apollo 13." "It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery," a family representative told NBC News in a statement. "A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker." »

Best Moments From the 2017 Academy Awards

Best Moments From the 2017 Academy Awards

See some of the best moments from this year's Academy Awards »

Ruth Negga, Isabelle Huppert Kick off the Oscars Carpet

Ruth Negga, dripping in responsibly sourced rubies with a custom Valentino gown to match, accessorized with something extra Sunday on her first Oscar red carpet as a nominee — a blue ribbon in support of the ACLU. »

Best Looks From the 2017 Oscars Red Carpet

Best Looks From the 2017 Oscars Red Carpet

See the best looks from this year's red carpet at the 89th Academy Awards. »

Oscars: Best Picture 'Moonlight' and More Big Winners

As Mahershala Ali took home the first award of the evening winning the best supporting actor Oscar for 'Moonlight,' Sunday night's Oscars were shaping up to be one of the most turbulent and politically charged ceremonies in recent memory. »

Casually Clad Stars Come Through Oscar Rehearsals

Casually Clad Stars Come Through Oscar Rehearsals

Saturday is rehearsal day for Sunday's Academy Awards, when a parade of superstar presenters comes through the Dolby Theatre to practice their lines — another famous face every 15 minutes. It's also casual day at the Dolby, as most stars come dressed down — except for the women's feet: Many actresses wear their show-day shoes to try them out on the Oscar stage. »

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