2017 Oscars: Relive the Biggest Show Moments

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The 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony on Sunday (Feb. 26, 2017) was peppered with political commentary and highlighted the best theater snack delivery system we should’ve patented.

That’s right. All of the sudden host Jimmy Kimmel was like, “Hey, let’s have some snacks!” and little parachutes full of candy fell out of the sky. It was magical and made us really hungry, but let’s focus on the awards, shall we?


La La Land took Best Picture… until it didn’t. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway misread the envelope and Moonlight actually won. More on that below. Take a look at the full list of winners over on Variety or keep scrolling to see videos of the biggest moments of the night.

Justin Timberlake opened the show with an electric performance of “Can’t Stop the Feeling” Trolls:


Kimmel “buried the hatchet” with Matt Damon, prodded President Donald Trump, and made Meryl Streep hide in her chair by jokingly citing all of the “overrated” moments in her outstanding career history:


Mahershala Ali became the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award. He thanked his wife, who gave birth to their daughter just four days earlier, in his acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor in Moonlight:

Mathematician Katherine Johnson, who is portrayed by Taraji P. Henson in Hidden Figures, received a standing ovation.

Ryan Gosling and Timberlake had their small Mouseketeer reunion:


OJ: Made in America‘s director Ezra Edelman dedicated his first Oscar to Ron GoldmanNicole Brown, and “victims of police violence, police brutality, racially motivated violence and criminal injustice.”

A group of tourists was unknowingly guided through the Dolby Theater:

Kimmel checked in on his friend, Trump.

Natalie Portman, Eddie Redmayne, Samuel L. Jackson, and more read mean tweets about them:

Sara Bareilles remembered the deceased members of Hollywood in the “In Memoriam” segment:

Kimmel cued the “wrap it up” music on Damon. Not Ben Affleck—just Damon.

Damien Chazelle, who is 32 years old, became the youngest director to win the Best Director category for La La Land:

Casey Affleck accepted his first Oscar for Best Actor in Manchester by the Sea.

Emma Stone won Best Actress for La La Land.

Finally, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced that La La Land won Best Picture. Once the entire cast of La La Land was on stage, it was revealed that Moonlight actually took the category. “I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land,” said Beatty in a quick apology. “I wasn’t trying to be funny.”

Launch the gallery at the top of the page to view photos of the Best and Worst Dressed actors.