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Oscars 2017 Live: Not La La Land, Moonlight wins Best Picture; biggest WTF moment of the ceremony

As the 89th Academy Awards — or the Oscars 2017 — kick off at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (Sunday night, 26 February, in the US and Monday morning, 27 February for us folks in India), we're bring you LIVE updates

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Oscars 2017 Live: Not La La Land, Moonlight wins Best Picture; biggest WTF moment of the ceremony

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Feb 27, 2017 - 10:48 (IST)

Oscars 2017 winners complete list: See who won at the 89th Academy Awards

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Feb 27, 2017 - 11:01 (IST)

Hear Barry Jenkins' acceptance speech for Best Picture win for Moonlight:

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:59 (IST)

That moment when...

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:57 (IST)

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:52 (IST)

This was a ceremony were the Oscars ALMOST redeemed themselves. I now look forward to Trump tweeting about how the goof up was FAKE NEWS and BAD. Cheers!

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:50 (IST)

Final word: Oscars 2017 was a great show. Jimmy Kimmel was funny, the Kimmel-Damon rivalry was the highlight, La La Land probably didn't deserve some of the awards it got, and Warren Beatty needs new glasses.

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:48 (IST)

Here's the complete list of winners at the 89th Academy Awards. La La Land is — despite the Best Picture gaffe — taking home no fewer than five golden statuettes from the Oscars 2017. 

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:46 (IST)

The moment when the Best Picture goof-up happened: 

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:45 (IST)

The big award for the night was marked by a major goof-up as La La Land was first announced Best Picture winner. However, even as the team came on stage to take their award, presenter Warren Beatty realised that he had been handed the wrong envelope (he had Emma Stone's Best Actress note) and corrected himself. Moonlight was then announced as the winner for Best Picture. 

Feb 27, 2017 - 10:39 (IST)

And the Oscar for Best Picture goes to Moonlight

Here are the nine nominees in the running: 

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea

Lion

Moonlight

...And the winner is: Moonlight

In the pantheon of award shows that honour cinema the world over, there are few that match up to the Oscars in terms of glamour, hype or scale.

And as the 89th Academy Awards — or the Oscars 2017 — kick off at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles (Sunday night, 26 February, in the US and Monday morning, 27 February for us folks in India), there's plenty of excitement over how the ceremony will play out.

Will La La Land pull off a landslide sweep across all the major categories it's been nominated in? Will Emma Stone lift the coveted golden statuette as Best Actress? Will it come down to a Denzel Washington vs Casey Affleck fight for the Best Actor in a Leading Role prize? Will Dennis Villeneuve or Damien Chazelle earn the Best Director honour?

We've got some desi interest in the proceedings as well. Priyanka Chopra will be walking the red carpet; she announced her presence with an Instagram photo along with Sir Mick Jagger, which really had us wondering if they have some sort of joint performance/presentation at the Oscars 2017 ceremony. Then there's Dev Patel, who has a Best Supporting Actor for his role in Lion.

Oscars 2017 Live Not La La Land Moonlight wins Best Picture biggest WTF moment of the ceremony

Oscars 2017: Who will take home the coveted golden statuette?

If Patel has many expectations riding on his lean shoulders, so too does first-time host Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel follows a tough act in the form of last year's host Chris Rock, who roasted the Academy over the #OscarsSoWhite controversy to great effect. Then there's former host Ellen DeGeneres, who has set the bar pretty high with her pizza-sharing, selfie-snapping ways. Kimmel had a goodish bit of experience with hosting the Emmys this year, which should stand him in good stead on the Oscars stage.

That stage could well be the spot where some pretty blistering anti-Donald Trump speeches are made. Meryl Streep set the tone with her Golden Globes acceptance speech, and Stranger Things star David Harbour and a host of other actors followed it up at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards. Who will get the loudest applause?

And of course, when talking of applause and approval, we can't leave out the slightly less serious (but no less important) red carpet fashion. There will be some beautiful gowns, natty tuxedos and several bizarre sartorial statements made — there's no doubt.

And we'll be keeping you posted on every little detail, minute-by-minute.

Stay tuned. We're live blogging the 89th Academy Awards, aka the Oscars 2017, right here.

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