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In pictures: Oscars ceremony 2017

Writer and director Barry Jenkins, actors Jaden Piner and Alex R HibbertImage copyright Kevin Winter / Getty Images)
Image caption The biggest story of the night came right at the end with the announcement that Moonlight had been awarded best picture.
Warren Beatty holds the card for the Best Picture OscarImage copyright Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Image caption The award was initially given to La La Land as the wrong envelope had been handed to Warren Beatty who was presenting the award.
Warren Beatty and La La LandImage copyright Mark Ralston / AFP
Image caption Chaos ensued for a few moments before Jordan Horowitz of La La Land graciously announced it should have gone to Moonlight.
Cast and crew of Moonlight accept the Best Picture awardImage copyright Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Image caption Order was restored as the cast and crew of Moonlight took to the stage to accept the award.
Casey Affleck reacts as he accepts the Oscar for Best ActorImage copyright Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Image caption Casey Affleck saw off strong opposition including Denzel Washington to win the best actor category. Affleck said: “It means so much to me thank you. One of the first people who taught me how to act was Denzel Washington and I just met him for the first time tonight.”
Emma StoneImage copyright Mark Ralston / AFP
Image caption La La Land took seven awards including one to Emma Stone for best actress. It’s Stone’s first Oscar win, although she was nominated for Birdman in 2015.
US Actor Mahershala AliImage copyright Mark Ralston / AFP
Image caption Mahershala Ali from the film Moonlight won the best supporting actor award.
Viola Davis accepts the awardImage copyright Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP
Image caption Viola Davis won the best supporting actress award for her portrayal of Rose in the adaptation of August Wilson’s play Fences.
Best Supporting Actor Mahershala Ali, for Moonlight, Best Actress Emma Stone for La La Land, Best Supporting Actress Viola Davis, for Fences and Best Actor Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea hold their OscarsImage copyright Lucas Jackson / Reuters
Image caption The four winners of the individual actor awards lined up in the press room. Left to right: Best supporting actor Mahershala Ali, best actress Emma Stone, best supporting actress Viola Davis and best actor Casey Affleck.
Oscars Awards ShowImage copyright Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Image caption The awards began once the stars were assembled at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Justin TimberlakeImage copyright Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Image caption Justin Timberlake began proceedings with a performance of his Oscar-nominated song Can’t Stop The Feeling.
Host Jimmy KimmelImage copyright Mark Ralston / AFP
Image caption Host Jimmy Kimmel joked that the ceremony was being watched by “countries that now hate us”.
Nasa mathematician Katherine Johnson (second left) appears onstage with actors Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia SpencerImage copyright Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Image caption Nasa mathematician Katherine Johnson (second left) appeared with Hidden Figures stars Janelle Monae, Taraji P Henson and Octavia Spencer. The film tells the little-known story of a group of African-American women and their contribution to the space race in the 50s and 60s.
Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher NelsonImage copyright Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Image caption Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson accepted Oscars for best make-up and hairstyling for the film Suicide Squad.
Colleen AtwoodImage copyright Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Image caption Colleen Atwood won her fourth Oscar, for the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, after winning in 2011 for Alice in Wonderland, in 2006 for Memoirs of a Geisha and in 2003 for Chicago.
Actress Meryl StreepImage copyright Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Image caption Jimmy Kimmel spotted Meryl Streep and paid tribute to her “many uninspiring and overrated performances”, to much laughter from the audience. Earlier in the week, designer Karl Lagerfeld accused Streep of rejecting one of his dresses because she found a different designer who was willing to pay her – he has since said he “misunderstood” the situation.
Candy is delivered from the rafters to the audienceImage copyright Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Image caption Just in case the audience needed a bite to eat, small parcels of sweets fell from the ceiling.
Producer Caroline Waterlow and director Ezra EdelmanImage copyright Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Image caption Producer Caroline Waterlow and director Ezra Edelman of OJ: Made in America accepted the award for best documentary feature.
Sound re-recording mixer Kevin O'Connell accepts Best Sound Mixing for Hacksaw RidgeImage copyright Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Image caption Until this moment, Kevin O’Connell was the most-nominated person in Oscars history without a victory, with 21 nominations. Here he finally lifts the award – for best sound mixing for his work on Hacksaw Ridge.
Tourists brought into the Oscars as a surpriseImage copyright Mark Ralston / AFP
Image caption Jimmy Kimmel organised for people taking an LA bus tour to unwittingly appear in the auditorium. Two of the guests told Kimmel they’re getting married in December, so he got Denzel Washington to perform an impromptu ceremony in the front row of the auditorium.
Dev Patel watches Jimmy Kimmel lift Sunny PawarImage copyright Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Image caption Kimmel followed this by lifting actor Sunny Pawar, from Lion, above his head as music from the Lion King played – to the delight of co-star Dev Patel.
Actor Hailee Steinfeld, co-directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore and producer Clark Spencer, winners of the Best Animated Feature Film award for Zootopia and actor Gael Garcia BernalImage copyright Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
Image caption The winners of the best animated feature film award, Zootopia, posed in the press room with their Oscars. Left to right: co-directors Byron Howard, Rich Moore and producer Clark Spencer. Actors Hailee Steinfeld and Gael Garcia Bernal presented them with their awards.
Seth Rogen (left) and Michael J. Fox step out of a DeLorean onstageImage copyright Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP
Image caption In a tribute to Back to the Future, Michael J Fox and Seth Rogen, along with a Delorean, appeared on stage.
British producer Joanna Natasegara and British director Orlando von Einsiedel stand on stage after they won the Best Documentary Short award for The White HelmetsImage copyright Mark Ralston / AFP
Image caption British producer Joanna Natasegara and British director Orlando von Einsiedel accept the award for best documentary short for The White Helmets. It tells the story of the Syrian first responders who risk their lives to rescue victims from frequent airstrikes.
Actors Ryan Gosling and Emma StoneImage copyright Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Image caption Actors Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, both nominated this year, took to the stage to introduce John Legend who performed his songs from La La Land.
Musician John Legend performsImage copyright Kevin Winter / Getty Images
Image caption Legend sang City of Stars and Audition (The Fools Who Dream).
Image copyright Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Image caption The names of some of the actors, directors, writers, producers, musicians and artists who have died in the past year were flashed up on the screen as Sara Bareilles performed Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now.
Actress Salma Hayek and producer Joanna NatasegaraImage copyright Ian West / PA
Image caption Actress Salma Hayek and producer Joanna Natasegara navigated the stairs in the press room.
Amy Adams presents the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay to Tarell Alvin McCraney and Barry Jenkins (not picturedImage copyright Lucy Nicholson / Reuters
Image caption Amy Adams presented the Oscar for best adapted screenplay to Tarell Alvin McCraney and Barry Jenkins (not pictured) for the film Moonlight.

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