HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Actress Emma Stone accepts Best Actress for 'La La Land' onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Emma won best actress! (Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Emma Stone won the Oscar for Best Actress.

It’s one of the most coveted awards of the night, with the Best Actor gong going to Casey Affleck, and Emma Stone was the unsurprising winner.

In her acceptance speech she told the other nominees how she admired them, she thanked director Damien Chazelle for giving her the award winning role, and of course she gave a good old nod to her co-star and on screen best pal (who missed out on the Best Actor award) Ryan Gosling.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26:  Actress Emma Stone (L) and accepts Best Actress for 'La La Land' from actor Leonardo DiCaprio onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Emma had been the favourite to win (Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

She said: ‘To the women in this category – you were all so extraordinary and I look up to you and admire you.

‘It has been the greatest honour to stand alongside you. I realise a moment like this is a huge confluence of luck and opportunity so I want to thank Damien Chazelle to be given the opportunity.

‘Ryan Gosling, thank you for making me laugh and always raising the bar and being the best partner on this crazy adventure. To all the people that worked on this movie, I’m going to find you all individually and I’m going to thank you.

‘I’m going to hug the hell out of you when the feeling re-enters my body. I still have a lot of growing and learning to do, and this guy [the Oscar statue] is a really beautiful symbol of continuing to do that.’

Despite her win being well predicted, and coming from a movie with 14 Oscar nominations, the reaction was pretty mixed.

There was a huge amount of support:

But equally many were unsure it was an Oscar-worthy performance:

And there was this slightly awkward comparison of her speech:

Among the 14 nominations La La and had been the favourite to win Best Picture.

However, in a monumental screw up, Warren Beatty accidentally announced La La Land as the winner when in fact the gong went to Moonlight.

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