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Oscars 2017: Emma Stone Wins Best Actress for ‘La La Land’

02.28.2017

She made the right impression, now everybody knows her name.

Emma Stone has won her first Academy Award for leading the cast of Damien Chazelle’s modern musical La La Land, emerging victorious after a contentious Oscar race that saw her squaring off against awards mainstay Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins), French screen legend Isabelle Huppert (Elle), previous winner Natalie Portman (Jackie) and first-time nominee Ruth Negga (Loving).

Leonardo DiCaprio presented the award to the actress.

Stone breathlessly thanked her peers, saying, “You were all so extraordinary and I look up to you and I admire you.”

She also graciously thanked her three-time leading man, Ryan Gosling, who was also nominated for Best Actor for La La Land.

“Thank you for making me laugh,” Stone said to Gosling. “For always making me laugh and for being my crazy partner in this crazy adventure.”

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