Despite its low ratings, the 89th Academy Awards will go down as one of the most memorable in the history of the event (thanks in large part to the gaffe during the Best Picture announcement).
Outside of that huge mishap, there were some monumental moments including Moonlight’s historic win for Best Picture. The indie drama became the first movie with an all-black cast to take the top prize, and it’s rising star, Mahershala Ali, became the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar, taking home Best Supporting Actor.
At 32, Damien Chazelle is the youngest filmmaker to win Best Director (for La La Land) and adored actresses Emma Stone and Viola Davis took home their first Oscars for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, respectively.
That was what we saw on stage, but, as is the case with many awards ceremonies, there was as much action going on behind the scenes. And for that, we go to social media!
Oscar pals Brie Larson and Emma Stone
One of the most touching moments comes from Brie Larson. Last year’s Best Actress winner shared a snap on her Instagram of a teary-eyed embrace with this year’s winner, Emma Stone.
The Academy’s Instagram account shared a video of the encounter, as well.
Reese Witherspoon and Nick Kroll
Another former Best Actress winner, Reese Witherspoon is always a gold mine of candid BTS shots, like this one of her sharing an In-N-Out burger with Nick Kroll at the Vanity Fair post-Oscar party.
Reese Witherspoon, Dakota Johnson, and Chris Evans
At the same gathering, Reese enjoyed drinks with Dakota Johnson and got photobombed by Captain America himself, Chris Evans.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
Unlike the Golden Globes, food isn’t offered at the Oscars (sorry, Jimmy Kimmel’s candy dump doesn’t count). Jessica Biel took care of her grumbling stomach following the ceremony, with help from husband, Justin Timberlake.
Oscar night was a perfect date night, not only for couples but BFF’s as well!
Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams
Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak
The festivities served as a reunion for Elizabeth Banks and some of her closest friends in Hollywood.
Check out the rest of our favorite social snaps from the 89th Academy Awards!
Barry Jenkins and Isabelle Huppert
Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Munn
Russell Wilson and Ciara
Michelle Williams, Salma Hayek and Busy Philipps
Emma Roberts (and Julia Roberts)
Adele (and Emma Stone)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Jimmy Kimmel, Adriana Lima, and Matt Damon
Guillermo from Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Finally, Jimmy Kimmel had fun on his talk show Monday night showing exactly what happened to the missing Best Picture envelope.
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(Photo credits: Instagram)