Update: PricewaterhouseCoopers admits major Oscars mistake

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  • Monday, 27 Feb 2017

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood. Photo: AFP/Kevin Winter

The 89th Annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, is currently happening at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Jimmy Kimmel is the host of this year's ceremony – let's hope he does a good job.

Star2.com is bringing you live updates of the whole event; There will be red carpet reports, list of presenters and winners, quotes from speeches and so on. To start you off, check out our predictions of who will win in some of the major categories.

4.15pm (Malaysia)

PricewaterhouseCoopers, the firm that has been responsible for counting Oscar ballots for over 80 years, has released an official statement, claiming their big blunder.

1.05pm (Malaysia)



Here's what happened: Warren Beatty was handed the wrong envelope, which was actually for the Best Actress Category (won by Emma Stone of La La Land). Then he let Faye Dunaway read it ... Oops. It's OK, Warren and Faye, it's late in Hollywood, we get it. #tired

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A scene from Moonlight starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali.

12.58pm (Malaysia)

WINNER: Emma Stone wins Best Actress for her role in La La Land.

TRIVIA: Emma Stone joins Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand and Liza Minelli in the league of lead actresses in a musical who have won an Oscar.

12.50pm (Malaysia)

WINNER: Casey Affleck wins Best Actor for his role in Manchester By The Sea.

TRIVIA: Casey Affleck did not win the Screen Actors' Guild award for Best Actor this year (it went to Denzel Washington instead). This is the first time in 12 years that an SAG Best Actor winner did not win an Oscar.

12.40pm (Malaysia)

WINNER: Damien Chazelle wins Best Director for La La Land.

TRIVIA: Damien Chazelle is 32 years old. With his win, Chazelle dethrones Norman Taurog as the youngest winner in the Best Director category. Taurog won in the year 1931!

12.30pm (Malaysia)

WINNER: Moonlight wins Best Adapted Screenplay (writers: Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney).

WINNER: Manchester By The Sea wins Best Original Screenplay (writer: Kenneth Lonergan).

12.15pm (Malaysia)

WINNER: Justin Hurwitz wins Best Original Song for City Of Stars (La La Land). May this song be in your head the whole day today.

WINNER: Justin Hurwitz wins Best Original Score for his work in La La Land.

12.01pm (Malaysia)

11.58am (Malaysia)

WINNER: La La Land wins Best Cinematography.

11.45am (Malaysia) 

WINNER: Sing wins Best Live Action Short.

WINNER: The White Helmets wins Best Documentary Short.

11.37am (Malaysia)

WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge wins Best Film Editing. A win in this category is usually a good indicator of who will win Best Director. Will Mel Gibson win an Oscar this year for his work?

11.35am (Malaysia)

11.30am (Malaysia)

WINNER: The Jungle Book wins Best Visual Effects.

11.15am (Malaysia)

WINNER: Finally, La La Land wins for Best Production Design.

11.10am (Malaysia)


WINNER: Zootopia wins Best Animated Feature.

WINNER: Piper wins Best Animated Short Film.

11am (Malaysia)

10.58am (Malaysia)

WINNER: The Salesman from Iran wins Best Foreign Language Film.

10.50am (Malaysia) Fences star Viola Davis is the 10th person to win an Oscar award and a Tony award for playing the same role. Also, Davis is the 23rd person to win the Triple Crown Of Acting in Hollywood; she has won an Oscar, a Tony and an Emmy!

10.44am (Malaysia)

Best Supporting Actress winner Viola Davis (Fences). Photo: AFP/Frederic J. Brown

WINNER: Viola Davis wins Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences.

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10.35am (Malaysia) 

La La Land has NOT won anything yet. In fact, La La Land can no longer beat Titanic, Ben-Hur and Lord Of The Rings' records for most Oscar wins.

10.30am (Malaysia)

WINNER: Hacksaw Ridge wins for Best Sound Mixing.

WINNER: Arrival wins for Best Sound Editing.

10.20am (Malaysia)

10.12am (Malaysia)

WINNER: OJ: Made In America wins Best Documentary Feature. At 467 minutes, it is the longest movie to ever win an Oscar.

10.10am (Malaysia)

10am (Malaysia) 

WINNER: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them wins the Best Costume award. That's a fourth #Oscar for costume designer Colleen Atwood. beasts

9.57am (Malaysia)

WINNER: Suicide Squad wins for Best Makeup & Hairstyling. hayley

9.50am (Malaysia)

WINNER: First Oscar of the night goes to Moonlight star Mahershala Ali, who wins in the Best Supporting Actor category.

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9.35am (Malaysia) 

And we're off! The Oscars has officially started with Justin Timberlake performing the opening credits.

9.30am (Malaysia)

Singer/actress Janelle Monae, wearing Elie Saab, can't believe she's at the Oscars. We think. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Singer/actress Janelle Monae, wearing Elie Saab, can't believe she's at the Oscars. We think. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

9am (Malaysia)

Lion star and Best Supporting Actor nominee Dev Patel brought his mother Anita! Photo: AFP/Valerie Macon
Empire's Lucius Lyon, Terrence Howard, is probably looking forward to a hot bath after the Oscars. Photo: Reuters/Mike Blake

Well hello, Halle! Halle Barry sporting an afro on the red carpet. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Michelle Williams (left) and Busy Philipps Photo: AFP/Frazer Harrison

OK Leslie Mann. Sure.

8.30am (Malaysia)

SPOTTED: Some celebrities at the Oscars are wearing a blue ribbon in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (which protects individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the US constitution).

Chrissy Teigen and her signature one-leg-out pose with John Legend, doing his signature I-Love-My-Beautiful-Wife-So-Much pose. Photo: Reuters/Mike Blake

8.16am (Malaysia)

Actress Emma Roberts wearing an Armani Prive gown that's similar to her aunt Julia Roberts' dress at the 2001 Oscars, when she won the Best Actress nod for Erin Brokovich. Photo: Reuters/Mike Blake

If we were Kirsten Dunst, we would keep some snacks in those pockets. Photo: AFP/Frazer Harrison
Look how beautiful Jessica Biel is. She told a reporter, "Gold is the colour of the night!" Photo: AFP/Frazer Harrison

Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck throwing Oscar statuette-shaped candy to hungry folks. We think. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

We love you, Hailee Steinfeld. Photo: Reuters/Mike Blake

8am (Malaysia)

The celebrities are arriving in droves. We've spotted some gorgeous gowns on the red carpet, and some not-so-gorgeous ones, too.

Jackie Chan and his panda friends at the 89th Annual Academy Awards in California. Photo: AFP/Frazer Harrison

Tanna directors Bentley Dean and Martin Butler. Tanna is nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Photo: Reuters/Mike Blake

Best Actress nominee Ruth Negga looking red hot HOT in a Valentino dress. Photo: Reuters/Mike Blake

Look, it's Moana! Actress Auli'i Cravalho showing off her gorgeous dress. Photo: Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

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