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.
You know what’s better than winning? Watching your friends win. @theacademy
The Academy’s Instagram account shared a video of the encounter, as well.
Brie Larson congratulates best actress winner Emma Stone backstage at the #oscars
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.
Gunter & Rosita reunited! ?? @singmovie @nickkroll #AboutLastNight #Oscars
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.
Three ladies and a photobomb ??? @dakotajohnson @missemward #ChrisEvans #Oscars #VanityFair
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.
Post Oscars. Pre party. Baby daddy duty.
Oscar night was a perfect date night, not only for couples but BFF’s as well!
Busy Philipps and Michelle Williams
Hey @vanityfair !!! We’re ready for our @innout burgers!!! Thank you!!!!
Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak
The festivities served as a reunion for Elizabeth Banks and some of her closest friends in Hollywood.
I ❤️this bunch of nerds – we grew up in this business together and I am grateful to know them. #ronlivingston #rosemariedewitt #adamscott @maxhandelman @jessetyler @nfscott #oscars2017 @vanityfair
Check out the rest of our favorite social snaps from the 89th Academy Awards!
Barry Jenkins and Isabelle Huppert
Once again, with feeling, me and the queen @isabelle.huppert ??
And it’s over! #oscarweekend !! my treat. #innout
Jessica Alba, Gabrielle Union, and Olivia Munn
#TheFutureIsFemale @gabunion @oliviamunn #vanityfairoscarparty @vanityfair you sure throw a fun party
Russell Wilson and Ciara
I’m Honored To Be An Event Chair For #EJAF25. #Oscars
Ready for the Oscars ? #oscars2017
Michelle Williams, Salma Hayek and Busy Philipps
World’s greatest/most beautiful photo bomber.
Emma Roberts (and Julia Roberts)
LOVE my vintage @Armani dress & @swarovski jewels!! Thank you to @RedCarpetGreenDress for making this day special. #RCGD #Oscars2017 and oh hi Aunt Julia ?
Adele (and Emma Stone)
Ah Emma ❤️ And Moonlight, congratulations so so wonderful ⭐️
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
It takes a village!! The Final Look!
Painting some brick lips on this goddess tonight. #emmastone you couldn’t be more beautiful if you tried. Audacious Lipstick in Mona by NARS #narsissist #mua #beauty #oscars
#ad @DunkinDonuts #today I’m almost #redcarpetready but first a bit of happy time in a quiet corner with my cup of joe!!!
Jimmy Kimmel, Adriana Lima, and Matt Damon
?Peacemaker Angel… Can’t we all just get along? ☺️ @jimmykimmel #mattdamon #oscars #vanityfair
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)