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Oscars as it happened: 'This is not a joke' Best Picture swiped from La La Land after monumental screw up

That wraps up 1NEWS NOW's rolling coverage of the 89th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California.

Shock and chaos spread through the Dolby Theatre when producers of La La Land were stopped in the middle of their acceptance speeches to be informed that Beatty had incorrectly read La La Land as the winner.

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6.30pm: Rebecca Wright reporting from the red carpet said actors and actresses are leaving and yelling out to the media that they are absolutely shocked that such a mix up at the Academy Awards could happen. 

6.12pm: In an unprecedented announcement, Best Picture taken off La La Land and given to Moonlight after wrong name read out. "This is not a joke, I’m afraid they read the wrong thing".

6.05pm: La La Land wins best picture.

6.00pm: Emma Stone thanks the women she was nominated with, "I look up to you and I admire you". She also thanked La La Land co-star Ryan Gosling, who missed out on Best Lead Actor - "The greatest partner on this crazy adventure". 

5.57pm: Best Lead Actress is presented to Emma Stone in La La Land. 

5.47pm: Best Lead Actor goes to Casey Affleck for Manchester by the Sea. 

5.41pm: Achievement in Directing presented to Damien Chazelle for La La Land by Halle Berry.

5.36pm: Cookies and donuts fall in small para shoot parcels from roof onto celebrities. 

5.33pm: Best Adapted Screenplay goes to Moonlight.

5.29pm: Best Original Screenplay goes to Manchester by the Sea in hilarious presentation where Matt Damon was "played off" by awards music in feud with host Jimmy Kimmel. 

5.20pm: Jennifer Aniston remembers those in the industry who have died, including Prince, Carrie Fisher and Bill Paxton, "All will be loved, all will be missed". 

5.15pm: Best Original Song goes to 'City of Stars' - La La Land, presented by a bored-sounding Scarlett Johansson.

5.13pm: Samuel L. Jackson gives the Oscar for Best Original Music Score to La La Land. 

5.04pm: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling take the stage to introduce John Legend to perform 'City of Stars' from La La Land. 

5.01pm: A special Oscar version of Jimmy Kimmel's 'Celebrities Read Mean Tweets'. 

5.00pm: Best Cinematography goes to La La Land.

4.50pm: Jimmy Kimmel live tweets Donald Trump.

4.45pm: Best Sound Mixing goes to Hacksaw Ridge.

4.40pm: Little Lion star Sunny Pawar is lifted by Jimmy Kimmel to replicate classic Lion King moment. 

4.34pm: New Zealander John Gilbert takes out Achievement in Film Editing, awarded by Michael J. Fox and Seth Rogan.

4.30pm: Best Visual Effects goes to The Jungle Book. 

4.20pm: Host Jimmy Kimmel brings a group of unsuspecting tourists on stage. 

4.15pm: La La Land bags first Oscar with Best Production Award.

4.10pm: Moana misses out, Zootopia wins Best Animated Feature.

4.08pm: The Best Animated Short Film goes to Piper. 

3.58pm: A speech written by Asghar Farhadi says he is not attending the Oscars "out of respect for my country" and other countries which have been impacted by the "imhumane" immigration law.

3.57pm: Charlize Theron and Shirley MaClaine present Best Foreign Film to Asghar Farhadi of 'The Salesman' from Iran.

3.48pm: Viola Davis thanks Denzel Washington in rousing speech. "We are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life."

3.45pm: Actress in Supporting Role goes to Viola Davis in Fences.

3.35pm: Jackie Chan among the honourees at Oscars.

3.30pm: Oscar for Best Sound Mixing goes to Hacksaw Ridge.

3.27pm: The Oscar for sound editing and mixing goes to Arrival.

3.25pm: Small bags of sweets dropped from the ceiling down to the hungry celebrities. 

3.14pm: Dawyne 'The Rock' Johnston takes the stage to introduce Moana hit song.

3.11pm: Best documentary feature goes to OJ Made in America.

3.01pm: Oscar for Costume Design goes to Fantastic Beasts.

2.57pm: Kate McKinnon and Jason Bateman give the Make up and Hairstyling award to the team from Suicide Squad. "This is for all the immigrants". 

2.50pm: Mahershala Ali, winner of actor for supporting role, thanks all his "wonderful teachers". "I'm so blessed I've had this opportunity." He thanked his wife who had their daughter four-days ago. 

2.49pm: Actor for supporting role goes to Mahershala Ali.

2.44pm: Kimmel pays homage to Meryl Streep's 20th Oscar nomination. "Nice dress by the way, is that an Ivanka?"

2.39pm: Host Jimmy Kimmel begins his Oscar opening speech by thanking Donald Trump, "Remember last year when the Oscars seemed racist?"

2.23pm: Justin Timberlake opens the Oscars singing his hit 'Can't stop the feeling!', to an excited crowd of stars and celebrities.

2.21pm: Stars Ruth Negga, Lin-Manuel Miranda and model Karlie Kloss are donning a blue ribbon at the Oscars this year to represent the American Civil Liberties Union, which advocates against the immigration ban.

1.55pm: The stars are rolling in down the red carpet.

Oscar favourites La La Land's Emma Stone sparkles in a Givenchy full length gown and Ryan Gosling looks smouldering wearing a Gucci suit.