Dressed head-toe-toe in metallic hues the likes of Emma Stone and Dakota Johnson proved they're the golden girls of the moment at last night's ceremony. If we're lucky, they may even end up starring side by side one day.
Washington's co-star Viola Davis, who recently won a Bafta for her visceral performance in the film, is also a strong contender for the best actress award.
"There were times I wasn't being sent to auditions, and my agent would stop sending me because I wasn't getting enough call-backs", she said.
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The other nominees in this category were Isabelle Huppert "Elle, ' Ruth Negga 'Loving, ' Natalie Portman 'Jackie" and Meryl Streep 'Florence Foster Jenkins'.
"I think everyone is in a state of confusion still - excitement but confusion", Stone said of the atmosphere afterward, before doubling down on her admiration for Moonlight. "To any creative person who has had a door slammed in their face ... or anyone who feels like giving up ..." She was previously nominated for her supporting role in Birdman. On Twitter and Instagram, she sent out a pic of the two embracing after Stone accepted her award. City of stars. There's so much that I can't see."The track comes twice in the movie, at first with Gosling's character Sebastin Wilder singing it longingly and the other time Mia, played by Emma Stone, humming it along with him". He said, "I don't think I would have taken it so nicely". We have been lucky to rehearse and improvise in our first film.
Stone concluded her emotional speech by invoking her character Mia's own journey: "I still have a lot of growing and learning and a lot of work to do, and this guy [Oscar] is a really handsome symbol to continue on that journey". "So we just spent a number of hours each day going through different stations doing dance rehearsal, then I would go to singing lessons and then piano lessons".
"That's why there's two of us".