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Emma Stone danced her way to victory as she took home the best actress Oscar for her portrayal of Mia in Damien Chazelle's soaring musical La La Land.
The 28-year-old triumphed for the first time at Oscars defeating strong contenders like Isabelle Huppert (Elle), Ruth Negga (Loving), Natalie Portman (Jackie) and veteran actress Meryl Streep (Florence Foster Jenkins).
Stone's performance, as an aspiring actress working as a barista in a cafe, in the film was praised for being superbly smart, witty and vulnerable. Her half-spoken, half-sung monologue – "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)"- was one of the most poignant moments from the movie.
An emotional Stone thanked fellow nominees Meryl Streep and Ruth Negga and her family.
"Moments like this is a huge confluence of luck and opportunity. I want to thank Damien Chazelle for giving me the opportunity to be part of the project that was so special and once in a life time. I am so grateful to be involved in this film and thank you for your patience.
Ryan Gosling thank you for making me laugh and for being the greatest partner in this crazy adventure… I still have a lot of growing and working to do and this guy (Oscar) is a symbol to continue on that journey and I am so grateful for that," she said.