Oscars ceremony in pictures

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Once the stars were assembled at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, the 89th Academy Awards got under way.

Justin TimberlakeImage copyright
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Justin Timberlake began proceedings with a performance of his Oscar-nominated song Can’t Stop The Feeling.

Host Jimmy KimmelImage copyright
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Host Jimmy Kimmel joked that the ceremony was being watched by “countries that now hate us”.

US Actor Mahershala AliImage copyright
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Mahershala Ali from the film Moonlight won the best supporting actor award.

Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher NelsonImage copyright
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Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson accept the Oscars for best make-up and hairstyling for the film Suicide Squad.

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Colleen Atwood won her fourth Oscar, for the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, after winning in 2011 for Alice in Wonderland, in 2006 for Memoirs of a Geisha and in 2003 for Chicago.

Nasa mathematician Katherine Johnson (second left) appears onstage with actors Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia SpencerImage copyright
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Nasa mathematician Katherine Johnson (second left) appears onstage with Hidden Figures stars Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer. The film tells the little-known story of a group of African-American women and their contribution to the space race in the 50s and 60s.

Actress Meryl StreepImage copyright
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Jimmy Kimmel spotted Meryl Streep and paid tribute to her “many uninspiring and overrated performances”, to much laughter from the audience. Earlier in the week, designer Karl Lagerfeld accused Streep of rejecting one of his dresses because she found a different designer who was willing to pay her – he has since said he “misunderstood” the situation.

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Just in case the audience needed a bite to eat, small parcels of sweets fell from the ceiling.

Producer Caroline Waterlow and director Ezra EdelmanImage copyright
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Producer Caroline Waterlow and director Ezra Edelman of OJ: Made in America accepted the award for best documentary feature.

Sound re-recording mixer Kevin O'Connell accepts Best Sound Mixing for Hacksaw RidgeImage copyright
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Until this moment, Kevin O’Connell was the most-nominated person in Oscars history without a victory having has 21 nominations. Here he lifts the award for best sound mixing for his work on Hacksaw Ridge.

Viola Davis accepts the awardImage copyright
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Viola Davis wins the best supporting actress award for her portrayal of Rose in the adaptation of August Wilson’s play Fences.

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Jimmy Kimmel organised for people taking an LA bus tour to unwittingly appear in the auditorium. Two of the guests told Kimmel they’re getting married in December, so he got Denzel Washington to perform an impromptu ceremony in the front row of the auditorium.

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Kimmel followed this by lifting actor Sunny Pawar, from Lion, above his head as music from the Lion King played – to the delight of co-star Dev Patel.

Actor Hailee Steinfeld, co-directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore and producer Clark Spencer, winners of the Best Animated Feature Film award for Zootopia and actor Gael Garcia BernalImage copyright
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The winners of the best animated feature film award, Zootopia, pose in the press room with their Oscars. Left to right: co-directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore and producer Clark Spencer. Actors Hailee Steinfeld and Gael Garcia Bernal presented them with their awards.

Seth Rogen (left) and Michael J. Fox step out of a DeLorean onstageImage copyright
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In a tribute to Back to the Future, Michael J Fox and Seth Rogen, along with a Delorean, appeared on stage.

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