Backstage at the Oscars 2017: Candid photos of Hollywood stars at the 89th Academy Awards

Hundreds of the biggest names in the film industry arrived at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Centre in Los Angeles, California to attend the 89th Academy Awards. In this gallery, IBTimesUK presents some of the best backstage photos from the event:

Leonardo DiCaprio and Emma StoneChristopher Polk/Getty Images

Oscar winners shared some joyful moments backstage, before making their way to the Governors Ball, where they would have their trophy's engraved. Viola Davis, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Fences" said that her Oscar win would not go to her head. "I'll have some mac and cheese, and I'll go back to washing my daughter's hair tomorrow night," she told Reuters.

Ryan GoslingChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Ashton Sanders (L) and Jharrel JeromeChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Aniston embrace in the audienceChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Emma Stone hugs a guest backstageChristopher Polk/Getty Images

Meanwhile, Best actress winner for "La La Land," Emma Stone had a realisation after winning her trophy. "Not to change the subject but, I was just like looking down at it, like it was my newborn child. This is a statue of a naked man. Very creepy staring at it. So hopefully I will look at a newborn child differently."

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Best actor winner Casey Affleck had one big regret following his win for "Manchester By the Sea." "I didn't thank my children, which is something that I'll probably never ever live down. About three seconds after I made it backstage, my phone rang and my son said, "You didn't even mention us."

Film Editor Joi McMillon and Janelle MonaeChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Samuel L. JacksonChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Scarlett JohanssonChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Jennifer Aniston and Justin TherouxChristopher Polk/Getty Images

"Moonlight" won the Oscar for Best Picture following a mishap that caused uproar and confusion after presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway initially announced that romantic musical "La La Land", the presumed favourite for best picture, had won. Speaking to Reuters, Mahershala Ali, who won Best Supporting Actor for his role in "Moonlight", said that "You know, 'Moonlight,' excuse me, 'La La Land' has done so well and it's resonated with so many people, especially in this time when people need a sense of buoyancy in their life and need some hope and light. So that film has really impacted people sort of in that, in a different, in a very different way than 'Moonlight...I feel very fortunate to, for all of us to have walked away with the Best Picture award. It's pretty remarkable."

Leonardo DiCaprio and Emma StoneChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Justin TimberlakeChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Halle BerryMatt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
Leslie MannChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Janelle MonaeChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Brie LarsonChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Michelle WilliamsChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Nicole KidmanChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Characters from 'My Life as a Zuchinni'Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
Robin RobertsMatt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
Octavia SpencerChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Sara Bareilles performs during the "In Memoriam" segment with an image of the late Gene Wilder in the backgroundLucy Nicholson/Reuters
Mark Rylance presents the award for 'Best Supporting Actress'Christopher Polk/Getty Images
Mahershala Ali leaves the stage after accepting the award for Best Supporting ActorChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Candy vendors are seen in the audienceKevin Winter/Getty Images
Viola Davis carries her Oscar for Best Supporting ActressLucas Jackson/Reuters
Andrew GarfieldChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Naomi HarrisChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Taraji P. HensonChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Javier BardemChristopher Polk/Getty Images
Emma StoneChristopher Polk/Getty Images

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