Mo­ments from Os­cars 2017: Jokes, tears and fam­ily time

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The 89th Academy Awards this year were not just about award­ing films and those as­so­ci­ated with it, but much more than that.

Com­menced by Justin Tim­ber­lake, who per­formed his song, Cant Get Enough, the night’s most mov­ing mo­ment was when Amer­i­can singer, Sara Bareilles sang Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now, while Hol­ly­wood paid a mov­ing trib­ute to the leg­ends who died last year. The trib­ute in­cluded In­dian ac­tor Om Puri as well.

How­ever, the cer­e­mony wasn’t just about tears. Host Jimmy Kim­mel’s con­stant witty jokes and pranks kept the crowd chuck­ling. He even pranked on a group of tourists and wanted them to walk into the au­di­to­rium. The tourists in dis­be­lief, ig­nored Kim­mel and took pho­tos of the celebs in the front row. The high­light of the sur­prise was when ac­tor Den­zel Wash­ing­ton got up and pro­nounced a tourist cou­ple as hus­band and wife.

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Seth Ro­gen and Michael J Fox cel­e­brated Fox’s 1995 clas­sic, Back To The Fu­ture as they pre­sented the Best Film Edit­ing award

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An im­age of the late Car­rie Fisher is dis­played as Sara Bareilles per­forms dur­ing the In Me­mo­riam trib­ute

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Justin Tim­ber­lake kicks off the show by singing Cant Stop Enough

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Dev Pa­tel’s plus one per­son at the event was his mother Anita Pa­tel

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Den­zel Wash­ing­ton ‘of­fi­ci­ated a wed­ding’ at the cer­e­mony

Ben Af­fleck con­grat­u­lat­ing Casey on win­ning the Best Ac­tor award

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