Emma Stone won the Oscar for Best Actress Sunday night for her charming performance as Mia Dolan in La La Land.
Stone happily accepted the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in the final hour of the evening from last year's Best Actor winner Leonardo DiCaprio.
The La La Land star beat fellow Best Actress nominees Isabelle Huppert for Elle, Ruth Negga for Loving, Natalie Portman for Jackie and Meryl Streep for Florence Foster Jenkins. This was Stone's second Oscar nomination, having previously been nominated in Best Supporting Actress for 2014's Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).
Stone was widely predicted to win the Oscar, after winning Lead Actress at the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the BAFTAs. The only major award she lost before the Oscars was at the Critics' Choice Awards, which gave their Lead Actress award to Portman.
The actress has seen her star rise dramatically over the past few years since her star-making role in 2010's Easy A. She has appeared in blockbusters like 2012's The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel, comedies like Crazy, Stupid, Love. and Zombieland and critically-acclaimed films like Birdman, The Help and now La La Land.
In La La Land, Stone shows off her singing chops on songs like "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)", "City of Stars" and "Somewhere in the Crowd". But this isn't her first big musical breakthrough. She played the lead role of Sally Bowles in Cabaret on Broadway from 2014-15.