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Meryl Streep Was More Excited for Emma Stone's Best Actress Oscar Win Than Emma Stone

by Philiana Ng 9:55 PM PST, February 26, 2017
Playing Meryl Streep Was More Excited for Emma Stone's Best Actress Oscar Win Than Emma Stone

Well, this is just cute.

La La Land star Emma Stone took home her first Oscar for Best Actress, but it was the legendary actress she beat out for the award who had the best reaction to her win.

When Leonardo DiCaprio opened the envelope and announced Stone the winner, Meryl Streep -- nominated for Florence Foster Jenkins -- was adorably giddy over the newly minted winner, clapping enthusiastically and exclaiming, “Yeah!”

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Stone, meanwhile, was overrun with emotions, hugging her brother, Spencer, and La La Land co-star Ryan Gosling on her way up to the stage as she went on to accept her Oscar from DiCaprio. (She was so taken aback by his presence that she adorably said, “Leo!” in shock.)

When she got to the mic, she praised her fellow Best Actress nominees -- Streep, Ruth Negga, the absent Natalie Portman and Isabelle Huppert.

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“To the women in this category, Natalie, Isabelle, Meryl, Ruth, you are all so extraordinary and I look up to you and I admire you more than I can put into words,” she said in her acceptance speech. “It has been the greatest honor to stand beside you. That has been the greatest honor of all.”

For more on La La Land, watch the video below.

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