Watch the Moment Emma Stone Started Sobbing Backstage at the Oscars

She was overwhelmed with emotion when Brie Larson congratulated her.

It was an emotional night for the winners at the 2017 Oscars (Moonlight for Best Picture, anyone? (opens in new tab)), and the intensity of the evening clearly got to Emma Stone—not that we blame her at all. After Stone accepted her award with a heartfelt speech, last year's winner Brie Larson stopped her backstage. The two shared a really sweet moment, which proved to be too much for Stone:

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First, Larson grabs her, and it takes Stone a moment to realize what's happening:

Then she looks at her award:

She giggles:

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And promptly bursts into tears:

The two share the sweetest hug as Stone sobs into Larson's shoulder:

And it looks like Larson was just as moved:

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On a night filled with genuine emotion, this moment was a moving addition.

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Julie Kosin is the senior culture editor of, where she oversees all things movies, TV, books, music, and art, from trawling Netflix for a worthy binge to endorsing your next book club pick. She's the former director of audience strategy and entertainment at (opens in new tab). When not glued to her laptop, she can be found taking pictures of her dog or haunting used bookstores.