Variety: Epic Oscars Mistake: Faye Dunaway, Warren Beatty Announce Wrong Best Picture Winner
“Moonlight” walked away with best picture honors at the end of Sunday night’s Oscars ceremony in Hollywood.
The presenters for the final award — Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway — were incorrectly given the best actress award envelope. A confused Beatty saw Emma Stone’s name and “La La Land,” and handed the envelope to Dunaway, who then announced the musical as the Best Picture winner.
The “La La Land” cast took the stage and producers began their speeches. But they stopped midway when they realized their error.
“There’s a mistake. ‘Moonlight’ you guys won best picture,” Jordan Horowitz said to the shocked Dolby Theater audience. “This is not a joke, come up here” the producer added. “Moonlight has won best picture.”
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WNU Editor: From the opening monologue .... Kimmel uses Oscars monologue to hit Trump as racist (Washington Times) .... and for the rest of the show .... Trump policies play supporting role in 2017 Oscars (Reuters) .... politics was in the air. I did not see the ending of the Oscars .... we were driving home at that time .... but when I woke up this morning and read the headlines .... what can I say .... Hollywood is Hollywood .... they make mistakes.
More News On Last Night's Oscars
Oscars Accountants Apologize for Snafu, Vow to "Investigate How This Could Have Happened" -- Hollywood Disaster
Moonlight wins Best Picture at Oscars after shocking La La Land mix-up -- Entertainment
After Oscar Mix-Up, Hollywood Searches for an Explanation -- WSJ
Oops, our bad: 'Moonlight' really won in major mess-up -- AP
'Moonlight' upsets 'La La Land' for top Oscar after major gaffe -- Reuters
Here's what happened onstage during the Oscars' mistake -- AP
Here's how the worst flub in Oscar history went down -- USA Today
Update: Why am I not surprised .... TV Ratings: Oscars Drop Again in Early Numbers (The Hollywood Reporter).