Oscars ‘Wrong Best Picture’ Video: Watch It Here [Updated]

Oscars ‘Wrong Best Picture’ Video: Watch It Here [Updated]
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Welp, that was interesting. The 89th annual Academy Awards just gave the Best Picture gong to the wrong movie. It wasn’t a hasty correction either. The “winners” all got up on stage and everything. Watch the cringe-worthy video here.

La La Land has been wrongly named Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars. No, really.

We’re guessing Warren Beatty won’t be asked back to present an award at the Oscars anytime soon. The veteran actor announced La La Land had won Best Picture alongside his Bonnie And Clyde co-star Faye Dunaway. After getting on stage to accept the award, everyone belatedly realised that the winner was, in fact, Moonlight. Oh dear.

“I’m sorry, there’s a mistake,” La La Land producer Jordan Horwitz said after having made his acceptance speech.

“I opened the envelope and it said ‘Emma Stone, La La Land’. I wasn’t trying to be funny,” Beatty added.

Here’s the “Oscar best movie clip” just as the mayhem unfolds:

Despite her Best Actress win, it appears Emma Stone took the debacle particularly hard:

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We didn’t see it coming either, Emma.

Do you think Warren Beatty got confused? Did the show’s producers carefully orchestrate the gaff to ensure lots of headlines? Or do Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway just really like LA LA Land? Share your pet conspiracy theories below!

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  • Honestly I watched the movie and thought not worthy of an Oscar especially for best picture content nothing new and a mediocre musical at best so I’m not sure what all the fuss was about

  • Leo screwed up. He had the envelope with the winner for Best Female Lead (Emma Stone, La La Land) and when he walked off stage, he just left the envelope on a table to the side. Beatty then picked up that envelope and read off that instead of the proper envelope.

  • Warren Beatty was given the envelope for Best Actress (which Emma Stone won).

    Beatty didn’t read the “winner” when he opened the envelope. He stops, looks confused and then shows it to Faye Dunaway, who probably just got carried away in the moment and read ‘La La Land’.

    You can even see the wrong envelope in his hand – http://imgur.com/a/Ze5bB

  • Warren Beatty didn’t even read it – it was FAYE DUNAWAY who actually announced La La Land as the winner. She took off & Warren Beatty came back to take the heat – so he gets blamed?

  • It just shows how dumb and unprepared those presenting actors were. Beatty saw it didn’t make sense and was clueless of what to do. You watching it and he clearly sees it is wrong, looks in the envelope again and doesn’t know what to do. Passes it off to Faye who just see’s Emma and with out thinking says, “La La Land.”

    Apparently they have two sets of the envelopes on each side of the stage because where people come in changes through out the show in an unplanned fashion and someone fucked up.

    • He wasn’t clueless as to what to do.
      Put yourself in that situation.
      No-body other than the Price Waterhouse guys knows what is in the envelope. You get an envelope for best picture, you open it up and it has LA LA Land in there, which is a nominee and a favourite.
      Then you notice it has Emma Stone written under it, which seems a little weird.
      You read it a few times, and try to decide what to do. Do you call for clarification, and to who? It would create a fuss and possibly a scandal right there. You look at it again, maybe the name underneath is the person who you are going to hand the oscar to. Maybe they wanted Emma to do the actual receiving of it for some reason.
      You hesitate to read it out, think on it under all the pressure of the moment, the lights, the millions of people watching, and try and decide what to do. Surely there is no way they handed you an envelope with the wrong film name on it.
      You show it to your co-presenter, who just grabs it and reads the name.

      I wouldn’t have wanted to be In Beatty’s position, anything he did was potentially going to cause a problem, 99% of people would have just read the picture name immediately.

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