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:
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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