Everything You Need To Know About The Oscars Best Picture Mix-Up
La La Land was mistakenly awarded the Oscar for Best Picture last night and the whole cast was onstage before it was correctly awarded to Moonlight. Here's how it happened.
There have been plenty of mishaps and mistakes surrounding the history of Awards shows. In the last ten years alone, in fact, there have been some doozies, which you can watch here:
But the 2017 Academy Awards Best Picture mix-up might just take the cake. La La Land was announced as the Best Picture of 2017 after Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway ended up with the card for Best Actress instead of the Best Picture Category. The cast was onstage, Emma Stone was crying, and the producers had already made their speeches when the mistake was finally corrected, giving the award to Moonlight instead.You can watch the full process here:
In a recent statement, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm which tallies and keeps track of the ballots, apologized and explained the incident. What is believed to have happened currently is that Warren Beatty was handed the duplicate card announcing Emma Stone as best actress as he walked onstage instead of the card announcing the Best Picture winner.
We sincerely apologise to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for best picture.
Celebrity reactions, were of course, one of the best parts of the mistake:
But now, what we would like to know is...