Oscars announces wrong winner for Best Picture
Faye Dunaway & Warren Beatty present La La Land the Best Picture trophy -before it is awarded to Moonlight.
A controversy has upstaged the 2017 Academy Awards after Faye Dunaway & Warren Beatty presented the wrong winner for Best Picture.
Dunaway incorrectly announced La La Land as the winner, until a producer interrupted speeches to announced Moonlight had won.
Cast and crew of the hit musical had to leave the stage as confused winners of Moonlight took to the stage.
“I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land,” Warren Beatty told the audience. “That’s why I took such a long look at Faye (Dunaway) and you. I wasn’t trying to be funny.”
After the gaffe, Academy librarians confirmed, “We can’t think of another moment when the wrong winner was announced during the show.”
The mix-up echoes the uproar over Miss Universe announcing the wrong winner.
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But it wasn’t the only boo-boo.
During the In Memoriam segment a photo of the late Australian costume designer “Janet Patterson” the broadcast featured Aussie film producer Jan Chapman, who is alive and well.