In a hilariously awkward blunder La la land is announced as the best motion picture at the oscars only for them to hand the award over to Moonlight after Wareen Beaty is given the wrong envelope and announces the wrong winners.
La la Land was half way through their acceptance speech when Lala lands The blunder came after Wareen Beaty was handed a copy of the best actress award envelope which was awarded to Emma Stone earlier….
1. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty both come on stage to announce the winner of the best motion picture. A close up photograph of the card that Warren Beatty is holding clearly says “BEST ACTRESS” on it.
2.Beatty Opens the envelope and reads what the cards says but is seems confused so decides to hand the card to Dunaway who just blurts out that the winner is La La land.
3.La la Land take to the stage where they start to give their acceptance speech… but a man in a headset walks on stage and begins talking to Jordan Horowitz (holding Oscar) and Fred Berger and gives them a new envelope the one with the actual winners in it!
4. This is when things get awkward. As Producer Fred Berger says: “We lost.” and producer Jordan Horowitz, then announces “There’s a mistake. Moonlight, you won best picture,” and holds up the correct card and calls the Moonlight team to come to the stage to accept the award.
5. The Moonlight team then apprehensively come on stage and take the award off Lala land.
Barry Jenkins director of Moonlight Jenkins accepts the award by saying “Even in my dreams this could not be true. But to hell with it, I’m done with dreams – because this is true.”
There is still quite a lot of confusion as to what exactly happened and why Wareen beaty was given the wrong envelope to announce the most important award of the night. Wareen Beaty has since said that “I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land,” adding it was a mistake and he did not do “to try to be funny”. Emma Stone who accepted the best actress award just before the blunder has said that the mess up wasn’t anything to do with her saying backstage “I was holding my best actress card the whole time so whatever story you heard, I don’t know what happened, but I wanted to tell you that.” La lands Producer Jordan Horowitz has said after said that he feel a ‘little broken’ affter the mess up. Ryan Gosling when on stage as the blunder played out could not keep himself from giggling.. however the Joke quikcly wore off for him as he was seen at the after party with a face like thunder.