Sunday, February 26

Moonlight Wins Best Picture After La La Land Is Announced As Best Picture


Well, I guess this is why people watch the Oscars. Taking a page out of the Miss Universe pageant, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the winner of Best Picture for the 2017 Oscars. The card said "La La Land," so Dunaway made the proclamation that it had won.

As they celebrated onstage, the La La Land folks realized they had actually not won, and Moonlight, in fact, took home this year's Best Picture. In an incredibly gracious display, they invited the Moonlight team up onstage and presented them with the award. Beatty, who took an awfully long time to read the card, came up to the microphone to explain why: the card had actually said "Emma Stone, La La Land." The pair had the card from the previous award for Best Actress. It was mass confusion, and made the end of the award ceremony a little more entertaining than in years past. This is also the second time in less than a year that a major award has been announced incorrectly. We can do better than this, America.

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