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‘La La Land’ Best Picture Oscar Ripped from Grasp by ‘Moonlight’

Horowitz very graciously said, “I’m going to be really proud to hand this to my friends from Moonlight,” before the Moonlight stars and filmmakers took the stage.


Jaws dropped. Tweets flew. All in all, this was Hollywood mayhem. Jimmy Kimmel tried to cover by making a joke about Steve Harvey, who announced the wrong Miss Universe in 2015. However, to say the program ended abruptly is an understatement.

So how did this mistake even happen? Apparently there are two sets of envelopes, one on each side of the stage. When Emma Stone won best actress, her envelope came from one side of the stage. However, the one on the other side saying the same thing was unopened, and was mistakenly given to Beatty. One of the PricewaterhouseCoopers employs overseeing the process is apparently responsible for the mistake.

MovieSpoon Staff



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