"Very clearly even in my dreams this can't be true. Oscars host Jimmy KImmel looked stunned as the scene played out. “Isn’t that the classic thing?”. “What happened was the director and I had a bad difference over the direction of the film that resulted in a lawsuit that has settled amicably out of court,” she told the site. Jenkins later said the Academy offered them no explanation for what had occurred: "No explanation. Beatty then proceeded to explain the mix-up to the audience, surrounded by the crews of both films on stage. "Congrats to Moonlight! To join the conversation, please Log in. Welcome to Glamour UK. ANNOUNCES WRONG WINNER. The folks from La La Land were so gracious. Unfortunately, the actress was too sick to attend the event. Not a made-up person. "I was holding my best actress in a leading role card the entire time. At the time, Travolta said he was admittedly starstruck by actress Goldie Hawn, who was also backstage, when the assistant instructed him they changed Menzel’s name to the phonetic spelling. When Platt finishes, La La Land producer #3, Fred Berger, shakes his head, then approaches the mic to give his speech. The actual winner was Andre Previn for Irma La Douce. Sure, the hosts have their one-liners ready, presenters have minute-long spiels memorised and performers know exactly where to stand on stage — but that doesn’t mean everything always goes according to plan. Davis Jr. quickly rushed back to the microphone to announce he had made a mistake. What is that name? Presenter Faye Dunaway made a massive mistake at the 89th Academy Awards when she awarded the Best Picture Oscar to La La Land instead of the actual winner, Moonlight. If only there was an award for worst speeches! It’s the most planned event in Hollywood — but the Oscars has had its fair share of stuff-ups over the years. So, when her name was announced as the winner, a man stepped in to accept the award on her behalf. I didn’t want to go up there and take anything from somebody. Moonlight you won best picture. By Duarte Garrido, Entertainment Correspondent. And he’s not speaking to me. Social media went to town on the mix-up, with many comparisons to the US election. Travolta said he had been waiting backstage when a worker grabbed him and said he had one minute and 15 seconds until it was time to present. ", :: Gaffe reaction: 'Russia just hacked the Oscars', Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player. Mahershala Ali, one of the stars of the film who also won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar, said he had mixed feelings about the event. "I want to tell you what happened I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land and that is why I tooksuch a long look at Faye and at you," he said. However, the mystery behind the error deepened when Stone later said she was holding her card the whole time. Emma Stone realises the twist ending to the announcement of the winner of Best Picture at the Oscars. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, who starred together in 1967's classic heist movie Bonnie and Clyde, inadvertently pulled off another top-level heist when Beatty announced that the winner was the much-fancied La La Land, whose leading actress and director, Emma Stone and Damien Chazelle, had already won Oscars in their categories. That's why I took such a long look at Faye, and at you. La La Land is announced the best picture in the biggest gaffe in Oscars history after Warren Beatty is given the wrong envelope. Things just happen. A day after the hit film picked up five Oscar nominations, Bohemian Rhapsody's director Bryan Singer has been hit with shocking sexual assault allegations, as the film’s stars keep their distance. You can opt out at any time or find out more by reading our cookie policy. Warren Beatty, who had presented the award with Dunaway, took the microphone to explain the mix-up. "The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. It’s very hard to feel joy in a moment like that … but I feel very fortunate for all of us to have walked away with the best picture award. Open my cookie preferences. THERE IS JUST NO COMING BACK FROM THAT. “La La Land has done so well and has resonated with so many people," he told The Hollywood Reporter. The elated cast and crew of La La Land duly came up on stage to accept their statuettes, at which point the Oscar producers had to come out and tell them that, um, actually, their film hadn't won, and Moonlight was the real winner. ", While the La La Land crew exited the stage, Jenkins thanked them, saying: "We have been on the road with these guys and it was so gracious and so generous of them.". The official accountant of the Oscars, Price Waterhouse Coopers, took responsibility for the mistake, saying they handed Dunaway the wrong category envelope. It was the most horrible, bizarre, jaw-dropping end to any Oscars that I've certainly seen. Moonlight has been awarded the best picture Oscar after La La Land was handed the top gong in error.

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