2017 Oscars: Viral Moment That Has Got Tongues Wagging
The Oscar Awards is over and we know who the winners are. However, the day after the event is usually when you get to all the juicy stuff on things that the ordinary eyes couldn't catch.
Last night, there was a 'mixup' after Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were handed the wrong envelop for 'Best Picture.' We all saw how Beatty hesitated to announce the winner but instead passed it to eager Dunaway who announced La La Land as the winner for the category.
Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty with holding the wrong envelope
La la land producer Jordan Horowitz making his acceptance speech for Best Picture
The crew of La La Land had already given their acceptance speech when suddenly, there was a commotion when we saw men with headphones in the background.
La La land producer Jordan Horowitz quickly said: “Guys, guys, I’m sorry. No. There’s a mistake. ‘Moonlight,’ you guys won best picture.” It was the craziest moment in the history of the Oscars.
La La Land producer corrects error by presenting Best Picture Award to Moonlight
LA Times photographer Al Seib captured the jaw dropping akward moment that no one ever saw coming.
Faces of the stunned crowd. Did you see Meryl Streep? Lol!
Moonlight producer Barry Jenkins holding mouth at the revelation that they won Best picture
Warren Beatty explaining himself about the mixup
“I got to accept the Academy Award for best picture and then, within five minutes, I got to present the Academy Award for best picture,” Horowitz told The Times over the phone Monday. “It’s not the worst thing. Nobody on the planet can say that — except me.”
Jordan Horowitz presenting Barry Jenkins with his award
Barry Jenkins acceptance speech
Jenkins: "You know, there was a time when I thought this movie was impossible, because I couldn’t bring it to fruition. I couldn’t bring myself to tell another story. And so everybody behind me on this stage said, No, that is not acceptable. So I just want to thank everybody up here behind me. Everybody out there in that room. Because we didn’t do this. You guys chose us. Thank you for the choice. I appreciate it. Much love."