Oscars 2017 Announces The Wrong Winner For Best Picture
Warren Beatty read out the wrong winner for the Best Picture Award at the Oscars 2017. Read more at MTV.co.uk.
Oh jeez. Just when we were about to head off to bed in a calm, Hollywood manner, it's all kicked off at the Oscars 2017.
Tonight's Academy Awards have gone down in history, after Warren Beatty announced the WRONG winner for the final category of the evening - the prestigious Best Picture Award.
Just as predicted, Warren, who was presenting the award with Faye Dunaway, read out La La Land as the movie which had scooped the coveted gong, and the entire cast and crew of the film hopped up on stage to collect the golden statue for the mantlepiece.
But just as the acceptance speeches were coming to an end, chaos quickly ensued on stage, and it was revealed that the wrong film had been announced as the winner of the prestigious award. It had in fact been awarded to Moonlight.
"This was not a joke," Warren insisted to everyone after admitting the mistake.
"I wasn't trying to be funny," he added. He later explained that he'd actually been handed the wrong envelope, which had previously announced Best Actress Emma Stone for La La Land. "That's why I looked at Faye for a really long time."
So. Awkward. But YAY CONGRATULATIONS TO MOONLIGHT.
This tweet sums up the whole thing pretty well.
Words by Lucy Wood
CRIKEY. Fancy a watch of some behind the scenes La La Land action with Emma Stone to calm down a bit? Here you go.