Academy Awards Flub Inspires Internet, Leads to Other Best Picture Possibilities
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Feb 27, 2017,
Feb 27, 2017, 20:17
In the night's biggest shocker, a mistake led to Damien Chazelle's La La Land being erroneously named Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars - but the team had to give it up to the actual victor, Barry Jenkins' Moonlight.
"This is not a joke", Horowitz said again to stunned silence.
As the "Moonlight" cast and creators headed to the stage, Kimmel said, "This is very unfortunate what happened". "I think it was just a mix up!"
Romanski said she hoped the movie's win was "inspiring to people, little black boys and brown girls, and other folks watching at home who feel marginalized". "Even in my dreams this could not be true", he said. "I didn't want to go up there and take anything from somebody". He was like, 'Barry Jenkins has to see the card, he needs to know, ' and he showed it to me. "I really did. I promise I'll never come back". The fact that the stylish and modern movie musical stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling certainly helped. During the ceremony, Ruiz and Cullinan stand backstage and hand out the envelopes to presenters before they take the stage.
We took a look at every 2017 best picture nominee's budget and compared it to its domestic box-office gross, based on numbers from Box Office Mojo. "And that's all I have I have to say on the subject".
Asked what explanation he has been given for the mix-up, Jenkins said, "No explanation". I wanted to see the card, and Warren refused to show the card to anybody before he showed it to me, and so he did. "Mistakes happen, especially in a live show", he also wrote. We spent a lot of time together the last six months and I can't imagine being in their position right now.
Beatty took the microphone at one point to explain the error, much like Harvey, who to his credit said after his mistake (when he simply announced the wrong winner): "Folks let me take control of this", Harvey said onstage, showing the correct victor on his card. We are now investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred.