89th Oscars award ceremony ends in "surprise"
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Feb 28, 2017,
Feb 28, 2017, 11:14
That's how La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz reacted to the Oscars' Envelopegate: the moment his film was mistakenly awarded Best Picture, before it was revealed that the wrong movie had been read off and Moonlight had actually won the night's biggest award.
In the biggest Academy Awards flub of all time, Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced the wrong victor for the final award, Best Picture, as "La La Land".
The official line from Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel was that veteran actor Beatty had been given the envelope containing the name of the Best Actress victor rather than the Best Picture.
"I opened the envelope and it said, 'Emma Stone, La La Land, '" Beatty then explained.
While Ty Mabrey added: "So Emma Stone just said that she had her best actress envelope WITH HER. I wasn't trying to be amusing". "We deeply regret the mistakes that were made during the presentation of the Best Picture category during last night's Oscar ceremony", the Academy wrote in a statement. The firm, formerly known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, was skewered on social media following the Oscars telecast, flinging the accountants that usually fade into the background at the awards shows into the spotlight.
Ali won the best supporting actor Oscar for "Moonlight" at Sunday's ceremony. First, Beatty went to read the victor and was visibly shook, handing the card to Dunaway who announced the wrong victor, through no fault of her own, since the card she was holding said "La La Land".
The awards were hosted by famous night show host Jimmy Kimmel, who kept the show humorous.
"We spent so much time with the "La La Land crew, " it was bittersweet", "Moonlight" Director Barry Jenkins told Entertainment Tonight. Harvey misread the correct (admittedly confusingly laid out) envelope. "I knew I would screw this show up!" Everyone will have their opinion on who is best but when you mix political causes to get the results you want then art is the true victim. And once again: "congrats to 'Moonlight.' A truly lovely picture made by some even more attractive people".
"The producers decide what the order of the awards will be. We are now investigating how this could have happened".
With so many people riffing on the same subject at the same time, however, some people got pretty exhausted of the torrent of unoriginal jokes.