Oscars 2017: Jimmy Kimmel jokes about Trump, politics, more

All eyes have now turned to accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, which for 83 years has been in charge of keeping the names of Academy Award winners secret until the night of the big ceremony.

As it reached the final and most anticipated award of the evening, Best Picture, actors Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway (who starred together in the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde) walked onto the stage to announce the victor.

Horowitz, 36, took charge of the moment after giving his victory speech when his film "La La Land" was first announced as the victor in the Best Picture category at the end of the night.

Beatty mistakenly had the envelope announcing Emma Stone's win for Best Actress for her role in La La Land, not the envelope announcing Best Picture.

Superimposed into the film alongside star Ryan Gosling, James re-told the story of how La La Land was Best Picture for just a few minutes Sunday night before it was revealed that Moonlight was the real victor.

Warren Beatty wants more answers from the Academy after his and Faye Dunaway's disastrous Best Picture presentation at the Oscars.

"I opened the envelope and it said 'Emma Stone, La La Land.' That's why I took such a long look at Faye, and at you. We are now investigating how this could have happened".

It added, "We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation". "I thought, 'This is very unusual because it says "best actress" on the card.' And I felt that maybe there was some sort of misprint".

Since La La Land was nominated as Best Picture, Georgie said the movie stars assumed they had the card identifying the correct film. A red-faced Warren Beatty tries to explain his epic Oscar gaffe to the bosses of the studio behind "La La Land". "I'm standing there like an idiot feeling bad for these guys, but also trying really hard not to laugh, to be honest", Kimmel said. But then I had to very quickly get back into that place.

However, Stone has since revealed that she had kept hold of her envelope all evening, though Cullinan and Ruiz confessed earlier this month that they have identical copies of all winning envelopes. The mistake was corrected, but not before La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz called his (translucently white) film a "bold and diverse work".

For the filmmakers and actors in Moonlight, those final seven minutes of the Oscars ceremony-from Dunaway's announcement of La La Land to the discovery that Moonlight had won to the speeches by its producers, by Beatty and by Kimmel-were no less stunning. "I'm done with it because this is true".

In an interview on TV show Fox & Friends, to air today, Mr Trump said: "It just seems like the other side, whenever they're losing badly, they always pull out the race card".

  • Salvatore Jensen