Oscars Bans PwC Accountants Responsible for Best Picture Gaffe
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 02, 2017,
Mar 02, 2017, 16:23
"Remember a year ago when it seemed like the Oscars was racist?". Beatty was hesitant in naming the victor and Dunaway took the envelope and mistakenly announced La La Land was the best picture instead of actual victor Moonlight.
According to reports, despite the fact that Emma Stone had already received the award for "Best Actress", Beatty and Dunaway were accidentally given the duplicate of that card.
"That's why I took such a long look at Faye, and at you".
However, before last night, I mentioned to friends and family that I felt "Moonlight" should win Best Picture for being the superior and more relevant film, while "La La Land" should still be recognized for its magnificent accomplishment via a Best Director win for Damien Chazelle.
'But then I had to very quickly get back into that place.
Aside from the major mishap, this was a relatively uneventful ceremony. On the weekend of January 27, following the film's eight Academy Award nominations, the film played in 1,104 theaters. Nominees included "La La Land, "Moonlight", "Lion", "Hacksaw Ridge", "Arrival", "Hell or High Water", "Hidden Figures" and "Manchester by the Sea".
By now, you have likely heard about the biggest flub in Oscar history, where presenters announced the wrong victor for the coveted "Best Picture". Ive been saying that (co-writer) Tarell (Alvin McCraney) and I are that kid in the film, and that kid does not grow up to make a piece of art that gets eight Academy Award nominations.
"Must chime in here: this cover is traditionally reserved for best director".
Several celebrities wore blue ribbons on Sunday in support of the American Civil Liberties Union advocacy group that worked to get Trump's bid to ban travelers from seven majority Muslim nations blocked in USA courts. It was possibly the most moving moment of the evening.
I also was holding my Best Actress in a Leading Role card that entire time.
The best picture award was the third Oscar for Barry Jenkins' film about an African American boy growing up gay in a poor neighbourhood in Miami. I'm glad to see that it won. I had that card. "I don't think my life could be changed any more dramatically than the last 20 or 30 minutes".
"I'm going to be really proud to hand this to my friends from 'Moonlight, '" he said as the producers and stars of the competing film walked up to the stage.
This is the third straight year of declining viewership for the show and the ratings hit is a significant one: In the last three years, the Oscars have shed more than 10 million viewers.
In the aftermath, it seems like "Moonlight" was robbed not just of the glory, overshadowed by an error that will go down in history, but also of that moment of pure joy an Oscar victor gets - or so we imagine - upon hearing the name of the movie called by presenters. But, for right now, this was a great wrap up to a great year at the movies. But Kimmel figured the host would go on stage and clear it all up.