‘Moonlight’ wins best picture Oscar after ‘La La Land’ mistakenly announced

first_img Related ABC/Eddy Chen(LOS ANGELES) — Moonlight won Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars — but it was La La Land that  was mistakenly first announced as the winner.Co-presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read La La Land, right after La La Land star Emma Stone won best actress for her role in the modern-day musical.“I wasn’t trying to be funny,” presenter Warren Beatty later added after the real winner was revealed.  As it happened, Beatty had been given the wrong envelope — the Best Actress envelope — and that’s the one that was read.After the cast took the stage, a producer for La La Land set things straight, declaring, “Moonlight is the winner … this is not a joke.”Host Jimmy Kimmel joked and said, “I blame Steve Harvey,” alluding to Harvey’s gaffe announcing the wrong Miss Universe winner a year ago.After the mistake, the crowd erupted in surprise and applause for Moonlight, as director and writer Barry Jenkins, the cast and crew dashed on stage to accept the win.“I have to say and it is true, it’s not fake,” Jenkins said. “I’ve been on the road with these guys for so long.”But in his excitement, he made sure to give the movie that was wrongfully announced its due.“I love La La Land,” he said. “Thank you to the Academy, it is so humbling to be standing up there. … There was a time that I thought this movie was impossible because I couldn’t bring it to fruition. … Everybody behind me on this stage said, ‘No, that’s not acceptable,’ so I just wanna thank everyone behind me.’”For his part, Beatty later told the Los Angeles Times, “I looked down at the card and thought, ‘This is very strange, because it says best actress.’ Maybe there was a misprint. I don’t know what happened. And that’s all I have to say on the subject.”PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the official talliers of Oscar votes and keepers of the winners, issued a statement not long after the ceremony ended, declaring, “”We sincerely apologize to Moonlight, La La Land, Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture.  The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected.  We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred.  We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.”While it lost Best Picture, La La Land did win six awards overall, including Best Actress for Emma Stone, as well as Best Original Song for “City of Stars,” Best Original Score and Best Director for Damien Chazelle.  Moonlight, meanwhile, also won Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali, and Best Adapted Screenplay.ABC Breaking News | Latest News VideosHere are the winners from Sunday night’s 89th annual Academy Awards, broadcast live on ABC:Best PictureMoonlightBest Director Damien Chazelle  — La La LandBest Actor Casey Affleck — Manchester by the SeaBest Actress Emma Stone — La La LandBest Supporting Actor Mahershala Ali — MoonlightBest Supporting Actress Viola Davis — FencesBest Cinematography Linus Sandgren —  La La LandBest Documentary FeatureO.J.: Made in AmericaBest Foreign Language FilmThe Salesman, Iran, Asghar Farhadi, directorBest Costume DesignFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — Colleen AtwoodBest Original ScoreLa La Land — Justin HurwitzBest Original Song “City of Stars” — La La LandBest Sound EditingArrivalBest Sound MixingHacksaw RidgeBest Production DesignLa La Land — Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, David WascoBest Animated FeatureZootopia — DisneyBest Animated ShortPiper — PixarBest Film EditingHacksaw Ridge — John GilbertBest Visual EffectsThe Jungle BookBest Makeup and HairstylingSuicide SquadBest Original ScreenplayManchester by the SeaBest Adapted ScreenplayMoonlightCopyright © 2016, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img

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