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Wrong Winner announced for Best Picture at Oscars

Post by lanza218 » February 27th, 2017, 12:32 am

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Moonlight wins best picture Oscar – after Warren Beatty gives award to La La Land
Coming of age drama about a gay black man defeats hot favourite La La Land to win the Academy’s top award, after debacle in which Damien Chazelle’s film read out as winner by Faye Dunaway

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Moonlight has won the best picture Oscar in an unlikely victory, sensationally defeating the strong favourite La La Land.

This was after Faye Dunaway read out La La Land as the victor – and the cast and crew took to the stage and completed many of their acceptance speeches. Chaos then reigned as Warren Beatty, with whom Dunaway had presented the prize, returned to the stage to admit their mistake.

“I wasn’t trying to be funny,” said Beatty, explaining that they had been handed the previous winner’s envelope – for Emma Stone’s La La Land victory. “That’s why I looked at Faye for a really long time,” said Beatty.


Directed by Barry Jenkins and adapted from an unpublished playscript by Tarell Alvin McCraney, Moonlight won near-universal critical plaudits for its depiction of the coming of age of a gay black teenager from a rough neighbourhood in Miami.

Moonlight premiered at the Telluride film festival in 2016, and generated Oscar momentum straightaway, winning a string of awards including best drama at the Golden Globes and best feature at the Gotham awards.

Fred Berger and the cast of La La Land mistakenly accept the award for best picture.
Fred Berger and the cast of La La Land mistakenly accept the award for best picture. Photograph: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
It defeated nine other films in the Oscar race: apart from hot favourite La La Land, it also beat Kenneth Lonergan’s grief drama Manchester by the Sea and the commercially successful Hidden Figures, about black female mathematicians who worked on Nasa’s moon mission in the 1960s.

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Post by Greg2600 » February 27th, 2017, 10:05 am

I thought Beatty and Kimmel were pretty funny about the whole thing. Stinks for the people who didn't win, but they'll get over it.
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Re: Wrong Winner announced for Best Picture at Oscars

Post by lanza218 » February 27th, 2017, 10:40 am

It really was Fayes faukt. Not Beaaty

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Post by Greg2600 » February 27th, 2017, 11:46 am

Well Warren should have turned to the side and said, "uh, I have the wrong envelope." Old coot.
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Re: Wrong Winner announced for Best Picture at Oscars

Post by heelorton79 » February 27th, 2017, 4:19 pm

Well Beatty completely fucked Faye over. He knew what he was doing. He hesitated and hesitated until Faye was forced to read the name. Ha!

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Post by ICW » February 27th, 2017, 4:36 pm

Apparently one of the employees from the company who handles the envelopes was tweeting right after Emma Stone came off the stage, wasn't paying attention as he was caught up in Twitter, and handed Beatty the wrong envelope.
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Re: Wrong Winner announced for Best Picture at Oscars

Post by AsianDave » February 28th, 2017, 8:38 pm

:hahaaa: :hah: I guess Steve Harvey is no longer the punchline to a joke any longer!!

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