Oscars 2017 saw the worst happening as the wrong winner was announced for the best picture. It was announced by Warren Beatty that the winner is "La La Land," however, it was "Moonlight" who was the actual winner.
The 89th Academy Awards, held at Dolby Theatres, Los Angeles witnessed the biggest fiasco happening in the history of Oscars. Warren Beatty announced the winner for the best movie to be "La La Land," even though the actual winner was the movie, "Moonlight." According to reports from BBC, the mistake was discovered after the team of "La La Land" took to stage and was in the middle of their acceptance speech when Jordan Horowitz, one of the movie's producer announced the glitch.
After "Moonlight" was announced as the actual winner, Barry Jenkins, the writer, and director of the movie went on stage and accepted the award. Jenkins stated that it was really happening and not a dream anymore. He thanked all and also the team of "La La Land."
Warren Beatty justified his announcement by stating that the card that he opened had, Emma Stone "La La Land" written, LA Times reported. He said that was confused and looked at co-presenter, Faye Dunaway, but eventually announced "La La Land" as the winner.
Notably, before the awards ceremony, "La La Land" was the most popular choice for the best picture award, followed by "Moonlight" in the second position. But, in terms of votes, "Moonlight" emerged as the winner. But, it was not all bad for La La Land as the movie bagged several awards that include the best actress (Emma Stone) and the youngest director to win an Oscar (Damien Chazell).
The incident, however, had the social media erupting as a glitch like this was the last thing expected to happen at the Oscars. Several fans as well as celebs tweeted and posted about the incident. While everyone was happy with "Moonlight" winning, the "La La Lands" team was also praised for their gracious reaction.