Moonlight won Best Picture at the 2017 Academy Awards, only after La La Land was announced the winner…
Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were responsible for the mix-up, reading the wrong film title and provoking a series of very awkward events in the following few minutes.
The cast and crew of La La Land were halfway through their victory speech when interrupted by one of the directors of the awards show, who accurately announced that Moonlight was the actual winner.
Kind of reminiscent of Australia’s 2010 Next Top Model final am I right?
Alas, the night was otherwise a success and much more racially diverse on the whole, so it wasn’t all bad.
The winner’s of the night’s main awards were as follows-
Emma Stone, La La Land
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
If, like me, you are kind of messed up and are more interested in this monumental fail, watch the videos below and see which one makes you cringe more. Enjoy.