Moonlight Wins Best Picture in Major Oscars Blunder

Things got awkward at this year’s Oscars.

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Oscars 2017 Moonlight (source: Vox)

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-

Best Picture


Best Actress

Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Best Director

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.