In what will likely go down as one of the most embarrassing moments in Oscars history, the award for Best Picture was awarded to La La Land—but it wasn’t the winner of the coveted and prestigious award. Actually, the winner was Moonlight.
Halfway through speeches from the crew of La La Land, producer Jordan Horowitz announced the real winner was Moonlight. Oscars crew members were seen taking away the statues from La La Landcrew, before Horowitz said “Moonlight, you guys won Best Picture. This is not a joke.”
Warren Beatty, who introduced and presented the award with his 1967 Bonnie and Clyde co-star Faye Dunaway, had initially paused with a look of confusion when announcing the award winner, and Dunaway grabbed the envelope and made the announcement. The actor went on to explain what had happened.
“I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone La La Land, thats why I said had a long look at Faye and then you,” Beatty said to Kimmel before flashing the incorrect award card towards the camera.
Here are some of the best reactions following the gaffe: