“La La Land” is definitely one of the best movies of 2016 – and everyone thought it would win the Oscar award for “Best Picture”. It did ‘win’ the award for a few minutes, following a mix-up that many dubbed as a “Steve Harvey moment”, in allusion to the infamous mix-up at last year’s Miss Universe.
Presenter Faye Dunaway announced “La La Land” as the winner but it turned out “Moonlight” was the real winner!
There was confusion at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California as the presenters corrected the error.
Dunaway’s co-presenter Warren Beatty explained, “I want to tell you what happened. I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land. That’s why I took such a long look at Faye and at you. I wasn’t trying to be funny.”
“Well, I don’t know what happened. I blame myself for this,” host Jimmy Kimmel tried to lighten up the moment with a joke.
“Let’s remember, it’s just an awards show. I mean, we hate to see people disappointed, but the good news is we got to see some extra speeches. We have some great movies. I knew I would screw this show up, I really did. Thank you for watching. I’m back to work tomorrow night on my regular show. I promise I’ll never come back. Good night!”
“La La Land” did not come home empty-handed, though, as the film received a total of six awards; although the Best Picture boo boo isn’t likely going to be forgotten (or forgiven) anytime soon…
After all, the Best Picture award is the most-coveted prize of the night! “Moonlight” did not just go home with that trophy, the film also garnered the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor awards.
But the huge upset from “Moonlight” also came as a surprise to many netizens who were rooting for “La La Land”. Many quickly took to the internet to protest the win while others said they will watch “Moonlight” to see whether it was really better than “La La Land”.
What do you think?