American actor Warren Beatty apparently misread the card when it was down to the 2017 Oscars Best Picture.
In a shocking turn of events, the wrong winner for Best Picture was read out and the error was only realized after Damien Chazelle and the La La Land team had taken to the stage inside the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles.
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Moonlight won best picture at the Academy Awards, not La La Land.
I would have told them to rewind that entire announcement again to let the cast/crew have their moment. #Oscars pic.twitter.com/bZPyRvLezf
— Rex Ito (@RexAmosIto) February 27, 2017
“I want to tell you what happened,” Beatty after the mix-up was revealed. “I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land. That’s why I took such a long look at Faye [Dunaway] and at you. I wasn’t trying to be funny.”
“Well I don’t know what happened. I blame myself for this,” Kimmel joked after the moment. “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!”