Moonlight also took home Best Adapted Screenplay, while Manchester by the Sea won Best Original Screenplay. Halfway through La La Land’s acceptance speech, it was announced that Moonlight had actually won, sending viewers online into a frenzy. The presenters were given the wrong envelope by tabulators PwC, in this case the one awarding Emma Stone for best actress for her role in ‘La La Land’. The ceremony was looking classy and glamorous as usual, until the Best Picture Award announcement turned into chaos. After all, they just read what was on the envelope.
For those who missed the 2017 Academy Awards, the cast and creators of La La Land started to make their way onto the stage when the celebration was suddenly stopped by Jordan Horowitz – the producer of the film.
“This is not a joke”.
Cullinan gave Beatty the envelope that was supposed to contain the name of the best-picture victor, people close to the production said.
The Oscars was not the first time Beatty and Dunaway had starred together in Hollywood. “.for best picture.” Another pause. Then he made the first Trump joke of the night: “Maybe this is not a popular thing to say, but I want to say thank you to President Trump – I mean, remember previous year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?”
As for the cause of all the confusion, a clue can be seen on the envelope that Warren Beatty was given to read from. “What did you do?” “I knew I would screw this show up!” Turns out, the victor was actually Moonlight, and the world only realized once the moviemakers were painfully far into their acceptance speeches.
Georgie said that as this was happening the representatives of accounting firm PWC, which is responsible for the voting, tabulation and governance of presenting the awards, were signalling to one of the producers that the ceremony had to stop.
Barry Jenkins is the writer and director of “Moonlight”. “Even in my dreams this could not be true”, he said.
The group includes Denzel Washington and Viola Davis for “Fences“, Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris for “Moonlight” and Dev Patel for “Lion”.
In an emotional speech, the actor thanked his “wonderful” teachers and his wife, who had given birth to their daughter just days earlier. Remember a year ago when it seemed like the Oscars were racist?
The firm apologized to all of the people who were made uncomfortable by the mistake.
Horowitz is being credited for staying calm and stopping the show to correct the error. So, it only seems befitting that the night comes to an end in such a glorious manner.
PricewaterhouseCooper’s Brian Cullinan photographed Emma clutching her Best Actress award for her role in La La Land before tweeting it at 9:05pm Pacific time.
His character resonated with man, y collecting best supporting actor honors all throughout award season including the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics’ Choice Movie Awards and NAACP Image Award.
“Flesh and blood actors are migrant workers”, she said.
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