Watch The Moment Oscar Best Picture Reveal Went Bad

Jordan Horwitz, Warren Beatty, Jimmy Kimmel Oscar
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In what was a shocking turn of events at the 89th Annual Academy Awards, La La Land mistakenly was named Best Picture instead of Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight. Watch the moment below.

After Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, marking the 50th anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde, announced Damien Chazelle’s musical as the Best Picture, the speeches were cut short when La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz showed the envelope revealing Moonlight as the true winner. 

“There’s a mistake. Moonlight — you guys won Best Picture. This is not a joke,” Horowitz stated, taking the envelope and showing the camera. The Moonlight team jumped out of their seats, surrounded by attendees who were just as shocked and thrilled as they were.

After the gaffe, Beatty and host Jimmy Kimmel explained the situation, telling the audience that Beatty had received the Best Actress category envelope, which went to La La Land‘s Emma Stone.

Quickly after, Jenkins and the Moonlight team took the stage and made their speeches.


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