The official Academy Awards administrator, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, has issued a statement to apologise for the awkward Best Picture gaffe. After La La Land was named Best Picture instead of Moonlight during Sunday night’s ceremony, the firm has said that it is ‘investigating’ what happened. While they have apologised for the blunder, they have offered no explanation as to how presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway ended up with the Best Actress envelope.
La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz has been hailed ‘a gentleman’ for the way he handled one of the most awkward Oscar gaffes in recent memory. Horowitz was the first person on the stage to acknowledge that Moonlight had won Best Picture when the award was mistakenly given to La La Land. “Moonlight, you guys won Best Picture.
Viewers were left in shock as the wrong film was announced as Best Picture during one of the biggest blunders in Oscars history. In an unprecedented error, La La Land was named Best Picture after the Best Actress envelope was mistakenly handed to presenter Warren Beatty during Sunday’s ceremony. The film’s cast and crew rushed up onto the stage, only to be told that Moonlight was the actual winner.
Viewers who stayed up to watch The Oscars were left decidedly confused by one question – and it wasn’t who actually won Best Picture. No, debate raged across Twitter on one important topic: does Nicole Kidman know how to clap?
Jimmy Kimmel brought a busload of fans into the awards show, where they came face to face with some of the world’s biggest film stars. The stunned tourists were told they were visiting an exhibit – and had no idea they were entering the glitzy event at Dolby Theatre. One member of the group – Gary Allan Cole from Chicago – became an instant hit with viewers, as he and his fiancée Vicky reacted to the stunt.
At least he wasn’t feeling too burned after also missing out the best actor award earlier in the night.
Barry Jenkins has said that he has had no explanation as to why La La Land was announced as the Best Picture winner instead of his film Moonlight at the Oscars. The filmmaker admitted that he still hadn’t got to the bottom of the blunder, but said that Warren Beatty personally showed him the winning card. After accepting the trophy, which rightfully belonged to Moonlight, Jenkins told reporters that he didn’t know what had happened.
Oscar nominees including Casey Affleck, Emma Stone and Natalie Portman read out rude messages about themselves in a special Mean Tweets segment of the Academy Awards ceremony.
Emma Stone has said that she was holding the Best Actress card ‘the entire time’ during the Best Picture gaffe at this year’s Oscars. The actress said that she didn’t want to ‘start stuff’, but was confused as to how Warren Beatty was able to read from the Best Actress card instead of the Best Picture card during the epic blunder that saw La La Land mistakenly announced over Moonlight. God, I love Moonlight so much.
Auli'i Cravalho, who plays the title role in the animated film, sung How Far I'll Go which was shortlisted in the original song category. The 16-year-old was joined by backing dancers with giant blue flags, one of which swiped the back of her head as she performed at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Craig Woythaler labelled Cravalho a "queen" for battling through the incident.
US President Donald Trump was eerily silent on Twitter during the Oscars but that didn’t stop him from being the centre of attention on his favourite social media platform. The micro-blogging platform went into meltdown when Oscars host Jimmy Kimmel tweeted the American President live during the show and as if that wasn’t enough, he promptly followed it up by telling Trump that : ‘#merylsayshi’.
The La La Land actress has spoken out following a mix-up in the announcement of the winner of the best picture category.
Mahershala Ali has made Oscar history after becoming the first Muslim actor to win an Academy Award. The 43-year-old American was named best supporting actor for his performance in coming-of-age drama Moonlight. During his acceptance speech, Ali did not mention US president Donald Trump's travel ban on seven Muslim majority countries, which has been a hot topic at awards shows in recent weeks.
Ryan Gosling had a priceless reaction to this year’s Oscars blunder after the wrong film was announced as Best Picture. The actor took to the stage alongside the cast and crew of La La Land as presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announced it as the winner of the ceremony’s top prize on Sunday night. Ryan Gosling's reaction is everything.
Jimmy Kimmel mocked Donald Trump by live-tweeting him mid-ceremony at the Oscars. This year’s host wasn’t pulling any punches as he got out his phone live on stage during Sunday night’s ceremony and sent a tweet to the President of the United States. The Late Night host, who continually referenced Trump throughout the event, decided to directly contact him about Best Actress nominee Meryl Streep.