Want to see heartbreak? Focus your eyes on La La Land’s director Damien Chazelle face when this year’s Oscar’s award for ‘best picture’ was taken away from him just minutes after he was awarded the golden statue.
This didn’t dampen the evening too much for La La Land however as it still managed to sweep up an impressive six Oscars.
Instead low budget film ‘Moonlight’ managed to unexpectedly steal the award and the limelight.
However, Chazelle the 32-year-old director, became the youngest film-maker to win the best director Oscar – a guess you could say the night wasn’t a total write off for him.
The best picture award was presented by Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway at the end of the evening to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde.
Maybe the pair won’t be invited back again after this little meme-worthy fiasco with what Stone later described as the: “craziest Oscar moment of all time”.
Who could disagree? La La Land has received mixed reviews from critics after originally being dubbed the ‘film of the year’.
However, the cast did take the awkward incident in their stride with glowing comments all round when concerned about Moonlight.
Stone said in a post-awards press conference: “I f***ing loved Moonlight. God, I love Moonlight so much! I’m so excited for Moonlight! And, of course, it was an amazing thing to hear La La Land. I think we all would have loved to win Best Picture.
“But we are so excited for Moonlight. I think it is one of the best films of all time. So I was pretty beside myself.”
It was Jordan Horowtiz, La La Land producer, made the announcement that there had been a mistake who told the audience: “this is not a joke, Moonlight is the best picture”.
This was a shocking scene was similar to that of the Miss Universe winner back in 2015 when Steve Harvey made the same mistake, maybe this trumps even that?
An official statement has been published since clarifying that isn’t the dynamic duo’s fault but that of entrusted company PricewaterhouseCoopers.
“The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected,” PricewaterhouseCoopers said. “We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred. We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.”
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