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Let’s talk about the craziest ending the Oscars has ever had.
Moonlight won Best Picture at last night’s Academy Awards, after La La Land was named the winner by mistake.
At the very end of the evening, Warren Beatty — who hesitated before reading the card out loud — and Faye Dunaway announced La La Land the winner. So the producers took the stage, and did their thing — but hold up. There’d been a mistake. Moonlight was the rightful winner of the night’s top award. And so the most awkward dance in Oscars history took place, as both the Moonlight and La La Land teams grappled with what had just happened — and proceeded to switch places.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accounting firm responsible for tallying the votes, apologized in a statement: “The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected.”
Emma Stone — who won Best Actress for her role in La La Land — said she’s sure she didn’t give Warren Beatty the wrong envelope. (And here’s the exact moment Stone and co-star Ryan Gosling realized La La Land hadn’t won Best Picture.)
Casey Affleck took home the award for Best Actor for his role in Manchester by the Sea and people have a lot of feelings.
Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Moonlight. He’s the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar.
Viola Davis won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences. Now, she’s one Grammy away from an EGOT.
Flashback: This is what the Oscars looked like in the ‘90s.
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