By Rachael Hunter

Warren Beatty will now definitely go down in Academy Awards history and it has nothing to do with any movie role of his. The actor announced the wrong Best Picture winner, first giving it to “La La Land” before the mistake was realized and the award was rightfully given to “Moonlight.”

What’s worse, it somehow took a few minutes for the mistake to be corrected. Multiple “La La Land” producers got to thank their moms, wives, and whoever else before having to give the stage, and their awards, to “Moonlight.”

Beatty tried to explain he was given a card for Best Actress, which read “Emma Stone, La La Land.” Host Jimmy Kimmel made reference to Steve Harvey, who famously announced the wrong winner at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant. Despite the very awkward moment, Barry Jenkins and the rest of the “Moonlight” team did their time to revel in the win and give their thank yous.

  • Later on backstage, Stone herself said she’s not sure how that could have happened. “I was also holding my ‘best actress in a leading role’ card that entire time,” she told reporters. “So whatever story, I don’t mean to start stuff, but whatever story that was, I had that card.”


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From 99.5 WYCD Detroit's Best Country

Guide: Little Caesars Arena Concert ScheduleMany of the top names in music have already booked dates at the new arena. Here are the music events booked at the arena so far.
Here’s What You Should Know About Little Caesars ArenaIf you are heading to Little Caesars Arena, you will want to bookmark this page.

Listen Live