It was 'Moonlight,' not 'La La Land'
Last night, February 26, 2017, the annual Academy Awards were held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, California. This year was a little different because there was a little mix up with who won.
“Moonlight,” the story about a young, gay, black man, won three statuettes in total, including best adapted screenplay and best supporting actor.
Faye Dunaway mistakenly named “La La Land” Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday night, but in reality “Moonlight” won the top prize.
As the producers of “La La Land” were thanking their family and cast members, someone ran across the stage and told them the news that “Moonlight” was the winner. At first, people thought it was a joke. The “La La Land” people quickly exited the stag
e as producers and stars of “Moonlight”, just as stunned as everyone else, walked on.
According to NYTimes.com, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway had presented the best picture award. Beatty took an extended pause when he opened the envelope. He then showed the card to Dunaway, who then announced “La La Land” as the winner.
To clear up the air, Jimmy Kimmel came on stage and joked around. "Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this," Kimmel said, referring to the TV host's infamous Miss Universe gaffe.