Whoops: La La Land Accidentally Named Best Picture

There is never a dull moment during the Oscars, and this year's show was no  exception. A LOT went down during the 89th Academy Awards, including  amazing performances, heartwarming moments, and so much more. 

From Justin Timberlake's  energetic show opening to funny moments on the red carpet and even a  surprise Hollywood tour through the Dolby Theater (and mini wedding),  the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted affair had it all: the good,  the touching, the silly, and the powerful. 

But here's the only thing that anyone will be talking about today:

La La Land Gets Accidentally Awarded Best Picture Over Moonlight

Even though La La Land  was the most-nominated movie in Oscar history and took home coveted  titles, including Best Actress and Best Original Score, the real  highlight of the night arrived when the film was accidentally named Best  Picture over Moonlight. At the end of the ceremony, Warren Beatty took to the podium with Faye Dunaway and revealed that La La Land  was the grand winner, but viewers noticed something funky when  production staff rushed to the stage. "I wasn't trying to be funny,"  Beatty told the crowd afterward, admitting he read the wrong envelope. 

Thankfully, the makers of Moonlight  received their shine when they took to the stage moments later. "This  goes out to all those black and brown boys and girls and non-gender  conforming who don’t see themselves, we are trying to show you, you and  us, so thank you, thank you, this is for you," Tarell Alvin McCraney said at the podium.


Despite the screw-up Shelli Sonstein's Oscar Predictions were pretty accurate:

  • La La Land for best picture
  • Best Director - Damien Chazelle
  • Best actress- Emma Stone
  • Casey Affleck best actor for Manchester By the Sea
  • Viola Davis best supporting actress for Fences
  • Mahershala Ali best supporting for Moonlight

As Meatloaf would sing, 5 out of 6 Ain't Bad...

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