Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly announced the wrong winner for picture of the year award for Oscars 2017. On stage when Warren Beatty looked at the envelope, he knew something was wrong. He hesitated, looked at the open envelope again and then turned to look at Faye Dunaway and gave the envelope to her to read as she announced La La Land winning best picture of the year award. The cast and crew of La La Land were up on stage, basking in all of its glory, and then something happened, that never has happened in the history of the Oscars.An official came on stage from back stage and confirmed that there was a mistake with the ballot. Moonlit was actually the winner of the best picture of the year.Jordan Horowitz graciously said, “There’s a mistake. ‘Moonlight’ you guys won best picture,” The entire cast and crew were in awe.
Moonlight cast and crew entered the stage and switched places on stage to except the award. Jimmy Kimmel did an excellent job of apologizing for the error and reconfirming that the mistake was valid.
PriceWaterhouseCoopers who is the official accounting firm to tabulate Oscar ballots will be doing a full investigation of this incident.