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If you want to see our LIVE AND GENUINE reaction to the Best Picture fiasco last night, skip ahead to 2:08.
Now, onto the madness.
Unless you live under a rock (once again if you do, we sincerely apologize. that’s got to be a tough life) you saw one of the greatest and craziest moments in television history at the end of last night’s Oscars. Here’s the background info: Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway came out to present Best Picture, the final award of the night. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Bonnie and Clyde and they’re both silver screen legends, so all of this makes sense. They both struggled through a few lines of dialogue, read off the nominees and then announced that La La Land had won Best Picture. It’s the eight win of the night for the film and caps off an amazing awards season. But then…
This was obviously the first time in Oscars history that something like this happened, and nobody seemed to know what to do. The consensus is that Beatty and Dunaway were given the wrong envelope by PricewaterhouseCoopers supervisors who stand on each side of the stage. For whatever reason there are duplicate envelopes for each winner, so instead of receiving ‘Moonlight – Best Picture’ Beatty received the duplicate ‘Emma Stone – La La Land’. Jordan Horowitz (producer on La La Land), who handled the situation as good as anyone possibly could, finally took to the microphone and advised Moonlight that they did in fact win and they should get on stage to accept their award. An insane end to what was a fun (albeit long) awards show. Maybe next year they’ll turn the Oscars into a capture the flag competition and whoever gets the Oscar first wins.