La La Land won 6 of it’s 14 Oscar nominations and even though Warren Beatty, with presenter Faye Dunaway, announced it was the winner for Best Picture. Moonlight actually won!
Just like the Super Bowl this year, is was down to the wire with a surprise last-minute upset that will be the only headline tomorrow. After all of the awards and great acceptance speeches and funny bits by host Jimmy Kimmel, all anyone will EVER remember from the 89th Academy Awards is that the wrong movie accepted Best Picture and then had to give it up to another film.
Beatty said he looked at the envelope and it said,
“Emma Stone, La La Land.’ That’s why I took such a long look at Faye…I wasn’t trying to be funny.”
We’ll sort it all out in the AM but it sure made for an exciting finish and a well-deserved Best Picture winner.