At the 36th annual Academy Awards on April 13, 1964 (yes, the Oscars used to be held in April), Sammy Davis Jr. presented the award for Best Music Score, but he had been given the wrong envelope.
Davis Jr. read the list of nominees: Irma La Douce, Bye Bye Birdie, A New Kind of Love, Sundays And Cybele and The Sword In The Stone. But, then he announced the winner: “John Addison for Tom Jones”, who wasn’t a nominee in the category.
After confusion among the people in the audience members, Davis Jr. figured out that he had been given the wrong envelope, and quipped:
“Wait till the NAACP hears about this!”
He was then handed the correct envelope, and putting on his glasses, and joked:
“I ain’t gonna make no mistake this time, baby.”
Davis Jr. then announced the real winner: Andre Previn for Irma La Douce.