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La La Land handed Oscar in Error


Moonlight has been awarded the best picture Oscar after La La Land was handed the top gong in error.

The awards ceremony was plunged into chaos after presenter Warren Beatty was given the wrong envelope and announced the musical as the winner.

Producer Fred Berger came forward to inform the cast that Moonlight had indeed won, showing the envelope as proof, after the La La Land crew had already given its acceptance speech.

"This is not a joke," Berger said.

"There's a mistake. Moonlight you guys won best picture. Moonlight you won best picture. Moonlight best picture."

Beatty then proceeded to excuse himself for the mixup, explaining he had been handed the wrong envelope.

"I want to tell you what happened I opened the envelope and it said Emma Stone, La La Land and that is why I took
such a long look at Faye and at you," he said.

But Stone later said she was holding the card the whole time.

"I was holding my best actress in a leading role card the entire time. I don't mean to start stuff but whatever story that was - I have that card," she said.

"So I'm not sure what happened and I really wanted to talk to you guys first."

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins eventualy took to the stage to accept the award.

"Very clearly even in my dreams this can't be true. But to hell with it because this is true. It's true, its not fake."

While the La La Land crew exited the stage, Jenkins thanked them, saying: "We have been on the road with these guys and it was so gracious and so generous of them."

Jenkins later said he had "seen two cards", and that he "wanted to see the card and Warren refused to show it to anybody before he showed it to me".