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The Oscars just made probably the biggest cock up in their history

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Who won best picture again?

So, maybe you watched The Oscars last night? It wasn’t too remarkable (it never is), but at least one great thing happened: they read out the wrong film when announcing the Best Picture award. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were up on stage to present the award, and it was down to the former Hollywood lothario to announce the winner.

Only he appeared mighty confused after opening the envelope, Dunaway read out La La Land, everyone cheered and the cast and crew swarmed the stage. Unfortunately, Moonlight was actually the winner. Cue a frantic and devastatingly awkward stage-based palaver as everyone realised what had happened, and cue Beatty looking like a child who’s not only lost his mum in a supermarket, but also shat his pants.

Jordan Horowitz, the producer of La La Land then had to invite the Moonlight guys up to the stage to give them their deserved award. What a nightmare/dream.

But how did it happen? Well, first off, it wasn’t poor Warren’s fault, even though Jimmy Kimmel chucked him under the bus with a sneaky “Warren, what did you do?” What actually (probably, anyway) happened, was Warren was given the wrong card. There are two cards with each winner’s name on it and both are kept at either side of the stage, in case of last minute changes. Basically, Warren got given Emma Stone’s best actress card, and Faye read out the name of the film in error.

Of course, nobody knows why this happened, and no single person is going to admit to a mistake, so this will probably go unsolved. Either way, it’ll go down in history as one of the worst/greatest Oscar gaffes of all time. At least until next year when they accidentally read out Transformers 5 as winner of Best Picture. That is going to be SO embarrassing for Optimus Prime.

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