âSteve Harvey momentâ in Oscars 2017
Left: Jordan Horowitz, foreground center, and the cast of "La La Land" mistakenly accept the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. It was later announced that "Moonlight," was the winner for best picture. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) / Right: Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as "La La Land," but was later corrected to "Moonlight." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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‘Steve Harvey moment’ in Oscars 2017

Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo (Philstar.com) - February 27, 2017 - 2:14pm

LOS ANGELES — Just as host Steve Harvey mistakenly announced Miss Colombia as Miss Universe 2015 when it should be Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach, 89th Academy Awards presenter Faye Dunaway erroneously announced “La La Land” as this year’s Best Picture.

The correct Best Picture winner, “Moonlight,” was just announced after Jordan Horowitz of “La La Land” made a heartfelt acceptance speech.

An visibly confused Warren Beatty, Dunaway's copresenter, was hesitant to announce the winner upon opening the envelope and instead passed it on to Dunaway, who made the announcement.

Beatty later explained he made the mistake because he read the envelope that was for the previous award — Emma Stone as Best Actress for “La La Land.”

“I blame myself for this. Let’s remember that this is an awards show and a lot of things happen,” Beatty said, clarifying that what happened was not a joke. “I really screwed this show up!”

As a result, many of the awards’ attendees stood up in shock, including Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Michelle Williams. Many news organizations, like CNN and Associated Press, also had to retract their previous reports.

“Moonlight” was then applauded and well-received by the audience as the real winner.

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