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WATCH: Embarrassing Oscars 2017 best picture mixup

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Ryan Gosling at Academy Awards 2017
Ryan Gosling reacts as the true winner of best picture is announced at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. It was originally announced that "La La Land" won, but the winner was actually, "Moonlight."
Chris Pizzello / Invision / AP

It was "Moonlight" after all that won this year's Academy Award for best picture, but it was announced only a few minutes after "La La Land" was declared and musical's cast and makers were already on stage.

Presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway apparently took the wrong envelope—the one for best actress winner Emma Stone—onto the stage. When they read "La La Land" as the winner, representatives for ballot tabulators PwC—formerly Price Waterhouse Coopers—realized the mistake and raced onstage to try to stop the acceptance speeches.

Host Jimmy Kimmel came forward to inform the cast that "Moonlight" had indeed won, showing the inside of the envelope as proof. "I knew I would screw this up," said Kimmel, a first-time host. — with the Associated Press

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