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Oscars 2017: The Winners At The 89th Academy Awards - And That Big Mix-Up! - Movies In Focus
It’s highly likely the 89th Academy Awards wouldn’t have been particularly memorable it hadn’t been for the major mix-up with the climatic announcement for Best Picture. However, somehow the folks from PricewaterhouseCoopers slipped Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway a duplicate of Emma Stone’s Best Actress envelope. This obviously confused Beatty, who was apprehensive about reading out the winner. He showed it to Dunaway – who thought Beatty was building tension – and she read out the name of the movie written on the card: La La Land. Except the real Best Picture winner was Moonlight. The La La Land gang stormed the stage and started giving speeches before PWC and the Academy attempted to remedy the cock-up. This is when the obviously pissed-off La La Land producer Jordan Horowitz snatched the now correct envelope from Warren Beatty’s hand like an ill-mannered schoolboy grabbing an exam paper from his teacher’s grasp. Respect you elders Mr Horowitz. We knew Casey Affeck was going to get Best Actor, Emma Stone was always a shoe-in for Best Actress. Mahershala Ali deserved his Best Supporting Actor award for Moonlight and Viola Davis was always a lock for Best Supporting Actress for her turn in Fences. There were few surprises. Anyway, the rest of the [...]